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Old 13th Sep 2014, 04:23
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BAS? yes, most (all?) full time too. Certainly the best paying gig for a new guy.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 13:14
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McGrath 50:

Correct about pay, all award often plus.

The Rookie:

I think you will find the Greek is a Cypriot.

He tends to treat his staff as family, and does not charge or bond his pilots for endorsements.

The nature of BAS contracts dictate experience requirements, so its not a first job.

Try King Leopold or the smaller companies if you are after a start, BAS will probably consider you when you gain some experience and hours.

Aviair Broome / Kununurra,(formerly Slingair) is no longer an entry level job, they have eliminated all piston aircraft from their ops and only operate C208 caravans. Broome Aviation might also be a start for you.

Best of luck up north, hope you meet some of the Greek pilots, I haven't met any.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 16:44
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Once again, the owner is a great bloke. Met him a few times and has a lot of time for people. The Greek dig was more of a cheeky remark, as people who are up here at the moment would know and understand. Have heard nothing but good things about BAS and know you are treated fairly and appreciated if you are so lucky to score a gig there.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 21:07
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Broome av lost contract to koolan on 1st of July to BAS. They have one van only now. BAS also won pearls court runs. Also won slingair runs as we'll. they have 3 king airs and up to 10 vans. Running there aircraft under what it takes to break even. They won't take over the north west then the rest of WA NT.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 07:09
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Hello from Broome

To all that wish to learn a thing or two about BAS from the horses mouth.

1. BAS has hired all types of nationalities, ie American, Dutch, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Pacific Islanders, British, and many others, and YES one Greek, (the truth). I am Australian, and I have Greek Cypriot parents (fact), One thing I am not is a racist however @the_rookie get a life and enjoy what Australia offers everyone, the freedom and opportunity among a million other things that we take for granted.

2.This thread was sent to me from a bloke who is now flying a big shiny jet, but when he first came to BAS he was flying a C182 and a C210. The industry works if you WANT it to.

3. If you are serious about getting employed, everyone inevitably gets a job, but don't wait for one, get off your backside and get one.

4. BAS has moved forward, I took over in 2006 and back then we had 2 full time employees and now I am proud to say that we have 50 great people employed. So if perception is that we are undercutting, then I will accept that, however competition is what it is. This is for you @yr right. I will not be able to help you in economics however you may be able to attempt a little math.

5. At BAS we hire the person first then we look at the skill set.


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