Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

Gama Glasgow

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

Gama Glasgow

Old 1st Jul 2019, 13:57
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: North of the border in a dark place
Posts: 17
Gama Glasgow

Gama Glasgow looking for Rotary pilots for HEMS just had email !!! Strange one .
GC47G is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2019, 18:03
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lost again...
Posts: 525
It will most likely be for the Scottish Ambulance Service HEMS service operated by Babcock.

I think there is some kind of link between Gama (operator of SAS fixed wing) and Babcock whereby the two contracts are run under the global heading of Gama.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's the gist of it
OvertHawk is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2019, 18:05
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 121
A slight fall out between Gama and Babcock who are subcontracted for rotary on the SAS contract. I believe Gama are trying to bluff it.

Not 1 Babcock driver is interested. Quite telling of the Gama ship...

LZ
Hot_LZ is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2019, 20:37
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: SW England
Age: 65
Posts: 1,234
Interesting.
Bond brothers own/control GAMA (I believe) - along with Loganair - and obvs used to run the company which became Babcock MCS (Onshore). Wonder if that has anything to do with the price of fish?
Thud_and_Blunder is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:35
  #5 (permalink)  
CH3CH2OH
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: The Pub
Posts: 478
Originally Posted by Thud_and_Blunder View Post
Interesting.
Bond brothers own/control GAMA (I believe) - along with Loganair - and obvs used to run the company which became Babcock MCS (Onshore). Wonder if that has anything to do with the price of fish?
According to Wikipedia it's Marwan Khalek who is the CEO of Gama, not sure if the Bond's are in there too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gama_Aviation
5711N0205W is offline  
Old 9th Jul 2019, 13:08
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 499
Gama have always had the Scottish Air Ambulance contract for fixed and rotary wing, and up to 31st May 2020 they subcontract the rotary wing element to Babcock. From 1st June 2020 Gama will operate the whole contract themselves, and have three new Airbus H145s on order - two for the two bases and a third as a backup.

I don't believe the Bond family have any influence over Gama. Marwan Khalek owns >20% of the shares, as do Hutchison Whampoa if you check the latest Gama accounts. Stephen and Peter Bond have a company "Airline Investments Ltd" which owned Flybmi, which in turn ceased operations and went into administration this past February.
helihub is offline  
Old 9th Jul 2019, 14:30
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lost again...
Posts: 525
Originally Posted by helihub View Post
Gama have always had the Scottish Air Ambulance contract for fixed and rotary wing, and up to 31st May 2020 they subcontract the rotary wing element to Babcock. From 1st June 2020 Gama will operate the whole contract themselves, and have three new Airbus H145s on order - two for the two bases and a third as a backup.

I don't believe the Bond family have any influence over Gama. Marwan Khalek owns >20% of the shares, as do Hutchison Whampoa if you check the latest Gama accounts. Stephen and Peter Bond have a company "Airline Investments Ltd" which owned Flybmi, which in turn ceased operations and went into administration this past February.
I foresee a major shenanigans over the Babcock pilots and T.U.P.E
OvertHawk is offline  
Old 10th Jul 2019, 13:00
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Surrey
Posts: 4
I see GAMA have put out adverts for line pilots paying £80-100,000 . Surely these would be the best paid HEMS pilots in UK, hopefully other operators will take note?

Cubiq recruitment

Rotary Line Pilot (KB909883RP) Glasgow, Scotland

Salary:GBP80000 - GBP100000 per annumRotary Line Pilot (H145)

Permanent

Glasgow/Inverness

We currently have an exciting opening for qualified helicopter commanders to join an experienced, friendly, and dedicated team to help deliver a world-class service to clients.
You’ll need to be flexible, committed, and above all enthusiastic about delivering missions to our exacting standards. Applicants from relevant backgrounds including military, SAR, and general aviation will be considered.
As a rotary line pilot, you will have a minimum of the below;
Current EASA ATPL(H) or CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
Minimum 1500 hours as pilot-in-command of aircraft, of which 500 hours is as PIC on twin-turbine helicopters
Minimum 1500 hours twin-turbine helicopter experience
Minimum 500 hours experience in helicopters gained in an operational environment similar to the intended operation (e.g. UK HEMS or police pilot)
Minimum 100 hours IFR, of which 25 hours IFR flight experience has been achieved in the relevant operating environment
Minimum 40 hours as pilot-in-command of helicopters at night

Fluent English, driving licence, right to work in the UK
WhirlyHEMS is offline  
Old 10th Jul 2019, 18:15
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 264
Originally Posted by WhirlyHEMS View Post
I see GAMA have put out adverts for line pilots paying £80-100,000 . Surely these would be the best paid HEMS pilots in UK, hopefully other operators will take note?

Cubiq recruitment

Rotary Line Pilot (KB909883RP) Glasgow, Scotland

Salary:GBP80000 - GBP100000 per annumRotary Line Pilot (H145)

Permanent

Glasgow/Inverness

We currently have an exciting opening for qualified helicopter commanders to join an experienced, friendly, and dedicated team to help deliver a world-class service to clients.
You’ll need to be flexible, committed, and above all enthusiastic about delivering missions to our exacting standards. Applicants from relevant backgrounds including military, SAR, and general aviation will be considered.
As a rotary line pilot, you will have a minimum of the below;
Current EASA ATPL(H) or CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
Minimum 1500 hours as pilot-in-command of aircraft, of which 500 hours is as PIC on twin-turbine helicopters
Minimum 1500 hours twin-turbine helicopter experience
Minimum 500 hours experience in helicopters gained in an operational environment similar to the intended operation (e.g. UK HEMS or police pilot)
Minimum 100 hours IFR, of which 25 hours IFR flight experience has been achieved in the relevant operating environment
Minimum 40 hours as pilot-in-command of helicopters at night

Fluent English, driving licence, right to work in the UK
It must have been a typo, the add now states a salary of 60 - 61
helicrazi is online now  
Old 10th Jul 2019, 19:19
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Blue planet
Posts: 39
It was too good to be true......
berlioz is offline  
Old 10th Jul 2019, 19:38
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 18
Typical of GAMA, can't even get the advert right!
jivusajob is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2019, 19:18
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex, UK
Age: 73
Posts: 1,026
It seems that there are desperately few pilots [that is not news of course] being chased by some now desperate operators who thought that they could still get pilots for £60K and find that even at higher numbers they are struggling.

This increased level of payment is worrying the air ambulance CEOs and medical consultants.... " my these upstart pilots are wanting to be paid as much as we are..."

Afraid so matey, we told you it was coming...and it isn't stopping yet. Not only pay them royally, treat them well or it will be a case of running your air ambulance in response cars day in and day out......

There are thousands of new airliners sitting on the production lines who want every pilot they can get.
PANews is offline  
Old 12th Jul 2019, 08:48
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kiwiland
Posts: 537
This increased level of payment is worrying the ,,,,,,,,,,,,medical consultants.... " my these upstart pilots are wanting to be paid as much as we are..."
Total rubbish
Radgirl is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.