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Old 22nd Feb 2008, 23:36
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Sharp Airlines expanding

Just sighted on the AFAP website Sharp Airlines are looking for Metro Captains for a base in Adelaide.


From what I hear a great company, good luck with the expansion Sharp Airlines.
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 00:11
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Probably for the port augusta rpt.

Would want a sizeable increase in passenger numbers to warrant a metro.
Barely managed to fill the conquest that was used previously.
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 01:26
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My guess would be for fly in fly out ops for workers at Roxby and Prominent Hill, many of who already travel from the iron triangle to work there.
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 04:24
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On the money they're offering, I'm very seriously considering leaving this jet job for it as I'd be better off, by the look of it!
Incredible the dollars on offer in GA now AND about time!
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 04:42
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I would really like to know what routes they are doingso if anyone hears anything lets all hear it

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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 05:42
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I worked for Sharpie for a number of years and I can not speak highly enough of the owners and the operation. Good Luck guys all the best.

Cheers

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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 07:14
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There was a new party interested in the remains of O'Conners last week, mmmm, I wonder.
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 07:41
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What remains were they after.
From my information... Sharps have not purchased anything from O'Connors
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 07:42
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Quote:

"On the money they're offering, I'm very seriously considering leaving this jet job for it as I'd be better off, by the look of it!"

Any hint as to what they are paying Chocks?
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 07:48
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Ooops!

Just saw the add.

Don't know if I'd leave a Jet job for $95K. Be interesting to see the detail of the allowances.

Must admit though, good money for a Metro job when compared to previous years. More to come methinks.
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 08:34
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That 'new party' interested actually bought the remains for $2.4m according to reports. Whether it was Sharp is another question altogether.

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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 08:47
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I know the parties involved i the whole sale and it had nothing to do with Sharps ... At least there was no mention of the name Sharps... unless they have a small shelf company that doesnt trade but an internet search of the company shows they are not affiliated with any airline and they have LOADS of cash
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Old 23rd Feb 2008, 08:52
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Short and long term contracts are available with generous conditions including:

$75-$95K per annum, subject to experience

Relocation allowance

Fly-in-fly-out available

Flexible roster
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 00:29
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Great bloke Malcom from Sharps, take the "FM" away & you know exactly who it is ! I hope they get bigger & bigger, it's a tough business but this/these guy/s have been around for a while & have no doubt learnt from other less successful operators.

Pt-a-gutta'?, lovely place ..NOT !

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Old 24th Feb 2008, 07:56
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Not going to Mildura perchance? Very high yielding route and no QF presence now from Adelaide...
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 08:18
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Guys.

I am probably making a rod for my back posting here...but I felt I needed to put some of you out of your misery. We are looking at commencing operations around the 28th April, 2008 (if we can get CASA off their a!!!!) with a mix of resource and RPT work. A media release will be issued later this week.

We will be operating from Gate 50 & 51 in Terminal 1 and initially will have 2 aircraft and a small team of pilots. We have been reseaching an expansion for some time and have closey studied Melbourne and Adelaide. We feel the later has more appeal given the growing resource sector. We have NOT purchased any of OCA's assest although we did place a bid for some parts and GSE.

It comes with the obvious risks but given todays enviroment we needed a more critical mass to fully utilise our potential and help spread our costs. As some of you will know its not a game for the faint hearted but we have a great bunch of people working for us to make the transition.

Most of our crew stay for between 3-5 years and many (around 100) but not all have started as cadets and moved on to bigger equipment.


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Old 24th Feb 2008, 21:04
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Hi Malcom.

Well great to see a proactive approach from an employer, that would almost be a first!
I wish you well in yr endevour to expand & to those that go along with you.
You are unique in yr approach here & we as pilots appreciate it.

Again all the best & tnxs for setting the record straight with some facts, PPRuNe as i'm sure you know doesn't see that too often!

CW

p.s. If I ever invent a certain 'growth' enhancer you'll be the first to know, slip slop slap, am sure you know my meaning there !Just a tease Malcom
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 11:08
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G'day Mal,
Digressing slightly,the C210 that was on the books at O'Conners, was that the same one you took to Birdsville with a diversion a while back?
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Old 26th Feb 2008, 04:12
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Guys.

Yes CW I am follicly challenged I just wish it was from the bedhead!! DG (not sure who you guys are but I will work it out!) I did get a little geographically embarrassed way back then....1984 I think? I remember landing at a station south east of Moomba and asking for directions, been a Sunday they thought I was the flying Pardre!! Far from it!!

There is more to the story than that i.e. fautly alternator (not like a C210!!) interfering with the ADF etc etc....but I can hear you guys yawning.

Those days without GPS were fun.

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