Bristow academy Jan 2011

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Big Duke 6
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Bristow academy Jan 2011

Post by Big Duke 6 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:23 pm

Decided to take the plunge and go train this january.
Have visited big three companies in Aberdeen, talked to Search and Rescue in Ireland and general research had given a positive feedback to go for it !!
Job prospects - Jan to nov course finished, if cant get job in States possible some time build at Boatpix then back to U.K. for I.R. Prospects looking bit better for N.Shore in yr and half..
Whatever way you look at it , its darn expensive so bite the bullet and go for it..
Anyone else considering January course?

All the best.

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Re: Bristow academy Jan 2011

Post by UH60L » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:40 pm

Hi Big Duke,
Big steps indeed and best of luck with it. Only advice is if you are interested in SAR make sure to get a job in Oil and Gas first and get your hours up. Flying in SAR is great but hours per year are low. If you come in with low hours it will take a long time to upgrade to SFO let alone Capt.
Best of luck with it all.
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Re: Bristow academy Jan 2011

Post by Big Duke 6 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:01 am

Hi 60L,

Sound advice, yea seems like SAR fly <300 hrs per year where as the N.S. can do anywhere between 600-800hrs.
Aberdeen has quite a set up , absolutely fantastic just had a flight on jump seat of AS332L to a rig and its amazing.
You with SAR? Where did you train?


See ya

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