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Presidential Flight Abu Dhabi

Old 17th Jun 2008, 15:32
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Angel Amiri Flight Abu Dhabi

Hi All...
I saw an Ad. in FLT INT last week June 1st for Amiri Flight B744 pilots.
Who is this "Amiri Flight"?
How many do they want?
What are the conditions and pay?

Any info. and/or contact details (apart from Tel. Fax. email, PO Box) would be appreciated.

Is it worth me while leaving European outfit for this?

God Bless...
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Old 17th Jun 2008, 16:04
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But aren't you already in Qatar?
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Old 17th Jun 2008, 18:32
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Amiri flight is like the Royal Flight basically unlike the Royal Flight however they use civilian pilots as opposed to military qualified. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old 17th Jun 2008, 19:50
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I have missed that add in Flight International.
Please I would appreciate if you can give me the contact email for this job.

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Old 17th Jun 2008, 20:11
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you can write to Amiri Flight , P.O.Box 689 , AbuDhabi, U.A.E ,directly to the chief pilot. You will have to pass an assessment process first . You w'ont fly much though and will be on stby most of the time. Good luck .
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 09:32
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Intaomri, you seem to be in the know.. Would you be able to bring some enlightenment to those of us in the dark...regards to terms and conditions ?

Would be much appreciated.. Cheers and thanks.

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Old 24th Jun 2008, 10:00
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They require 8000 hours total, 2000 on B747 and prefer an instructor background. They do make exceptions though.
Old 24th Jun 2008, 13:56
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BANANAS Are they going to make an exception in your case??? Just remind us all how much it would cost you to leave SIA Cargo now?
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Old 29th Jun 2008, 08:50
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Word on the street is it is a bit of an old boys flying club!

Probably not the easiest place to work, lots of people running around covering their ass!...afraid to make a mistake!
Good $$$, but crap lifestyle.
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Old 29th Jun 2008, 16:02
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That seems to be true of most VIP operations, but I did hear AUH is not the happiest of places to be.......quite a bit of movement recently.
I wonder why!!
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 09:46
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Interesting replies, thanks.

We still non the wiser though

Does anyone have beefy info.? Like what is the work pattern, do you have to live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi? or can you live abroad and only be present when on duty?

How much do they pay? Salary, Allowances, etc.

But most important, are they happy?

Many thanks, and God Bless... FN
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 10:11
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Dear Forget,
I've just noticed your remark.

All I can say, your contribution to aviation is outstanding. However, your power of observation is somewhat lacking.

When one is in aviation, one travels all over the world. And believe it or not, Qatar is on Earth.

Now.... Do you know anything about Amiri Flight?

Thank you... FN
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 12:20
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The management are a very rum lot - both the western management and the Arabs - hence the high turnover and great difficulty they have in recruiting pilots. I personally would not enjoy working for them. The salary is not as good as you would expect. Overall it is less than most European airlines pay their pilots, but since you don't pay tax it can work out as a bit better. When you consider the vast oil wealth of the Emirates - the fourth largest known oil deposits in the world, it is a pretty mean salary.

They provide accommodation, you cannot commute. Trip lengths are unknown each time you depart AUH; you might think you were going away for a few days and find you were away for several weeks. Wives are often unhappy.
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 22:35
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Amiri want you on standby 24/7 so forget about commuting.
You can request maximum 6 days off a month but no more than two in a row and they are still not firm.
You will spend most of your time in morocco, sometimes up to 3 weeks.
No staff travel but you are given 1 firm ticket a year.
There is a big staff turnover mostly due to the poor management..ie. mafia style.
You cannot plan your life in any way shape or form due to being on standby. Often you will be told to pack for two nights and return 2 months later..but I guess thats the unpredictable world of private flying
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 22:38
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The accommodation they provide is a hotel room in AUH
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Old 1st Jul 2008, 13:36
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I would have replied earlier but I have only just stopped laughing at your question asking whether you could live abroad whilst not on duty!! That question has now been answered by others.

You clearly have no idea what working for these kind of people entails. Then again perhaps you are still in the Nunnery and not flying as your name suggests
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 04:53
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UAE Emiri Flight

Did I see a report in the UAE papers that the big man wants to change the status of the Emiri flight to be totally responsable for VIP aviation.

I was confused by this, as I understood that was the function of RoyalJet.

Also the news paper claimed that this would be over the entire UAE.

Just how does this leave the status of all commercial operators in the UAE, who do internal VVIP as well as corporate charter.

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Old 4th Mar 2009, 05:24
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yes indeed , with thanks to The National.

Khalifa sets up presidential flight body

Staff Report
Published: February 28, 2009, 23:05

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law setting up the Presidential Flight Authority (PFA).
Under the new law, the PFA will be a corporate body with full administrative and financial autonomy to achieve its goals. The PFA replaces the Emiri Flight and will acquire all its assets, rights and commitments.
The PFA will have its headquarters in Abu Dhabi City and the Executive Council may set up branches and offices in the UAE.
It is intended to operate flights for VIPs and provide the highest level of services, security, safety and amenities for VIPs. It is also aimed at developing air transport services and growing financial resources.
According to the law, the PFA will be chaired by a board of directors with a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members, including the board chairman.
General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has issued a decision setting up the board of directors of the PFA.
The meetings of the board of directors will be considered as valid with the presence of most members who will include the chairman or his deputy.
The sessions will be behind closed doors and may be announced only with the approval of the chairman.
Decisions by the board of directors will be based on the vote of the majority. In the event of a parity of votes, the chairman will cast the deciding vote.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 08:16
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Presidential Flight and/or living in Abu Dhabi

Any info good or bad, from pilots or enginers appreciated.
If nobodly wants to comment on Amiri then any info re Abu Dhabi itself would be appreciated.

Last edited by QF22; 23rd May 2009 at 10:40. Reason: Lack of response
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Old 23rd May 2009, 07:23
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Ok if it's politically incorrect to make direct comment about Presidential Flight, any general info about living in Abu Dhabi.
What would be reosanable rental on a nice apartment? Would 16K Dhs/mth cover the rent easily or would you have to topup?
Would approx 30,000Dhs/mth salary be acceptable for the region?
I believe cost of cars is not too bad, especially 2nd hand.
Any nightlife to speak of, dining, clubbing etc . .. .
Any feedback appreciated.
Thx in advance.
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