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Old 19th Dec 2019, 10:39
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Seems like Queensland Gov is on a recruitment drive, positions recently advertised in Cairns, Horn island and now for a Chief Pilot as well.
Hard to find any detailed information, anyone have any information or views ? Being government run what do they do ?
Any idea what the operational culture like ?
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 10:45
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If you are currently looking for a position as flight crew, it's very simple! Just apply.!!
You can always say no later on; but once the application process closes, it's too late.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 00:18
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If you are currently looking for a position as flight crew, it's very simple! Just apply.!!
You can always say no later on; but once the application process closes, it's too late.
There is a reason why so many positions, is that no one wants to work under the current management. Bureaucrats with no aviation experience running an operational unit.

No leadership, do as I say mentality. Nepotism and cronyism in hiring. Used to be that someone would have to die to get a gig. Now itís just have a differing opinion on safety and you are gone.

Be very mindful of what you get yourself in for.
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 10:37
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latest revolution

Director Safety and Quality actually retired to drive his Winnebago around the State and Oz. Change of management probably coming as the PSBA being broken up with the helo ops going to Polair.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 10:14
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Originally Posted by catseye View Post
the PSBA being broken up with the helo ops going to Polair.
Where did you get that info? Genuine question, not a sh!t stir. PM me if sensitive. Ex-POLAIR.

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Old 8th Oct 2020, 10:39
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Highly unlikely that polair will merge with qgs
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:19
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I don't think they can hire until the management change after 31 October?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 00:54
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They need to get back to the original model when the previous CP in the 90s and beyond was there. Polair crew were enthusiastic, motivated and supported. Joining with QG jets and rescue helo under PSBA banner has been a massive failure. Public servants with no operational experience, management that donít know the front end from the back, nepotism is rife, bullying of long term staff in the hope of getting them to resign etc. I hope the commissioner does it right this time. A labor government is also never the friend of aviation.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 12:36
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For a start, because of the nature of the flying, operating under any type of an AOC or having a commercial operator involved will never work unless the pilot ranks are increased by a factor of at least four.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 16:22
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.... A labor government is also never the friend of aviation
I dunno about that...the Labor Pollies seem to like to get their backsides on the Govt Hawker 850 leather seats (Ironic since they slammed Joh BJ for the Hawker they labeled the “JOH JET” when he was around).

Swapped it out for a Westwind when Labor took power from Joh, but must have realised there was more bragging rights with a Hawker than a Westwind so swapped the swapped Westwind back for a Hawker. (Did that one have gold taps too?).

The Police Aviation side always seemed to be the poor (...super poor?) cousins to the Govt Aviation side.....Crime don’t pay I suppose, especially If you are writing the cheque and you could swan around in a very nice modern Hawker 850 XP (..ps..don’t forget to tell the passengers to hide the wine bottles, could be a little embarrassing to revisit “winegate” during the election.)

Is the Police Citation still working?..It always seemed busy years ago...a rego check shows it at 21 years vs the Hawker at 14 years...further proof that crime don’t pay.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 05:40
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I think the Citation is against a fence or in the hangar corner out of engine hours.

To run the Airwing commercially 601 is correct, need more pilots to cover 24/7.

They had a ex CASA chap create a Ops Manual ect to enable an AOC. Got as far as casa saying they are ready to give it a tick to start but Airwing ( QGA ) decided to let it rest. Management pilots came and went, some got as far as casa approval, some were taxpayer endorsed on Hawker then left, some endorsed on Citation then it ran out of engine time. One would guess the hourly cost to the taxpayer must be a lot higher these days. Maybe Lifeflight should take it over

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Old 10th Oct 2020, 08:54
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Informative post Merle2.

Question....If the Citation IS out of action, and as it is a now a combined Air Unit under the QGAir Banner, if say an urgent Police Callout X BNE was needed to the regions would the Hawker be used, or is that left for ministerial duties?


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Old 10th Oct 2020, 12:37
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Ministerial duties used to be near the bottom of the pile. Could have changed in the last 20 years.
Does a esky wanting to be picked up in Auckland still have it over a pollie in Wepia?.
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Ministerial duties used to be near the bottom of the pile. Could have changed in the last 20 years.
Does a esky wanting to be picked up in Auckland still have it over a pollie in Wepia?.
Or a bottle of wine at Lockhart River...



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Old 11th Oct 2020, 05:02
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The Hawker or King Air are used on police work as required and yes the transplant flights have highest priority.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 12:50
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Or a bottle of wine at Lockhart River...
As far as I know, no one ever tested the contents of the bottle - could have been water for all we know.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 21:33
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Citation has been sold. No Polair aircraft left in BN. They were only running Monday to Friday with no weekend callouts there for a while. The Police have been left without a real aviation support since new management have sat in the chair. Poorer cousins is sort of right, disowned is more apt.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 02:14
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Poorer cousins is sort of right, disowned is more apt.
Like that for 30 years.

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 04:46
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Yep Citation sold, QPS get to use the KingAir at times but Hawker is kept for others. Technically esky still has priority over pollies.

the dictators, sorry Managers, have own interests in mind. Very sad existence for crew. Morale is through the floor.
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