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Old 6th Jan 2018, 09:06   #421 (permalink)
 
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Does anybody ever hear if over 45ís make the effort to change careers and get hired as DEFO or similar.

Appreciate the cost and potential unlikeliness to make LHS on a wide body, but what about the dream.
Yep know of several of over 45's who have done it and been hired as an FO.

Not sure of your location so costs are a bit had to advise on.

Chances of LHS for a wide body are in reality pretty low. Since you're asking about wide body and mentioned DEFO as well, the job you're likely to get initially will be FO on a Turbo Prop and then take your chances from there, probably a command on a Turbo Prop then either FO on a narrow body or SO on wide body.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 21:50   #422 (permalink)


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Yep know of several of over 45's who have done it and been hired as an FO.

Not sure of your location so costs are a bit had to advise on.

Chances of LHS for a wide body are in reality pretty low. Since you're asking about wide body and mentioned DEFO as well, the job you're likely to get initially will be FO on a Turbo Prop and then take your chances from there, probably a command on a Turbo Prop then either FO on a narrow body or SO on wide body.
Thanks. Iím Sydney based, was looking at Central Coast Aero Club.

Iíve been involved in airlines for many years (10+ years), working at Virgin and Qantas in Technology, but have always had a dream to fly.
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 23:25   #423 (permalink)


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Jobs?

I am planning on getting a CPL once I have received my PPL from air cadets, but after I have gotten my CPL what jobs are the for a single engine Rating?
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 15:50   #424 (permalink)


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Redcliffe, QLD training - BFR

Hi all, I'm heading back to Brisbane in February to do my BFR. I've been out of flying practice for around 7 years although have kept up to date with changes and potter around on MS Flight Sim. I'm looking for some thoughts on Air Queensland vs Redcliffe Aero Club, both based at Redcliffe. Does anyone have experience of either and could recommend one or both of them? I want an honest outfit who are going to give me the training I need, without going over the top, and have good quality aircraft for private hire as well.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 00:00   #425 (permalink)
 
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I don't know the Air Queensland guys but fly with the Aero club regularly. Plenty of 172s and a 3 182s + 200 series, twins and access to tailwheel. Combination of dials and glass but always well maintained. Biggest issue I've had in 7 years was one flat battery.
Priced on the tacho for private hire so a pretty cheap hour in the circuit. I generally fly on very short notice but have rarely not found something to take.
Suggest you drop past and have a chat with both of them to get a feel.
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 07:11   #426 (permalink)
 
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172fun, you can't go wrong with both Air Queensland and Redcliffe Aeroclub. Personally I choose AQ for any training because the aeroclub membership fee is too much of a burden on my already light wallet. As suggested above you should pop in to both joints to look at their aircraft, facilities and instructors.

For pvt hire there's always a Cherokee 140 parked on the grass outside the aeroclub which is competitively priced at $200/hr. Available for multi day hire w/ no 'day cost', only tacho time billed. All info online, just search 'Piper for Hire'
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 09:43   #427 (permalink)


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Thanks @PatrickF and @bloodandiron - very helpful. @PatrickF do you happen to know what the PA28 is like at the Aero Club?
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 23:13   #428 (permalink)
 
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Haven't flown it although I expect it will be in pretty good nick. Everything I've flown is kept in good shape.
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 21:20   #429 (permalink)
 
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PPL conversion (easa to casa)

Hi! In a few months, I will move to Australia for about 1 year. Thus, I am looking for a license conversion but I have one question : According to this document https://www.casa.gov.au/file/139811/download?token=Mkyzt7o5 , I need at least 2hrs ot "Dual Instrument Time". I wanted to know if flight hours without visibility (so, operating VFR) match these requirements or if I had to fly real IFR? Thanks.
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Hi - "hood" time should be fine. The 2 hrs will be to match the local PPL requirements - almost always done as VFR with foggles or hood, and I think we accept half of that in a sim.
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Hi - "hood" time should be fine. The 2 hrs will be to match the local PPL requirements - almost always done as VFR with foggles or hood, and I think we accept half of that in a sim.

Ok, thanks ! Someone else to confirm ?
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I think you need to meet the experience requirements for an Australian PPL (assuming a PPL is what you are wanting to convert to?).

From the CASR part 61

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(1) An applicant for a private pilot licence with the aeroplane category rating must have at least 40 hours of aeronautical experience that includes:

(a) at least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot; and

(b) at least 20 hours of flight time as pilot of an aeroplane; and

(c) at least 10 hours of solo flight time in an aeroplane; and

(d) at least 5 hours of solo cross‑country flight time in an aeroplane; and

(e) at least 2 hours of dual instrument time; and

(f) at least one hour of dual instrument flight time in an aeroplane.
so you would need a minimum of 2 hours dual instrument time, at least 1 hour of that must be in an aeroplane. The dual flight IF time for a PPL is normally done in simulated conditions (ie under a hood).
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 15:35   #433 (permalink)


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Anz cadetships

Just wanted to get some insight into the program itself, mainly the recruitment process, application numbers, what airlines offer them and when. I tried to google this info but there was little to none. Are these cadetships open every year? Also is this similar to defence recruiting for pilots?
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Just wanted to get some insight into the program itself, mainly the recruitment process, application numbers, what airlines offer them and when. I tried to google this info but there was little to none. Are these cadetships open every year? Also is this similar to defence recruiting for pilots?
Akahmi,

Are you referring to cadetships by Air New Zealand or are you referring to cadetships within Australian and New Zealand?

