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Old 19th Oct 2012, 13:31   #361 (permalink)
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stay 3 months?
cost of life, depends on what you're used to and how you live.
read the thread 'maun botswana' for the answers to all your questions, plus some you haven't thought of yet.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 14:05   #362 (permalink)
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Billboard, Darkroomsource is correct.

There is very few Indian nationals working in Botswana and Nambia for exactly this reason.
It is difficult for them to get visas in Botswana.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 14:13   #363 (permalink)
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One remembers with affection the Indian pilot who used to work for what was then DCA in Pretoria.
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 17:21   #364 (permalink)
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 20:06   #365 (permalink)
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So Botswana doesn't allow Indians in for long periods of time, so what?
There are other countries in Africa that will offer them longer entries into the country.
What is the deal with India and Botswana on tourist permits??, because most people I know in Tanzania coming to look for work enter on a TOURIST permit (ie. 90 day max stay) FIRST, look for/find a job/convert licenses then leave/re-enter under a WORK permit (up to 90 days).
It's all very confusing and from the movement I've been seeing the minimums for alot of these places is starting to go up.
ie. 1000TT minimum now vs 250TT 10 years ago...

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Old 18th Dec 2012, 21:11   #366 (permalink)
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Anybody heading to namibia? I will be there end of January.
Are there any latest news about the job situation in namibia?
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Old 24th Dec 2012, 22:40   #367 (permalink)
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 10:56   #368 (permalink)
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Could you PM any contact email of these companies in Africa?
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 04:11   #369 (permalink)
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 05:11   #371 (permalink)

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Old 9th Jan 2013, 00:54   #373 (permalink)
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Do anyone know where is the easiest place in Africa to get a job for low hour pilot? I have 290 hours, ME, CPL, IR, (FAA).

What country is the more possible to get job? Maybe someone know exact companies?

And how much money do I need to take with me to survive let say for one month of seek a job? Any advice?

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Old 9th Jan 2013, 07:46   #374 (permalink)
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wrong thread - see the Maun thread - search for it, it goes on for many, many many pages, and every single question you can think of has been answered at least twice in that thread.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 10:45   #375 (permalink)
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Old 15th Jan 2013, 09:34   #376 (permalink)

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Old 17th Jan 2013, 01:57   #377 (permalink)
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Is anyone aware of any Instructing jobs in Africa for a non-resident?
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 15:52   #378 (permalink)
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Somebody? have the same doubt
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 20:48   #379 (permalink)
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To give you some background: I am UK and US citizen. I spent 4 months in Africa last year, I am married to a Kenyan.
In Africa, if a company needs you, they will find a way to get you the right visa/work permit to get you working.
However, in much of Africa there is high unemployment, so governments are not quick to give such permits/visas, and companies must first employ citizens of the country.

In places like Namibia and Botswana, expats (people who are not citizens of the country) are often hired to fill positions in aviation.

In Maun, for example, the companies there have been hiring from 10 to 25 expats every year for the past 40 years.

In Namibia, companies have been hiring between 4 and 15 every year, for the past 30 years.

In both of these countries, they've generally hired pilots with 250 hours. Lately, due to unemployment pressures, this has raised to 400 or 500 hours, again depending upon need and availability.

In places like Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Malawi, they hire pilots with 1000+ hours, usually these are pilots who've done a year or two in Botswana or Namibia.

In other countries, the minimum hours go up, as in 2000+ or 3000+ AFRICAN experience before you'lll get hired (unless you are a citizen of that country).

There are lots of reasons for this, but really, if you think about it, flying in Maun is in and out of dirt strips at 3000' elevation, whereas other African countries can be 10,000' elevation, mountainous terrain, jungles, etc. etc.

When I was in Namibia, there was ONE company that was looking to hire instructors, and they were desperate, and would have taken anyone from any country at the time - they've since hired several instructors and are no longer in the market.

All of Africa works different to the rest of the world. In order to get a job in Africa, unless you've got thousands of hours and are rated on 'big iron' you will have to be there, show up at the door, present your resume/CV and get to know the chief pilot or owner of the company.
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 13:46   #380 (permalink)

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Thumbs up jobs in Africa

Would be intrested to hear of anyone who know of the recent start up in Zambia.

I hear they have bought 4 727 aircraft and are operating charter flights from Zambia to Moscow
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