Looking for international work

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Hi all, I’m a Canadian pilot looking for international work, anything with a decent schedule so I can rotate out of Melbourne, Australia. Most of my recent time’s on the B212 (IFR/NVFR), but a bunch of additional time on the AS350. Some long line, but not yet a precision guy.
Anyone have any suggestions?
 
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Hi all, I’m a Canadian pilot looking for international work, anything with a decent schedule so I can rotate out of Melbourne, Australia. Most of my recent time’s on the B212 (IFR/NVFR), but a bunch of additional time on the AS350. Some long line, but not yet a precision guy.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Hey mate, Im probably not going to be much help, but I would direct your question to the guys on the Bladeslapper forum in Australia. They're all Aussies in there and lots of connected people that Im sure would be happy to bring your experience on board. Hope it's not a rule breaker to refer to other forums, just trying to help and build up some good rotor karma for when I start looking for work ;)
 
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Thanks bud, much appreciated. I check the forums there pretty regularly, probably wouldn’t hurt to interact a little more too.

You’re going from ADF to civilian, right?

Any questions about the Canadian market, feel free, shocking how many Aussies and Kiwis end up here.
 
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Thanks bud, much appreciated. I check the forums there pretty regularly, probably wouldn’t hurt to interact a little more too.

You’re going from ADF to civilian, right?

Any questions about the Canadian market, feel free, shocking how many Aussies and Kiwis end up here.
Also put your feelers out on social media (heli facebook groups etc). Maybe not directly asking for work, but requesting some contacts in locality you could chat with on the phone. If Melbourne isnt a deal breaker, I would chat with CHC in WA, and also the PHS guys in Melbourne (they have a solid reputation of industry contacts and training). Let me know how you go.

Yeah ill be coming from ADF maintenance (avionics), so i have a reasonable feel for aviation (albeit military). Hopefully a prospective employer appreciates those transferable skills.

I love Canada and NZ, would work in either of those places in a heartbeat. Would be a major life move for the wife and I. At my age (46) i thought there were migration/work visa limitations for Canada but I haven't had a look and I guess itd be harder to get work there as an international rookie pilot competing with your local young folk.
 
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Air Center out of Texas is hiring 350 and Bell medium pilots for Antarctica. I guess you’d need an FAA ticket?
Also Heli SGI in Indonesia wants 206/407 drivers w long time time. Maybe you can negotiate lack of type for speciality?
Good luck
 
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