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InterCaribbean Airways soaring, needs more pilots

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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/_14 ... ofile=1373

InterCaribbean Airways soaring, needs more pilots
Monday, September 17, 2018

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands--InterCaribbean Airways has announced the introduction of air service to Salt Cay from Grand Turk, as well as new services connecting Grand Turk with South Caicos, starting this month.

The company said in a press statement that it now offers non-stop service to three Turks & Caicos Islands from Grand Turk, the TCI capital. “These new services recognise the commitment of the Turks & Caicos Government in providing a guarantee for essential air services giving the residents of Salt Cay access to the wider Caribbean via Providenciales, and to visitors from around the world who seek out the quiet and peaceful setting that a visitor to Salt Cay and South Caicos craves We also laud the TCI Government for its commitment to provide this essential air service that connects these Islands with the rest of the world, via InterCaribbean services to Providenciales, the Caribbean, and onward connections,” said Trevor Sadler, the airline's CEO.

Sadler also noted that with the continued growth of interCaribbean Airways “as the leading airline of the Caribbean”, the need for more pilots is now evident.

InterCaribbean connects the Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, The Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Lucia and Sint Maarten. Domestic flights are also offered in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands. the world, via InterCaribbean services to Providenciales, the Caribbean, and onward connections,” said Trevor Sadler, the airline's CEO.

Sadler also noted that with the continued growth of interCaribbean Airways “as the leading airline of the Caribbean”, the need for more pilots is now evident.

InterCaribbean connects the Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, The Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Lucia and Sint Maarten. Domestic flights are also offered in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Re: InterCaribbean Airways soaring, needs more pilots

Unread post by Phil » Wed Sep 19, 2018

If they paid better and didn't request the crazy arrangement of having pilots pay for their ratings as well as accommodation, they may find it easier to get pilots.

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Re: InterCaribbean Airways soaring, needs more pilots

Unread post by bimjim » Wed Sep 19, 2018

I worked for Gardiner back in 2001, supposedly as a Twin Otter Captain. I had to pay my own way to get there, and all of my own expenses. About a week after I arrived he had still not made the application for my work permit, and Immigration were starting to hassle me when came in from flying.

I did one international flight with government deportees to Cap Haitien, and when I had spent US$6,000 out of my own pocket I told Gardiner I could not afford to work for him. He said "OK, goodbye", and that was the end of that. The Chief Pilot and I had a fabulous lobster dinner that night, and I was on a flight back home the next morning.

To date I have not been paid a cent for the time I was there, and when I made remarks on the internet about my experience, Gardiner's white Canadian girlfriend of the moment - who was working for him there - wrote and threatened me (I ignored her).

I am sure things have improved there with a formal CEO running the airline, but it seems he is still being as cheap as possible and treating people like -bleep-.

Oh, and about three months after I left the leased Twin Otter ran off the runway during take off with a hydraulic failure, damaged a wing and an engine, and not long after that Gardiner was indicted for embezzling over $100,000 from the TCI Government. More recently, last I heard, he owed the TCI government over US$4 million in landing fees as well as departure taxes he had collected but not remitted.

There's another fly-by-night do-anything "gentleman" we call "Brucie" in Barbados who reminds me of Gardiner.

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