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Old 13th May 2018, 04:35
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Wink Offshore jobs

Hi Guys been out of touch with the offshore job market for many years now.
Does anybody have any news about openings around the world for high time offshore pilots???
Any leads or tips would be greatly appreciated
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Old 13th May 2018, 19:55
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Aberdeen operators are hiring, some have been lucky enough to be given a type rating
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Old 13th May 2018, 20:48
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If your in OZ , try CHC you will need a 139 type rating
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Old 13th May 2018, 21:06
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Originally Posted by ersa View Post
If your in OZ , try CHC you will need a 139 type rating
Just curious what you're basing that suggestion on. Is CHC Australia in need of 139 pilots?
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Old 14th May 2018, 02:01
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Some utility work in Canada, if you haven’t forgotten how to fly after all those mind numbing years offshore.
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Mark Six View Post
Just curious what you're basing that suggestion on. Is CHC Australia in need of 139 pilots?
No.
Quite the opposite. Today.
Tommorow, who knows?

In the industry at the moment, one unemployed (experienced and type endorsed, preferably current) pilot is a “glut”. None available (at short notice) is a “shortage”. Changes often.
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Old 14th May 2018, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Mark Six View Post
...Is CHC Australia in need of 139 pilots?
AW139 Copilot, Tindal and Amberley.
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Old 21st May 2018, 15:31
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We are recruiting!

New routes for new customers mean we are currently recruiting for a number of full-time permanent and contract helicopter pilot and co-pilot positions in Aberdeen.

We offer an attractive salary and allowances package, along with the opportunity to work with an established and secure aviation company.

If you already have an S92 rating, are MCC exempt or are an aspiring low-hours helicopter pilot with a CPL(H) IR and MCC, then we would like to hear from you.

Come and join our team as we develop the next generation of offshore pilots on our S92 fleet at Aberdeen International Airport.
To find out more drop us a line at: [email protected]

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Old 21st May 2018, 16:05
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Cougar Helicopters Inc. has an opportunity for SK92 Line Pilots (TC 704 Commuter Transport). Please refer to the job ad on our Cougar Website for all details pertaining to this opportunity. Interested parties must forward their resume to Human Resources by emailing [email protected] no later than the close of business on May 31, 2018. Please attach a resume in the form of PDF and identify your interest in the position by stating the Subject line: "CGR-LP-05-2018".
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Old 23rd May 2018, 13:11
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apparently BRS let some 139 pilots go today due to some industry consolidation in the north west.
Not true, yet.
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 11:52
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To revive this thread, can someone give me a rough idea about pay and conditions joining one of the larger offshore helicopter companies (Bristow, CHC, Babcock, NHV etc.) right now? What would be the starting pay for an FO, what would the roster look like? Where are the main bases in the UK, Netherlands, Norway? Are companies actually hiring people with no type rating in S92, 139s etc? Say I want to get my IR, should I go multi engine or is SE sufficient? What are the places to go to for the IR? Still the usual suspects Bristow, Babcock, EHC or have other places emerged?

I've researched this extensively before 2016 and the downturn but have no idea what's going on now since I'm currently flying VFR onshore with no IR. Just wondering if it's worth the investment since I see the odd job add popping up for companies looking for FOs and people telling me about possibilities.

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Old 9th Aug 2019, 14:07
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Maybe you should have a look on Bristow page on Linkedin. They have posted yesterday they are looking to give IR to CPL(H)/Frozen ATPL(H) holders.

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Old 9th Aug 2019, 14:41
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Originally Posted by attitudepowertrim View Post
Maybe you should have a look on Bristow page on Linkedin. They have posted yesterday they are looking to give IR to CPL(H)/Frozen ATPL(H) holders.

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Thanks for the hint but should they be foolish enough to not sponsor me, I would still like to know a couple of things that I mentioned from someone currently working offshore in Europe.

