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Old 13th Jan 2012, 07:43
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Tasmanian Air Adventures

I see an ad on afap, anyone know who is behind this start up?

Tasmanian Sea Plane Air Adventures
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 07:50
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Tasmanian Air Adventures (TAA) is the creation of former Qantas 747 pilot Christiaan Durrant and fellow aviator and adventurer Timothy Robertson, who plan to connect visitors with iconic wilderness sites across Tasmania.
Taken from their Press Release.

http://tasmanianairadventures.com.au...lease_Dec_2011
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 20:27
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Or more importantly, has anyone been successful in getting the advertised position? I wasnt unfortunately
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 09:21
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couldnt work for 2 better blokes, all the best with their operation, has quite a bit of potential
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 11:08
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A great opportunity for someone to get into floats. All the best for those who have applied!
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 14:56
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Well, good to hear some good news people around here !!!

They have a nice bit of kit to start off with. A lovely beaver which has been around a bit.

I thought the requirements was at best, well almost bizar personally.

Wish them the best of luck.
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 23:46
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Seems there must be a specific Tasmanian requirement for the pilot to possess a Restricted Coxwain's certificate. Either that or the pilot is required to drive a commercial vessel as part of his or her responsibilities. Good luck getting that ticket in a hurry, you'd be up for near 6 months solid on a boat !

The Coxwain's certificate is an interesting set-up. Conceivably you could fly an A380 full of passengers as F/O or almost Captain in the same amount of hours that it would take to get a Coxwain's certificate to drive a 5 meter runabout up a quiet river with paying passengers onboard! (1500 hours)
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 01:40
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When I got my float endorsement, I had to get a boat license as well.

And the floatplane was also registered as a boat, with the boat rego painted on the floats.

Don't know if it's the same these days. I've been on dry land a while now!
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 01:44
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Seems very different in each state.

We went through this with Marine Safety Victoria a few years back.

Their opinion was as long as the pilot is appropriately trained and the aircraft was registered under a national body, then that over-rode their requirements. They suggested that a boat licence would be highly regarded however wasn't required. They were happy if we proved that there were an appropriate number of MSV questions in the float-plane rating exam.

As I understand it the Melbourne based Seaplane operator has a Coxwain's certificate from his background, but they told us it wasn't required. Puts him in a good position though in case they change their minds later on.
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All depends from state to state. When I first started I had no 'water' experience so got a boat licence anyway.

Heard rumours that QLD is the only state not to require floaties to have one, but either way it has come in very useful! My advice to anyone interested in floats, have a boat licence before you start training.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 05:40
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I'd love to apply having flown and instructed on the Beaver F/P but no boat license or Coxswain Cert. Plenty of sailing experience though...counts me out!
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 07:30
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Ejector: not bizarre actually;
VH-XXX: you've got the right idea:

I've heard from a good source that the need for the boat ticket is not for the seaplane, but for a commercial boat which is part of their setup.

And I believe the job is still open rocket66.

Good luck to those who apply
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 07:37
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In TAS I thought Coxswain's had been dropped as a requirement due to previous Floatplane operators - KP & TM - arrangements with the powers that be ... no chance of getting a ticket in a hurry ... mandatory courses run irregularly and demanding experience requirements ...

... (typing when Watergypsy posted) ...

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Maybe there is a boat involved, perhaps ferrying people from the shore to the platform or similar.

I liken that to having to have a commercial licence to ferry people in a bus from a hotel to the airport for joy flights.
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It's the requirement for seaplane 'husbandry' that has me worried!

Hus-band-ry - The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding.

I mean I like Beavers as much as the next guy, but a man's gotta have a limit!
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 10:00
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If you have a CPL, float endorsement and a boat licence then I can't see why you really would need that extra ticket to transfer paying pax at 5-15 knots to the plane which is technically a boat until you depart the water at somewhere in excess of 50 or 60 knots (depending on aircraft type of course), which the above mentioned licence permit you to do.

Of course, we all know that various authorities don't always subscribe to common sense.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 10:46
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Not sure what all the whinging is about?

This operator has requested certain requirements as a prerequisite of the job!

It's their train set.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 12:03
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In Tasmania while the aircraft is on the water it is classed as a boat and for commercial operations requires a coxswain's certificate. It is not for the boat trip to the pontoon but while taxying on the water.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 19:24
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PLovett In Tasmania while the aircraft is on the water it is classed as a boat and for commercial operations requires a coxswain's certificate. It is not for the boat trip to the pontoon but while taxying on the water.
News to me PL, and I fly floats in TAS
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 21:08
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Certainly was the case for a previous operator in Tas.
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