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Old 4th Nov 2014, 04:46
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+1 for a station job as your first.

- less guys willing to do it, due to remoteness and possibility of non-flying responsibilities.
- Stick and rudder flying
- Not much CTA / procedure to worry about while learning the other flying basics
- Nowhere to waste your money
- Gain some self respect by doing an honest day's work
- Perfect lead up for your second GA charter job, which is more easily obtained with station experience

Approach a station pilot job with a can-do attitude, alacrity and a minimum 6 month commitment and your career will be off to a great start.
all the station jobs i looked at earlier in the year seemed to want 300TT and a swag

I have the swag but not the 300
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 05:18
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Station job requirements are highly variable. The ones I see require anything from PPL and a good attitude to CPL and 200hrs. Can't say I've ever seen one requiring 300TT.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 05:22
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most of the ones i looked at were for the bigger pastoral companies
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 07:11
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I have wet experience, not 800 TT though.

Vinnies hired only weeks before going under, so you never know, Skytrans might be hiring

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Old 4th Nov 2014, 07:27
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Only one person confused here and it surely ain't me, yep wet season as in NT, not sure if that's tropical enough. Also never even been to NZ let alone come from there. And call any Aussie a kiwi and I'm sure you will offend
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 08:00
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Well then there is only one way to find out. Call them.

Also don't think Skytrans will be hiring since they have lost a lot of work to Rex.
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 08:14
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How did you look hillbillyJ?
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 12:49
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a lot of the big pastoral companies have recruitment websites
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Old 4th Nov 2014, 13:14
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iPahlot, so the other companies you didn't comment on are a go for newbies i take it.
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 17:57
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May be a stupid question, but I have never seen any station jobs going. Where are they being advertised?
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Old 14th Mar 2015, 04:33
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Jumbuck Pastoral - Outback Station Work Outback Australia - Job Applications

Cattle Station Jobs

the 2nd one was the one I used as a starting point last season
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 03:37
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Thank you hillbillybob!!
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 07:15
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Pastoral flying

"Applicants for pilot employment must have an Australian Commercial Pilot's licence (aeroplane) and a minimum of 300 hours total time and 100 command hours".

This is what S. Kidman & Co sent me..
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Old 17th Jul 2015, 10:43
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Just curious, there's been a bit of movement of late. Who's still based in Kunners, Broome and Darwin that hasn't landed a gig yet?
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Old 17th Jul 2015, 11:51
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I don't think too much of it has filtered down the line yet, still a case of watch this space for a little bit I think.
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Old 17th Jul 2015, 11:53
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What movement? As left 270 said. Until the bigger boys start hiring nobody is going anywhere. I know guys with Kingair/PA31/402 time etc who can't get an interview.

As for station flying what is advertised are mins. You can bet that guys with a lot more hours apply. People who can ride hoarses or motorbikes and maybe have livestock experience will also have a distinct advantage over you as well.

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Old 17th Jul 2015, 23:12
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Not sure about all of the above mentioned locations, but where I am based the movement has been quite noticeable.

If anyone is still around with more than bare minimum hours (and is actually based up north!) feel free to PM me.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 00:31
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There are allot of boys with interviews but as of this min, nothing solid. I do expect that to change in the next 6-8 weeks and think things will change and fast. iPahlot, if my guess of where you are is correct (where i'm not), i also know of a fair amount of movement.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 01:59
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Agree with Left 270, I'm seeing a bit of movement amongst the upper end of a GA. I know of quite a few experienced multi pilots who have moved onto bigger and better. Not a flood but certainly more than the trickle of the last 18-24 months.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 08:14
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Just curious, there's been a bit of movement of late. Who's still based in Kunners, Broome and Darwin that hasn't landed a gig yet?
still a fair few blokes around broome looking for a gig
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