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HeavyLift International UAE

Old 7th Feb 2009, 09:28
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The Belfast RP-C8020 (ex 9L-LDQ, G-HLFT, XR365 ??), I believe sitting in Cairns plus 2 x B727 of HeavyLift (one of the B727 terminally ill). Word is no foreign AOC under One Sky banner (possible Heavylift company). Ops under one off CASA flt approval.
Sat in WMKJ for a few months fishing for work and to escape tech inspection. WMKJ advise C/A B. Porter plus 2 other x UK crew one being Engr Rash.
Heavylift never pay on time, fuel and parking in arrears. ASIC have eyes open.
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Old 9th Feb 2009, 15:51
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CRJ in RAK

What website is it for RAKtraining please? Have heard some "iffy" reviews on this facility. Thank you
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Old 14th Feb 2009, 13:07
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RAK HeavyLift

I have an interview tomorrow as a Flight Attendant Training Manager with a James Yarmo, who is the MD. I was a little suspicious on the basis he has a gmail address not a company address. And this thread is not filling me with confidence!!! Anyone know anything more about this company, and its stability? Thanks.
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 17:14
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Please post the response to your interview, unless you feel it is not PC to do so.
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 22:27
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Heavylift UAE

Heavylift trying out freight with flight attendants in CRJs?!?! Sounds like a business model made for success! Trying times call for trying measures I guess.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 15:43
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RAK Training Academy

The Training Academy is a completely different business venture to anything to do with HeavyLift freight, so no you wont be seeing FAs in CRJs. A little surprised at your comment though as your PM to me says you are interested in the job yourself??
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 23:47
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Heavylift UAE

MG.
No, not your competition. Mine was the pointy end of the aluminum (in the good ole' days) and my time in the sand has come and gone. Always asked by the younger generation where to go to begin that fruitful career called aviation and backing by an airline after training sometimes has it's perks. Have watched curiously that end of the airport for some time and enjoyed the rumors floating around by those rags with wings. Funny how RJs are registered to Heavylift but now on the training side... Maybe either MD is living as a mushroom or does not feel you have need to know.
You said in PM academy has "strong backing", lots and lots of folks use the marquis Heavylift and curious as to same markings is all. (not really that "catchy" of a name) Finally found website and low and behold looks like a Heavylift International AC. Hmmm
Best of luck with your venture, am off to worship the queen!
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Old 20th Feb 2009, 09:50
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FAOC

It is my understanding that Nicks FAOC's are three monthly and yes the Belfast was under One Sky Avaition which has only just dropped off CASA's site but if form continues they will pop up with a new catchy named company?
Understand that the 732's are flying band aids with no one willing to sign off but this is nothing that anyone with a quick walk around the Airport or visiting a few sites one couldn't find out! Never underestimate a man that causes so much trouble and is still in Business and I use the term loosely. The world is now Global and maybe w/he all have the same Boss? Lucky for him he has fantastic Flight Crews But the boys from Boston Legal have nothing on Nicks Other Crew Mark, I understand your frustration but don't condone the blog,I don't think that even being a realitive could get away with a coments like that? Speaking of Blog's have you seen the OZ Heavy Lift Fanststic Web site, yes I believe the term is Fantastic Quite unberleavable?
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Old 20th Mar 2009, 20:33
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RAK Training

Is Kelly gone from there? Thought someone named Kelly was the Training Manager.
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 01:13
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RAK Heavylift training

Reading all the mail with interest. I am CP for Politiri Aviation ContractPilots.tc --Home-- - for 17 years - we were contracted to set up the school in RAK - had people there for 3 months getting program in place, equipment, settling arguments between partners (HL and the Kingdom rulers) arranging to get bills paid etc...Program was set to go in December, cancelled 4 different start dates for FA's so when we never got paid from HL in January, boss pulled the plug and moved the School.
Yarmo is a flunkie for Farhad Azima, doesnt know one end of a plane from the other.
Kellie is still working for us and going to head up the new school in the Caribbean.
They are trying to get the school going and interviewing staff and committing but the old caveat "buyer beware" holds true here. Azima has a track record of NOT PAYING anyone so that is why we are not there. Even Yarmo is gone, building is empty, RAK airways has lost their AOC, DC8 sim doesnt work yahda yahda yahda...same shit, different day with Azima in the middle.
DC8s - mostly parked.
Stay away from the school - contact us if you want more info on status but dont be foolish enough to take a job with them.
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 01:16
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CRJs in RAK