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Old 9th Aug 2019, 19:40
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If you are desperate enough to actually want to work in the North Sea then I am sure that you will find a job there if you want one. All of the operators there seem to be short of pilots which is not surprising considering the numbers that were offered redundancy and gladly took it 4 years ago. What is so attractive to you about employment there?
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 20:43
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For the UK it used to be that you had to have ME IR but now it has changed. Bristow I’m sure about but I think the others too are ok with SE IR. In Norway SE IR is fine. Places to get said rating - Proflight in Norrtälje/Sweden or Billunds in Denmark, both on longrangers.

Main bases in Norway are Stavanger and Bergen with smaller bases in Kristiansund, Florø, Brønnøysund, Hammerfest.

They are hiring in Aberdeen at the moment on the UK side. Yes they are hiring people without type ratings.
Not hiring in Norway right now that I know of, but same thing there - rating not required or expected.

Roster is 5-2-5-9, 7-7 or 14-14 depending on where, when, who.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 06:22
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Originally Posted by Same again View Post
If you are desperate enough to actually want to work in the North Sea then I am sure that you will find a job there if you want one. All of the operators there seem to be short of pilots which is not surprising considering the numbers that were offered redundancy and gladly took it 4 years ago. What is so attractive to you about employment there?
I really dont think the operators are short on pilots....or at least short enough to hire pilots. You´ve seen many adds.....but no answers.

I would love to fly in the North Sea to add more experience. Im ATPLH ME IR (still low timer 2300 TT), and still never got an answer from any operator up there. And i keep a eye on the vacancies showing up.

Also i do believe the best way to get a job is still the old fashion way..........to know someone inside that would vouch for you.

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 06:31
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Yes there's a shortage, if you have an s92 type rating you would have a job starting tomorrow.

It looks still to be right time right place to get the type rating paid for at the moment.

it'll change when the 4th operator that doesn't have s92s brings them in
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 07:18
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Originally Posted by Same again;10541192[b
]If you are desperate enough to actually want to work in the North Sea then I am sure that you will find a job there if you want one. All of the operators there seem to be short of pilots which is not surprising considering the numbers that were offered redundancy and gladly took it 4 years ago. What is so attractive to you about employment there?
I'm not that desperate, I have a decent paying seasonal job in southern Europe right now but that ends mid October. Before that I used to fly onshore in Germany and flying helicopters onshore in Germany, unless it's HEMS, is something that get's you nowhere. Small operators like my former boss fly 200-300 hours a year so it takes forever to gain experience. I've been trying to get into aerial work (pipeline, powerline, fertilizing/ spraying) to fly much more and even that seems impossible cause companies lie to your face, seem to be completely clueless what they want and need or are too arrogant to even talk to you. Or they need people with longline skills that they aren't willling to teach to you cause you know, it's costs money. In general it doesn't help that there's very few jobs around and the industry is very small.

So getting the IR and flying offshore is something I'm considering to be more employable and have a better career in the long run and a better work/ life balance.

Thanks for the replies so far but that all doesn't sound like with just an IR, without the right TR, I have a good chance of getting a job offshore. All the ads read something like "500 hours multi engine & current TR AW 139/ S92/ H175 required".

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 07:21
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I'd contact Bristow, looks like they are offering type ratings or will be soon
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 07:26
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I really dont think the operators are short on pilots....or at least short enough to hire pilots. You´ve seen many adds.....but no answers.
Well Berlioz you have UK North Sea pilots here telling you otherwise. Having a few hours and an IR is only the first step. The operators have to feel that you will fit in and justify the training costs involved so maybe there are other reasons that you are not employable. If you have a job onshore - either corporate, HEMS or whatever - then I think that you would quickly tire of the tedium of offshore flying. Maybe they do too.

Their ideal is an offshore experienced and fully qualified, type rated pilot from one of the other operators. Next in line are very low time pilots with no type rating who can be moulded to fit the offshore mentality - and accept a low staring salary and bonding.
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