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CHC, one of the largest providers of helicopter services in the world, is looking for suitably qualified personnel to join the team and together meet the exciting challenge of providing Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) services on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Applications are invited from highly professional, motivated Helicopter Pilots to join our team at our Lee on Solent Base as a Co-pilot.
Requirements of successful applicant: Play a key role in CHC’s ability to set the standard for safety, helping to maintain our position as world leader. Candidates should hold an ATPL(H) or CPL(H) and must hold an Instrument Rating Licences must be UK CAA or JAR approved Candidates must have at least 750 hours helicopter flying experience and have multi-engine helicopter experience An AW139 type rating will be advantageous. Closing date for all applications will be 31st August 2011.
750 hours? In reality I should imagine the successful applicant would have more like a few thousand. Does anyone have any experience of this? Any idea if they're (unofficially) looking for military experience?
You have to remember that the advert is for a co-pilot, not a commander, I would expect a pilot with a few thousand hours would be looking for a command position not a co-pilot position, so you may be suprised!
I´m a military pilot, with AIR SEA RESCUE/SAR experience. 300 HOURS as PIC of ME Helicopters. 1200 HOURS TT. Instrument Rating and 200 HOURS real IFR. The all time I have been doing AIR SEA RESCUE. I´m 27 years old....what chances do I have?
Blackbird - as long as you have a JAA licence in addition to your military time and speak decent English then i would say you would have a pretty good chance (apart from the fact that the closing date was yesterday!)
Out of curiosity, what do you do for that 24 hour shift? Are you on-site or on-call? Your numbers indicate roughly 1 shift every 3-4 days; are these grouped together or evenly spaced through the month?
Just curious, really; I'm unlikely to be applying for any SAR jobs anytime soon!
It also depends on whether there are any Captain slots to be filled. On the south coast it is likely that Captains will stay put for many many years and therefore progressing from SFO to Commander could be a very slow process, perhaps 8,10 years, depends on ages of current captains. Dead mans shoes certainly springs to mind.