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Old 14th Nov 2021, 16:14
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Visual Job Market UK.

Hi All,

Iím interested in opinions on the visual ops job market in England. Iíve not flown for nearly 5 years but Iíd like to return to flying Iím just not sure if itís worth taking a punt and renewing a type rating.

Experience wise Iíve flown 8.5k hours PIC 1/2 of which is twin time. Gas pipeline, powerline, filming, USL and hoisting operations.

I was instrumental rated but Iím not really interested in renewing my IR if Iím honest.

Thanks in advance, TTTE.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 17:25
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Originally Posted by ThomasTheTankEngine View Post
Hi All,

Iím interested in opinions on the visual ops job market in England. Iíve not flown for nearly 5 years but Iíd like to return to flying Iím just not sure if itís worth taking a punt and renewing a type rating.

Experience wise Iíve flown 8.5k hours PIC 1/2 of which is twin time. Gas pipeline, powerline, filming, USL and hoisting operations.

I was instrumental rated but Iím not really interested in renewing my IR if Iím honest.

Thanks in advance, TTTE.
If you renewed the IR, offshore are recruiting. With your previous, there might even be a deal to done with them renewing it.

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Old 15th Nov 2021, 09:39
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Originally Posted by helicrazi View Post
If you renewed the IR, offshore are recruiting. With your previous, there might even be a deal to done with them renewing it.
Very good point - a chat last week with a good friend at another offshore operator leads me to believe there are good deals to be done (at his company at least) for anyone with a bit of experience. Good luck whatever you go for
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 09:44
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Whereabouts are you based, TTTE, and would you be willing to move for work?

PDG and GB Helicopters are 2 operators who spring to mind who deal with a lot of utility work. However, for flexibility, I imagine that they would both prefer an IRíd pilot, rather than a purely VFR one.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 14:43
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
Whereabouts are you based, TTTE, and would you be willing to move for work?

PDG and GB Helicopters are 2 operators who spring to mind who deal with a lot of utility work. However, for flexibility, I imagine that they would both prefer an IRíd pilot, rather than a purely VFR one.
Hi Iím in Worcestershire but Iíd relocate most places in England.

I donít really want to head back up to Scotland, I actually lived there for 10 years which was good I also flew for PDG in the past.

My reason for not wanting to renew the IR is cost v risk if I donít get work at the end of it.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 14:48
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Thanks guys, I intend to do my research and not rush into anything yet, I also intend to call some old contacts but Iím interested in hearing other opinions here 👍
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 18:12
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Also Skyhook Helicopters in Scotland. Donít know if they are hiring but may be worth a try.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 20:02
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Originally Posted by ThomasTheTankEngine
My reason for not wanting to renew the IR is cost v risk if I donít get work at the end of it.
I suspect that you will be more likely to get work WITH an IR, than without.

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Old 17th Nov 2021, 17:27
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
I suspect that you will be more likely to get work WITH an IR, than without.
Thanks Bravo.
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