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saker
09-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Any current contractors with AP care to share their experience?


KoruPilot
09-27-2012, 02:07 AM
Huh, no takers

I'm in NAN tomorrow so I'll ask one of the Lads/lasses is they wouldn't mind responding.

What base are you looking at?

captjns
09-27-2012, 04:17 AM
Three colleagues from my last contracted position are at Air Pac. One joined mid July and completed his line training this past week. The second joined the 5th of August and the third last week. A fourth friend is set to commence their induction on or about the 5th of Oct.

Interview is via Skype. If one makes it passed the interview then the untimed psyche test followed by two timed two section aptitude tests. The three that are on the property did say that Air Pac is re-evaluating their future staffing needs.

There also may be a change in the roster pattern too. I hope to see a valid roster within the next week? This possible change may reduce time I. Fiji by contractors to save on hotel bills and daily pay as well as better avoiding visa issues too.


Satellite
09-27-2012, 06:16 AM
Three colleagues from my last contracted position are at Air Pac. One joined mid July and completed his line training this past week. The second joined the 5th of August and the third last week. A fourth friend is set to commence their induction on or about the 5th of Oct.

Interview is via Skype. If one makes it passed the interview then the untimed psyche test followed by two timed two section aptitude tests. The three that are on the property did say that Air Pac is re-evaluating their future staffing needs.

There also may be a change in the roster pattern too. I hope to see a valid roster within the next week? This possible change may reduce time I. Fiji by contractors to save on hotel bills and daily pay as well as better avoiding visa issues too.

What is the proper way of applying?Through an agency or directly to the company?I did apply directly to the company through their email a month ago and I haven't received yet any replay.

captjns
09-27-2012, 08:54 AM
What is the proper way of applying?Through an agency or directly to the company?I did apply directly to the company through their email a month ago and I haven't received yet any replay.

Try applying through IAC Global

Starlifter
09-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Saker,

I have been in the "hiring process" over the last few weeks with Rishworth. From what I can tell it's a slow process once you get all the req documents to the Rishworth rep. I have had Skype interviews scheduled then rescheduled due to AP changes and I had to reschedule due to last minute notice (I was flying at the time of notification and at the time of the scheduled interview)
Hopefully in the next month or so we'll be able to get an interview lined up. Truthfully I'm not in that much of a hurry as I'm busy with my company flying and the USAF Reserves. Trying for HNL base.

Good Luck,

saker
09-29-2012, 08:54 AM
Thanks for responses. KoruPilot, looking at LAS base.

ualgrizz
10-02-2012, 03:03 AM
Anyone with any idea of terms and conditions?

Starlifter
10-02-2012, 03:21 AM
I've got them somewhere, I'll try to get them to you.

Starlifter
10-04-2012, 01:16 AM
Anyone with any idea of terms and conditions?

This is what I got from Rishworth.

Total Payment:
Captains:
Daily Rate: NZ$605 per duty day rising to NZ$655 after 12 months, with an average 18 duty days per calendar month
First Officers:
Daily Rate: NZ$480 per duty day
Per Diem: Provided when on duty
Minimum Qualifications: (for both roles)
 Valid licence with current B737NG type rating & instrument rating
 Flown on type within the last 12 - 24 months, providing that a B737NG refresher course is completed within 6 months prior to start date
 Must be 59 years of age or under at start of contract
 Must have the right to reside in the United States, Australia or New Zealand.
Minimum Hours:
Captains:
Total Time: 3,500+ hours
Total Jet Time: 2,000+ hours
Total PIC Time on B737NG: 500+
First Officers:
Total Time: 1,500+ hours
Total FO Time on B737NG: 250+ hours
Page 2 of 3
All pilots must have New Zealand, US or Australian Residency at contract commencement.
Start Date: To be advised
Monthly Days Off: 8 days off per month, consecutive where possible – based on scheduling
Annual Leave: 1 month’s unpaid leave
Duty Ground Transportation:
Provided at Operating Base and layover stations. Ground transport is not provided at Crew Members’ Contract Base.
Travel:
Firm commuting Air Travel is provided on company network, booked economy, upgradeable to Business Class on seat available, from Contract Base to Operating Base and return.
Staff travel is available to Crew Members and qualifying family members according to the Airlines current rules.
Accommodation:
Very good hotel accommodation provided at Operating Base and all layover stations.
Overtime:
There is no overtime provision in this assignment, but Block hours rarely exceed 80 hours per month.
Routes Flown:
Mainly between Fiji hub to Australia, New Zealand and USA.
Taxation:
Tax remains the Crew Member’s own responsibility. We encourage you to seek professional taxation advice.
Insurance:
Medical Insurance is provided by the Airline on “On Duty” basis, i.e. from Check-in at the Contract Base until Check-out after duty at the Contract Base.
Application / Interview Process:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website Rishworth Aviation Homepage - Rishworth Aviation (http://www.rishworthaviation.com) and apply online. We also ask that you register or update your details on our website Rishworth Aviation Homepage - Rishworth Aviation (http://www.rishworthaviation.com).
Interviews will be held via Skype. If you do not have Skype, please visit Free Skype internet calls and cheap calls to phones online - Skype (http://www.skype.com) to create an account.
During the application process, you will also be required to upload the following documents to your Pilot Portal on our website Rishworth Aviation Homepage - Rishworth Aviation (http://www.rishworthaviation.com).
 Application Form
 Candidate Questionnaire
 CV/resume
 Valid Licence with B737NG type rating
 Valid Class 1 Medical
 Passport and any valid visas
 Last two pages of logbook (stamped and certified by your current airline), or other proof of hours
 A transcript of your last SIM proficiency check on the B737NG (including annual B737NG refresher course, RNAV, GNSS and RNP training)
 A transcript of your last line check on the B737NG
 Licence verification letter by the issuing Aviation Authority
 No incident/accident report by the issuing Aviation Authority
 No criminal record certificate
 Letter of reference from your current or previous airline

