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Old 16th Jul 2017, 01:45
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Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: NZ
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Out of interest do most of the operators use EFBs or paper? or is it pilot preference?
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 05:34
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Jeff, Upshot is that you will always be prepared in the future and that can only be a good thing. Seen a few experienced pilots blow their prospects due to not being prepared for interviews and check flights. Whilst the employment environment is now good for pilots, operators will not make exceptions for pilots who aren’t prepared to put the hard yards in, particularly up north, as it’s a tough environment.

It doesn’t get any easier climbing the ladder!!! I had a massive blowout a few years ago on a checkride that changed my career, was ugly and very painful at the time however I’ve bounced back 10 fold since that experience.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 15:17
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Join Date: Jul 2005
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Always be prepared for ICUS with a dog who turns off your electronics and makes you do DR nav all day at 500' AGL just like in the Wet.
All day
At 500' AGL
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 02:39
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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Afternoon all,

Any updates on employment ops in Darwin, seems pretty quiet around town, have done the resume drop a few times and everyone appears full. Even part-time or casual work would suit, but nothing!

Leads anyone?
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 02:46
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Getting ready to head up north for the first time - is this the wrong time of year? I know wet season is starting, but is it worth heading up and chancing it anyways?
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 11:42
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Get out of your comfort zone and come up!

I know itís a hard decision, but trust me if you want to do it, you will certainly get what you want!

There will always be jobs, if you need some advice and who to talk to PM me.
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by VH-RME View Post
Getting ready to head up north for the first time - is this the wrong time of year? I know wet season is starting, but is it worth heading up and chancing it anyways?
Many years ago I packed my belongings into my trusty Camry and drove to Darwin just after the new year. I had 1000hours and no Cessna high wing time. All instructing in PA28s. Had never seen a wet season.. Did the rounds, got a job in a petrol station and then got a phone call for some casual work with a very good Darwin operator (who still exists today). The rest is history. No perfect time. Just get up there and get stuck in.



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Old 5th Sep 2018, 05:36
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[QUOTE=KZ Kiwi;10240928]

What NZ Kiwi said.
Throw your hat over the fence and just go with it.

FWIW Cheers
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 08:41
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Best advice. 2018

i would recommend doing a charter course at a flight school based at Darwin airport. If u are a 200 hr pilot.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 08:43
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Oh and

treat the course as a job interview
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 21:49
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Originally Posted by VH-RME View Post
Getting ready to head up north for the first time - is this the wrong time of year? I know wet season is starting, but is it worth heading up and chancing it anyways?
I went up recently ( a few months ago, nearing end of dry season) and found the longer you stayed in a location and let yourself known to the operators, the better the chances of getting a job.
And there is a never a wrong time of the year to go up, you’re never going to know unless you tried.

Pm me if you need any advice.

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Old 26th Dec 2018, 08:16
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Join Date: Jul 2015
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Hi all, currently a flight instructor/charter pilot based in South Aus. Thinking of making the move to Darwin and just after some feedback on my chances of getting a decent gig based out of Darwin with 700 total 100 of which is multi. I understand that I wonít know until I go and find out myself but some feed back on how things are up their at the moment for someone with that kind of time would be great!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 21:30
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Those sort of hours should get you a look in with Hardys.

Chartair were also looking for drivers, not sure what their numbers are like right now.

Otherwise all the other operators would be worth a crack too.

Not a massive amount of movement at present, but let the new year and the airline hiring spree start up again and you'll be in good stead with those hours
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