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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 18:11
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Hi. Understood re £50-60k. What about a pilot joining with 3,000+hrs and ME time etc? Would they get an increased rate? Senior FO pay rates?

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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 18:20
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SFO's £60-70k on entry...
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 23:15
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SFO's £60-70k on entry...
Thanks. How does Offshore Wind Farm wages compare with Oil and Gas please? Eg. Wiking etc
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Old 26th Mar 2022, 20:50
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Originally Posted by TimTooWindy View Post
Thanks. How does Offshore Wind Farm wages compare with Oil and Gas please? Eg. Wiking etc
Similar to hems
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Old 26th Mar 2022, 20:55
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Ask any self funded helicopter pilot flying the NS if he/she would do it again....NO. Even with the downturn in fixed wing its a better place to be. Oil and gas is a dying industry.....
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Old 26th Mar 2022, 20:57
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Ask any self funded helicopter pilot flying the NS if he/she would do it again....NO. Even with the downturn in fixed wing its a better place to be. Oil and gas is a dying industry.....
And yet they all stayed employed during the pandemic. There are still many fixed wing pilots out of work after the downturn.

I would do it all over again
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 07:21
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Yep I'd do it all again too, so neebother isn't speaking for everyone

Great roster. Great pay. Interesting challenging role. Better standard of living for many than some of my friends in fixed wing

I think there is an assumption that everyone in fixed wing works for BA at a nice airfield that they can afford to live next to. Certainly not always the case. Not all pilots get the big jobs and those that do have mixed experiences of how good or bad it is.

Rotary offers a range of different roles, so if North Sea isn't your thing, at least you should be able to find something that floats your boat.
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 08:23
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Originally Posted by SpindleBob View Post
Yep I'd do it all again too, so neebother isn't speaking for everyone

Great roster. Great pay. Interesting challenging role. Better standard of living for many than some of my friends in fixed wing

I think there is an assumption that everyone in fixed wing works for BA at a nice airfield that they can afford to live next to. Certainly not always the case. Not all pilots get the big jobs and those that do have mixed experiences of how good or bad it is.

Rotary offers a range of different roles, so if North Sea isn't your thing, at least you should be able to find something that floats your boat.
Well said and agree 100%, he doesn't speak for me either. NS is certainly not for everyone but neither is the airline world; my oldest friend was a widebody P1 for a ME airline and I have a lot of friends/former colleagues who fly LH/SH. Apart from my chum's very nice salary (which wasn't quite as much as you might think...) and some nice perks such as staff travel and free uniform laundering pretty much everything else paled even next to my modest humdrum life flogging a 92 around the NS. Before I left the military I produced a very geeky spreadsheet with all the flying jobs I could find (LH/SH airlines, NS, HEMS, Police, Corporate etc) and I met/interviewed various chums doing all those roles and I weighted the various factors (salary, pension, time to command, rosters, leave. fatigue, benefits, lifestyle etc) based on what I wanted/needed, which put the NS easily at the top for me. Out of all the pilots I interviewed, the happiest out of the lot (honestly) were the NS pilots - lot has changed since then and fair to say it's been a torrid few years since 2015, but also a lot of important things haven't changed.

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Old 28th Mar 2022, 11:25
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Depending on your age: Join the military and fly there…. Much more interesting flying, free training, friends for life and then do a transition to civil live in 10-15 years when they make you fly a desk. 👍
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 20:35
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The salary will be as low as the operators contrive it to be. There is a very effective cartel in operation and passively condoned by the regulator. Engineers pay even worse - it's shameful but I guess you get what you pay for.....
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 20:06
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Originally Posted by EESDL View Post
The salary will be as low as the operators contrive it to be. There is a very effective cartel in operation and passively condoned by the regulator. Engineers pay even worse - it's shameful but I guess you get what you pay for.....
Can I have some of what you've been smoking please? It's obviously some pretty heavy stuff, and I am in need of having my grasp on reality as loose as yours obviously is.
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