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Pilots for AS350B3e in Nepal

Has anyone heard of requirements for helicopter pilots in Nepal? At Singapore Air Show, Eurocopter confirmed Shree Airlines has bought 5 new AS350B3e and are looking to recruit. Anyone have experience in Nepal? What are the terms one can expect? Will be fun to fly around Everest!
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Hello,

You need someone with flight experience in Nepal, well I don't think there is such a guy here

You're not very curious ... just few topics above there is :

http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/483...ml#post6547700

Enjoy !

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I am very curious. Have done some research. Flying is fantastic but challenging. Apparently they land at 18~20,000' on a regular basis!! Challenging DA, rapid weather and the pay is not super great. But I have heard that the life style is great. You can pretty much save all your salary so in a way much better than higher pay with higher cost.. AND these guys have bought brand new B3e. Will love to fly these babies.

I am interested but not sure if my 2000 hrs and lack of super high altitude experience will cut it! Any views? Anyone who has flown there? Can you confirm what I have found? Fishtail is another name that keeps popping but they have had many crashes. Wonder if it is the machine / maintenance or just bad luck?
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This thread and the one on precession tend to debunk a theory of mine that before ones ventures into a pool, one first plumbs the depth. Clearly I must be mistaken.
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@ Topendtorque

Wholeheartedly agree Mate..!!

Some people just can't see the forest for the trees... Doh..!!
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The mountain for the rocks in this case

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Angel enjoying this thread

simply hilarious 2,000hrs with no Mountain time probably no Ag nor VR hmmmmmmm Russian roulette comes to mind as for high accidents???? take a look at the terrain, the elevation, Mountain weather, ultra high DA, throw in a few inconvenient engine failures at the wrong place & You might understand

Ow & landings up to 24,400'

Let the comedy continue......
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you guys are brutal! I was only asking for advice.
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 09:17
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Safe.Fly;


Your enthusiasm doesn't really go with your name. There's no brutality, just a world of experience you would do well to take heed of.


SND


P.S If a deal sounds so good it very rarely is
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Fishtail Air took on a 22yr old female co-pilot straight out of her CPL(H) in 2010. It probably helps if you are Nepalese, but if you can fly as a hands on co-pilot don't see why you couldn't learn on the job
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Ok then, how is the guy supposed to get moutain time if he's never had mountain time? According to some advice given here, he is never going to get mountain time. because he's never flown it

Most companies would train the captain (at the company) before he is let go being PIC.
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Angry Mountain time

FTA has taken 3 low time CPL's on a cadetship & all were Nepali so if your Nepali you have a chance, not Nepali no chance

As for getting mountain time it's the same circus as getting twin time..... I've been trying to crack into twins for 15 years & keep hearing the same story - no twin time; no start???

So how do You get mountain time? Hmmmm that's the million dollar question
Same questions as for twin time

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Hey VF;


I've got 9300 hours twin time and only 600 hours single, but I'd happily trade to fly where you do!


Superb pics on your Top of the World thread!


Regards


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Angel

Namaste SND

Awesome let's trade then

Do You have any tips to gaining twin time please?

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Sir Niall, I have no deal so I dont know what you mean by it sounds too good. I am not suggesting that I command a helo to 20,000'. Obviously I will want to go up with someone experience like VF and take the bird up only when I feel confident.

From the advice of you super "experienced" gods, I should just give up my quest to fly around the top of the world as a pilot..... But I guess I will keep trying and build time around some "low" mountains and then head towards himalayas!
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High altitude flying is no witchcraft, neither is a twin.
It just takes a little training and getting used to a bit of a different technique.
You HAVE to plan ahead and know what you're doing as the margin for error is zero.What you might get away with at sea level will certainly damage and/or destroy your aircraft, maybe more...
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Safe.fly123,

The most important rule in aviation is: It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know!
If you know the right people you might get a break, but if you don't you might never get the chance either.

This count for VF and pretty much all of us as well, when it comes to flying twins....or break into other segments of the industry.

In any case, good luck!
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Thank you Nubian.

I did write to Shree and was told that they are recruiting. Have sent them resume. waiting to hear!
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VF for twin time you should try The Helicopter Line or similar in NZ. With the kind of altitudes you've been working at 10000' would be a snip. They usually run AS355 F1's so you'd be right at home with Squirrel and the C20B donks from the Jettie.

I've had a few mates work there and hear it's not too bad, you'd probably be used to the wages too coming from working in Nepal, they're pretty basic as I'm told.

All the best mate.
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Mountain Flying no rocket science

That's right, there's no big secret to Mountain Flying it's really more about managing the extremes of weather & winds, knowing when & how; to push-on & when to pull-out Plus managing extremely limited power situations when Your not even got HIGE Plus taking care of LTA, which is a real biggy in Nepal even in the 350 above 20,000'

Good luck Safe.Fly123 with Shree (hmmm) I doubt they would train a Foreign Pilot, they will expect You to arrive with that Mountain skill in Your bag of tricks already (but You never know Your luck, right place - right time)
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