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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:52
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https://www.wrightsair.com.au/

Fair drive but the people Iíve met who have worked for this guy are all positive about the experience.

Worth a phone call and a drive to meet and greet?
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 00:22
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Can only give a thumbs up to Kiwi's post. Takes on folk with just a bare CPL in their pocket, well maintained machines and a very nice guy to boot.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 03:43
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Stay in the one spot and stop wasting money on useless things like an MCC when you aren't going to need it
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 08:11
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Maybe instead of spending more money on additional hours you can spend it on getting trained up in other areas that support a Charter or Flight School / Club business?

Perhaps IT or Accounting, that way your foot in the door is not necessarily in the aircraft yet but you'll definitely be able to hear when opportunities become available.

Or perhaps get a trade qualification which you can use in town to earn money whilst you wait it out for a job.

I've heard stories of sparkies going up north flying during the week and being a sparkie over the weekend.

I hope it works out for you - things can't be bad so many times in a row without something good happening at the end.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 08:19
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Mate let's be real, you have bugger all hours and have fallen into a trap of thinking you're gonna go into a caravan or something... Start small and suck whatever you can to get into a gig. It's a long slog, but it will work for the guys and girls who make such sacrifices... Example is the current senior pilot at a company in Broome (avi something) who when he first arrived worked as a shelf stacker at wollies.

Don't feel sorry for yourself and get back on your horse.

Whatever you do, don't spend more money on training or bull crap endo's- that's classic flight school jargen. If you have a cpl, a heart beat and a can-do attitude you'll get an opportunity.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 10:08
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The trip wasn't wasted, you would have got a feel for the employment process, met a few people and picked up some useful information. You now have a head start when you next go looking.

Unfortunately the job flow is downward at the moment and you are competing against pilots who would normally be looking at higher level jobs more suited to their experience.

You can either sit at home and give it another try in a years time or take a punt on moving to a location which is likely have opportunities once things pick up. As long as you can get a job which pays enough to live on in the mean time you would be first in the queue once recruitment begins again and have the advantage of being established in the town and immediately available.
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 10:19
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[QUOTE=Skippy69; Start small and suck whatever you can to get into a gig. [/QUOTE]


Classic advice, Skip!
.....oh, and she's a....ah, never mind.
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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 02:03
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My advice to any newbie chasing job number 1 whom is not having any luck is to track via Higgins (AFT) and do your ATPLS. 30-40 industry established pilots sitting in the same room with you for 6 weeks. Do you get any better networking opportunities? Admittedly it was many years ago now for myself, but I didn't even get through the first course (4 days?) and I was off to start my first gig.
MCC is a waste of time for you right now.
Unfortunately you've picked one hell of a time to find that first gig in the current abomination we call aviation.
All the best with it. The most persistent ones will come out the other end!
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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 02:17
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Originally Posted by Andre Meyer View Post
Maybe instead of spending more money on additional hours you can spend it on getting trained up in other areas that support a Charter or Flight School / Club business?

Perhaps IT or Accounting, that way your foot in the door is not necessarily in the aircraft yet but you'll definitely be able to hear when opportunities become available.

Or perhaps get a trade qualification which you can use in town to earn money whilst you wait it out for a job.

I've heard stories of sparkies going up north flying during the week and being a sparkie over the weekend.

I hope it works out for you - things can't be bad so many times in a row without something good happening at the end.

I agree! My first interview to a farmer out west basically went ->
"I only have a CPL and 200 hours"
"We need more experience"
"No worries. A ute, work boots and enough tools and experience to build a house do ya"
"See you Tuesday"

Was the one job out of the lot that I really really enjoyed too! At one stage we (other pilot and I) were charging around the farm with a backhoe and a front end loader, both with trailers and not a brake pad between us!

Everyone has a CPL. What can you add for these companies that will make you stand out, something that makes your employment in the "down time" attractive to them instead of having a one-trick pilot sitting there burning up the bottom line?
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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 04:12
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I've taken plenty of notes and determined to make this work now! Thank you and to all the DMs. Will get back to you in 6 months with an update.
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