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Indonesia, SE Asia help if you need it......

Discussion in 'Expatriate Aviation' started by wdwatts, May 15, 2014.

  1. SkyDriver90

    SkyDriver90 Well-Known Member

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    Greetings, first post here: air born? Twin otter? Are they wheeled, float or amphibian? Anything known about the operation, pay, management, current state of affairs? Did a Google search, one posting on pprune stated trouble, bad management, financial problems, but it was a few years old.
    Appreciate any info you might have, thanks! (Air born is an Indonesian operation, currently looking for Twotter drivers, source of my inquiry)...
     
  2. wdwatts

    wdwatts Director of Flight Operations, General Aviation

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    Not good mate. Steer Clear
     
  3. BustingBravo

    BustingBravo Member

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    I applied to them with
    350TT no reply yet.
    I heard getting a visa is hard in Indo nowadays.

    Any other low time pilot jobs you recommend applying to?
     
  4. wdwatts

    wdwatts Director of Flight Operations, General Aviation

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    No, but I think Suzi Air still hires low time expats. Unfortunately I am not in Indonesia anymore. I am now in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and not too sure how long I will be here as the company I am working for isn't very good to say the least.
     
  5. BustingBravo

    BustingBravo Member

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    Oh okay. I just apply to other places while waiting.
    Any low time employers in Vietnam? Single Engine?
     
  6. wdwatts

    wdwatts Director of Flight Operations, General Aviation

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    None mate
     
  7. MichaelR

    MichaelR New Member

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    And I am still wondering where do people get money to get licenced. It's like 40 grand for CPL...

    I can't even get one in my country which almost doubles the price since I will have to live in the USA.

    Vietnam? Why did you make it there?
     
  8. wdwatts

    wdwatts Director of Flight Operations, General Aviation

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    I didn't "make anything" here, I got a job here. If you can call it that. Yes, getting your license can be a costly endeavor. Loans, grants, scholarships, military are all ways to get it. I just got another job offer back in Indonesia so I may be moving back there soon. Will keep you posted.
     
  9. MichaelR

    MichaelR New Member

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    I am in Indonesia right now. I am not an English speaker so I might be using this "make it there" thing wrong. Yes, I tried to say why did you go there. Wasn't job in Indonesia satisfying?

    I guess loan is my case
     
  10. wdwatts

    wdwatts Director of Flight Operations, General Aviation

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    No problem.....Travira Air needed to save money so they hired a cheaper Indonesian pilot and didn't renew my contract. I had a number of job offers, and chose this one in Saigon for a number of reasons. While not ideal, it's a job lol. Staying put for now as well.
     
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