This past Tuesday was the premiere of the first episode of a new TV show that follows some of the British pilots working at Susi Air. I managed to watch it on YouTube the day after and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised!
It gives a pretty accurate (although somewhat dramatic) portrayal of what working for Susi Air is all about. There are 4 episodes in season 1, so be sure to catch the next one when and if you can. It was fun to see some old and familiar faces on tv from when I was working there, but also a lot of new guys of course!
I realize it has been a long time since my last entry. So here is a little update. After working in Malawi for a year, I decided to move on and try something new. This was mainly due to the fact that the company I was working for got rid of the King Air 200 I was flying. I have accepted a 5 month free lance job in Tanzania working for Coastal Aviation. The flying is very exciting, lots of island hopping and also bush flying in the Selous and Ruaha game reserves. It's all single crew operations, and although the Caravans arent as new and modern as Susi Air's, it is a very rewarding flying experience. Have a look at a few photos below. They are actually looking for crew, but you need 1000 hours total time and previous experience on Caravan.
On the Susi Air side, I hear that they are still actively conducting interviews for First Officer so get those Cv's in! The email address remains the same as stated in one of my older entries. They have also penned a deal with Summit Air in Canada for the wet lease of up to 4 Dornier 228's. Finally Susi Air has gotten those long sort after twins! Have a look at the picture below of the first one to arrive.
Happy flying everyone!
Coastal Aviation logo resembles a Dhow (sailing boat) and the sun
There are direct instructions as to the recruitment policy under "updates". I have pasted the information below:
IMPORTANT! Pilot recruitment
We are receiving applications at any time of year however it never necessarily always followed by interview and course intake. The occasion will be based on company’s demand and Susi Air hold the exclusive rights on how and when to announce it.
All job applications must be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not responsible for lost documents if submitted in other means. All job applications that we received will be kept for our future interest.
We will contact you if your application piques our interest. If no news after six weeks, please consider it to be unsuccessful.
Do not make a visit to the office for a walk-in interview.
I realize its been quite a while since I last wrote on the blog and the reason is simple! I have a new job and have moved on from Susi Air. I am currently in Africa as a co-pilot on a King Air B200 flying charters. Just goes to show what a good platform Susi Air can be to prospective pilots. My time at Susi was great, learnt a lot, but most importantly, met so many nice people. Remember, its not what you know, its who you know!
Although I have left, I will continue to update the blog when I hear news from that side of the world. As of now, the consensus seems to be that the recruitment freeze is still in place. I would expect this to be lifted towards the end of the year as there are rumors of new aircraft (C208's) coming in.
Until then, if you have any questions, please give me a shout.