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Skytrans expanding?

Old 15th Aug 2019, 08:06
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Skytrans expanding?

There are a couple of adds up on the AFAP website for crew based in Perth and Townsville. Some expansion? Didnít think they had enough airframes for their current schedule.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 13:22
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They may find some extra airframes, but they may also go broke like last time. But hey, what would I know, I’m only a dog, and on tne internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 21:03
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Anyone have an idea about how many applications theyíll receive given the minimums and preferred number of hours for both FO and CPT?
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 02:45
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Considering minimums and remuneration I doubt many.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 04:35
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Why donít they upgrade their Caravan Pilots? Something called internal progression I think itís called.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 08:10
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I heard they were bidding for Air North?
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 10:35
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I heard they were bidding for Air North?
the last thing skytrans needs is more aircraft they can barely even manage their current fleet
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 14:37
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I'm only a dog
Dogs are loyal and decent, I don't think you're a dog.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 21:05
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Why donít they upgrade their Caravan Pilots? Something called internal progression I think itís called.
The low capacity RPT requirement of 500multi command make progression for the Caravan pilots very hard. The impractical and unobtainable dangling carrot.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 21:47
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Ridiculous Australian rules at play.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 23:29
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The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements don’t apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.

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Old 17th Aug 2019, 00:25
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements donít apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.
Is the Dash 8-100 High or Low? I wouldíve thought Low.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:03
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Is the Dash 8-100 High or Low? I wouldíve thought Low.
Low.......

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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:04
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements donít apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.
The Skytrans Dash 8-100 has a maximum seating capacity of 36 seats. High capacity does not apply until it exceeds 38 seats. So low capacity requirements DO apply.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:28
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Ok I stand to be corrected. I just looked at the definition of High Capacity. I suspect this has changed sometime in the last 5 years?. Anyway Skytrans did have a high capacity AOC 5 years ago, prior to operating the Dash8-300. ( when It only operated the 100 series Dash ). It was most definitely defined as High Capacity back then. Seems the current definition is greater than 38 seats.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:45
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Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:56
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
Where do you find this out? The CASA AOC search only shows if it's Charter, RPT or Aerial work.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:28
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
Yes and No. Itís not possible to make an application for a Low Capacity AOC if you intend to operate a B747! Just like you would not apply for a High Cap AOC to operate B200ís. The largest aircraft would dictate the AOC type. However for a high capacity operator also operating smaller aircraft they would then be required to comply with High Cap regulatory requirement for the entire fleet.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 10:36
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Pay for an FO under $60k? No thanks
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