Job opportunities?

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Hi all, I will just start here & ask how you guys are finding the current job market? It would seem the jobs are few & far between. When you do find them they expect you to take as little as possible & give as much as possible in time & experience? How are you guys finding things?
 

Jos47

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For me as a CH47 loadmaster the civilian job market is quit difficult to get into. We have a SAR / offshore windmill market but without hoisting experience it’s almost impossible. Now looking for companies that have hoist operator training programs, so if you know some please let me know.
 
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Hi Jos47, we do do hoist training here in Cape Town on our own helicopter. But as we are not as regulated in this we make up our own courses & standards as best we can afford on the company time. There are guys in Europe that do give extensive hoist training but that is to the there standards & may be rather pricey. As for getting hoist training in the USA i really have no idea?
 

Jos47

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Hi Jos47, we do do hoist training here in Cape Town on our own helicopter. But as we are not as regulated in this we make up our own courses & standards as best we can afford on the company time. There are guys in Europe that do give extensive hoist training but that is to the there standards & may be rather pricey. As for getting hoist training in the USA i really have no idea?
Thanks for the reply. I live in Holland so european training would be great.
 

BK117D2

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Any companies you recommend or are worth looking into, in Cape Town, if someone was open to international relocation for a job?
Hi Slim, no no t really. Work here is very slow for engineers & the market is flooded. So moneys are not good. Amazing flying & work but not really financially worth it. What line of work you in?
 
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prior HH-60 engineer and hoist operator in the military. Separated in 2017 and went corporate. Zero opportunities in Chicago for backender helo work.
 
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