Air NZ looking for new pilots in Chch

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Air New Zealand is looking for new pilots to man its turboprop fleet of planes in Christchurch.

The national airline carrier has advertised on its website for pilots for its fleet of ATR or Dash 8 Q300 aircraft.

"We are looking for expressions of interest from pilots wanting to join Air New Zealand in our turboprop fleets in 2020. Here, you'll find yourself in the right-hand seat of an ATR or a Dash 8 Q300," the ad reads.

The positions are located at a number of bases around New Zealand. 

"In our turboprop fleets, entry is at first officer level and positions are located at a number of bases around the country.

"Whether you are looking for a career flying props or a pathway to our jet fleet, this is a great point of entry.

"As a first officer flying a Dash 8 Q300 or an ATR, you will play a pivotal role in flying our customers to their destinations for work, business, family or pleasure. 

The jobs are located in Christchurch, Auckland, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Tauranga and Wellington.

Among the requirements to become a pilot, the ad states applicants must be able to swim 50m in under 2min and tread water for 1min, have 500 hours total flight time, university entrance and night flying experience.