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Old 4th Dec 2004, 08:32   #101 (permalink)
 
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SAS less,

No need to duck - there are just too many people who no longer work for Bristow as a direct result of the legendary 'Tyreburst'! Maybe they'd have less problems with pilot numbers in Nigeria right now if he weren't still with the company - but they never learn.

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I hear Caverton may be looking for a 365 pilot and they don't need as many hours as ACN. Try an e-mail to their Ops manager, bob.evans@caverton-helicopters.com
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Old 4th Dec 2004, 09:43   #102 (permalink)
 
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Hi Tokunbo,

Thanx, will give it a try!

Cheers,

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Old 5th Dec 2004, 23:24   #103 (permalink)
 
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Age Limits

Does anyone know if Bristow or CHC enforce any age limits on pilots working in Africa?
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Old 6th Dec 2004, 00:17   #104 (permalink)
 
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Ask the over 57 years old Bristow pilots that got the heave-ho at their Eket Mobil operation.....along with the North Sea guys that got dumped by age and seniority....the older and more senior got the pink slips. Ask the Bristow pilots that had to retire and find themselves doing the same job as contractors at Warri and Port Harcourt.

Nope....just the normal limitations imposed by the authorities.....yeah right!

Also...remember the conversion training selection process...especially when the 155 came along.....sorry mate...but you are too old was a common refrain to many.
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Old 8th Aug 2005, 09:05   #105 (permalink)
 
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Decent wage flying EMS in Africa

Hi ppruners!

What do you think would be a fair salary for flying EMS in a light twin out in safe West Africa ?
Contract would be 2 months on / 1 off or 3 months on / 1 off.
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Old 8th Aug 2005, 09:08   #106 (permalink)

 
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Depends if you are talking the Western part of South Africa ie: Namibia way, or the real Western Africa up in the north.
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Old 8th Aug 2005, 09:28   #107 (permalink)
 
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"Safe" West Africa? 3 and 1....nope...uh uh....unless the money is really...really good.

Think 6 weeks and 6 weeks....like CHC does in Nigeria....or 4 weeks and 4 weeks like Chevron does in Angola....or Nigeria. Even Bristow is doing 7 weeks and 5 weeks in Nigeria.
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Old 8th Aug 2005, 14:16   #108 (permalink)
 
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3 pigs a goat and 2 pygmies....per month, of course.
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Old 9th Aug 2005, 17:54   #109 (permalink)
 
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How about USD 52000 plus health insurance and pension, free housing and in-house food.
Free roundtrip tickets home.

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Old 9th Aug 2005, 18:40   #110 (permalink)
 
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Goodgrief

That is absolute peanuts compared to
the big two in West Africa- return airfares
are the norm, not a package incentive.

Maybe you should contact CHC or
Bristow if you are considering a career
in West Africa, as you may be quite
suprised over the pay difference.

Just a thought- good luck.

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Old 9th Aug 2005, 20:12   #111 (permalink)
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Been there, done it .. I will not go back for less than $100k , free all ... with "food allowances" (booze) of $30 per day.

Make sure payment is in advance.

If it has anything to do with ANY goverment - do not waist your time mate.

Payment in advance -they slip once - leave !

Never stay longer than 60 days - will drive you nuts - believe me ..

All the best and good luck.

If you want to mention more - more help can come (country etc ..)

Cheers,

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Old 9th Aug 2005, 21:48   #112 (permalink)
 
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"Decent wage flying EMS in Africa "

Look up 'Oxymoron' in the dictionary!

Now, 'Offshore' is a different story, as Makila hints at......
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Old 10th Aug 2005, 09:02   #113 (permalink)
 
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Gunss has the basics right and you really should take his advice, the other contributers are right, basically CHC or Bristows otherwise be ready for some real fun and no that is not a descent wage.

Now which company is offering that kind of roster?

I think I have a good idea, do yourself a favour, DON'T DO IT.

Go on give us a hint to who you might be playing with or which country.
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Old 10th Aug 2005, 12:15   #114 (permalink)
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Hi Goodgrief,

If not on rotation, I should be looking for something at not less than 7000 usd /month + car,+housing,+health insurance, or allowances for it ( try also, to get something for communicatios) and one air ticket (with family if applicable) for yearly leave
It's about what I had in this area of operation a short while ago, was living well with this.
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Old 24th Jan 2006, 21:15   #115 (permalink)
 
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Angel Starlite Aviation

Any voortrekkers using this forum working for Starlite Aviation in Sudan?. If so would appreciate an intelligence update by PM.
Cheers, airspeed alive
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 11:27   #116 (permalink)
 
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BO105 Position in Africa

We are currently looking for an Experienced Bolkow 105 pilot, preferably with NVG experience, to work on a short term contract in Southern Sudan. The position may become permanent after the initial period. The contract starts in May and would initially run for two months.
It is most likely that this contract will be extended indefinitely, and even if it is not, the helicopter would return to itís previous duties working in the HEMS role out of Uganda. (We have a permanent base at the main hospital in Kampala). We would want you to take over the running of this operation in that case.
The head office of the company is based in Nairobi and we operate BO 105LS, AS355N, AS350B2, and Enstrom 280 and 480T.

If you are interested in the position, PM me or email jay.chandler@everettaviation.com
Salary is not yet fixed and would to some extent depend on the experience of the candidate, but it should be in the order of US$6,000 per month for a full time employee of the company. It is anticipated that the Sudan Rota would be based on a 6 weeks on / 2weeks off schedule.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 14:32   #117 (permalink)
 
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A few suggestions here. Could you advise on the role of the machine in the Sudan operation? How do you plan to use it?

Also, better wages and a better (equal time) schedule would probably get you some decent replies for the position. Permanent job in Kenya sounds interesting, though.

Later,
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 15:36   #118 (permalink)
 
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not the same Jay Chandler whose MQ at Shawbury was full of fish?
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 15:48   #119 (permalink)
 
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Gidday Jay

Hope all is well with you guys.

Cheers Shane
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 13:35   #120 (permalink)
 
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Remuneration now likely to be $300 per day with flights in and out.
Main work will be medevac plus general pax charter around Southern Sudan. Aircraft is being operated on behalf of Unity Resources Group who will provide all the flight bookings etc.
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