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Time for a last change

Old 7th Feb 2018, 17:35
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Time for a last change

Hello to everyone, almost 60, looking for a 3 year contract or so worldwide to earn some Money!
Background: 21 yrs in Service,ret., of that 18 yrs fast Movers, IP Tornado+ FA 18, 9 yrs B737/300-800 as FO, now 10th year 757/767 as CPT, US + German ATP, 15.000+ hrs.,
maybe anybody has an advice/recommendation?

Best wishes!
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 19:05
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take some time out and enjoy retirement - almost 60 and still want to make money - will you take it all with you.? There's got to be more to life

Jokes aside so long as you are able to be comfortable try to enjoy some hard earned time off.

If you are one who has sacrificed for aviation then so be it....Saudia is where you want to go
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 19:09
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take it with you? wives 1/2 usually have everything!need to fly to eat(lol)
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 19:40
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Why not go to China.. If you can survive the pollution and sit it out. Depending on you family situation and life style preference, I'd say look for one of the airlines with Shanghai or Kunming as pilot home base. Shanghai if you want cosmopolitan and western restaurants, bars etc. Kunming if more for the outdoors. But if you're keen on some travelling around the Asian region, probably Shanghai is the better option for connections. Shanghai would be a more expensive. There's also the Korean choices, not sure about the 767, maybe Asiana.

The main "issue" would be your age, sorry no offence tended (it's a good age!), the chinese companies have lots of restrictions and there's the bloody licence conversion issue. There's also Vietnam Airlines with either Hanoi or Ho Chi Min base. For the money - China it is.

Good luck mate.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 20:22
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Casa - I meant you aren't going to take it with you to heaven or hell..
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:05
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China southern with Guangzhou base. Around 20000$ a month, 4 year contract. Good money.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:16
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Or this one

https://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/14...-000-00-year-/
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:18
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No way. Stay out of middle East and saudia
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 03:17
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I think most of the Chinese contracts won't accept almost 60.

Probably the best option is contact the contract companies directly, eg CREW, IASCO, Parc, + many more
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 05:31
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Originally Posted by Wingman82 View Post
or read the t/c
Age 54 maximum for rated Captains

Age 53 maximum for non-rated Captains
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 05:46
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60 is a bit late as most companies won't re-type after 55. Ok, NAS will if you have minimum 3 years left ( so they can get the bond I guess), but that is not earning, that is spending. Chinese have a saying along the lines : If you spend your health making money you will spend your money making health. You will not earn big bucks on the ground, but it may be worth a look..training management!
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 06:01
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Just register with a contract agency - PARC is probable the least worst - and see what comes out. A mate registered with PARC at age 58 and is now working in China, despite the advertised age limit of 55.

But beware that Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicals are tougher than NASA's. Any issues with the ticker, or what they consider to be a high BMI will exclude you. My 58 year old mate is so thin, he makes most bicycles look overweight.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:20
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Originally Posted by fly the ball View Post
maybe anybody has an advice/recommendation?
I'd say you want to sign up with Parc, OSM, and Rishworth. Looks like you're living in Germany, so perhaps OSM might be keen to hear from you on their work with the Norwegian B737-800/Max fleet.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 23:56
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Originally Posted by AMS View Post
Casa - I meant you aren't going to take it with you to heaven or hell..
Yeah I know I was just joking that there sometimes is very little left, often despite a long fruitful career, if one has been through a divorce or two......Iíll be working until 75 or dead whichever comes first
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 03:26
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In China you wont pass the medical with 60's being foreigner.....
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 06:07
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Try Hong Kong Airlines .
$17000 per month . Taxed at 15% . They will take NTR onto A330/320. Work till 65 years then go to the sim until you die . If not before

They pay lousy during training I believe but have taken DEC with RJ time only.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 07:58
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I’ll be working until 75 or dead whichever comes first
Don't say that, I am 76 and still working part time.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 13:03
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Hello to everybody!
Thanks for Your replies and recommendations! Looks like that I am unfortunately too old for China. Have registered with Parc, Risworth and Longreach, I continue to look
around. So if anybody has an hot idea, feel free! For the time I continue to fly the lovely 767.
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 04:39
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Looks like that I am unfortunately too old for China.
That might be considered a good thing. They pay lots - but there's a good reason for that!
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 11:20
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What about DHL in Bahrain, they often hire for the 75/76 and pay good tax free money? Believe you also get free housing?
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