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Job hunting in PNG with EASA CPL

Old 13th Aug 2014, 23:06
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I'll write a 1-month-update to my situation. I'm taking lilflyboys' advice and will be heading to Jayapura in mid-September, but just for two days. Flying via POM and spending one afternoon there, but if it's the general opinion that it's impossible to get anything over there, I will probably not waste any time chasing a ghost.

It seems impossible to find any information about the operations in Papua/Sentani on the internet, having found only one of lilflyboys mentioned 7 operators. Will they expect me in this part of the world to have my license, medical and logbook with me when I show up, or is a CV enough? Should I give them a phone call first, or just stop by unannounced?

Ps. lilflyboy262, a PM coming your way, hope you don't mind.
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 01:41
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Id take everything mate.

You never know, being the 'Johnny on the spot', they might need someone there and then, so it'd be a shame if they couldn't give you a start for the want of a bit of paperwork...you'd need to get a local licence/medical etc, but your current licence might get you a C of V...not sure how it works that side of the border, but being indo, it'll probably be cluster f**k wrapped in red tape.

But still, nothing ventured/he who dares etc!

Good luck.
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Old 15th Aug 2014, 01:55
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All right, will have to hope for the best. Any information on the operators from Jayapura is more than welcome, as it seems impossible to find anything on the internet, having found only one company there operating vans.

Thanks for all the help guys, it will be an interesting trip!
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Old 15th Aug 2014, 03:03
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It seems impossible to find any information about the operations in Papua/Sentani on the internet, having found only one of lilflyboys mentioned 7 operators.
Here are three that I know of who take foreign pilots;

HOME

Home dimonimair.com

https://www.maf.org/about/where-we-s...a#.U-12RaMYkeM

There are also a few in Kalimantan (Borneo)

http://airborn.co.id/

Whitesky Aviation

Regarding having your licenses and logbooks with you, it's always a good idea to have those when looking for a job. The license validation, plus work visa immigration process can take months to complete so the quicker you can get the ball rolling, the better it will be for you.
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 00:31
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Better late than never. It would only be fair to share my experience, as I got so much help from here.
I ended up doing my trip already some time ago, despite some small problems in Port Moresby(well, what can you expect?), I got back home in one piece. In the end, I only visited one company mentioned in this thread, but I don't know whether that will materialize or not. Hopefully, but I don't know if I made a positive impression or not.
Another company which may have been worth visiting had an accident a couple of days earlier when I was there, so I figured the CP has more important things on his mind than me.

Am I crazy because I much rather want to get a job in those parts of the world, instead of having to stay in Europe? (<--Why does PPRuNe have a emoticon which is chewing areca nut?)
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 18:08
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Hey Pirrex,

thank you a lot for sharing your experience with the job hunting there. And to answer your question: No, I absolutely do not think that you are crazy. I'm just impressed of your attitude and that you would go anywhere to make your dream of aviation come true. I hope that you will get the chance to work there soon and wish you the best

Please keep us up to date here where you ended up!

Greetz
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 03:49
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Almost half a year has passed since my previous trip, and due to the lack of replies I'm getting from the CP's I met down there, I can't wait forever and it's time to get back on the horse. Next month I have a couple of weeks' winter vacation, so I will have to take another job hunting trip, and my itinerary will be about the same as last time but a bit more extensive.

I'm still fascinated by PNG, and even though I'm well aware of the safety issues in some parts, I'd still love to work there. Obviously I'm not qualified for single pilot ops there, but see a few companies operating king airs, twin otters and bandits. Is it really an impossible thought? My experience is still around 250h due to seriously depressing winter here.

I will of course be traveling around Indonesia as well, visiting and the companies i see myself having a realistic shot with.

If anybody would be willing to help out who has some closer information what it comes to PNG companies Tropic Air, SWA and OMhl I would be forever grateful.
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