African Aviation Regional issues that affect the numerous pilots who work in this area of the world.


Old 14th May 2009, 12:13
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Anybody have some pointers on what is covered during the interview, technical etc?
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 01:33
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Looking for Safair Update

May be joining Safair on the Herc side soon. Looking forward to it. I read all the posts to this thread, but it seems to have stalled out several months ago. Anyone working at Safair or otherwise care to comment on the current state of things?

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Old 19th Oct 2009, 17:22
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The C130 was parked at Wilson Airport-Nairobi.
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 08:35
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Aside from Hercs they are operating 737 300 and MD 80 aircraft. I think the 737 are doing the freight flying and the MD 80 is on charter operations.

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Old 21st Oct 2009, 17:49
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Just wondering if anyone had any current info on Safair such as minimums, and license requirements. Thanks
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 08:47
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Hey guys,

Safair is still a great company with an amazing bunch of guys. However, over the last few years the red lights have begun to blink, especially on the herky bird side. A/C are up for sale and all the lekker contracts have been replaced with more Africa flying, which from a bush flying point of view is pretty exciting. But the South America, Australia, UK, Dakar and now Ice flights are no longer. Lets all hope it picks up again one day. I fear that management has gained too much momentum in its bid to break up and sell Safair piece by piece.

The minimum requirements for the Herc has dropped considerably, and the training bond has become ridiculous. Your best chance of getting in is through an aviation recruitment site, i forget the name? Lets just say it 'an in house deal'.

As for the interview, of course you will need to know your gen, but they very much focus on hiring the right guy for the type of work, In other words, will you fit in or not? So personal questions are big. If you like contract flying and being away from home isnt too much of a problem, then this is the job for you. Standard of training is good, but the onus is on you too go the extra mile if you wanna get noticed.

Good Luck to All...

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Old 20th Nov 2015, 13:52
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Safair ATR's

Hello Guys.

It seems easier to get a municipal refund from the City of JHB then to get good info on salaries, and more to the point, captain salaries at Safair these days...

I see that Safair is looking for ATR crew...both Captains and Co pilots...any info available on the contract pay scale for aircraft commanders, regardless of aircraft type? I.E. herc, ATR, 737...??
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Old 22nd Nov 2015, 19:30
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