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Old 20th Jun 2020, 17:04
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AW109 Pilot wanted

Well I am looking for an type rated AW109 Pilot any EASA license will do, Instrument rating not a must. VIP operation. If interested send me a PM.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 08:15
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NPAS looking for 7 pilots, again!

I know they have the 60 age limit, but why can't they keep pilots? Is £65,000 a year not enough pay for a VFR equal time job? Or is something else making them leave?
No doubt there will be a few more excited R22 pilots awaiting their interview, some who havenít even flown a twin or scratched the surface of night ops, let alone IFR
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 08:19
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99 View Post
NPAS looking for 7 pilots, again!

I know they have the 60 age limit, but why can't they keep pilots? Is £65,000 a year not enough pay for a VFR equal time job? Or is something else making them leave?
Becoming 60.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 08:48
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I think their problem is the application process: loads of police HR mumbo jumbo.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 08:53
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although there is no twin requirement in the advert, and no IR requirement either. Maybe NPAS should invest in training people?
Precisely my point. We all need a break at some point, but should the stepping stone into flying at night in a degraded visual environment be flying single-pilot for the police? Iíd be interested to hear what the bobbies make of it.

Some have made the hop from HEMS co-pilot on complex types with a few years night/NVG to police command which seems a good logical step, but, day VFR R22 with no IR to EC135 night VFR with no IR sounds bonkers. What good is a fresh IR anyway? You canít legally use an IR single-pilot CAT until you have 100hrs IFR (unless this is permissible on a PAOC). Where do they get the IFR experience to have it as a safe and compliant tool?
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 21:01
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and no IR requirement either.
That could have been dropped because it wasn't being used by pilots, certainly the ones that I've spoken to.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 21:26
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That could have been dropped because it wasn't being used by pilots, certainly the ones that I've spoken to.
Didnít NPAS sign an agreement with Starspeed for 30 or so IRs? This would be an odd investment if they have decided they didnít need them - I know of some who moved there on the promise of an IR being paid for by the company and seeing it as an opportunity for personal development. Perhaps the real reason for dropping the IR requirement is that they canít attract people with the right experience, maybe because pilots are always wondering which base will be next to close...
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 08:15
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I spent a few years flying for PAS in UK and I don't understand the requirement for a police helicopter pilot IR which could only be realistically used in an inadvertent IMC situation.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 08:18
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Didnít NPAS sign an agreement with Starspeed for 30 or so IRs? This would be an odd investment if they have decided they didnít need them - I know of some who moved there on the promise of an IR being paid for by the company and seeing it as an opportunity for personal development. Perhaps the real reason for dropping the IR requirement is that they canít attract people with the right experience, maybe because pilots are always wondering which base will be next to close...
I would agree with that. In recent years a job with NPAS might well be regarded as giving little job security.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 10:53
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The good old days with Mark Trumble, Steve Bidmead and Korky running the PAS shop. A great Company to work for and good fun flying. Sadly I think those days are long gone in Police Ops.
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I spent a few years flying for PAS in UK and I don't understand the requirement for a police helicopter pilot IR which could only be realistically used in an inadvertent IMC situation.

In a VFR at night scenario, not having an IR is an advantage (i say this as a Chief Pilot).
It will ensure that pilots cancel flights in case of weather that is near their minimums, while pilots with an IR do (at least sometimes) consider their IR as a good backup-plan to have (i know that i did plenty of times)...

Having an IR-especially in the more "complex" modern cockpits these days-is something that requires constant training to maintain proficiency.
If a company/outfit does never use this IR capability-why would they spent tens of thousands of Dollars a year on it?
 
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I know the NPAS thing has changed operational areas somewhat but PAS pilots used to know our own areas like the back of our hands and the local weather conditions. If your ops are VFR and you are professional and experienced enough to avoid IIMC and know how to exit safely, then the IR requirement would surely be a waste of time and money. Even flying IFR/IMC regularly on offshore ops the 6 monthly IFR sim check was never easy.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 21:02
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Didnít NPAS sign an agreement with Starspeed for 30 or so IRs?
No idea I'm afraid.
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 14:00
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So they do see a need for their pilots to be instrument rated, to the tune of £700k. Iíd be inclined to agree that any person flying an IFR equipped modern twin at night in marginal VFR should have an IR and the experience to go with it. I accept that those with an IR are more likely to willingly take themselves IMC by accepting the ILS in the Ďback pocketí as a more commonplace event but if they are appropriately experienced, qualified, and have been diligent in their pre-flight planning there should be no degradation in safety. However, a newly IRíd pilot is neither likely to be experienced or complaint for SP IFR (short of the 100hrs IFR mandated by EASA Part CAT, is this mirrored in the PAOC?). This takes me full circle to my first point, is this a job for a commander who is new to the twin world and night ops?
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 20:45
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An IR can only be regarded as an an added safety feature if the pilot has some IFR experience. Simply having an instrument rating, with minimal IFR experience operating Single Pilot, VFR at night with no IFR fuel reserves is an accident waiting to happen - in my humble opinion.
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Old 19th Aug 2020, 16:37
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They must have gotten swamped with applications...their website seems to be down..



 
Old 19th Aug 2020, 18:32
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I see there are still a few out there who feel having an I/R encourages pilots to insert themselves into cloud whether they are prepared for it or not.

I suspect they would have been the sort of people who, in WW1 didn’t want the pilots to have parachutes because it would discourage them from staying with the aircraft and fighting the enemy.

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Old 4th Sep 2020, 19:24
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Babcock Offshore have a number of H175 P1 and P2 vacancies in Aberdeen.

https://jobs.babcockinternational.co...7DU/618489401/
https://jobs.babcockinternational.co...7DU/618487201/


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Old 4th Sep 2020, 19:58
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Babcock Offshore have a number of H175 P1 and P2 vacancies in Aberdeen.

https://jobs.babcockinternational.co...7DU/618489401/
https://jobs.babcockinternational.co...7DU/618487201/
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