Rotary Wing Opportunities

Dear friends from the rotary wing community,

Thanks to your continued patronage and readership, Kaypius has an international audience of over 30000 and growing. During this journey, many readers, employers and recruitment agencies have connected with me.

Where Are The Jobs?

Unlike scheduled airlines, jobs in the non-scheduled rotary wing industry are hard to come by. There are huge entry barriers for specialised roles and many countries do not have adequate flight schools that feed freshers into the sector. Military helicopter pilots have traditionally been the bulwark of this industry in countries such as India still finding its place on the world helicopter map. Coteries have exploited this situation and the playfield is not exactly level.

Of late, there has been a slow migration of rotary wing pilots to fixed wing as airlines start hiring experienced pilots through the ‘Rotor Transition Program‘. This creates both opportunities and challenges for the sector.

Threats or Opportunities?

It is 2019. The explosive growth of airline industry coupled with tardy growth of helicopters (and other forms of urban mobility solutions taking to the air) will have its impact on job opportunities for helicopter crew. Challenges are many. In such a scenario, we all have an equal stake and responsibility to pass around the job opportunities, however few and far between they may be.

We All Owe It Back To The Community

Towards this, I have started this initiative to bring more visibility through my blog.

This will be the landing page where I post job opportunities in the rotary wing sector. If you or anyone you know is interested in the opening, feel free to share this link (or embedded links) and directly contact the recruiter.

Kindly note that you are responsible for due diligence before applying and as such does not take responsibility for the opportunities or recruiters that appear here. I am NOT a recruitment agent. I merely use my reach to give publicity to opportunities. It is up to you what you want to do with the openings that appear here.

Those of you who feel like helping out, please share job opportunities that come up on your radar with me via mail (, WhatsApp, Twitter (@realkaypius), LinkedIn (KP Sanjeev Kumar), or any other channel that suits you. I will use this medium to propel it further on to desirous candidates. If you or someone you know wants to be added to this subscription list, please mail me on with your contact details.

Openings will be posted on this page as and when they turn up with the most recent one on top. Opportunities that have been filled will be marked ‘closed’ or deleted. Wish you good luck and happy landings. If you do make a successful connection with a job, please post your feedback under the comments thread. Likewise for failed attempts & negative feedback (so that we can weed out fraudulent recruiters).

Many more to come, stay tuned!

Is my Indian licence valid and accepted in other countries? (One of the answers obtained from an overseas Indian is posted below)

The Indian license is valid for validation to the countries in Africa.One has to take regulation paper in Africa to redeem Indian license.In Europe and US/Canada it gets recognized to one stage lower.However one must take qualifying exam to earn their license followed by flying test.US is most liberal but post 2001 they have regimented the permission through TSA(Homeland security).One has to apply in US for credential check by DGCA who confirm the license status and currency.US will then permit to access to FAA exam and validation.

Posted on 21st Oct 2019

AW 139 Captains, Saudi Arabia

Please click on the link below to access an opportunity shared by Finn Thirud who runs a successful resource called for rotary wing opportunities. More power to you, Finn!

Click here.

Posted on 19th Oct 2019

H-145 Captains & copilot’s for offshore contract in Congo

H145 Captain

  • Location: Congo; Republic of
  • Sector: Aviation and Aerospace
  • Job type: Contract
  • Contact: Emma Jenkins
  • Job ref: 255
Lupos Global is a Specialist Aviation Recruitment Consultancy providing candidates with career opportunities across the Aerospace & Aviation and Engineering Sectors worldwide. Working with aviation companies ranging from small disruptive independents through to industry leading brands, we advise clients on how to attract, retain and develop their value enhancing talent.Lupos Global has a requirement for H145/BK117 Captains and Co-Pilots for an ongoing contract in Africa. Experience Required– EASA ATPL– H145/BK117 type rating, conversion from the H145 provided– 100 fh on type and 500 fh offshore experience

Contract details

– 14 on 14 off

– Flights, accommodation and visa provided

– 18-month contract

– Competitive monthly pay

If you are interested, we will require a copy of both your license and passport.

