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Old 17th Nov 2020, 11:49
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RIP Skippers E120

The last Captain on the E-120 at Skippers has retired. Once a great fleet will now be put up for sale, the rumour is a local operator is looking to buy the best ones through a third party to take over the government work in their own right.

No Captains, no trainers, no SIM instructors. Apparently the Company refused to pay what the check and trainers asked so now 6 planes will be scrapped if a buyer can't be found.

So many people had their first turboprop command on once what was a great fleet. Due to management incompetence, the type is now dead.

Rumour has it that SQ is so obsessed with cost-cutting and keeping the Metros busy, he is ignoring the F100 and Dash fleets putting jobs at risk.

Best of luck to the displaced crew and their families.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 05:02
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They were advertising for DASH8 crew recently so one would assume that basically that fleet has picked up the flying.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 05:20
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The last Captain on the E-120 at Skippers has retired. Once a great fleet will now be put up for sale, the rumour is a local operator is looking to buy the best ones through a third party to take over the government work in their own right.

No Captains, no trainers, no SIM instructors. Apparently the Company refused to pay what the check and trainers asked so now 6 planes will be scrapped if a buyer can't be found.

So many people had their first turboprop command on once what was a great fleet. Due to management incompetence, the type is now dead.

Rumour has it that SQ is so obsessed with cost-cutting and keeping the Metros busy, he is ignoring the F100 and Dash fleets putting jobs at risk.

Best of luck to the displaced crew and their families.
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Old 19th Nov 2020, 05:57
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As a SLF, for 7 years to Laverton/Leonora on them, that's very sad. Damn site more comfortable than those Metros !
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 05:44
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Skippy was advertising for Braz crew just last month.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 14:33
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Heard XUC today outbound from Perth to Geraldton. The unmistakable voice of RS on the radio. I would assume SQ has made him a deal to lure him back from retirement?
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