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Susi Air - Flying Info

Old 3rd Aug 2011, 07:47
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Susi Air - Flying Info

Hey guys,

I have an Interview with Susi in a few weeks, just wondering if anyone knows if the Caravans they operate up there are equipped with ADF's? Trying to decide whether or not to do an ADF endorsement before I leave for Jakarta. Any Info would be very much appreciated. Cheers
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 08:05
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Most have G1000
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 14:55
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A good friend of mine works with suzi air , he got recruited in jan 2011. I remember him telling me that the interview with the chief pilot was quite difficult and they expected him to have a sound knowledge about the caravan's ! and he was asked a question like how many feet is there in a nautical mile and u gotta calculate mentally .then describe in detail on how do u conduct an instrument approach and they want you to be really articulate . then some tests on the computer where u gotta shoot an ILS ( throttle will be controlled by the examiner ) . and brush up on the G1000's aswell . gud luck with ur interview !!
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 14:57
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They fly via GPS all the time. The G1000s are used at bases other than Papua highlands.

Occasional VOR approaches and ILS approaches depending on which base.

NDB approaches are non existent, they are merely there as white elephants.

I hope this helps. Cheers.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 22:49
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Thanks bud just the info I was after. Sounds like doing the ADF endorsement would just be a waste of time/money. Cheers!
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 02:35
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Also don't forget that when you fly in indonesia, the only relevance your aus license has is if it has cpl, ir, me. Although all of then are required in aus operations in indonesia work a little differently, not something I would worry about.
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Old 6th Aug 2011, 22:14
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NDB's

Most of them are on the map and not powered unless prior arrangements..Fuel for the generator is expensive.

Even if it was up and transmitting, you would use the WAAS plate and go for the coordinates instead. If the beacon was working, it would just be a procedural backup. Tell Susi I miss that expensive Gin.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 09:22
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Hi everybody,

someone knows if Susi air, is operating regularly the 2 helicopters A119 and A109?

And what type of ops they do?
I'm both helicopter and Airplane Pilot, but i would prefer to try as helicopter Pilot.

They answer to my e-mail, after 1 moths, with tons of documets about the company, and about the recruting process. But I didn't understand if is only for airplanes....

Regards
Matt
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 15:49
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Instead of starting a new thread I'm just going to kickstart this one.

I have just sent in my general questionnaire along with all the required documentation to Susi.

Let's pretend I have now been invited to the interview, what should I study?
I know they are very keen on knowledge about the Van so I will study that hard.

How much ATPL questions do they grill you on? Any particular subject?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 27th Oct 2012, 04:05
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Davve

Hi Davve,

They dont grill you on any ATPL questions. In the past they would grill you on different things depending if you had an instructor rating or not.

The guy who used to do the interviews has moved on to much better things, so im not certain what the questions are.

In the past you would have to explain how a wing stalled using the whiteboard. possibly some MET stuff. Look at an approach plate and discuss what looked good and bad about it. How you may handle a captain that seems to be doing the wrong thing etc.

The SIM check is relatively simple and the exam on the Van is ok too.. If your an Aussie you may need to study things like MORA and MOCA, things that are not used here as well as STANDARD holding patterns, which is a little different seeing we have both left and right patterns here too..

Good Luck

TWT
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Old 27th Oct 2012, 10:41
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@Time will tell

Did you use to work for them?

I have an instructor licence. Do you know what in particular they used to ask instructors?

Thanks for the input!
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Old 27th Oct 2012, 22:30
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Davve

I have been through the interview process with them yes.. Will be there soon..

Instructors were grilled in the past on lift/drag, more detailed stalling all basic aerodynamics for an instructor..

Good luck

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Old 28th Oct 2012, 13:33
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Time will tell

Did you find any good interview prep except for the one on latestpilotjobs?

How long did it take them to get back to you after you submitted the general questions?
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Old 29th Oct 2012, 20:25
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Heading down to Singapore for visa then pangandaran for training. See your guys down there
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 17:56
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I might be to anxious but I want an answer from them! I sent the documentation 4 days ago and still have heard nothing.

How long did it take them to contact you guys?
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 01:01
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Who are you Davve to demand an answer from your prospective employer? Are you Ibu Susi's gimp? Heaven forbid attitudes like yours.
Nobody owes you a living. Go anywhere with that attitude and you WILL be miserable.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 00:40
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Someone is grumpy.
I was just anxious to get a reply. Just like when you are waiting for that great thing you ordered off the internet.

But I guess just be pissy.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 12:25
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Took me two months to get an invite after sending in all my paperwork
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 12:58
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Gooseman

Gooseman,

I haven't heard from you in long time. Best of wishes to you. Those hard Iced Gin days at Suzi's dinner party were years ago.

Hope the new job works out for you. If I'm ever on fire, you'll be the first I call

Fly safe.

Oty
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 13:29
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Took me two months to get an invite after sending in all my paperwork
Good to know. Thanks!
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