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Old 26th Apr 2009, 16:12   #101 (permalink)
 
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Pif-Paf

Pif-Paf is a a popular aerosol insecticide over there. Works great. I have no idea what it contains but it will kill everything...maybe even your coworkers. The flies and mosquitos in early spring and summer will overwhelm the living areas so it is somehow satisfying, albeit in a primitive way, to lay waste to the little pests before trying to get some rest.

"It's the little things in life..." (did I mention SAR is mostly boredom?)
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Old 26th Apr 2009, 16:15   #102 (permalink)
 
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What a sheltered up bringing you have had!!!

Its fly spray, to deal with the'National birds of Saudi Arabia'
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 05:48   #103 (permalink)
 
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Pif Paf

If only Pif Paf could solve the inherent problems of the ADA SAR Contract!


It is, however, not that powerful!
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 06:11   #104 (permalink)
 
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SAR contract

Speaking of SAR, what is it they are looking for in a pilot (NVG time, etc?)and what will be their mission?
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 07:27   #105 (permalink)
 
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Mmmmm .....

..... what is it they are looking for in a pilot

..... complience ?


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Old 27th Apr 2009, 07:31   #106 (permalink)
 
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BAHAHA, you're killing me Mav. OK, experience levels wise guy
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 17:14   #107 (permalink)
 
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...what they are "looking for"

NVG's? They are soooo over rated. That's why you have a Hoist Operator that is fully briefed on the complexities of a flashlight...er that's a torch (for those of you that respect the authority of the queen)

Experience level required is directly proportional to who you know...and what Spinwing said

Special skills:
  • Patience of a saint
  • Expert in traffic pattern execution
  • An uncanny ability to deal with the illogical
  • Oversized liver to keep up with your peers extracurricular activities
  • did I mention being a 'cheeky bastard' helps?
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 19:33   #108 (permalink)
 
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Bandit

Was thinking of you yesterday man......... Captains, Harvesters, Hemmingways then Van 3. How is Africa!!!!
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 05:24   #109 (permalink)
 
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That is why Bandit ran away to deepest Africa....... to let his liver return to normal size!

Concur with Spinwing and Bandit.

Check commonsense in at the door!
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 13:39   #110 (permalink)
 
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Anyone thinking of going to UAE to work should watch this:

Clinton Mum on UAE Torture Tape - ABC News

The Sheiks run the place to suit themselves and the legal system is not as we know it. The deafening silence after the ADA 139 accident last year is typical of the kinds of pressure and lack of protection that expats experience there.

Go there by all means as it can be a rewarding place to work financially and experience-wise - but be aware.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 15:43   #111 (permalink)
 
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Might be going here as my wife has applied for a position here as a school teacher.

Its going to be annoying having 200 hrs and watching from the sidelines.

Ahh well. Its all timing!!

HF
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Old 3rd May 2009, 02:59   #112 (permalink)


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Question

What is happening in the VFR division and the seismic work in Yemen? Has that dried up like everywhere else? Are they dumping the 212's as they update their fleet?
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Old 4th May 2009, 09:49   #113 (permalink)
 
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ADA in Yemen

Did a tour in Yemen late last year (not exactly a Vladnik carnival but bearable by out-post standards). ADA chaps stayed in smaller camp/compound up the pipeline. Shipping container stuff, food OK, nothing to do but watch the occasional dust devil past by....

My gen might be outdated but I believe ADA contract from YLNG was not renewed this year so the 412 no longer flying there.

I can find out the exact schpeel if necessary - PM if u want.

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Old 26th Jun 2009, 00:29   #114 (permalink)
 
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Abu Dhabi Aviation

Can anyone tell me anything about Abu Dhabi Aviation? Good company?
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 01:22   #115 (permalink)
 
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So I'm curious. There are six pages of information on this thread with 117 posts including yours.

Did you bother to read them???

There is another thread called "Flying in the Persian/Arabian Gulf" with 1072 posts. Lots of info there.

Did you bother to read them???

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Old 26th Jun 2009, 01:46   #116 (permalink)
 
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So I'm curious. There are six pages of information on this thread with 117 posts including yours.

Did you bother to read them???

There is another thread called "Flying in the Persian/Arabian Gulf" with 1072 posts. Lots of info there.

Did you bother to read them???

I can always count on you for my morning chuckle
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 12:19   #117 (permalink)
 
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Well they have just fired both of their Chief Engineers and the rumour is lots of Pilots to go as well
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 17:48   #118 (permalink)
 
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Change up

It's not a rumor that things are changing, I heard from a pretty reliable source ( if there is such a thing) that they are trying to reduce wages significantly, to +-250 per day, the way to do this is get rid of the 600$+ per day older pilots 50+, and bring younger fellas in at half the rate. Apparently it's the age of the crews that is a concern. Can't say I agree with it but in the logic free zone anything is possible.
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 18:00   #119 (permalink)
 
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Note to self.

Burn ADA resumes immediately.

Note to UAE oil companies.

Start investing in boats.
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 23:54   #120 (permalink)
 
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Mmmm ...

as quoted by pilonrock

.... I heard from a pretty reliable source ( if there is such a thing) that they are trying to reduce wages significantly, to +-250 per day, the way to do this is get rid of the 600$+ per day older pilots 50+, and bring younger fellas in at half the rate. Apparently it's the age of the crews that is a concern.

What can I say ...... "Bollocks"


If all this was about reducing wages and getting younger pilots it would have been done ages ago .... that is pretty far from the truth and your source is ill informed.

It has more to do with politics in the region and a powershift with who is in control of companies and their relationships with customers and the rulers.

The fact is ... whoever is flying the tasks for ADMA/ZADCO in the area they will need skilled pilots with local area expertise. The older blokes know the area have been there and can do the job safely without f***ing up! ... young blokes always think they can ... the reality is often somewhat different.

In order to get that expertise you have to pay or the skills go elsewhere ... if you think that Falcon AS even though they might want to lower wages will get /or keep people by paying a lower rate ... well good luck with those thoughts ... 'cos the next industry up turn would see them all go elswhere ... this is the way of the heli industry mostly because of the poor attitude by management ... they may well think they can try it but that tactic has never worked properly.

What will happen is ... the good ADA crews will change uniforms and go to work for FALCON .... the not so good ones that were hired because no body else was available at the time or have proved themselve to be "high maintenance" will dissipate ... this is the law of the Heli industry jungle!

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