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Old 30th Apr 2017, 11:11
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Virgin is running a cadetship shortly.

Command is a very long road in this part of the world (boom over and JQ/VA have large seniority lists now). I've heard 3-5 years in the Middle East.

All the best.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 11:20
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Yes I do realise that my chances are better with overseas airlines, Asia, Pacific Island, or even Africa etc....

A traditional legacy airline at Qantas would be very difficult or next to impossible.

I see that Virgin is currently taking applications for Cadets but I am a NZ Citizen. I've been living in Australia for 5 years but do not have permanent residency.
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Old 1st May 2017, 03:44
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Yes I do realise that my chances are better with overseas airlines, Asia, Pacific Island, or even Africa etc....
The USA are also accepting Australians on the E3 visa. There are quite a number over there right now flying ERJ 175s and CRJs for the regional airlines building jet time. A few late starters as well, much older than 29. Get the minimums and head over to the US. Once you have jet time, more doors open for you when you want to move on from the US regional scene.
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Old 3rd May 2017, 14:13
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I'm curious to know why the US Regionals would hire Australian pilots? Surely there must be so many pilots in the US desperate for jobs?
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Old 3rd May 2017, 15:32
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I'm curious to know why the US Regionals would hire Australian pilots? Surely there must be so many pilots in the US desperate for jobs?
maybe, maybe not

their big problem is how to get to 1500 hours

FAA Data Shows Airline-Ready U.S. Pilot Numbers Tumbling | Flying Magazine
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Old 12th May 2017, 08:23
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Camden airport CFI recommendation

Gentlemen,

I am a NZ CPL license holder. For a private flight purpose I obtained Certificate of Validity from CASA and, as far as I know, before commencing my flying I have to do BFR/validation flight. I am looking for an aeroclub/CFI in Camden for this purpose - can someone recommend who to call?
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Old 12th May 2017, 09:00
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Curtis aviation
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Old 12th May 2017, 09:01
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Airborne Aviation have a decent range of aircraft, should get you sorted out.
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Old 12th May 2017, 09:04
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I would say Curtis.
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Old 12th May 2017, 09:58
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I would recommend you get off your ar$e and go and visit all the schools at Camden. Make up your own mind.
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Old 12th May 2017, 10:06
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I will indeed - thanks for recomendations!
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Old 12th May 2017, 10:13
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I would recommend you get off your ar$e and go and visit all the schools at Camden. Make up your own mind.
Jeez, Bob! What's wrong with someone asking a bit of advice first?
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Old 13th May 2017, 11:10
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Thanks, guys - Curtis Aviation replied straight away.
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Old 14th May 2017, 00:22
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For a longtime I've recommended Curtis. However received recent feedback about very poor service when making bookings at their office and on arrival for bookings on several occasions. i hope this isn't reflective.
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 05:37
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Flight schools in Sydney

Hi, Im considering to enrol into diploma of aviation (cpl-a) in Sydney.

Im not an international student and im eligible to apply for VET-fee help program.

I would like some recommendations of flight schools in Sydney and it would be a great assistance if you could share your experience with the school you've attended.

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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 22:29
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Flying school in NZ

Hi im currently year 13 taking A level Maths, A level English, A level spanish and AS physics. Im looking for a good aviation school and currently my options are Massey University and Ardmore flying school. Just wondering how these two compare and which option is the best financially, and which option will give me the highest chance of getting me into the course and employed afterwards. I was hoping to get my Airline pilot license without depending on my parents (hopefully getting through with student loan). Any recommendations besides these two options? thanks
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 02:36
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With the change to student loan rules now you must self fund your PPL before you can get a student loan for your CPL and the rest. The positive to this means you can do your PPL anywhere then go to the big school for your student loan funded CPL.
I'm guessing as Ardmore is one of your options you're Auckland based? Try looking around the flying clubs for getting your PPL, probably cheaper and a great learning environment which will also help you meet useful people around the industry in the process. If you are indeed Auckland based, I'd suggest giving Airline Flying Club at Ardmore a look. Email is [email protected] or phone is 09 2984747. Flick them an email and one of the instructors should get back to you reasonably quickly.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 04:36
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If someone put a gun to my head and told me I had to choose between those 2 schools I'd probably take the bullet.

I'm fairly certain discussing specific Schools on Prune will get a tread locked, but if I were you I'd broaden my options. There are some fantastic schools farther south who will provide better training for less money.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 09:21
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Ouch ElZilcho that's a bit harsh

I do agree there are better options elsewhere and for less money.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 10:32
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Ouch ElZilcho that's a bit harsh
Yea fair call, Massey probably isn't all that bad
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