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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 12:45
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Best East Coast jobs...

Ok So what is the best east coast ..(or east of YPAD at least..) job out there that keeps you away from the city lifestyle of SYD MEL BNE etc.. no offence of course but the city thing is just not for me.. so where should I aim for a long term well paid position in a more affordable lifestyle location..?? who reckons they have it covered..
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 22:05
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QLINK Mildura
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 22:24
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Qantas Mainline LH - live wherever you like!
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Any Melbourne based job will let you enjoy the serenity (ahhh, the serenity!!) of the Macedon ranges, while having less than 40 minutes (Gisborne to the Tulla staff car park 25 minutes flat) commute to work. Unbeatable lifestyle (sorry Queenslanders, couldn't handle the trip to Brisbane airport from ANY part of Brisbane or surrounds).
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 23:08
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Unbeatable lifestyle
Pity about the weather.....

Any long haul job will let you live in the country. Short haul forget it.

So your options are QF, VOZ, Cathay aiming to eventually be based in Oz, Cathay Freight, or regionals/RFDS as mentioned above. Another option is to get into crop dusting but not sure how well paid they are. Alliance in Townsville, or Sunstate in Cairns are other options.
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 00:09
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depending on what sort of money your after REX non capital city bases have if fairly cruisey asthere are no overnights and mostly halve day shifts.

i think the bases are as follows
Albury, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Lismore, Townsville and of course Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Qlink Q400 in cairns would be pretty sweet too.
personally i dont think you could beat qlink/vb in bris vegas and live up on the sunshine coast as its only an hour drive.
hope this helps.
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 03:34
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I would like to find out the same but for the Tasmania area. Any good flying jobs out of Hobart?
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 03:51
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VH-RCA looks pretty good to me, but the grass is always greener on the other side of the apron...
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 05:51
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keeps you away from the city lifestyle of SYD MEL BNE etc..
Well, I live in the serenity of the Macedon Ranges and my job takes me here.



The commute takes a while though....
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I reckon you musta got sunstroke when you were in the Top End. Why any one wants to spend so much time in the freezing cold's got me buggered!

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Old 24th Jan 2010, 06:43
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If I had to base out of a capital city...Adelaide for me..climate great, everything at your doorstep, great beaches,wines, lifestyle and close to the rest of Oz
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 06:53
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From Howard

"VH-RCA looks pretty good to me, but the grass is always greener on the other side of the apron... "

Generaly means there's Been a sewer leak.....

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Old 24th Jan 2010, 06:56
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hahahaha

I wouldn't exactly call Adelaide a place with a great climate.

Winters = colder than syd
Summers = hotter than syd

in each case syd is cold/hot enough
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 08:19
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So do you want:
Turbine/ Jet/ Piston/heli
Pay?
Distance from Coast?
Workload?
Lifestyle?
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 08:39
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loads of good responses... cheers eh..

its all a compromise

no amount of experience or endorsements can lead to anything with a Q because I did yr11/trade not HSC...oh well..

Jets dont really turn me on..
a turbine but with jet work hours would be the go..

RFDS would be awesome.. but most bases are bit too far from the coast.. unless you could jag cairns...

Some Rex bases are ok but the pay I believe pay aint that great and RPT doesn't excite me that much..

The Antarctic gig would be great but family considerations..

Ag would be great but a bit late for a big change.. and the wife aint too keen on the worry of it all..

Perth does seem to be exactly what is called for if only it wasn't so bloody far away... a nice Dash, or maybe Jet job with decent pay and ok real estate.. alot of good points...

If only we could get a RFDS job for $100K and bases in the Gong, Newcastle Port Mac Coffs or Lismore..
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 08:45
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xxgoldxx,
RFDS has plenty of bases on the coast. Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Derby (if you could call it coast, ).

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Dont forget Headland. Derby's
You must have spent to much time in a small cockpit with a student sucking the oxygen out of the air!

Port Hedland or Derby as a good place to live????

Jeeeeeeeeez

I'd rather live in Oombi
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Old 24th Jan 2010, 09:42
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I think you'll find there's only a few thousand $$'s between QLD and Western. Bugger all difference.

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Old 24th Jan 2010, 13:36
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Morno,

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