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Old 27th Oct 2009, 00:34
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Chief Pilot in NT

Small NT based charter company operating single and multi-engine fixed wing aircraft requires suitably qualified individual to fill the Chief Pilot role.
The minimum requirements of 1000hrs total and 200 multi engine command apply.

Applicants with training background or with previous Chief Pilot experience will be viewed favourably.
A generous salary package will be offered to the right individual.



Anyone know the operator?
Kakadu Bob?
Gumbys?

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Old 27th Oct 2009, 03:34
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You'd have to wonder about an outfit that doesn't have a proper email address but only a Hotmail one. Must be run by tight rrrrr'sss
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 05:07
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AAA Charter?
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 05:10
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AAA don't have twins i thought
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 07:55
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Pick up the phone and ask dude.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 08:17
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Awesome post there Interceptor, didn't realise the Advert had a phone number...
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 09:02
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Any company that advertises for a position such as that to be filled without divulging either its name or even the aircraft types/endorsements involved is bound to be a horses RRR's of an operation that no-one in their sane mind would apply to, especially for a CP position.

What is wrong with putting some info out there so that a better informed candidate might actually apply or have many of the NT companies gone back to the hostile way it was a few years ago?

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Old 27th Oct 2009, 09:48
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Further Thoughts

A little research shows that Gumbys do not seem to have a webpage or email. So possibly them.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 10:00
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What is wrong with putting some info out there so that a better informed candidate might actually apply or have many of the NT companies gone back to the hostile way it was a few years ago?
Ummmm..... everything is wrong with this approach on occasion.

When you DO put your company name and number in there the phone DOES NOT STOP RINGING for weeks. It would seem that EVERYONE that rings is the most qualified and the best man for the job and that by speaking to the CFI / CP themselves they are assured the job. The CP has better things to do than suss out tyre kickers.

It's not always best, trust me!
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 10:23
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When you DO put your company name and number in there the phone DOES NOT STOP RINGING for weeks.
That may also be why the company has created a generic hotmail address as most of the smaller operators usually only have 1 enquiry/general email address that they probably don't want being clogged up with a million resumes for the coming weeks...
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 10:47
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What is wrong with putting some info out there so that a better informed candidate might actually apply or have many of the NT companies gone back to the hostile way it was a few years ago?

Ummmm..... everything is wrong with this approach on occasion.

When you DO put your company name and number in there the phone DOES NOT STOP RINGING for weeks. It would seem that EVERYONE that rings is the most qualified and the best man for the job and that by speaking to the CFI / CP themselves they are assured the job. The CP has better things to do than suss out tyre kickers.

It's not always best, trust me!
Oh I think I am more than qualified to ask the question as it stands (and still does). As to he phone ringing off the hook for weeks and weeks with prospective candidates for a CP position, well it doesn't - full stop. For starters a CP does not conduct CP interviews, unless of course the CP is also the owner.

I'll put it out there again, and perhaps make it a little easier to understand XXX, that a CP of a charter operation is usually required by CASA to show exposure/endorsement and competence in the largest (or most complex) machine that the company operates, hence the info for the candidate so that they may well decide if (for whatever reason they are not endorsed or do not wish to be) on a certain type they might well have the opportunity to decide that for themselves.

There are other issues as well, where the position will be based, the reputation of the company in the industry etc. These all effect the calibre of the candidate you'll find applying for the position. IMHO in this instance the company in the advertisement has severely limited its applicants by the omission of relevant information.

Over to you XXX.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 12:08
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Think a bit broader guys. The companies you have mentioned, Kakair, Gumby's only have 1 twin. AAA air charter don't have any. The requirments stated are for a company with more than 1 multi engine aircraft.
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Good call OpsNormal and it would seem you have the experience to back up your comments. Perhaps the issue lies with the adverts themselves, making them non-specific invites calls, emails and applications from every man and his CPL.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 14:38
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As previously stated, the company would have started that email specifically for cv's for the advertised job, in order to not clog up the company inbox. Also the company may like to remain descreet about it, so that busy bodies on this site with nothing better to do won't start rumours about the company and why they are looking for a new cp.....
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[As previously stated, the company would have started that email specifically for cv's for the advertised job, in order to not clog up the company inbox.
Splinter, absolutely. Thats a possibility.

Any company that advertises for a position such as that to be filled without divulging either its name or even the aircraft types/endorsements involved is bound to be a horses RRR's of an operation that no-one in their sane mind would apply to, especially for a CP position.
That it also a possibility splinter.

won't start rumours
It is part of the purpose of this site. The discussion of topics in the industry and peoples opinions of them. Otherwise it would be PPFacNe (Professional Pilots Factual Network) which is not nearly as entertaining, or as easy of the tongue. But I guess I'm just a busy body.
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 02:17
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generous?

And what do they mean by "generous salary package" bit open ended?
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 02:29
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40/60 split cash and shares? =D
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 02:43
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And what do they mean by "generous salary package" bit open ended?
Well pay you a fair wage for your job description. But screw over the lines pilots and their t & c's down and we'll give a generous portion of what you save us. Maybe.
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 06:00
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Well pay you a fair wage for your job description. But screw over the lines pilots and their t & c's down and we'll give a generous portion of what you save us. Maybe.
Sounds about right
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Katherine Aviation?
Hah, very unlikley you loser.
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