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Gold Rush Tony looking for pilot

#1 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:39 am

Gold Rush Tony looking for pilot



Cessna 206 Bush Pilot
Tamarak Inc.
Dawson City, Yukon

May1st - Sept 31st

Wages negotiable based on experience and other skills
Room and Board provided

500hrs total time
200hrs on type
100hrs unprepared strip experience

Please List other skills that you may have.

Tamarak Inc is operated by Tony and Minnie Beets in Dawson City. It is a placer gold mining company that uses their 206 to move employees, parts and groceries around typically between the two mines and the town of Dawson City. Flying is not the only thing that you will be doing, heavy equipment experience or any other trade skills you may have will be used as well.

Please send resumes to minniebeets235@hotmail.com
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#2 Post by Scudrunner703 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:40 am

No Commercial needed.
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#3 Post by Meatservo » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:09 am

Cool, on an aviation forum looking for a heavy equipment operator. I wonder if he's on any heavy-equipment forums looking for an aeroplane operator. Expanding the search parameters I suppose. I can do a pretty good "Yosemite Sam" impression, I wonder if that counts as an "additional skill"?
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Re: Gold Rush Tony looking for pilot

#4 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:36 am

Actually, Tamarak Inc. didn't post that, I did (copy and paste from a newspaper ad).

Just thought it might be of general interest given the popularity of that show, and who knows, maybe someone on here needs a job!
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#5 Post by Scudrunner703 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:12 pm

Actually, the ad is on Av Canada. Good way to make 8k a month with no living expenses if ya gotta a little bush time.

Plus, Dawson is the bomb.
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#6 Post by SuperchargedRS » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:33 pm

They'll pay a 500tt pilot 8k a month :lol:

I got some land in Florida I'll sell ya too.


Still for a 500hr job, why not, probably won't pay well, but it'll make ya famous!
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#7 Post by esp803 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:57 am

That pay wouldn't be unheard of in the Yukon for a 206 driver. Remember it's a short season, so 8k per month for 4-5 months isn't an amazing annual salary. Mind you coupled with EI for the remaining 8 months a year and you are right in Encore captain wages range...

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#8 Post by Scudrunner703 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:00 am

It's $20-25 an hour. 11 hour days. Time and a half after 8 hours. Probably 30-40 hours flying a month. The rest of the time your driving a rock truck or excavator for the mine.
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#9 Post by LousyFisherman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:35 am

You know, I don't know if I would be comfortable flying with a low-time commercial bush pilot who would not take this job.
My attitude would be planes AND FRONT END LOADERS AND BULLDOZERS....... Cool I'm in
The experience and knowledge you would gain, not just in aviation, would be priceless.

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#10 Post by KLT » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:54 am

Definitely a unique experience. I spent over 25 years working up there. Not sure what Tony's shift schedule is like.....ours and a lot of others were 12 hrs/day 7 days a week with one day off a month.

I can't think of a better place to spend the summer.......not very often does someone get the opportunity to play with all those different toys.
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#11 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:26 pm

I know the strips Tony puts this airplane into intimately, and this is not a gig for a 500 hour guy trying to find his first job in the bush. For a guy with 300 hours driving a 206 to the limits, it should be a piece of cake, but its far from easy. If anyone on here takes the job, please pm me and I'll give you all the advise I can.
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#12 Post by Scudrunner703 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:00 am

I agree with Redneck. I had 1000 hrs on unimproved strips when I took this job back in 2012 and no 206 time. Some of the most challenging flying I've ever done. But a lot of fun though.

Tony is awesome, but thinks of an airplane the same as an excavator or dozer. Pay close attention on your walk around. These strips can be rough. One day I was hooking up the static line and noticed the bolt on the front axel was hanging out. The nut had come off at sometime.

If you don't want to go he won't force you, but don't be afraid to say no.

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#13 Post by Slats » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:12 pm

Redneck_pilot86 wrote:I know the strips Tony puts this airplane into intimately, and ...... I'll give you all the advise I can.
Not very gentlemanly to divulge on the internet the details of how you got intimate with Tony's 206 strip.
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#14 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:47 pm

Slats wrote:
Redneck_pilot86 wrote:I know the strips Tony puts this airplane into intimately, and ...... I'll give you all the advise I can.
Not very gentlemanly to divulge on the internet the details of how you got intimate with Tony's 206 strip.
I didn't divulge the details, I never kiss and tell.
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#15 Post by ScudRunner » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:49 pm

Seriously "Scudrunner703" you picked as your name?
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#16 Post by ScudRunnerr » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:04 pm

I'd fly for the Viking
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#17 Post by iflyforpie » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:16 am

ScudRunnerr wrote:I'd fly for the Viking
. wrote:Seriously "Scudrunner703" you picked as your name?
Looks like he made a troll account too. :D
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#18 Post by PointyEngine » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:29 pm

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#19 Post by duramaxguy » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:07 pm

Out of curiosity what other creek is The Viking on aside from Hunker? Seems having a driver for the 1 minute and 20 second flight from his hunker strip to YDA is overkill :P. Unless he's looking for a Whitehorse chauffeur. I can also attest to the 900' tailings pile airstrips in that area being a bit much for a Bush strip greenhorn. Especially in FER. The small tail on that machine makes a heavy aft loaded takeoff.........interesting.
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#20 Post by Scudrunner703 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:29 am

He fly's to his claim on Indian River where the dredge is now located. Never got close to gross weight. Usually a guy or two or a few parts. Mostly fly Tony back and forth between his two operations.
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#21 Post by rigpiggy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:42 am

Take it for what it's worth he "Bought" my stepfathers tools last year for 20,000$ never paid for them and now is returning them.... I will be surprised if they were all there, since he is now suffering from dementia and is in a home we will never know what the full inventory was.
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#22 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:13 pm

Well, the airplane hasn't moved all summer, sitting on the ramp with a flat tire and a flat oleo. Guess nobody took the job.
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#23 Post by rigpiggy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:18 pm

what is the reggie?
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#24 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:19 pm

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#25 Post by co-joe » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:59 am

rigpiggy wrote:Take it for what it's worth he "Bought" my stepfathers tools last year for 20,000$ never paid for them and now is returning them.... I will be surprised if they were all there, since he is now suffering from dementia and is in a home we will never know what the full inventory was.
Who the Viking, or your grandpa?
Either way sorry to hear that. I was just a pallbearer for my grandpa a few weeks ago. Was a tough day.

Like others said, I don't know if working for the viking would be fun, or hell, but the heavy equipment time would be great. I've wanted to drive a track ho ever since I was 3 years old and my dad got me a tonka one.
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