captjns
10-04-2012, 12:01 PM
According to two of my friends recently hired by Air Pac... hiring is on hold for a while. But don't dispel... just a temporary glitch.

IAC Global is another agency representing AIR PAC. IAC is a more reputable operation to deal with.... FYI

Training is very good, and hotels are nice too. They said everyone at the airline is really nice and friendly.

saker
10-27-2012, 10:37 AM
All pretty quiet on the Air Pacific front....

Starlifter
10-27-2012, 01:07 PM
All pretty quiet on the Air Pacific front....

I agree!

I was going to write Rishworth again next week after i finish my OPC sending them my updated logbook and with sim check.

Lifter

saker
10-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Let's hope you can provoke a response. Looks like a great opportunity so hope the recruitment resumes soon.

Good luck Starlifter, will let you know when I hear more.

captjns
10-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Rishworth is not very good at returning calls or providing up to date information for contracts to which there may not be any money for them.

I have three friends working for Air Pac. I will email them to see if they can provide information as it relates to adherence to the contract and QOL as well as future plans.

Starlifter
10-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Let's hope you can provoke a response. Looks like a great opportunity so hope the recruitment resumes soon.

Good luck Starlifter, will let you know when I hear more.

Saker,

Thanks, I'll do the same.

Lifter

PS: thanks JNS

Boeing Europe
12-29-2012, 10:51 PM
Hi Guys,

I am a Uk citizen who just got an offer from Air Pac to start FEB I have been given no details etc by Air Pac I reckon its a direct hire as I had nothing to do with any agencies , I am desperate for info from any current Fj pilots as I cannot find anyone online (Bar JNS Thanks:)) who has any info on them or anyone who is flying for them , anyone with some info please PM me thanks any happy new year.

BE

bluelion
12-26-2013, 08:48 AM
Can anybody else give anymore details on what it's like to work here? I have a skype interview coming up.

oicur12
12-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Hey all,

I am currently on contract with FJ through Spectrum of Ireland. A330 LHS.

I suspect the folks on here seeking info are 737 drivers. There are MANY different contracts for the bus and i assume for the Boeing as well.

IAC have recruited guys and girls for both types but my experience with them was not so good. I am still waiting for them to answer some questions from 6 months ago!!!

You can also direct hire without an agency. Just apply on line.

So far so good, hard work but good crews and new planes (bus that is) and a whole lot more fun than my last gig.

bluelion
12-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Hey all,

I am currently on contract with FJ through Spectrum of Ireland. A330 LHS.

I suspect the folks on here seeking info are 737 drivers. There are MANY different contracts for the bus and i assume for the Boeing as well.

IAC have recruited guys and girls for both types but my experience with them was not so good. I am still waiting for them to answer some questions from 6 months ago!!!

You can also direct hire without an agency. Just apply on line.

So far so good, hard work but good crews and new planes (bus that is) and a whole lot more fun than my last gig.
Thanks for the info- can you tell me more about the training, schedule, days off, commuting, ect... Thanks, much appreciated!

oicur12
12-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Training was low content but dragged out over 2 months. 2 weeks gnd school plus 3 sim sessions at QF in MEL. Then 2 line training return trips followed by a line check. Spread out because of a shortage of trainers/checkers on the Airbus fleet. Not difficult especially having been on type for a long time. Sim was easy, simple tasks.

I am on a 6 month contract NAN based so they do not write a commute schedule for me. No group of days off and no ticket home. You can sign a based contract and nominate a base within the network to obtain a group of days off with a firm ticket home each time. This appears to work much better for guys in oz but for Europeans its a long way home for a short period of time. I will ask around on the 737 fleet how the commute works.

The roster pattern and commute days off are in a state of flux qnd will change. The new manager line ops is trying to introduce a fixed roster for all pilots with a 20/10 or 42/18 roster but it has not materialised for jan. Time will tell.

The two fleets are very different and my experience has only been with the 330.