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Falklands SAR and Support helicopter tender announcement .

Old 29th Jan 2015, 14:36
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Originally Posted by Hot_LZ View Post
1HP,

I stand corrected, you are spot on. HP is now in its red and white livery. When I last saw her she was pure white.

GZ is now on the island and sat in a hanger at Stanley.

LZ
GZ

HP

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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:25
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Recruitment

Hi PPRuNer's, has anybody heard when the AAR/BIH/ARS recruitment plan is going to begin for the FISHSAR contract? I would have thought sooner rather than later as there doesn't seem much time to go (in reality)? I will have thought crews will need to be employed and begin training by May/June at the latest to conduct company admin, type rating, company SAR trg and then 'in theatre' trg and assessments before beginning properly early next year, 2016?

Do people think there will be the correct numbers of supply of suitably qualified crews? Will they have to be paid a little extra because of the routine? Hmm, interesting times ahead!
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 11:54
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hot_spud, BIH currently have several Falkland positions advertised on their website.
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 12:09
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I am reliably informed that adverts for Pilots, Rearcrew and Engineers will hit the streets at the end of this week.
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 14:44
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Could pick up a few Bristow redundencees.
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Old 4th Mar 2015, 08:30
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Hi Wokka, the few vacancies on the BIH site are to cover their normal operations on their current contract out there.

They will be having a big push to recruit front, rear and eng/spt personnel in prep for their FISHSAR contract. I am not sure if they will need any more personnel to cover the SH element - doubt it as 'if it aint broke then don't fix it', but they will need I am guessing 5 crews (10 pilots and 10 rear crew) plus support pers (maybe 10) to cover the SAR element? These are just my thoughts - anybody else considered/have an opinion on the numbers required?
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Old 4th Mar 2015, 08:31
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Go on Fareastdriver, tell me more??!!

Edit: ah, I have just read about the planned Bristow Global redundancies, so disregard!!

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Old 16th Mar 2015, 02:07
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G'day Gents,

Does anyone have anymore intel on the SAR front seat positions and where/when they might be advertised?

With AAR being States based and Falklands a UK territory, what will licensing requirements be? I'm guessing EASA.

Any info appreciated.

Cheers,

GU
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 03:20
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According to Google, the Falklands population is 2,932 (2012).

Does that make them the most highly covered helicopter SAR operation in history (based on machines to population)?
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 07:04
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And the population doubles every time a cruise ship arrives in Stanley

The gene pool doesn't seem to get any deeper though
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 07:26
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So the cruise ships aren't visiting because of the surplus of hot single local women then?
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 12:46
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...no news on FISHSAR recruitment then???!!!
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 15:14
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krypton john - on one detachment, a member of our group ended up chatting to a local girl at a party which was held in a shed (not uncommon in Stanley) as each man entered the building she mentioned that she had either slept with, or was related to, each and some were in both categories - rather like an overlap in a Venn diagram
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 17:45
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Steady on Crab old chap.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 19:17
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Crab, stop being a tool.

The same could be said about any small community in the UK. The gene pool is actually pretty good with lots of special guests helping out. Do you ever wonder where the accent comes from?
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 19:53
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Sounds like Mataura.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 20:59
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hot_spud - they have already recruited some SAR personnel for the new contract. Training started a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 21:10
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Falklands SAR and Support helicopter tender announcement .

Crab you sound like Jeremy Clarkson in full obnoxious flow with that comment
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 22:09
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Hmmm, some sensitive souls on here - just telling it like it happened
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 07:41
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Equal time touring?

It's not clear to me in any of the AAR adverts for the FISAR positions if the contract will be equal time touring? A related advert for a BIH Engineer for the Falklands (S61) seems to require that person to live there permenantly.

Anybody got any info on the intended roster for FISAR and also if BIH (AAR) pay the Falklands island taxes on behalf of employees?
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