If this position is of interest to you and you feel you meet the criteria, please send your CV directly to

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Lupos Global is the trading name of Lupos Global Limited, an employment business / agency


Posted on 25th Sep 2019

AW139 & H145 Pilots – Offshore

A recruiter from UK is presently inviting applications for AW139 & H145 pilots for a contract in Middle East. Interviews are scheduled in Nov 2019.

You can access the advert and apply by clicking on the link here. Good luck!

sptai fPosted on 11th Sep 2019

Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA),India

UCADA has posted an advertisement seeking applications for various aviation openings that include vacancy for EC-135 Copilots.

Please visit their website link by clicking here. Kindly run your your checks as the email ID given for applications is a GMail address and the website is not secure (SSL).

Falcon Aviation Services, Abu Dhabi is hiring Captains and First Officers for AW189, AW169 & Bell 412.

Please visit their website by clicking here and apply directly to them, if interested.

Good luck!

Source: Falcon Aviation website

Ofsets Limited is looking, for long term contract,  AS365 N3 MP/IR and AW139 MP/IR pilots with minimum EASA CPL(H) licence, to work as copilot in an offshore environment on a 6-weeks rotation cycle, mainly in Africa and Asia.

Helicopter flight hours requirements:

  • 1000 hours total
  • 500 hours on multi-engine aircraft
  • 100 hours as captain
  • 50 hours on type

Note: you must submit proof of flight hours to be considered for this position and first-class medical certificate.

For application please send your resume to


Posted on 11th Sep 2019

OPPORTUNITY FOR BELL 412 PILOTS (Non type rated may also apply)

 A Non-Scheduled Operator in Mumbai is looking for Pilots for Bell 412 Helicopters

(Senior Pilots & Pilots)

  • Area of Operation: All over India, including in the hilly regions of North East
  • Pilot Duty Roster Plan: 6 Weeks ‘ON’ followed by 3 Weeks ‘OFF’. 

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must hold a valid CPL (H) and must be current in flying, with experience of flying in the hills, must have Class – 1 medical fitness without limitations, with English proficiency endorsed on the license. 

Experience Required for Senior Pilots: 

  • Total flying 3500 Hrs, including 2000 hours PIC of which 1000 hours PIC must be on Multi Engine Helicopters.  
  • Pilots with Bell 412 endorsement will be preferred. 
  • Must be current with Instrument Flying and must have IR endorsement. 

Experience Required for Pilots:

  • Single or Twin engine helicopter flying experience.
  • Total flying should be minimum 1750 Hrs with at least 1000 Hrs as PIC on helicopters. 
  • Pilots who have 1500 Hrs total flying experience but have 250 hours of multi engine experience will also be considered for pilot position. 

Candidates not endorsed with Bell 412 rating on their licenses will be provided type training by the organisation.

Opportunity source:  ‘Talent Traces Consulting’, an Executive Search Firm.

Interested candidates may please share their Resumes at

Kindly run your your checks as the email ID given for applications is a GMail address and no website details are available.

Posted on 5th Sep 2019

Senior Check and Training Pilot

Private Advertiser

Job Information

Job Listing Date
4 Sept 2019
MelbourneWestern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
ClassificationManufacturing, Transport & LogisticsAviation Services

Babcock is a leading engineering support services organisation, with a rich history of service excellence. We employ over 35,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over AU$9.5 billion. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 850 staff. Operating across defence, mining and construction, aviation, ports, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people.

Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia is a growing business that provides helicopter Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Air Ambulance, Marine Pilot Transfer, Surveillance and Defence Support operations across Australia

An opportunity exists for a qualified pilot to work in a Flying Operations Management role based in Essendon, working Monday to Friday. This position will require the successful applicant to spend one working week per month at our Regional Support Centre located in the Adelaide CBD, and will also require occasional travel both within Australia and internationally to fulfil operational and training duties. This is a non-EBA position and will report to the Head of Flying Operations / Chief Pilot.

Salary will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and demonstrated subject matter expert experience. The position requires flexible rostering to include occasional weekend and public holiday shifts in order to meet operational requirements. The hours of work will average 38 hours per week with additional hours as reasonably necessary to complete functional duties and responsibilities.

