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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 08:23
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schedule 5 skills for Top End FIRST job.

This seems like an oddball question but as mentioned I am still trying to get that first GA job here in the Top End - no luck of course!
Some guys I speak to say I should try and get Schedule 5 skills under my belt to help my chances (i.e., changing oil filter, oil, etc).
I've seriously done everything (CPL, ME IR, Aero, Tailwheel, low level, ATPL subjects, first aid, DG cert, some hours in a C206, paid for all of my 30+ hours of light twin time, a tad over 300 hours total). Don't mean to be facetious but do I need to get a space shuttle endorsement aswell? ha. Seriously, how does one go about getting Schedule 5 training to help spruce up the resume?

Thanks for the help & sorry to whine. It's a crazy tough slog of sitting and waiting / door knocking etc.
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 08:51
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Track down some nearby LAMEs and volunteer to help out with some 100 hourlies. (Heck, with the current skills shortage, they might even pay you...)
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 12:10
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Ok a couple of things, firstly itís schedule 8 that youíre thinking of (a commercial pilot should know that straight off the bat).

Secondly, a bit of humility goes a long way - calm down! Patience is key, and attitude is the key, no matter how many items on the ticket you have.
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 23:54
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I had a few pilots work in my AMO. It was full time casual work (if they were any good with hands). They got to learn most of what they can do in Shed 8 and I often gave them a Maintenance Manual DVD so they had data that was current on the aircraft they were going to fly.

I think they all got jobs within the year. One the owner called me and said he wanted to employee him, 2 others I recommended to my customers & another went on to start his own unique flying operation out of Darwin.

Don't work for nothing!
If you just want to learn tasks for Shed 8 (try get it for free) - I only did that training for customers pilots and thus got paid for teaching them.
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Old 24th Sep 2022, 00:46
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Nothing wrong with a pilot tagging along/watching/asking/helping a LAME during a Schedule 5 inspection. The more you learn about the nooks and crannies of the aircraft you fly, the better. Schedule 8 stuff can be learned as part of that.
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Old 24th Sep 2022, 12:16
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Nothing wrong with a pilot tagging along/watching/asking/helping a LAME during a Schedule 5 inspection. The more you learn about the nooks and crannies of the aircraft you fly, the better. Schedule 8 stuff can be learned as part of that.
There is if you own the workshop.

I will just "Tag Along" on your next flight /watching/asking/helping.
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Old 24th Sep 2022, 18:12
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You should be able to do schedule 8 especially flat tyres and batteries in my opinion. You should also make sure you know enough about aircraft engines and systems to be able to help a LAME by intelligently answering her questions about the aircraft or engine over a phone or radio link to perhaps help them narrow down the cause of a problem.

Ignorance about what goes on under the hood is not an attractive look
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They are also very passionate about aviation, if not more. I took an AME for a sequence of Aeros. Knowledge always go both ways.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 01:31
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You may find the following thread of use

Bob Tait's Aviation Theory School - Question of first inspection of the aircraft - Bob Tait's Aviation Theory School Forums
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 02:03
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There is if you own the workshop.
It is, of course, a decision for each certificate holder and workshop owner to decide.

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I will just "Tag Along" on your next flight /watching/asking/helping.
I reckon it should be mandatory for you to tag along on the next flight after youíve done maintenance on an aircraft.
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