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Old 19th Oct 2009, 22:18
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Anyone wanting to hire 3500+

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I have 3500+ hrs . Is any company in India looking for B-206 l pilot ? I have 600 hrs on it . Looking for a change .India might be the place for me . I have FAA ATP ( H ).

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Old 20th Oct 2009, 02:36
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Don't Think So!

Jiggyman,

Honestly, I don't think so.

There are not too many B206s in India but a lot of 'young' pilots.

Now if you had something interesting, like an AW 139 P1 rating, that would be a different story.
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BH 206 B3 ( Jet Ranger ) pilot with 2500-3000 hrs + 350-500 hrs as PIC on type + Current License wanted for Part 135 OPS.Preferred Age 28-38.
Salary : US$ 4K + Perks + Furnished Accomodation. Contact : Sheetal , [email] aviationhr at k-aircharters dot com

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Old 20th Oct 2009, 04:21
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Mmmm ...

For anybody contemplating a work trip to India .... might I suggest PM 'GoodGrief' (of this forum) who will set you straight as to the "Pro's & Cons".

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H .... sorry to drop you in it mate ... cheers
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$4,K US for a Jetbanger Pilot is not too bad, considering in India Your; accommodation 3-4 star will be provided, all meals, transport, local & work mobile calling costs, return air-tickets for holidays etc., so basically you can save the whole lot. Operationally can be a BIG nightmare but that depends on the company you work for as whether they supply a dispatcher to deal with ATC, FIC, ADC, AOR, flight plans, Met etc.etc.etc.etc.etc. for you, if they do then its easy. Its a great place to live, many awesome things to see & do, save money. Yes its dirty, dusty, polluted. crowded, heaps of beggars. But the people are nice, friendly, very courteous, honest. everything is very cheep. The higher time requirement I'd say is due to the challenges of driving a Jetbox at 45+C, 90% humidity at 5,000+' AMSL so very marginal. Plus all in very poor visibility. As they say incredible India. India is not a learning ground for a newbie. Want more info then PM me
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I love high altitude

Well i am not worried about the high altitude flying . Flew in Nepal for 5 years . They have the worse of high altitude flying . So comparatively , India should not be that hard .
So when they say perks ? Is that allowances and if so , am i suppose to assume its flying hours as well and night stop allowances ? Anyone would be kind enough to explain me this please .
Thanks .
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To spin wing

Hey bro !
Thanks for the info . I was born and grew up in India . Its been like a second home to me . I should be fine , if i do plan to move out there .
Thanks for your concern though. I heartily appreciate you trying to help me .
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It is actually getting worse, so please take it literally!!!
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Goodgrief Your only a celebrity or was that celibacy in Your dreams. Getting worse???? naaaaah its getting better & better every day in every way jiggyman524 many places in India have DA's as high or higher than Nepal with 100% worse visibility, so yes it will be tough in a Jetbox. Happy Landings
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Don't come here for less than the entry level salary of 5k USD AFTER tax.

Be careful with the accomodation. Make sure you don't have to share it with a million people.

Health insurance and pension plan are entirely your responsibility, don't expect a dime here.

Make sure you get a proper roster in your contract.
The simple "30 days off per year" can easily mean that you work/stand by for 335 days.

Don't be a philantropist.
To be continued...
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Yep agree totally with GoodGrief; pay wise, accommodation etc. Just be VERY careful there are some very bogus unscrupulous operators here as well as some very good ones too. So ask lots of questions & do thorough homework. If you get the right gig it can be great fun, great flying, great opportunities & & &
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...and if you get the wrong gig life could be over as you know it.
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For Vertical refrence