Duties are to provide advice and assistance to the Head of Flying Operations/Chief Pilot, Head of Training and provision of advice and interpretation to Heads of Departments. The successful applicant may be required to participate in CASA industry Technical Working Groups and contribute to projects on behalf of flight operations. The successful applicant will be required to maintain currency and competence on B412/AW139 contracts.

Essential Requirements:

  • ATPL-H with IR MEH and NVIS
  • Bell 412 and/or AW139 type rating and prepared to be dual qualified
  • Low level rating with winch endorsement
  • PIC and Experience for approval to any onshore contract
  • Strong communication skills; written and verbal
  • Superior knowledge of aviation rules and procedures
  • Hold or have the ability to hold relevant CASA Flight Instructor and Flight Examiner qualifications
  • Previous helicopter pilot training experience

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Expertise in various elements of office technology: Smartsheet, Microsoft Office, Database Management, Air Maestro.

Babcock is committed to creating an organisational environment that proactively acquires and manages efficient and effective staff with the skills, capabilities and attitudes necessary to support our business in achieving its corporate goals. A competitive salary package, great team environment and the chance to work for a growing global business are also on offer.

If you would like to be a part of an exciting new future with our company, then please click ‘Apply Now’. Here’s the link to the recruitment website.

Posted on 4th Sep 2019

Heliportugal is currently looking ASAP for:

Offshore Captains

  • ATPL (H)
  • 3000 TT Helicopters
  •  2000 Command Hours
  • 500 Command Hours on multi-engine
  • 100 Command Hours AW139
  • 50 Hours on the last 90 days

Offshore co-pilots

  • CPL (H)
  • 500 TT Helicopters
  • 250 Turbine
  • 50 On type
  • 50 Hours on the last 90 days

Available for offshore and SAR mission at Romania | Start Date in 1st October 19

| Four weeks roster |

If you fulfill all the requirements, please apply us for more details of this exciting opportunity with copy of CV and EASA License to:

Posted on 25th Aug 19

AW139 pilots for SAR, Australia

Public Safety Business Agency (Organisation site)
Flight Operations Rotary; Flight Operations; Queensland Government Air; Archerfield

As a helicopter pilot you will be responsible for flying single pilot, instrument flight rules (IFR), multi-engine helicopters on aeromedical, search and rescue, counter disaster operations and other government support tasks as directed by the Chief Pilot, Base Manager or Delegate.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Aviation-Crew/Engineer
Classification Not applicable
Workplace Location Brisbane – West
Job ad reference QLD/321171/19
Closing date 06-Sep-2019
Yearly salary $161534 – $161534
Job duration 3 years
Contact person Trevor Wilson
Contact details Ph: (07) 3216 6055

Your opportunity
Your part in the ongoing success of our business, in supporting key frontline services will see you responsible for a variety of work, including:
• Fly single pilot, instrument flight rules (IFR), multi-engine helicopters on aeromedical, search and rescue, counter disaster operations and other government support task as directed by the Chief Pilot, Base Manager or Delegate.
• Carry out all duties and training in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations and the QGAir Operations Manual.
• Maintain a high standard of crew coordination and cooperation in a multi crew environment.
• Ensure the Base Manager is promptly advised on all matters affecting the safety, serviceability or effectiveness of aircraft or the operation.
• Assist in ensuring that all flight and task documentation is accurately completed and that all crews are adequately briefed and de-briefed and any deficiencies promptly addressed.
• Undertake and support operational duties during emergencies and disasters as necessary.
Mandatory skills/requirements
• Possession of Air Transport Pilots Licence (Helicopter).
• 2500 hours minimum experience as a helicopter pilot.  May be reduced to not below 2000 hours
providing applicant has extensive civilian or military EMS/SAR/AME/QRF experience.
• 1500 hours pilot in command on helicopters.
• 200 hours multi engine turbine command on helicopters.
• 100 hours night experience in helicopters.
• 150 hours instrument time with a minimum of 50 hours helicopter instrument flight time.
• Current class 1 medical.
• Current or previous multi engine helicopter Instrument Rating or Military equivalent with a minimum of three (3) Instrument Proficiency Checks.
• In compliance with CASA Drug and Alcohol Management Plan requirements the preferred applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment testing.
Highly desirable skills/requirements:
• Civil or Military NVG/NVIS Helicopter endorsement/rating.
• Type Rating on AW139 helicopters.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/321171/19

Closing date: Friday, 06 September 2019

Further information

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Posted on 14th Aug 19

Falcon Aviation, Abu Dhabi

Hiring for various positions, viz. Chief Pilot, Captain & First Officers (B412, AW169, AW189).

