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Old 8th Sep 2013, 08:55
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Nice wind up but you tried a little to hard this time !
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 08:59
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Airplanes make fast like burning pig
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 11:24
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You gotta love it.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 11:38
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Naughty Gobbledock, are you shit stirring again?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 12:14
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Why don't we start with English lessons and losing some attitude first ?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 13:02
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Wind up alert
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 13:02
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Frankly speaking I am yet to come across an English born who haven't had trouble spelling words and if u happen to know , we don't speak English here , we speak Australian

Jokes aside, if you are from India and wants to pursue your passion into aviation then take my advise and stay the fcuk out of the land down under.
You will have more choices landing a job in India or Asia than to any westen country right now unless you are born with good fortune( I meant dollars here)

Before you venture into your passion, aviation is a long hard road and you would often find numb nuts like the above who has nothing else to share but bunch of bollocks and of course they are good at it it's part of their grammar here .

All the best.For future reference , seek professional help from your friends who are already in aviation and whom you can trust

Cheers

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Old 8th Sep 2013, 13:24
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we don't speak English here , we speak Australian

Yeah that would still be English !
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 18:38
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Where you can be employed depends on where you are eligible for a working visa or can emigrate, if not already a citizen. Once you have that worked out then you need to work out what would be the necessary pilot licence for that/those countries and, if a foreign licence is acceptable (for use as is, or by some conversion process), what foreign licences are accepted.

Until then your question can't be answered properly.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 21:42
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I will try to answer your questions as posed:

1. There is no maximum age to become a pilot. 80 year olds have qualified to be Private Pilots. But over 40 to 45 with a fresh Commercial Licence and no on- the-job experience, I doubt anyone would employ you. Simply because there are plenty of 20 year olds available at that level.

2. You do need some night flying - each country will have its own syllabus. Search via the various licencing websites eg: www.casa.gov.au for Australia.

3. You won't find it easy to get a pilot job in Australia as an international student. You would be competing against our own young people looking for the same job, and as a former employer of pilots I can tell you that yes, we do favour our own. We are not being racist. I suspect it is the same everywhere else in the world.

4. I will answer this question in reverse. The cheapest place to learn to fly is most probably the USA. Get quotes, but ensure that they will handle the student visa requirements, because the Americans have become quite sensitive about people who want to learn take-offs but not landings.
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Old 9th Sep 2013, 15:56
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Thumbs up Thanks Mach E Avelli

Thanks Mach for replying to my post.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 03:48
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A few things that come into mind that I've seen of late.

Considerations to Airmanship and Discipline.

Airmanship can be learned from others and gained by experience. Airmanship is a broad term used to define a series of positive behaviours/abilities and of an awareness of the environment that we operate in.

To summarise: Use your head and don't be selfish.

Basic rookie errors:

Propwash - Have a think about where you're pointing the tail of your aircraft and how much power you're using. You wont make many friends with engineers if you go blasting dust through their hanger or blowing over cowling etc, while they have the aircraft apart. Your mates wont be happy when you blow their doors shut on them while they're trying to load freight etc.

Doors/Windows - Keep these shut while you aren't using them. Here is one for you to picture: Your hamfisted new work college, just checked to line on a C210, does a 180 tail to tail with you at 1700RPM while you're loading a person who has a stiff leg into the aircraft and not guarding the door. The door swings open, catches the prop wash and subsequently breaks of at the hinges. Embarrassment, a loss of an aircraft door and a please explain from the boss are going to be the consequences of the day. Personally I've seen the result of a 210 who's doors were left open overnight, have a Conquest start behind it and tear the doors clean off at the hinges on two separate occasions.

Be especially cautious of low winged aircraft and open storm windows in the wet. Moldy carpets and wet bums aren't much fun.

Parking: A daily struggle due to the lack of room, complicates parking. I see plenty of rookies parking directly behind aircraft to get 20m closer to the gate and blocking that aircraft in the designated parking area for the duration of their wait.

Aircraft Washing: Fairly straight forward. Nothing looks better than clean tyre rims and oleo struts. Avoid water etc around the static ports and pitot tubes.

Final walk arounds: Once your aircraft is loaded, take 30 seconds to do a quick lap of the aircraft. Make sure oil caps/doors are secure, baggage lockers are shut and locked, fuel caps are on, chocks are out, pitot cover is off and that dreaded passenger seatbelt is not hanging out the door. All these are easily missed and consequences vary from embarrassing yourself to potentially an off field landing.

If it's any advice that you take from this post, I would suggest that it's the "final walk arounds" as I'd be willing to bet the vast majority of us have been caught by at least one of these.

Fly safe out there.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 04:54
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If it's any advice that you take from this post, I would suggest that it's the "final walk arounds" as I'd be willing to bet the vast majority of us have been caught by at least one of these.
Otherwise known as the Last Minute Gross Negligence Check

Definitely, highly recommended. Many a clipboard/mobile phone have been saved by these
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 07:44
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Ummm, isn't a final walk-around the normal thing to do? It's up here as something extra or special.

Edit: OK I'll value-add. My $0.02

- Be willing to say no to unsafe tasking.
- Write up any unserviceabilities. Don't accept a crap aircraft.

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Old 5th Nov 2013, 02:13
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Some great advice here

I want get back into flying and to aim for CPL level after I've finished myqualification (I'm currently an A.M.E. yr 4 avionics apprentice)

Would prospective employers see this qualification as much of an advantagewhen looking for my 1st flying gig?

Also, I have three young kids and will find traveling to the top end impossible.Is there any chance at all of finding a job in a more regional east coastcentre? (I'm in Cairns) or is that just un-heard of and wishful thinking?

Cheers
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 13:09
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I know of people who have gotten into 'desirable' GA companies as LAMEs then after a year or two moved across to flying but it's not guaranteed and all have started at the bottom of the pilot ladder. Like anything in GA, work hard and don't expect favourable treatment and you will make the opportunities happen.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 14:46
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I am not surprised, with an outburst like that.

Hysteresis, good luck. We've all done it, and despite PPRuNe being more demoralising than encouraging, I think it's safe to say that we all loved it.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 03:38
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Technically im still a rookie, (350tt) but i got a couple

- photos on CVs with 4 bars and aviators will get your CV trashed. (that goes for interviews as well) AIRNZ say hire for attitude, train for excellence if that gives you an idea

- do not submit your CV to a company if you are not even close to the required hours, if you want to work for them in a few years and they remember the guy who submitted 500cvs over 6 months while hour building for his PPL

-if you get a reputation as "that guy" who doesnt follow rules or is unsafe, you will damage your chances later (especially if you want a job on a "who you know" basis)

-and lastly, dont post rubbish online, that goes for anything that has your real name attached, IE LinkedIN/Facebook/google+, and inclues posts, photos, and videos. employes may will check the main sites. bear it in mind

good luck
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Old 11th Dec 2013, 00:17
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Hi all,

I recently completed my CPL and MECIR. I'm currently working two jobs (60 to 70 hour weeks) in hope to save enough to fund a trip 'up north' before the start of the dry season.
I have a map of all the companies i plan to stop at along the way, but it's not many...
was hoping for some advice about companies that are willing to employ low time pilots and the best way to research and find these companies!
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Old 11th Dec 2013, 11:26
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Companies | Aircraft Registry

Seems to have a fairly good list
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