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United Nations

#1 Post by 112894 » Tue May 22, 2007 2:51 pm

I am looking for comanies that do more humanitarian work overseas.
Something along the lines of a dash.

Just a point in the right direction to get the ball rolling.

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#2 Post by airwrench » Tue May 22, 2007 3:27 pm

For U.N. work with a Dash aircraft, Voyageur Airways, possibly Trans Capital not sure if they are still into it.

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#3 Post by unregistered » Tue May 22, 2007 4:40 pm

Skylink get involved in that sort of thing although they may not actually own any aircraft out there (everything may be sub-contracted).

http://www.skylinkgroup.com
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#4 Post by retired or retarded » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:33 am

LoL, Yup Voyageur is doing UN work for one but that is sure to garnish a few opinions on this web site. DAC Aviation is also another one flying the dash. There are several others like A.L.S. in Kenya but they are more local employers. All the companies doing work for the UN are on contract so unless you have a type rating and some experience on the dash you can expect to sign a training bond or buy your own type. "Let the opinions fly" I am just stating the facts. In most cases the UN and WFP require that you have a certain amount of experience on type as well depending where you are operating. Those are a few of the ones that work in africa. There are a ton of others that operate 1900's, King Airs and Caravans. Tons of work in Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq etc..
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#5 Post by 112894 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:38 am

Hey thanks. I am on a 1900. So maybe I will just stick with that. Do you know many guys or gals that bring there family over there? Africa

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#6 Post by french_fry » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:39 pm

if you have1900 time, get a job with a south african contractor, good money and 2 months on 1 month off, you will need to get validation done first, takes about three weeks max and is cheap.
For the UN you need 500 PIC for the type of aircraft being flown for Capt and 100-200hrs for F/O position, depends on the country, ATPL and about 3000hrs total time/

Lots of work out there, PM me if you need info

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#7 Post by retired or retarded » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:11 am

112894 Most people do no not bring their family. You are usually flying a shit load and if you are flying for the UN you are usually not in tourist destinations so not the nicest places for them to be sitting around while you are out working. Depending who you are working for you can be in shared crew housing as well. Just try to get the best rotation you can and go home when you are off.
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#8 Post by newpilotwife » Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:58 pm

Hubby & I are seriously looking at eventually moving to Africa - nice climate, lower cost of living, spend more time together, explore more of the world . . .
112894 wrote:Hey thanks. I am on a 1900. So maybe I will just stick with that. Do you know many guys or gals that bring there family over there? Africa

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Re: United Nations

#9 Post by Keppen » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:05 pm

Is it still the same companies operating for the UN? Any word on movement there?
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Re: United Nations

#10 Post by Ancient » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:25 am

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Re: United Nations

#11 Post by KenoraPilot » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Voyageur is the most established Canadian company in Africa at the UN. I would recommend them, I had a great time with them for 3 years.
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Re: United Nations

#12 Post by '97 Tercel » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:10 pm

Could look into Regional 1 as well - not sure what they have going on..
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Re: United Nations

#13 Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:58 pm

R1 no longer has any UN or overseas flying anymore
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#14 Post by tree-top_willie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:12 am

french_fry wrote:if you have1900 time, get a job with a south african contractor, good money and 2 months on 1 month off, you will need to get validation done first, takes about three weeks max and is cheap.
For the UN you need 500 PIC for the type of aircraft being flown for Capt and 100-200hrs for F/O position, depends on the country, ATPL and about 3000hrs total time/

Lots of work out there, PM me if you need info

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If you have 4000 hours, 2500 mpic, and are 1900 rated you will be OGP qualified which is GOLD in South Africa (its the equivalent of being esso/shell/contrail approved out west) there is very good $$ (USD) to be made. The UN contracts are ok but there is better money if you have the experience to fly the oil/gas projects. I've seen 5/5 rotations offered, paid on your time off. Its a better lifestyle, especially if you want to stay away from the real sh*tholes.

Either way, South Africa is your best bet in terms of $$ and contracts and the license validation is simple. I've never worked for Voyageur but I always got the feeling they are either hiring or laying off and in Africa contract world, I have no idea how they compete with the South Africans or the Kenyans.
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Re: United Nations

#15 Post by BE20 Driver » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:12 am

Voyageur still does UN work but seems to be becoming a training ground for sending guys off to China these days. Just talked with a friend who still works there. Generally good company to work for. Pay was OK, rotations were almost always honoured and it was fairly organized when I was there.

Transcapital used to do UN work. I am not 100% sure if they still do. Take everything I said about Voyageur and forget it.

Regional1 doesn't do this any longer.

Summit Air still has some overseas airline contracts in Indonesia IIRC although they are not UN work.

As was pointed out, UN work is in countries where generally the rule of law has broken down. Some are safer than others but most are not places where I would bring a wife or kids. Some are though but the nature of contract work is that you can never guarantee how long the contract will last or where you will go next. This makes it UN conducive to family life. I know several people who worked for Voyageur went expat status and lived in better countries in Africa. That is always an option with a much shorter commute.
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Re: United Nations

#16 Post by dhc# » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:42 pm

Africa....with all the free dysentery, malaria and other weird tropical diseases your immune system can handle.
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Re: United Nations

#17 Post by Charlie Papa Lima » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:51 am

Try Solenta Aviation.

They're based in Joburg but have 1900D contracts. The main one is in Algeria for the oil and gas industry. High requirements for upgrade but 5 on 5 off and very good US dollars for 6 months "work" a year.

Pm me if you need more details.
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Re: United Nations

#18 Post by toelessjoe » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:54 am

Charlie Papa Lima wrote:Try Solenta Aviation.

They're based in Joburg but have 1900D contracts. The main one is in Algeria for the oil and gas industry. High requirements for upgrade but 5 on 5 off and very good US dollars for 6 months "work" a year.

Pm me if you need more details.

FINALLY remembered me damned password!!

Anywho, I would love some of that free info your selling. Sent you a pm and everything.
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