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Vietnam 208 job

#1 Post by longjon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:27 am

I'm thinking of applying for the Vietnam position and am wondering if anyone here has worked in Vietnam? Even a tourist view of the country would be helpful.

This is for the Maintenance position.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#2 Post by Lost Lake » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:54 pm

As an expat pilot with friends in Vietnam, if you like the expat life it's a good place.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#3 Post by longjon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:57 pm

Thanks. I love the expat life,
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#4 Post by TailwheelPilot » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:23 am

Just a quick note for anyone considering the job at Hai Au Seaplanes in Vietnam. I just saw some photos of an ex-Hai Au Caravan in Indonesia, operated by a different operator. Hopefully it was something planned, such as a leased plane being replaced with an owned plane, and not a cash shortage that led to the change in operator.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#5 Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:36 pm

I've never flown in Vietnam but did spend some time in the south and LOVED IT! The Vietnamese are awesome and friendly people! I would love to fly as an expat over there. (as long as pay was good, plane was solid and maintenance wasn't spotty) lol
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#6 Post by porcsord » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:55 pm

Worked for Hai Au, and lived in Hanoi, sent you a PM.
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#7 Post by BeaverDreamer » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:51 pm

Vietnam is great. I've spend time in most major cities from north to south. The people are great and you can live a quality life for sure. As far as working there goes, I have no idea :smt040

Sounds like it could be a good gig though!
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#8 Post by yeeeeboiiii » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:47 am

Could anyone shed some light on the compensation and benefits for this job? Also, what is the work schedule like on average?
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#9 Post by round pounder » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:27 am

if you can't fly a van, then don't bother. I've had several high time otter drivers apply all getting a PFO. Looks like the pool of van drivers is drying up as there posting weekly now. Also looks like guys are doing there 12 month commitment and saying adieu. Yes Vietnam is nice. You live in 100% humidity, and the towns have a definite odour of waste, and rotting stuff. Mixed in with burning charcoal and kerosene. You are really asking the wrong crowd about wages. Ask them personally.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#10 Post by yeeeeboiiii » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:47 pm

I've been to Vietnam and it is not all as bad as you say....and I was asking for specifics of the job.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#11 Post by round pounder » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:12 pm

Good on you. I spent several years in both Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Yes the countryside is stunning. But like I said the towns do stink. the Mekong on a hot humid day brings back the memory of smells I would like to forget. Your going to tell me that all those tuk Tuks and two strokes don't put a cloud of haze that coats your nose black. Come on. Give the good folks a shout I'm sure they will respond in kind. Asking info on avcanada is like asking a hooker for a discount and believing she's giving you 20% off.
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#12 Post by geodoc » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Those guys as STILL advertising? Seems odd.






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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#13 Post by 180 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:16 pm

A sign of the times mixed with challenging pre-requisites is my take on this GeoDoc.

It's bottom of the barrel time for most operators right now as far as hiring and upgrading goes.

Now add the pre-requisite of an experienced float driver with IFR experience to boot. Tough ask.

But man, if I was young and single, I'd be all over this job!
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Re: Vietnam 208 job

#14 Post by round pounder » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:27 am

Not a lot of vans on floats. So the gene pool is limited. As they only want qualified ifr rated van, float pilots your really dealing with a limited gene pool. Lots of van jobs On wheels in North America. But then your lacking one of there strict limitations. They want you pre trained as it looks like they are either not qualified to train or not willing to train. Shame as there are some brilliant float pilots in Canada
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