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Old 25th Oct 2022, 08:22
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Hi all can anyone in the know tell me if qlink Eastern are hiring and is there still a cairns base? Is cairns a sought after base ??

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Old 25th Oct 2022, 08:46
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Hi Arena. QLink has two separate seniority lists and EBAs. Cairns is a Sunstate base, along with Brisbane and Adelaide. The Eastern bases are Sydney and Melbourne. Doesn't look like any hiring into Cairns or Brisbane at the moment, but Adelaide more likely if you want to be on the right seniority list and get there eventually.

Lots of hiring into Eastern bases at the moment. You can apply for a Sunstate base once you're in, but youll drop to the bottom of their seniority list. It might take a while before spots become available.
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 10:59
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Hi all can anyone in the know tell me if qlink Eastern are hiring and is there still a cairns base? Is cairns a sought after base ??

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There should be some bne spots early next year. Once on sunstate seniority you can transfer when spots come available.

Not sure why you're calling ppl names...bit uncalled for.
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 15:47
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Are they hard set on the multi/ turbine time?
For example their mins for apps are 700 however they also want 250 multi command. If you had over 1000 would they still consider you?
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 20:08
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Hi mate thanks for the info, I think everyone is sick of coming on here clearly seeking more in-depth info from those that work for a company and hear more of whatís happening I.e bases that are short of pilots and you get turkeys throwing their two worthless cents in. Thatís why. And for what itís worth I had checked the qantas website and was aware of the syd Mel recruitment but a forum is to seek inside info that 99% of folk on here are super willing to offer up but thereís always that 1% of time wasters. Rant over. The 1% out there wake up to yourself.
Again thanks for the info really appreciate it.
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 03:58
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Australia needs to grow up from the multi requirements, look at the US. all they want is x amount of turbine time as well as TT. The future is single-engine turbine PC12,208,KODIAK etc..Most of these piston twins haven't even been in production for the last 20+ years. If someone can fly these they sure as hell can fly a clapped out 310, they should be considered equal.
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 05:47
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Australia needs to grow up from the multi requirements, look at the US. all they want is x amount of turbine time as well as TT. The future is single-engine turbine PC12,208,KODIAK etc..Most of these piston twins haven't even been in production for the last 20+ years. If someone can fly these they sure as hell can fly a clapped out 310, they should be considered equal.
Its only about reducing sim time for new hires, that's it. If you have twin time and you are going to fly a twin, the sim instructor won't have to spend time training asymmetrics and twin engine management. Most training assumes you have a good grasp of multi engine operations and are just doing a type conversion and then line training to familiarise yourself with company procedures. Most of the sim training and check will be one-inop based under the IFR. Dash-8 or SAAB are just like flying a big Chieftain or 310 if you like, the engine type is almost irrelevant, what's important is they have two powerplants that provide asymmetric thrust should one fail.

I actually see turbine time a useless stat, turbines are piss easy to fly as long as you don't cook it on start. Even signing off for pressurisation is very easy, as the systems on airliners are pretty much automated with very little pilot input.

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I actually see turbine time a useless stat, turbines are piss easy to fly as long as you don't cook it on start. Even signing off for pressurisation is very easy, as the systems on airliners are pretty much automated with very little pilot input.[/QUOTE]

I think its not so much the engine itself its more to do with that generally turbines are heavier/faster/more complex than your standard piston single or even twin sometimes
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Hmm, only the PC-12 would be considered slightly complicated, C208 and Kodiak are fixed gear, no hydraulics apart from brakes, no pressurisation, single engine, TAS around 200 kts max. Flying a Chieftain or even a 6 place twin (other than a Partenavia) would be more complex and hone the single pilot IFR skills far more. Granted the piston twins are definitely on the way out, however the cadet programs coming out still focus on multi training in a Seminole or similar for the multi engine basics.

Minimum hours just reflect the amount of applicants and/or insurance/contract requirements. QLink is asking for multi time as they think they can still get direct entries with that under their belt. In reality you are better off applying for Rex, Link or other TP operators, getting a quick command and then applying for QF groups with jets, or you risk getting stuck in QLInk to fill seats.
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Are they hard set on the multi/ turbine time?
For example their mins for apps are 700 however they also want 250 multi command. If you had over 1000 would they still consider you?
Qlink will also accept 250hrs PIC of a single engine turbine above 3.4t MTOW (ie Caravan and above) or 250hrs co-pilot in a multi crew aircraft.
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Hmm, only the PC-12 would be considered slightly complicated, C208 and Kodiak are fixed gear, no hydraulics apart from brakes, no pressurisation, single engine, TAS around 200 kts max. Flying a Chieftain or even a 6 place twin (other than a Partenavia) would be more complex and hone the single pilot IFR skills far more. Granted the piston twins are definitely on the way out, however the cadet programs coming out still focus on multi training in a Seminole or similar for the multi engine basics.

Minimum hours just reflect the amount of applicants and/or insurance/contract requirements. QLink is asking for multi time as they think they can still get direct entries with that under their belt. In reality you are better off applying for Rex, Link or other TP operators, getting a quick command and then applying for QF groups with jets, or you risk getting stuck in QLInk to fill seats.
That is a good point actually. It really depends where you want to see your career. If QF is your dream job then as 43 says, apply externally. So many of us internals are sitting idle in the hold pile. Yet I know guys that applied at same time and are checked to line.

When I was an FO about 10 years ago, I recall a captain say to me...if you want to progress, don't stay here otherwise you get too comfortable. He was right.

Of course, if like many that are comfortable with regional which overall isn't a bad gig, then by all means stay.

In terms of bases Cairns and Adelaide has the best lifestyle. I just couldn't hack the summer heat up there.
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Hello, have there been any new hires go to Brisbane recently or get it fairly quickly? I see the ad up on workday is only for the Eastern bases. Cheers.
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Hello, have there been any new hires go to Brisbane recently or get it fairly quickly? I see the ad up on workday is only for the Eastern bases. Cheers.

Unfortunately not, thereís a long list eastern guys looking to transfer to Brisbane. Rex / Alliance / Corporate Air might be a better option for a quicker Brisbane base? Cobham Q400 also advertising for FOs BNE base.
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Unfortunately not, thereís a long list eastern guys looking to transfer to Brisbane. Rex / Alliance / Corporate Air might be a better option for a quicker Brisbane base? Cobham Q400 also advertising for FOs BNE base.
Cobham Q400 in BNE??
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Cobham Q400 in BNE??
Jobs were posted on AFAP and NJE website not long ago.
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Jobs were posted on AFAP and NJE website not long ago.
Ahh ok. I thought that the NJE Q400 operations were going to be solely in WA
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They have a base in ADL but are rumoured to be looking to expand into QLD FIFO.
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