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Old 20th Jul 2015, 09:45
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Care to tell?

Care to elaborate where these twin drivers have left from? Need a job, have over 200 command twin and cant even get a look in anywhere.
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Old 20th Jul 2015, 10:01
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Beech,
Cathay has taken a fair few but not only twin drivers. I know guys that got in with 300 hours as well as a few Qlink/Skippers pilots who have left. There is another round of hiring that is going on this month so there should be some spots freeing up.

Saying that, I know current twin drivers who are in the same position as they were two years ago and now sitting with well over 1000 multi PIC. I would imagine this round of Qlink hiring would have been VERY competitive.
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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 00:07
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still a fair few blokes around broome looking for a gig
12 month old post but I was up there recently and the place was crawling with pilots,.. GA for the fresh CPL's still pretty stagnant by the looks!
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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 08:27
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12 month old post but I was up there recently and the place was crawling with pilots,.. GA for the fresh CPL's still pretty stagnant by the looks!
  • Where is "there"?
  • How long did you stay?
  • How persistent were you?

Plenty of movement still, it's more movement in the twin ranks but that also means that this results in the guys and gals flying the singles for those operators get a crack at a twin resulting in jobs for new single drivers.

Now that does mean that one would have to be in a location that has more operators that have twins.

Right place, right time, right attitude still applies though, there may be movement but it is still not at a level where just anyone with a licence will get a job.
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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 08:52
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Can't believe that people are still getting exited about twin time! I would be looking more at Caravan time! Gone are the days of having a zillion hours in a clapped out Baron or 310 as a prerequisite to getting into an airline.
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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 23:41
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I don't think so, Duck Pilot. From what I have heard (and this is a rumour network) the shineys still prefer twin time over turbine time.


A bloke I know had 500 hours single pilot, mainly night, some IFR, on PC12, 200 hours on twins, and took a desk job hoping for Conquest time to get more twin time. Now at Skippers (or similar).

I agree with Ipahlot - there has been some small movement in the ranks. Airlines getting Fatigue & Management Systems in place (I know some have had them for a while), employing second officers due to the rumoured requirement to have 2 flying crew in the cockpit at all times...


I could be wrong - it has been known to happen....
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 07:42
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12 month old post but I was up there recently and the place was crawling with pilots,.. GA for the fresh CPL's still pretty stagnant by the looks!
quieter at the moment in the pilot count than a couple of years ago. has been some movement, 5 guys got jobs in the past few weeks
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 11:26
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Just out of curiosity anything for someone with 1200 tt 140 multi, ATPL subjects and a just revalidated IPC and CASA MCC. Seems to be quiet all of a sudden. But have been out of the game for 7 months
Thanks in advance
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 11:38
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Have you looked at the E3 visa route?
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 22:59
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A bit short on night.
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