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Old 18th Jan 2012, 09:07
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One sucker on the way to make your trip to AD one step closer Mike
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 18:31
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Abu Dhabi Aviation......

.....your experience?
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 21:28
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You could browse through the thread below to begin with:

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 07:02
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Dash 8

The only information I can share is Engineers forget to put the igniter plugs back in . One had to make an emergency landing recently because one igniter was left out of each engine. red face for VP of maintenance
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 08:41
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Engineers forget to put Igniter plugs back in dash 8 engines
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:12
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If the igniters were left out and the machine started and took off, how did it end up as an emergency landing, and how specifically for not fitted igniters??
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 19:33
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....did my application with them in august...been asked all the required papers to get visa...UAE license validation etc etc...been more that one month since but still no news...is that normal?....getting a little edgy here...not nice being left hangin'......any feedback?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 19:48
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2 months is fairly normal for that part of the world
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 20:36
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@griffo.....copy that.....but my buddies that just joined the company completed the all process in a fairly quick fashion and that makes me wonder...anyways....
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 15:23
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Hey guys. Just new to the forums here. Figured I'd drop in and say hello. Was wondering how things are going with ADA. I'm just in the process of getting my IFR ticket. Been flying VFR for the last 10 years or so doing mainly vertical reference work. I was curious to know what it's like these days flying for ADA. I've done some work in the UAE and Saudi (VFR) in the past and am looking for round two in the middle east. As long as it's not in Saudi.
By next year I'm hoping to be at around 4500TT, 500 on 212s.
Realistically I'm about a year and a half away from attaining my unrestricted ATPL. I noticed there hasn't been too much activity on this thread but noticed ADA's posting for pilots on their website.

Just a quick couple questions if anyone would care to enlighten me. Firstly, are most of the guys there touring 6/6 or do some guys opt to re-locate and live in the UAE. If you re-locate, do you bring the wife?

Secondly, I'm getting wildly different opinions as to what a guy can expect to make yearly over there. I would very much appreciate If someone could PM me in regards to the rates for FO and Captain for 2012-2013.

I'd be open to any other tid bits of info and or advice that anyone can share with me. Cheers!
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 18:43
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Anyone know if the ADA contract concerning the HEMS in Saudi has been signed?
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 18:50
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Does it matter? Not some place any one in their right mind would want to go to in the first place!!!!

Guess any one in this business is a bit of a nutter...to answer your question no, another extension

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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 22:23
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ADA Helicopter


How much do you know about the ADA helicopter operations in Medina or Mecca? Could you please tell me details on their operations, Base, Management, Working environment, schedule, Accommodations, Salary, Benefits etc. for a Helicopter Pilot there.

Thank you
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 22:59
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Years ago ( early 90s) a friend of mine gave me a very funny checklist of things to do when your loved one returns from Abu Dhabi.

Anyone have a copy of it?

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Old 4th Feb 2013, 14:36
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Abu Dhabi Aviation 2013

Hi all.

I am a licensed engineer and I am looking for information of Abu Dhabi Aviation because every post I have seen are old.

I want to know how are currently housing conditions, because I've seen that building a residential complex for employees of ADAV near Khalifa City B. I have read something of a camp, but not sure.

I also want to know how long it takes the selection process for I have sent all the documents requested a month ago.

Please appreciate all the help.

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Old 5th Feb 2013, 08:25
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.... Being from Africa, are you south african,.. ( ex SA military and do you hold a bk-117 license or experience???)
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 21:55
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Mmmmm ....

ADA housing now is excellent.

Selection takes as long as it takes ... depending on how desperate they are to get you there and licensed ... there IS process to go through which involves a 'selection committee' .... so enjoy the wait.

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Old 5th Feb 2013, 22:06
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Hey guy's , please tell me how is it on the VFR gig, is there posobillty's to get ur ifr once over there?

How's the ifr ops tho, flying alot ? pay scale? machinery? thx
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 22:17
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Mmmmm ...

ADA (usually) require any new pilots hired to be IFR rated for the licence issue.

It is not (?) possible to get a 'new' IR in Abu Dhabi .... ADA usually require prospective pilots to also have an ATPL H for initial licence conversion as it is not possible to upgrade a converted CPL to an ATPL without having to do the 'complete' ATPL exam' set to then upgrade after the initial licence issue.

ADA machinery is excellent ... IFR capability is basically to cover regulatory requirements ... the only really 'BAD' Wx happens in the mid winter storm season ... other than that its poor vis due dust sand etc etc ... BUT you do need to be capable and able ... the environ can bite !!

Good luck
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 13:09
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Thanks for answering

I am a licensed engineer with many years of experience and many years with B1.3 .... expect me nervous ....

Greetings ...
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