Offshore & Onshore

For further details, application form, qualifications and contact details, visit their website careers page.

Click here.



Pawan Hans Limited is a premier Central Public Sector Enterprise and India’s largest Helicopter Company under the administrative control of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

The Company requires to recruit Associate Helicopter Pilots – on contract basis for following category:-

Experienced Type Rated Helicopter Pilots holding CHPL / ATPL (H) – (with or without AS4 Qualification) having endorsement on Mi-172, Dauphin N / N3, Bell-407 / 206L4, Ecureuil AS350-B3 & ALH Dhruv with relevant flying experience and cleared for PIC with 3000 hours of helicopter flying.  

Emoluments: Rs. 4.50 lakh per month (all inclusive) 

The above eligibility is subject to accident / incident free flying record

Designation Associate Helicopter Pilot
Tenure of Contract On short term / long term contract  basis upto 3 years extendable further on need of the organization
QRs at time of induction CHPL / ATPL (H) with endorsement on PHL type of helicopter (Mi-172, Dauphin N / N3, Bell-407 / 206L4, Ecureuil AS350-B3 & ALH Dhruv) and cleared for PIC with 3000 hours of helicopter flying
Other requirements
  • No Accident/Incident record attributed on part of pilot
  • No adverse performance record/report in past
  • Selection will be based on flying hrs on helicopters
Fixed Monthly Emoluments Rs. 4.50 lakh (all inclusive)
Additional Qualification  Related Allowances
  • ATPL Holders – Rs. 2000/- p.m.
  • ATPL Holders being utilized in the Company – Rs. 7,500/- p.m.
Insurance Coverage P.A. Aircrew Insurance Coverage – Rs. 1.00 Crore

Insurance coverage for loss of licence will be for an amount of Rs.50 (Fifty) till the age of 55 years and Rs. 40 (Forty) lakh beyond 55 years up to 60 years of age

In addition, the Associate Helicopter Pilots would be admissible for other benefits like TA/DA, Risk Allowance, PF/Gratuity etc. as per rules of the Company.

 For more details visit their website. Click here

AW139 rated FAA pilots

Contract position with 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off work rotation in Saudi Arabia.

Type of work: VVIP charter

Desired experience/education:

  • Must have FAA license and AW139 rating endorsed in FAA license
  • Offshore, EMS, charter experience

Send resume to

Source: Helijobs

AW139 copilots required for a long-term contract in Africa.

EASA licence and AW139 type rated pilots may apply. Offshore experience required.

Equal time on off 4weeks ON/OFF


Source: LinkedIn

Posted on 12th Aug 2019

Training and Checking Pilot – AW139

Public Safety Business Agency (Organisation site)
Flight Operations Rotary; Queensland Government Air Wing Services; Northern Queensland – Townsville or Cairns

QGAir currently have one vacancy for a Training and Checking Rotary Wing Pilot.

QGAir are interested in receiving applications from applicants based in Cairns and Townsville. The final location of the position will be determined by organisational needs and the preference indicated by the successful applicant.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Aviation-Crew/Engineer
Classification Sect122
Workplace Location Cairns region,Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/319805/19
Closing date 26-Aug-2019
Yearly salary $161534 – $161534
Fortnightly salary $6191.58 – $6191.58
Job duration 3 Years
Contact person John Barnard
Contact details PH no: 0409 755 779

Your opportunity:

Your part in the ongoing success of our business, in supporting key frontline services will see you responsible for a variety of work, including:

• Administer and conduct training and checking programs at the QGAir Helicopter Rescue air base as per the QGAir Helicopter Rescue Operations Manual.

• Fly single pilot, instrument flight rules (IFR), multi-engine AW139 helicopters on aeromedical, search and rescue, emergency and counter disaster operations and other Government support tasks.

• Coordinate and conduct project and training development as directed by the Chief Pilot / Head of Training & Checking.

