Joined: Mar 29, 2006 Posts: 289 Location: Scotland
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:02 am Post subject:
I'll be honest, and say that the industry is not good at all at the moment. There's a surplus of pilots and numerous onshore companies are finding it hard to stay in business.
The conversion from CASA to JAR is certainly harder than doing it the other way around, but they're only hoops . I can't remember off the top of my head how many exams you need to do, but I think it's more than just Air Law. As for flying, I believe you need to do as many hours as the school thinks you need, and then a flight test. The students we've seen have to re-learn how to navigate, as the CAA require seeing a different method to how you're taught over there. However, and Haggishunter will back me up here, if you talk to the CAA to see what they require you to do, you will get a different answer to someone identical to you who called the day before.
All this is off the top of my head of coarse, LASORS wil give you the definitive answer.
As for your personal situation, you'll probably pick up work with 2000 hours on a Jetbanger, but it will probably be down south, rather than up in Gods' country.......... _________________ Generally wrapped in rubber, be it in the air or on the water.
Joined: Sep 04, 2009 Posts: 17 Location: Liverpool,UK, about 30 mins drive from EGGP
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:50 am Post subject:
Just thought I'd say 'hi' properly...
not much to say about me, born in the Lake District, live in Liverpool, never flown anything as a pilot unfortunately.
I think I was hooked on heli's from a very early age as I had one of those quick up-round-and-down type flights in a heli at about age 6 or 7 at a fair in Carlisle (Bitts Park near the castle..).
Vague memories of it being a 206 but honestly it's so long ago I can't remember, just the experience and enjoying it so much.
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to get about a 20+ mins ride in a 206 (G-BTFX) as part of an openday my current employer had, I was there for IT support but we all got (those who wanted to!) to go up.
Took off from Knowsley Hall, flew over Liverpool and then along the dock front, then back to Knowsley Hall
Only wish I could have been in the front seat to look at the instruments, but for a freebie I was understandably happy!
(I'll pop a pic up in the photos section later)
Only 'flying' I've done is on flightsim so far, I'm trying to get up to speed on using it properly and learning real navigation & procedures etc (I'm registered on VATSIM but haven't tried it much yet).
Only thing stopping me from learning to fly is lack of funds, which I can't see changing any time in the near future, barring a lottery win!
Annoying as I've got Liverpool helicentre about 20-30 mins away at EGGP, (I go down to EGGP sometimes just to watch planes & helis if they're using 27 as you can get close) or Barton about 30-50 mins away.
Just to rub it in, I regularly get to see Merseyside police's EC-135 flying around as they tend to have a lot of calls in this area, two main motorways nearby, and a fair share of other duties for it. I must be one of the few peolpe who actually likes having the heli flying low over houses
Heres my introduction about myself. My name is will i live in Mountain Home AR USA. I work for Fulton Co. EMS on the ambulance, I'm an EMT. I have a small history with aviation. When i was 10 years old my dad had a friend who was working on getting his hrs in fixed wing (which he now flies commercial jets) and he would take me and my dad up all the time i even have 3 hrs of logged flight time in one of the A/C that we flew in. I've flown in a 172 152 piper worrier piper aztec.
Ive always had an interest in aviation ever since i was a little kid it wasnt until recently that ive started looking into things i would really like to purcue a career in rotor wing.
I do fly on FSX ive flown all the different types of A/C including add-ons, i know its not like flying the real thing, but i enjoy it, and its the closest thing i got right now lol.
Hey Urgentemente and Milhouse welcome to helitorque,
i've seen a few posts by you already but thought i'd welcome you anyway.
I know what you mean about finding the local noise pollution(heli) entertaining. i'm considering putting arrows on my roof pointing to egbb and egbe or perhaps a big 'please fly over here' - not sure the neighbours would agree _________________ PPL (H)
If it moves i want a go
just saw this discussion.
I'm Mattia 29 y.o. I live in Italy. I work as an ops controller and dispatcher for an airline in italy. My passion for aviation started when I was six, and now I have the time and more or less the budget to start my PPL.
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