Sunday, July 13, 2014

New job, new possibilities!

Hi all

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

 Selfie!!

Coastal Caravan parked at Mafia Island (HTMA)

Susi Air new Dornier 228

Monday, September 30, 2013

New website for Susi Air online

See the new website here: http://fly.susiair.com/

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 to recruiting@susiair.com. 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.


Happy job hunting guys!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have a look at my new workplace!

As some of you might know, I now fly the King Air 200 in Malawi, Africa. Have a look at www.flyulendo.com or like Ulendo Airlink on Facebook! I will try do an update on flying here in the near future.

Cheers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If your interested in mountain flying, then check this blog out!

If you dream of flying the Pilatus Porter in Papua for Susi Air, then have a look at this blog to get an idea:

http://indopilot.blogspot.com/

Matt has been doing this for a while now and by the looks of it, he's loving every minute!

Cheers

End of June Update

Hello guys

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.

Cheers!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Recruitment freeze

Recently people have been telling me that there is a recruitment freeze in place at Susi Air for at least the next 2 months due to excessive crew numbers. 

I guess due to the slow turnover of pilots for various reasons, Captains are not moving on as frequently as they used to. The latest initial course only had 5 guys. Normally this number is around 8-12. Keep sending those applications though, as things can change quickly.

Happy landings!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DGCA new "250 hour" rule implementation

Recently the Indonesian DGCA announced a new rule regarding the hiring of foreigners by Indonesian companies. Apparently all foreigners need a minimum of 250 hours on the type they are being hired to fly before a Indonesian license can be issued. This only applies to Part 121 operators and NOT Part 135 (Susi Air). So you can keep on applying and hopefully get an interview!