• Liaise closely with the Base Managers and Senior Aircrew Officers on all matters pertaining to the efficient operation of the bases.

• Liaise and conduct with the Chief Aircrew Officer for the training of Aircrew Officers.

• Undertake training and skills updating as directed by the Chief Pilot.

Mandatory requirements:

• Possession of an Air Transport Pilots Licence (Helicopter)

• 2500 hours minimum on helicopters. May be reduced to 2000 hours if applicant has previous SAR/EMS/QRFAME experience.

• 1500 hours command in helicopters.

• 1000 hours multi-engine turbine command experience.

• 500 hours night experience in helicopters

• Current Class 1 Medical

• 5 multi-engine Helicopter command instrument rating renewals

• Hold or has held a Flight Instructor Rating, Helicopter with multi-engine and day/night privileges or has satisfactorily completed a course in training in the aeronautical knowledge and aeronautical skills of a flight instructor that was conducted:

o Within the Defence Force of Australia; or

o Within the Central Flying Schools of the RNZAF or RAF

• In compliance with CASA Drug and Alcohol Management Plan requirements the preferred applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment testing and to participate in the QGAir Drug and Alcohol Management Program.

Highly desirable requirements:

• Hold or have held a CASA CAR 217 and Flight Examiner Rating approval

• Type Rated on AW139 helicopters.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/319805/19

Closing Date: 26 August 2019

Further information

** This position is going to be filled in either Townsville or Cairns by negotiation with the successful candidate. **

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Visit their website and apply online. Click here.

Posted on 10th Aug 2019

Bristow Helicopters, UK inviting applications from those holding a CPL(H) for a sponshorship programme.

View their advertisement below and visit their website for more. Last date for applications is 16th Aug 2019

Advertisement for sponshorship program with Bristow Helicopters, UK. (Source: LinkedIn)

Posted on 7th Aug 2019

AW 139 pilots for Cyprus

A well established helicopter company operating in the Eastern Mediterranean is currently recruiting A139 type rating pilots to join their team for an offshore contract of 6+ months.

The following qualifications are required:

  • MIN 50 HRS A139

Remuneration will be based on individuals experience.

Please note that since we do not have the capacity to answer all emails. There for, applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, will not be replied to.

We await to hear from you if you have the energy and attitude to become a member of our company.

Applications to be sent to NATALIE AYIOTIS at

Source: Helijobs

Posted on 7th August 2019

Oil & Gas Pilot

Full Time RegularProf. – All Other

Lake Charles, LA, Lake Charles, LA, US
Requisition ID: 1136

Era Helicopters LLC is continuously seeking top talent to join our team. Applications now being accepted for VFR and IFR PICs, as well as IFR SIC helicopter pilots to provide support to the offshore oil & gas industry. All qualified applicants can submit an application and resume by applying to the link below. Applicants are reviewed based on business needs and individual qualifications.


• 1 Year in the Offshore Oil and Gas environment;

• ATP; • 1,500 hours total;

• 1,000 hours PIC;

• 100 hours offshore; and

• 100 hours within the preceding 12 months.

For more information, visit Era helicopters recruitment portal. Click here.

Posted on 6th Aug 2019

Offshore helicopter pilots for Era Helicopters

Job opening has been released on LinkedIn. You can access it here.

Posted on 5th Aug 19

Production Test Pilots – Airbus

Airbus Helicopters in Donauwoerth is looking for a Production Test Pilot (d/f/m) within the area PRODUCTION TESTS GERMANY.

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognised authorities.

Pilots with EASA licence and type experience on NH90, H145 or H135 can apply

For more details, click here.

This opportunity was sourced from and appeared on the Airbus website.

AS350 Charter pilots – New Zealand

The Helicopter Line is New Zealand’s leading helicopter operating company, operating in Mount Cook, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Queenstown. 

All of our staff are focused on providing the best guest experience in a safe and enjoyable manner, and share a passion for showcasing this stunning landscape to our clients.

We are currently recruiting for experienced commercial pilots to join our team on the West Coast. 

Duties will include but are not limited to scenic flying around Mt Cook National Park and operating onto multiple glaciers and snow fields.

