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Old 13th Dec 2020, 15:58
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Aberdeen / offshore

Does anyone know how the offshore guys get to the airport if they donít live in Aberdeen year round and are just there on their weeks on.

Do they have a car there? Bus? Train? Bike?



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Old 13th Dec 2020, 16:53
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Originally Posted by heli87 View Post
Does anyone know how the offshore guys get to the airport if they donít live in Aberdeen year round and are just there on their weeks on.

Do they have a car there? Bus? Train? Bike?
Probably yes to all of the above.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 17:19
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Originally Posted by heli87 View Post
Does anyone know how the offshore guys get to the airport if they donít live in Aberdeen year round and are just there on their weeks on.

Do they have a car there? Bus? Train? Bike?
is there still a practical commutable roster in Aberdeen?
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 20:19
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there's one operator working 14/14
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 05:13
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Originally Posted by Medevac999 View Post
is there still a practical commutable roster in Aberdeen?
7/7 at one operator
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Don't think there is any 14/14. There is one that had a kind of 14/14 but you have to have local days off which don't get paid for - Well, I should say the salary is reduced.

I don't know the deal at all, but I've never heard of a 14/14. Yes to 7/7 but It is difficult to commute on especially if you have a family elsewhere.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 07:45
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Various operators have people on various deals, still some on 7/7 or a variation of 52595277 which is basically every third week off plus leave. 14/14 available at sumburgh still. Works for some, you make it work. As above, many travel to work using various means, train not really an option given the location of the train station. Most would consider a car a must, gives options for where you stay and the option of doing stuff when not at work. For commuters getting home has been a struggle during COVID.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 20:57
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Originally Posted by SpindleBob View Post
Don't think there is any 14/14. There is one that had a kind of 14/14 but you have to have local days off which don't get paid for - Well, I should say the salary is reduced.

I don't know the deal at all, but I've never heard of a 14/14. Yes to 7/7 but It is difficult to commute on especially if you have a family elsewhere.

not sure whom spindleBob is referring to but the guys that I know whom are on 14/14 get paid for 183-days /year. This is because the 2 ĎLocal Restí days can be used by the company if required. What the company gets in return are flexible and positive pilots happy to help if required.
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Old 15th Dec 2020, 20:32
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There is definitely one 14/14 as JulieAndrews said. The weekend in the middle is what they call Local Rest. Company are paying for those days so reserve the right to use them if required, it’s notified in advance, so it’s not a standby duty, and they get them back elsewhere in the 14.

And as we all already know who we are actually talking about, may as well just say it’s NHV.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 11:58
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Oops!

Looking forward to reading that safety report.
Flightradar24 showed H175 holding offshore for recovery during snow storm then bugged out for the ILS. IMC -2 on the deck. Thank goodness for fully coupled autopilot wink wink
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 12:36
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and it wasnt a yellow one ;-)
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:27
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...but there were 2 yellow ones not too far behind the above mentioned aircraft that Iím sure started to pucker just before they made a mad dash for Inverness. They must have a different limited icing clearance to other types...

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 15:35
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Hi tu154, the 52595277, I thought that included leave, am I misinformed? you mentioned plus leave..
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 16:24
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Originally Posted by TunaSandwich View Post
Hi tu154, the 52595277, I thought that included leave, am I misinformed? you mentioned plus leave..
At least one of the operators offers that roster plus 9 days leave.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 17:19
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What is the icing clearance for an H175? There was quite a lot of holding going on offshore today, aircraft going out at 1,000ft with others trying to come in at the same altitude. Clearly it wasn't suitable for the 175 with aircraft bailing for Inverness while others seemed to just go for the ILS regardless. We've all been caught out by bad weather, but this was entirely predicted!
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 17:21
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Originally Posted by tu154 View Post
At least one of the operators offers that roster plus 9 days leave.
Ah right, that would make sense as it brings it down to 182 work days per year
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