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Pilots for AS350B3e in Nepal

Old 8th May 2014, 21:07
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Pilots for AS350B3e in Nepal

Flying for free....WTF. Next thing you know we will have P2F in the heli industry. I'm on the way down from a long tour flying in the mountains of Baffin and Ellesmere Islands. Last thing I would want is low time zero mountain time dead weight sitting along for free. Are you low timers that bloody desperate to get ass in seat, you'll do it for free. Get a life that's just plain insulting to us crews trying to make a living.... Too bad.
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Old 8th May 2014, 21:20
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P2F hum, had to look that one up.

Newfieboy, I will bring you up to speed, it has been done before, some have been caught and thrown out of some well known projects.

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P2F or 'Pay To Fly' is a phrase used to describe the aviation industry's dirtiest little secret. That whereby which new pilot recruits (co-pilots) pay an airline in order to fly their passenger loaded, profit making aircraft. Sums of $30k to $50k are routinely exchanged in an industry full of so many jobless young pilots that the airline cannot resist in the face of such a supply vs. demand situation.
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Old 9th May 2015, 16:03
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Shree's recruiting

Guys, all those who want to fly in Nepal - Shree is recruiting. They need several pilots. I don't have enought time on B3e or high altitude experience but if you do, its time to ask them. They have 3 new B3e and one more coming next week.

Good luck to you folks lucky enough to fly up there!
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Old 9th May 2015, 23:54
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Any links or information on the requirements and compensation?
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Old 10th May 2015, 00:02
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I don't know the requirements or comp levels but last year when I was trying to get a job they told me they wanted a minimum 2000+ heli time with significant time on AS350 and high altitude experience. You should write to them. I used to write to [email protected]
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Old 10th May 2015, 00:38
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I did write last year and never heard back. Into my summer up north now so maybe in 6 months
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Old 10th May 2015, 00:50
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Surprising to hear that nuthin! Everytime I write to them I get a quick reply even though they know I don't have enough hours, they always respond.
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Old 10th May 2015, 11:53
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Roster? 4/4, 6/6 or?

And is airline tickets payed for?

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Old 10th May 2015, 13:22
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The pay is in Nepalese Rupee, and averages out at US$ 200 per working day made up of basic salary and flight pay. Roster is 6 days a week, 48 weeks a year, with one return ticket home each year. Annual leave during the quiet periods.

Nepal is a poor country so the pay is commensurate with that. There's only one level of ex-pat experience accepted, so you could say pay is commensurate with experience...

The scenery might well be spectacular, but IMHO the overall remuneration package is nowhere near enough in today's conditions in Kathmandu with potential disease, poor living conditions and earthquake uncertainty!
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Old 10th May 2015, 15:06
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Thats ok I will try them again when things start slowing for me in Canada.
It looks like the roster is not really suitable for me anyway. Unless I go there for the experience.
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Old 11th May 2016, 05:11
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Guys, does anyone know if the Nepalese operators are hiring pilots? What are they paying these days?
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