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cruiseclimb
11-16-2016, 12:28 PM
A friend is flying a Falcon 900 for a private family in Saudi Arabia that has an amazing opportunity for a low time pilot to break into the Int'l VIP jet market. It needs to be the right guy though, and they will type him for a commitment to stay a while. They are looking for:

- EASA or FAA license.
- Min 1000 TT, with at least one jet type rating.
- Some turbine EFIS experience.
- Graduate of a 141 or better flight training background.
- Willing to move overseas for at least two years.

I know the pay will be tax free and equivilant to regional captain pay. All housing, medical, and travel expenses will be provided. Upgrade opportunities and type ratings in other VIP aircraft available at the end of the commitment. Four weeks vacation per year, and extensive travel throughout Europe.

If you are interested, have the hours, A jet type rating, and are willing to commit to a couple of years, leave a reply on here with your TT, basic background, and type experience, and I'll send you an email address..

I apologize that I don't have time to answer questions.


Oooo
11-16-2016, 05:51 PM
RUN! Saudi is a shîthole. Especially compared to other arab countries.

cruiseclimb
11-16-2016, 10:42 PM
Oooo, I get the feeling you're not flying in the Gulfstream/Falcon, VIP world, where opportunities for a young 1,000 hour pilot are almost unheard of... These guys are at a western compound with a pool, bar, tennis courts, and a gym. It sounds like a country club, but my experiences have only been limited to Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Jordan... As well as Saudi, and this job is a great one at any level. I don't seem to have your worldly, Middle Eastern experience in big iron VIP flying, so I may be wrong. I'd rather have that kind of adventure than work at some dead end charter company stateside, on $50/day per diem, with no hope of ever flying more than mid level execs to play golf in a Hawker. Evidently they're all over Europe staying at Marriotts most of the time. You say run, but if you're sitting at 1,000 hours, and can't even apply for a regional FO position that only pays $34k to commute, and work 17 days a month in the grind, this job is amazing. A guy will have come out of this with $100k in the bank, 1,000 hours of Falcon time, and have seen some of the world. All of your jobs after that will be six figures. Yeah.. Run from that :)


captjns
11-17-2016, 04:51 AM
RUN! Saudi is a shîthole. Especially compared to other arab countries.

I'm sure you've have vast experience as an expat living and flying overseas, including, in Saudi. I along with others would be interested to read about your time overseas. Excellent way to gain international experience flying for a VIP operation. Housing and bennies very good. It's not uncommon for passengers to give out envelopes containing handsome amounts of cash.

I'm not saying Saudi, let alone expat flying for that matter, is for everyone. However, if one is young, single, and meets the criteria, its an excellent opportunity.

Alaskanrenegade
11-17-2016, 01:26 PM
cruiseclimb, PM sent.

cactusmike
11-19-2016, 10:35 PM
From looking at Oooo's posts on other threads I believe you can place him/her in the troll category.

Vilem
11-21-2016, 08:18 PM
cruiseclimb, PM sent.

mike sierra
11-22-2016, 06:24 AM
Oooo, I get the feeling you're not flying in the Gulfstream/Falcon, VIP world, where opportunities for a young 1,000 hour pilot are almost unheard of... These guys are at a western compound with a pool, bar, tennis courts, and a gym. It sounds like a country club, but my experiences have only been limited to Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Jordan... As well as Saudi, and this job is a great one at any level. I don't seem to have your worldly, Middle Eastern experience in big iron VIP flying, so I may be wrong. I'd rather have that kind of adventure than work at some dead end charter company stateside, on $50/day per diem, with no hope of ever flying more than mid level execs to play golf in a Hawker. Evidently they're all over Europe staying at Marriotts most of the time. You say run, but if you're sitting at 1,000 hours, and can't even apply for a regional FO position that only pays $34k to commute, and work 17 days a month in the grind, this job is amazing. A guy will have come out of this with $100k in the bank, 1,000 hours of Falcon time, and have seen some of the world. All of your jobs after that will be six figures. Yeah.. Run from that :)

I just want to add:

There is no bar at the compound. You cannot have or find alcohol in Saudi.

If you are married life is a little better over there. If you are not forget about social life there

argentina21
11-30-2016, 11:10 AM
cruiseclimb,

PM sent.

ilyushin96
12-01-2016, 11:33 PM
Hey cruiseclimb, PM sent! :)

OldWeasel
12-04-2016, 06:04 PM
I just want to add:



There is no bar at the compound. You cannot have or find alcohol in Saudi.



If you are married life is a little better over there. If you are not forget about social life there



That's not completely accurate. While there may be no bar at the compound, some "personnel" receive class six rations and if you are well acquainted they just may share. There are also home produced beverages of quite acceptable quality. Which means, you won't go blind or visit the emergency room. Please don't ask how I know.


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OldWeasel
12-04-2016, 06:12 PM
That's not completely accurate. While there may be no bar at the compound, some "personnel" receive class six rations and if you are well acquainted they just may share. There are also home produced beverages of quite acceptable quality. Which means, you won't go blind or visit the emergency room. Please don't ask how I know.


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Also, I did my share of dating there. If you're in Jeddah, get into diving or some beach activity. There are no theaters, restaurants segregate single males from everyone else. Some days a single male can't enter a mall. Be resourceful and keep your ears open. You'll have a blast. There are plenty of western teachers and medical staff running around.


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mike sierra
12-04-2016, 10:38 PM
Also, I did my share of dating there. If you're in Jeddah, get into diving or some beach activity. There are no theaters, restaurants segregate single males from everyone else. Some days a single male can't enter a mall. Be resourceful and keep your ears open. You'll have a blast. There are plenty of western teachers and medical staff running around.


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Drive with your number in a sign and show every random girl like the locals?


About the alcohol, stay away still the best bet

badflaps
12-05-2016, 07:57 AM
That is how you got to be an "Old Weasel."

OldWeasel
12-09-2016, 07:27 PM
Drive with your number in a sign and show every random girl like the locals?





Negative, I did say "western teachers and medical staff". That is a move local juveniles pull and I take is as an insult.

About the alcohol, stay away still the best bet


Your choice, more of a good time for everyone else.



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OldWeasel
12-09-2016, 07:28 PM
That is how you got to be an "Old Weasel."



:wink


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