If it is the former, Air New Zealand does not run cadetships. Rather they have preferred training partnerships, amongst them are:

1. Nelson Aviation College
2. Southern Wings (Invercargill)
3. Massey University
4. International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (Christchurch)

I believe there is one more located on the North Island but I can't recall which one it is. I think it is the Flight Training Organisation in Hawke's Bay

CTC also have an FTO based in Hamilton but they are not training specifically for Air New Zealand.

If it is the latter, I've covered New Zealand above but for Australia - Regional Express run a cadetship with 3 intakes per year.

Qantas don't have cadetships per se but they have preferred training partnerships (similar to Air New Zealand), these are

1. University of New South Wales
2. Griffith University

I believe there is also one more to be included in the list above (my brain's thinking RMIT) but I'm not 100% sure.

Furthermore, Qantas have level 1 and level 2 First Officer intakes but these are preferably for students who have completed their flight training (or are progressing towards the end of their training).

Virgin Australia recently opened (and closed again) their cadetship which was run by Flight Training Adelaide at Parafield. Whether they'll re-open this one, I'm unsure.

CTC and CAE both have FTOs in Australia as well. I believe they are based in Melbourne. Again, they don't train for our Mainline or Air New Zealand specifically.

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Old 15th Jan 2018, 00:28   #435 (permalink)


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Hi everyone,

I received an offer from RMIT associate degree in professional piloting however I've been reading very negative feedbacks online and I've confirmed it with a friend who is currently in the course. Most likely i will be rejecting the offer.. i don't want to spend heaps of money for nothing. I want to ask which flight school in melbourne provides the best training to become an airline pilot? i would prefer the flight school to be offering fee-help
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 05:53   #436 (permalink)


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Akahmi,

Are you referring to cadetships by Air New Zealand or are you referring to cadetships within Australian and New Zealand?

If it is the former, Air New Zealand does not run cadetships. Rather they have preferred training partnerships, amongst them are:

1. Nelson Aviation College
2. Southern Wings (Invercargill)
3. Massey University
4. International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (Christchurch)

I believe there is one more located on the North Island but I can't recall which one it is. I think it is the Flight Training Organisation in Hawke's Bay

CTC also have an FTO based in Hamilton but they are not training specifically for Air New Zealand.

If it is the latter, I've covered New Zealand above but for Australia - Regional Express run a cadetship with 3 intakes per year.

Qantas don't have cadetships per se but they have preferred training partnerships (similar to Air New Zealand), these are

1. University of New South Wales
2. Griffith University

I believe there is also one more to be included in the list above (my brain's thinking RMIT) but I'm not 100% sure.

Furthermore, Qantas have level 1 and level 2 First Officer intakes but these are preferably for students who have completed their flight training (or are progressing towards the end of their training).

Virgin Australia recently opened (and closed again) their cadetship which was run by Flight Training Adelaide at Parafield. Whether they'll re-open this one, I'm unsure.

CTC and CAE both have FTOs in Australia as well. I believe they are based in Melbourne. Again, they don't train for our Mainline or Air New Zealand specifically.

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I see I see, so getting a cadetship is extremely difficult. What do they look for in your application?
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I see I see, so getting a cadetship is extremely difficult. What do they look for in your application?
Akahmi,

Difficult, yes. Impossible, no.

Majority of the cadetships require Year 11 and Year 12 physics and maths results.

If you visit the careers pages of each airline you can have a read through there regarding the requirements.

You won't know what they're exactly looking for until you've reached the interview stage unfortunately.

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Old 15th Jan 2018, 11:24   #438 (permalink)


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Akahmi,

Difficult, yes. Impossible, no.

Majority of the cadetships require Year 11 and Year 12 physics and maths results.

If you visit the careers pages of each airline you can have a read through there regarding the requirements.

You won't know what they're exactly looking for until you've reached the interview stage unfortunately.

Regards

AM
Oh I see, easy, I got an op 6 in qld which is alright I guess and did those subjects, is there an age limit for cadetships? I.e do you have to be a current year 12 student in order to be eligible or you can be older. I'm currently 18.
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 07:28   #439 (permalink)


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Rex Cadetship Maths and WOMBAT

Hello,

First of all, yes I'm aware of the numerous Rex cadetship threads currently on here. They're all pretty old so I'm after some fresh info.

I have my WOMBAT test coming up in a few weeks and I've also been asked to sit an in house maths exam the same day. I have been studying flat out, but have no idea if I'm on the right track.

If there is anyone who has recently sat the in-house maths test could you please offer some info on the level and the topics they test most on, so I can focus my study a bit better.


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