2009. augusztus 31., hétfő

Job Hunt – via Bush Flying 101

For all jobhunters and especially the lowtimers it is very important to find their way into the business. To find a few good contacts and a few good mates.
Here's the link to Bush Flying 101 blog where Chris's entry is just about
this issue: Job hunt. It is a must read!
He's writing about what I always emphasize: the importance
of networking and the importance of making a good
first impression.

2009. augusztus 18., kedd

A bit of organizing

I still get mails asking for help in Africa and I'm still in no position of being able to do it. Everything I know is posted here. If you write me that you've sent a mail to XY operator and didn't get an answer is because they mainly aren't huge mailers (they should probably hire somebody just to answer the swarm of job enquiry mails they get a day - come on... nobody will do that).

But now I tried to be more user friendly and organized the pilot job related entries in a separate box, just under my profile box, so you don't have to read all the crap I'm writing now and then that is not related to the African (and other) possibilities and you guys and gals will be able to get the info you need quicker. It saves you time and also it hopefully saves me time too.

2009. augusztus 4., kedd

Back on track

Well vacation is gone. Nothing really happened. Except some B737NG sim flying. A few amateur but simulator enthusiasts here in Budapest decided to build their own B737NG and A320 sim. The outcome is pretty cool. I had the oportunity to try their 737 sim wich was a pretty awesome experience. Did some SID's, STAR's and had a high altitude double engine failure over Greece enroute to Korfu. Survived it. If you wanna check it out here's the link: HighFly Aviation
Still building my time and ratings, but due to some financial stuff this goes pretty slowly.

My AHA friend Marcel has pointed me towards Nyassa Air Taxi in Malawi. I also exchanged a few mails with one of their former pilots. Nyassa is owned by Austrians and has a crew of Europeans.

Like Sefofane they also published a PDF with their requirements for wannabees and also some info on Malawi flying and some useful links. You might want to download it here.