FA was just in the middle of this deal and it is all shaddy. Trying to collect his normal 10% - one CRJ is gone the other is down the storage end of the field. They cant get a CofA for them as they were brought in on a CDN DOT Temp CofA that expired long ago and the GCAA wont issue a new one. Last I seen in Early March, it was tucked between a retired 737 and a G100.
RAK is proving to be a graveyard or hideaway for ships being hidden from finance companies, or Ruski birds being dismantled.
Quality airport and operation.
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 05:32
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Interesting to see that "Foreskin" Azima is still up to his old tricks

Kidnap and ransom comes to mind with regards to invoice settlement from FA
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 09:02
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This thread must be very confusing to people who don't know that HeavyLift UAE and HeavyLift Oz have aboslutely no connection yet would appear to be one of the same reading this thread! Maybe I'm just confused again?????

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Old 5th Apr 2009, 14:27
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Not related to Heavylift in AUS. One of their aircraft was involved in a landing problem in Sudan after transporting humanitarian supplies
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Old 6th Apr 2009, 07:01
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So what's the deal with the DC8 sim there in RAK ?
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Old 6th Apr 2009, 07:52
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Raredata, Hi

There is, actually, a very tenuous link between them (HLA OZ/UAE). Farhad Azima had one of the controlling interests in HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (1980).(THE HLA, all others are copies).

The link is in the Belfast which was owned by HLA, and indirectly by Farhad Azima (who now owns HLA UAE), and bought by HLA OZ, owned by Nick Leach.

Not being pedantic, just setting the record straight!

From some of the above posts I guess there are lots of similarities?

HA
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 19:04
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Heavylift UAE

Hi JR,
Any news about Geoff Leach at all?He was an 'ex boss' at Polar Air Cargo PIK as VP Maint. and left PIK to join forces with his son Nick.
Also any info concerning Robbie Mc Carney who was a huge help to Geoff in getting the Belslow prepared for the trip to Oz?
Heard that FA's DC8's are now based in SHJ as the BAH HL base has closed .
Best regards mate!
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 09:19
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HLA DC8-63 was in Kuwait quite a lot recently flying to Afghanistan for US Mil.
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Old 23rd Sep 2009, 03:02
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Reading all the mail with interest. I am CP for Politiri Aviation ContractPilots.tc --Home-- - for 17 years - we were contracted to set up the school in RAK - had people there for 3 months getting program in place, equipment, settling arguments between partners (HL and the Kingdom rulers) arranging to get bills paid etc...Program was set to go in December, cancelled 4 different start dates for FA's so when we never got paid from HL in January, boss pulled the plug and moved the School.
Yarmo is a flunkie for Farhad Azima, doesnt know one end of a plane from the other.
Kellie is still working for us and going to head up the new school in the Caribbean.
They are trying to get the school going and interviewing staff and committing but the old caveat "buyer beware" holds true here. Azima has a track record of NOT PAYING anyone so that is why we are not there. Even Yarmo is gone, building is empty, RAK airways has lost their AOC, DC8 sim doesnt work yahda yahda yahda...same shit, different day with Azima in the middle.
DC8s - mostly parked.
Stay away from the school - contact us if you want more info on status but dont be foolish enough to take a job with them.
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Speaking of buyer beware, Politiri has ALSO NOT Paid myself and 3 other pilots (1 EMB-145 CA and 2 F-100 CA's) on contract for IRS airlines earlier this year. April and March to be specific. Anyone looking to contract with them should take caution and be prepared to not get paid for your last few months on contract as well as them breaching contract when it comes to paying for simulator/recurrent costs.

I fully expect "buck" to come on here and say I'm spitting verbal diarrhea to save his company's face, but if anyone wants the truth and further information about the unethical practices of this company PM me. I can provide emails and documents proving all this.

I wouldn't come on here and waste my time if this were not true. I'm an upstanding and moral person/captain for ExpressJet Airlines in the USA, with a clean training record, logbook, and resume. I've also worked at Jeppesen Sanderson as a Sr. Revision Planning Analyst for 5 years.

------ Enter buckdadog --------- Take it away buck, what lies are you going to say this time around?? You can advise Mr. Ken Hamilton that the greater aviation public is going to continue hearing about what Politiri did to me until I'm paid what is owed


Thank you all for reading and passing the information along!

Regards,

TonyD
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