Line Pilot

The following qualifications are required:

  • NZ CPL (H)

  • Class 1 NZ medical certificate

  • Minimum 1500hrs PIC rotary hours

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Willingness to operate as a team player

The following experience is desirable:

  • 250hrs AS350 experience

  • Operations at altitude

  • Snow/glacier experience

  • Prior Pt 135 experience

Remuneration will be based on individual’s experience.

Applicants who do not meet the minimums will not be replied to.

If you have an excellent attitude, work and safety history, then we would love to hear from you.

For any further information, please contact Ben Walker at

Source: For more information, visit the hiring company’s website here.

Posted on 1st Aug 2019

AW 189 & Bell 412 openings at Falcon Aviation Services, Abu Dhabi


Captains & First Officers

To know more, click here

Posted on 31st Jul 2019

Bell 412 Captains for Onshore: Africa

Captain Position – Bell 412EP – On shore operations in and around sub Saharan Africa.

We are presently employing Bell 412EP Captains for on shore operations in and around sub Saharan Africa. This job provides professional stability, job security and a rewarding career.

To apply, you must have a valid South African CAA ATPL (H) and IF rating with an unrestricted Class 1 medical certificate.

As a direct entry onto our Bell 412 fleet you must meet the following minimum requirements:

• 2000 hours total flying time
• 500 hours command-time on multi-crew, multi-engine turbine helicopters over 5’400 Kgs
• Currently type-rated as a commander on an Bell 412 –Mandatory
• + 300 hours on type
• ICAO English level 5 or above
• South African CAA ATPL (H) mandatory

Applicant must have extensive onshore ops experience.

Applicants will go through a 5 stage interview process with the final interviews taking place at our head office in Johannesburg.

Please email your CV with the below to on or before 7 August 2019

Requirements for application:
A summary of all the types of aircrafts flown
Number of hours flown in each aircraft
Aviation career history
Any other employment history
Professional references


Posted on 31st July 2019

AW139 Captains for marine/SAR/Offshore contract

Location :Kazakhstan
Contract : Local permanent contract
rotation 6/6
Required documents
Word CV
Medical Class 1
Color passport
Pilot licence
3 last pages of logbook
Logbook summary page
LPC + sim.
OPC + sim
type rating diploma
Cover letter
Hoist certificate
AeroConsulting is currently looking for two A139 Captains for permanent positions based in Central Asia for off-shore and Search and Rescue flights (Marine SAR). Significative off-shore + Marine SAR & hoist experience is mandatory.
Permanent contract:
Rotation 6/6, one day off per week, 80 hours of flight maximum per month, housed at the hotel (good standard) in single room in downtown, equivalent to $40 per day paid in local currency only when on site for daily allowances. Travel and return ticket in Eco class supported by the company for each rotation.
Attractive net salary paid in local currency on an individual account, with easy transfer with Europe. The salary is increased each year depending seniority . Salary grid according to experience, the position and seniority.

Required skills

To be considered for this position you must be current A139 + IR and :

  • Medical class 1,
  • 3000 hrs TT of flight min,
  • 1500 hrs  in command
  • 1200 hrs in command multi-Engine
  • 100 hrs on A/AW139
  • Checks valid (LPC, OPC), simulator

HUET up to date at hiring.
Off-shore + Hoist and SAR experience with certificate from employer or from training center. For ex-military, a proof of pilot position in Marine SAR unit is accepted.

To apply, visit Aeroconsulting website here.

AW109 Captains – Women Preferred

A company in Europe (Hoverfly) is looking for pilots to join as AW109 captain or co-pilot under CAT 965 Operations. Women are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must match the following minimum requirements:

  • EASA ATPL (H) or EASA CPL (H) + IR (H)
  • 1000 Hrs T.T. R.W
  • Level 5 ICAO

The job location is in our main base of the operations, LIRI airport and/or in the other secondary bases located in Rome, Pescara and Tuscany.

The Italian national helicopter pilot labour contract is applied and include: insurances, social security, annual vacation, accommodation, per diem allowances, travel expenses, uniforms, etc.

