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Fugro Hiring process

Old 18th Apr 2007, 16:54
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Fugro Hiring process

Anyone know how the Fugro hiring process works?

Whats the usual timespan? Are they hiring at present?

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Old 18th Apr 2007, 19:35
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I believe that a few pilots have left there over the past few months so there is a good possibility that they are short of crew, especially if you have a few hours on twin turbines, I believe they now have the F406 in the stables. My advice would be to drop a CV there if you are interested in some hands on low level flying on some good machines.
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Old 18th Apr 2007, 22:49
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What are their minimum requirements?? I have had just about no luck finding anything online. I have dial up....I cant handle all the fancy company sites and how long it takes to load.
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 13:19
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I heard they just took a chick with 220TT and like 20hrs on turbines.
Seems they're desperate like everyone else for crew so try your luck.
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 16:24
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The reason they hire low time guys is because they teach you how to fly properly. The show you how to handle an aircraft. At 200 hours you know little enough for them to mold you and enough to start the plane.

Friends of mine flew there and those boys can really handle an aircraft. They have great training and you will build serious hours. You will be lucky to get in there!
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 20:38
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Sounds like Top Gun should be training their pilots there

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Old 19th Apr 2007, 22:07
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PFD

I think that is quite a nice compliment to give Fugro(AOC) !! I also think those guys do real good"hands"on flying,bring back good memories........no auto-pilot involvement !! Sure miss it myself some days !!
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 22:57
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No not at all Put for Dough, I have just seen the products of their training and when it comes to hand flying there standard is very high. You must remember it is a different discipline. Alot of us dont do hands on flying any more it is more about management. These guys fly upto 8 hours a day without autopilots. There has to be some benefit skill wise.

Just as instructors, when they leave the flying schools knows alot about procedures but still have many different avenues of aviation to experience same for Fugro guys.

Dont get me wrong I am still trying to make my way to the top, where ever that may be!
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 07:02
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One of the best things you can do for your flying career and cv is to get your foundations laid at Fugro. They train you from nothing into a self manageble pilot that can take on anything. It's the real deal.

I know, did my first 1000hrs there(AOC), and that's the best thing on my cv. Remember, they're also the first aviation company in South Africa (yes, even before SAA) and every aviation compony that's hiring, know them, the instructors, and there good training record.

It's very hard work in a harsh enviroment, but ends up been good fun and experience. If you can go there or get in, you definately should.

Later on in your flying career, good foundations comes out in things like sim checkrides and emergencies which instructors and fellow pilots notice.

Good luck
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 15:29
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Keep in touch with the CP on a weekly basis - go make him coffee if thats what it will take. He is a good guy and wont mess you around - if he thinks you will fit in then he will tell you to hang around till hiring time which can be from 1 day to 1 year. I phoned him on the Wednesday and was told "no job" and then on the Thursday morning was called for an interview. Brilliant company and they WILL teach you to fly, the words "trap daaie blerrie rudders" still rings in my ears!!!! Believe me once you been there flying an ILS is a piece of old tackie. Try flying the equivalent of an ILS for 5 hours a day and see how good you get. Only operating 208s and 406s now, a turbine rating is not essential as they will train you as well.All the time you get there will be P1 as well and the night hours are a bonus as well.

P.S. Nols likes a good bottle of red wine as well.... but he isn't the CP; though it wouldn't hurt to take him some.
Best of luck - its worth the effort to start there.
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 05:43
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Found a article that NH wrote for AOC which only does photography after the geophysics side got bought out by Fugro. Worth reading: http://www.aoc.co.za/newsletters/july2006.htm
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 20:31
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extra info

hi guys,

few infos :
- We are not flying 8hrs anymore but around 5hrs per flight. the 8hrs was during old days.
-we are flying with autopilot on gravity by night ( 2 crew) on c208 and on the 406 but yes most of our flying is hand flying ( don t forget the Rudders ) single pilot.
- yes the training is very good :safety is more important than anything

-the best way to go in is to talk directly to the CP when you drop your CV or to Nols.
-Fugro takes low time pilots but also 2000hrs pilots depending the contracts requirement.

pepe Africa
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 08:00
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Hi pepeafrica.

Where do you guys do most of your flying. Is it more in Southern Africa or further up, and if so, which countries? It would be interesting to know because even though I've heard a lot about fugro, I don't really know much about them.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 12:33
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hi,

i am in Mauritania and should be out by the end of the month.
I flew before in Uganda,Namibia,Angola, Madagascar and Mauritania but Fugro (RSA) can fly in all Africa and Europe : so you can fly anywhere from RSA to Norway . Most off the time you fly in Africa

pepe
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 12:55
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Aha, is that Pepe from Madagascar!!!

As he says you will be working anywhere from Cuba to Norway and down to South Africa. Basically anywhere there is mineral exploration going on and that includes offshore as well.
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Old 1st May 2007, 16:05
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This fugro sounds great. I fly a B-190 4 hours a day without an autopilot and it just makes me bored and tired. I dream of deviating from a straight line.
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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 17:08
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Fugro In Lanseria

Anybody know what Fugro pays their F/Os on the Casa?? That is the 406 right?? Lookin for some help no BS.

Thanks folks!
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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 18:45
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Fugro Central Region (South Africa) doesn't have a Casa. The F 406's are generally flown single crew so no fo's needed. If client reqires two crew, pilots swap leg for leg. To apply, go to the hanger and hand a CV in. You'll most probably fly a Van for a start, depending on your experiance. Pay is avarage, contract pilots make R 1000/day while in the field, R 100/day retainer at home (all taxable).

Hope it helps.
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Old 25th Oct 2007, 00:15
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Thank you kindly for the advice!
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Old 25th Oct 2007, 15:24
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Don't be too anxious to go job hunting at Fugro... not what it used to be, less and less consideration being given to those in the field... with the market opening up there's little need for experienced people to put up with the b*llsh*t ... shop around.
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