Sir
Seems like you fly in India . I was just suprised to hear your words " jiggyman524 many places in India have DA's as high or higher than Nepal with 100% worse visibility," .I mean no offense and i am not trying to be condescending , but it brought a chuckle on my face to read those lines .
All i am trying to say is Indian terrain might bring out a best in piloting skills , but as for high altitude operation , Nepal is still the place to test your skills . Specially for high altitude .
I have landed single engine and twin engine above 15'000 ft . Every time i went in to land , i always felt that there is something new for me to learn . The glass always looked half empty to me .I hope you understand why i said those words .
Anyways ! I hope you have a very successful flying career . With best wishes .
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Hey jiggyman524 yes I do work here & have landed at 15,700' only to have a OAT of 33oC so interesting, lucky I was in a B3+. I am not saying Nepal is not high, just that India has some really lousey visibilty some days which they actually call VFR (humf) The Rotory industry is booming here now; heaps of new machines coming into the country & many new prospects to fly popping up. So You have been here before then securing a new gig should be easy. Best of luck
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Terminated

Due to a major and lengthy inspection on the aircraft I'm flying the company I work for here in India has seen fit to terminate my contract, giving me 10 days to figure out where I'm going next. As long as I'm here in Incredible India I may as well stick around a while.

I've been flying the AS350, but have the requisite hours in the Jetranger and Longranger to fly here in India as well. I've seen the info about GVHL and the Jetranger job from previous posts, I'll look into those. Any other job info would be greatly appreciated.
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India govt invites bids

Ref; previous post
Ahh what fun times those were... What a difference a year makes.. I'm still in India, still flying the same area, but now with a different company...

Some India news already mentioned elsewhere on the forum..thought I'd post it here as well:

Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times

Govt invites chopper bid for anti-Naxal operations
With Indian Air Force choppers tied up in United Nations peacekeeping roles, the government has floated a global tender on Wednesday to hire more than a dozen MI-17 all-weather choppers to ramp up air support for security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations.

The armour-plated choppers — to minimise damage from firing — will be used for evacuating casualties, search and rescue operations, movement of armed troops and surveillance.

Central and state security forces have just half-a-dozen choppers deployed on anti-Naxal duties and have been seeking more aerial support.

The IAF had earlier made it clear that it would not be able to spare more choppers for anti-Naxal operations.

"Since the air force was falling short of choppers, we had received approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security to hire choppers on wet lease," a home ministry official said.

This means that the successful bidder would have to provide necessary crew, maintenance as well as insurance. The contract would be valid for a year in the first instance, extendable up to three years.

The home ministry will have the operational control of the helicopters.

The shortage of crew and spare-parts has been hampering the existing chopper-fleet run by the Border Security Force in anti-Naxal and other operations.

The government wants the choppers to be civil registered but has specifications of a military mould such as slithering facilities and armour plating.

The ministry has also insisted that the choppers have a minimum airlift capacity of 18-20 fully equipped personnel and fly to air destinations at least 400 km without refuel.

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m back

after the terrible time.. m a baby among u all though.. but half way thru my commercial (helicopter). helicopter's fun. DGCA isnt. hhaha..
looking forward to come back soon n get done with DGCA n RT ..
currently in hawaii.
havin the best time
being a girl feels proud
are there any online practise tests for DGCA preparation?? please let me knpw

all m worried is it to come back n do my recency if i dont clear ..

no no.. not studies

its the green papers( $) thats gonna cost me



but still proud to be called as a safe pilot.. thats all i wna be

gimme a feedback soon guys.. aloha

happy diwali
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 16:28
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Ec135/ec145

Anyone know of any positions for an EC135/145 driver in India? Preferably 4 or 6 weeks on/off. FAA ATP, IFR and NVG current.

Thanks,
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 17:29
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Hardly any of those types around.
Equal time doesn't exist. Best you can get is 6on/3off.
Onshore operators will give you 335/30.

http://rwsi.org/aboutus/ihScene.pdf
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Part of recent ad for pilots in India:


Location: Premier metro city in India
Salary: USD 10,500++ per month
6 weeks on 6 weeks off / 6 weeks on 4 weeks off
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