Send your CV to:


Posted on 31st July 2019

Note: Below post for two vacancies is reproduced from BIH website)


British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Pilot to join our small team of professionals at our Newquay Base, flying the AS365N2. Our Pilots form an integral and important part of our helicopter support with this role supporting one of our key clients.

This is a fixed term employment position between 1st Oct 2019 and March 2021.

The successful candidate will be an experienced pilot with a military maritime background operating on our naval support contract, reporting to the Managing Pilot. Roles within the operation involve passenger transfer to ships within the English Channel but can be located elsewhere. Flights are also undertaken on other roles including training support. Deck operations to ships are a core requirement in this challenging environment.

Some specific tasks required of our pilots include:

  • Maintenance of training currencies and qualifications
  • Carrying out flights safely in accordance with the Company Operations Manual
  • Ensuring complaince with the Fatigue Risk Management System.
  • Liaising with the crew throughout flight to ensure the service provided meets the demanding standards required
  • Ensuring passsengers are adequately briefed before flight
  • Maintaining the highest safety standards
  • Providing guidance to crews when conducting under-slung load and Hoist operations

Skills and Experience


  • EASA CPL(H) and Instrument Rating (H)
  • Previous experience as a pilot operating to military decks.
  • Have passed an initial medical or assessment and is found fit to discharge the duties outlined above.


  • Experience in a similar role.

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual.

They will undertake training courses and testing as required by the company at whichever location is necessary.  This will also include training and testing to maintain compliance with the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications.

The working pattern is based around the flying programme which is predominantly weekdays and consists of a shift pattern.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn Goodwin at

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of BIH and our customer in order to gain approval  to fly on this operation.


British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Pilot to join our team of professionals at our Newquay Base. 

The position of Chief Pilot reports to the Director of Operations and is based at the company’s Newquay Cornwall Airport base. The primary function is to oversee the MoD and SAR operations serving our customers both in UK and overseas. Additionally, you will need to conduct line flying out of company bases as required. This oversight will involve coordination amongst several parties and will involve visits to any company operation, any simulator location and to other locations as required by the company.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • The oversight, including initial set-up, of all MOD or SAR operations as required;
  • Assisting with operational input to commercial proposals as required;
  • The safe and efficient operation of all operation/base aircraft;
  • The provision of flight crew resources to meet commercial objectives;
  • The maintenance of technical discipline of flight crew and operations staff;
  • Maintenance of good customer relations;
  • Assessing, monitoring and controlling the operational standards of base flight operations;
  • Proposing amendments to the Company Operations Manual;
  • The provision to Director of Operations of operational, administrative and budget data for base operations as required;
  • Ensuring that, suitably qualified and briefed Managing Pilots are appointed to undertake the day-to-day management of the base;
  • Be available to deputise for the Director of Operations during periods of absence, sickness or out-of-hours availability;

Minimum Requirements:

  • EASA ATPL(H) with IR(H)
  • 2500 flying hours rotary experience
  • Previous Command experience


  • AW139 flying experience
  • Previous management experience
  • Previous experience with military flying and/or SAR operations

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures. You will undertake training courses and testing as required by the company at whichever location is necessary.

The position is normally a weekday working routine but there will be occasional requirements to work weekends when necessary, but all work will be in compliance with the Company’s Flight Time Limitations Scheme.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn Goodwin at

Please visit their website for more details: Here is the link.

Posted on 23 Jul 19

AW 169 Offshore Captain at Falcon Aviation Services, Kuwait. See below:

We (FAS) are currently seeking to hire Captain AW169 who will report directly to the Offshore Chief Pilot- Rotary Wing. This position is based in Kuwait on a touring pattern 8/4  and will attract a competitive salary plus additional benefits.

Required candidate profile:

Essential Criteria

  • Valid ATPL (GCAA / EASA / ICAO)
  • AW169 type Rating or similar
  • 3500+ hours Total Time
  • 2500+ hours as PIC
  • 500+ hours Offshore Flying
  • 500+ hours on Type or similar (last flown type within last 6 months)
  • 250+ hours Night Flying
  • 250+ hours IFR
  • 250+ hours EMS
  • Valid Class 1 Medical
  • English language Proficiency Level 4 or above

Desirable Criteria

  • Middle East experience
  • Type Ratings on AW189, AW139  or B412
  • Preferred TRI/TRE qualifications
  • Glass Cockpit Experience

For more information, visit their website linked here.

