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Old 11th Jun 2008, 20:05
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Safair

What is happening at Safair?
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 11:23
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Safair

Bought out by an Irish outfit. Looks like things will get better.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 11:54
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Safair

All is well with the freight operation...it seems!!
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 14:15
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Not enough crew,no support from management,no time at home for the Herc crews etc. Still a great bunch of guys getting the job done out in the field. Hope it will get better soon otherwise more guys leaving, lost 2 F/O's this month.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 14:55
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Irish or Kuwaiti mob?
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 18:43
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no time at home for the Herc crews etc. Still a great bunch of guys getting the job done out in the field.
At least this has not changed in 30 years. Always been a Safair trade mark.

It's Irish.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 21:10
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Safair struggling with crew shortages and herc servicability. Management couldnt care less about the situation and the decision making is extremely poor. For example: just recently an f/o was appointed, the biggest aeri he has ever flown is a Seneca 1. Poor Captains. Rumour says the herc will be phased out by 2012 and the 727's are ending their service in November this year. All hope lies on the Avro 85's, which nearly sank Safair several years back. As for the new Irish owners, lets just say they are a dry leasing company and crew are not big on the menu.

Goodluck to all...

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Old 12th Jun 2008, 23:08
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hi guys does anybody know of an email address i can send my c.v. to ?

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Old 13th Jun 2008, 08:12
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If you can't Google, maybe you shouldn't apply.

http://www.azfreight.com/azworld/aw24803.cfm#s
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:03
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hi guys does anybody know of an email address i can send my c.v. to ?

You are joking - right!!!!
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 14:38
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Typical!!!
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:05
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pilotd,

Try sending it to [email protected]. Good luck!
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 16:02
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thanks 16blader much appreciated.
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thanks 16blader much appreciated
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 20:07
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Originally Posted by Newforest2
If you can't Google, maybe you shouldn't apply.
Snotty little pratt, arenít you? Your link shows an e-mail address for the marketing office - hardly the department a pilot should be sending his CV to.

Go ahead and shove your Google skills.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:41
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Well said reptile. NF2 you need to check that crappy attitude at the door pal.

As for safair i had the pleasure of working there for a few years and I was very sad to leave. Like 99% of airlines things are not perfect there but as far as I am concerned it is allot better than most.

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:53
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hi Guys does anybody know what the min. req. are for an F/O the website does not have any info about pilot recruitment.

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Old 15th Jun 2008, 08:28
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B727's to be phased out..

Heard the 727's will be phased out by Nov'08 and will be replaced by B737-300's. Will they use rated pilots??
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 11:02
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Heard the 727's will be phased out by Nov'08 and will be replaced by B737-300's
More likely the B737-200 freighters that SAA leases from Safair which are to be returned early next year.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 11:05
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Are the Hercs going to be replaced? I thought the UN contracts + other work Safair was doing with them was quite lucrative. Is it aircraft age + maintenance or Antonovs (lower cost Russian operators whose prices can't be beat) that is causing them to phased out by 2012?

Seems like a cool gig, not too many civilian pilots get to fly a C130.

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