Posted on: 19th July 2019

Company: Not known, via recruiting agent

Type of helicopter: H145 / BK117

Position: Captains & copilots

Location: Africa

Employment type: 18 months Contract 14 days on/off

Interested Candidates may Contact :


Posted on 19th July 2019

Company: Charterplane India

Type of helicopter: Bell 206 L3

Position: Captains

Location: Mumbai base

Employment type: Contract

Interested Candidates may Contact :


Posted On: 17th July 2019

Company: NHV

Type of helicopter: AS365N3 Dauphin

Position: Captains, Co-pilots

Employment type: Various

Location: United Kingdom

Recruitment agency: DIRECT. For more details, please click on this link here.

The next two screenshots are as obtained from my LinkedIn. You will find the contact details on the image.

Company: Heliportugal

Type of helicopter: AW139

Position: Captains, Copilots

Employment type: Contract, 6 months

Location: Romania

Recruitment agency: DIRECT

We are currently looking for:

Offshore Captains

  • ATPL (H)
  • 3000 TT Helicopters
  •  2000 Command Hours
  • 500 Command Hours on multi-engine
  • 100 Command Hours AW139
  • 50 Hours on the last 90 days

Offshore co-pilots

  • CPL (H)
  • 500 TT Helicopters
  • 250 Turbine
  • 50 On type
  • 50 Hours on the last 90 days

Available for offshore mission at Romania for a period of 6 months of contract (renewable) Start Date in August 19 | Four weeks roster | Coming as freelancer is also an option

If you fulfill all the requirements, please apply us for more details of this exciting opportunity with copy of CV and EASA License to:


Company: Gulf Med Aviation Services

Type of helicopter: AW139

Position: TRI, LTC, Captains, Copilots

Employment type: Contract, 4 weeks weeks rotation

Location: Africa (not Nigeria)

Recruitment agency: DIRECT

Contact person: As given below in snapshot

GMAS recruiting AW139 crew for Africa


Type of helicopter: AW139

Position: First Officer

Employment type: Contract, 4-weeks on/off

Location: Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Recruitment agency: DIRECT

Contact person: Chief Pilot, HEVILIFT (PNG) Email:

Company: Caverton Helicopters Ltd

Type of helicopter: AW139

Position: Copilot

Employment type: Contract

Location: Africa

Recruitment agency: DIRECT

Contact person: As detailed above.

Company: Ukrainian Helicopters

Type of helicopter: Mi-8 (Mi-8/Mi-17 past experience required)

Position: Pilot, copilot, Flight Engineer

Employment type: Contract, temporary, 3 months ON/OFF rotation

Location: Africa

Recruitment agency: Spectrum Aviation Personnel

Contact person: As detailed in the job description below.

Crew Minimum Requirements and Induction Training Plan

Non US Passport Holders Ukrainian Helicopters Pilot Terms

Company: Not Known

Type of helicopter: Airbus H145

Position: Pilot, copilot

Employment type: Contract, Equal rotation

Location: Africa

Recruitment agency: Lupos Global

Contact person:



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9 thoughts on “Rotary Wing Opportunities

  1. Reference rotor transition program. With the recent DGCA amendment promulgated for CPL, wherein entire past experience of fixed wing flying is recognised, does the CPL transition make sense for CPLH holders already in the industry? Your views would be most welcome.

  2. Appreciations KPS. Well done.

    Read your appropriate and detailed analysis of the recent ‘Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness’ incident. Explains all.

    We’ll talk more when in JVT Bangalore.

  3. Great job! Just a few thoughts on some of these “opportunities”. Looks like these companies want to keep their cake and eat it too.They want ‘on type’ experience,which tells me they are not willing too invest in training and then they want to ask the pilots to travel across the world for a measly $700/- a day??
    What about benefits,medical,insurance,paid vacations and sick time etc.Then ,and only then, can you ask for a fully qualified 13p/Mi 17/8 pilot.
    If you want cheap labor,then be prepared to invest in training,hire some experienced pilots with no type experience, put them through training and hold them to a training contract.

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