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Old 30th Sep 2010, 23:09   #1 (permalink)
 
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LAN Peru,Chile, Argentina

I see that LAN is hiring... Do they hire American pilots?
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 15:27   #2 (permalink)
 
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Could you pls elaborate regarding the fact that Lan is asking for FAA licence? Does this mean that itís no longer necessary to convert it to the local one (i.e Chilean) in order to work for Lan?
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 17:19   #3 (permalink)
 
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no inventen cosas / do not invent things..
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 18:11   #4 (permalink)
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I've got and Invite Email yesterday to send in my stuff before 12OCT10 for review, then if all good an interview.

I asked about salary, seat, AC and base.

No salary info.
FO seat.
No AC info.
Santiago.


The email was from Francisca Isabel.

I am a US Citizen, fluent in Spanish with 1 class med, ATP and A-320 TR. (8500 hrs).

I don't have any of the chilean lics.

I don't really know how i qualify or can they let me fly in Chile.

I would love to take the job, but I think the LIC would be a no deal for them.

Also I dont really know anything about way and cost of living in Santiago with an FO salary (Assuming Airbus 319 entry level)
I dont know much about upgrades either.

Cheers.
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 21:51   #5 (permalink)
 
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As far as I know LAN Airlines (Chile) is recruiting First Officers only.

Selection process:
-68 questions based in the ASA FAA ATPL prep
-68 questions based in the ASA FAA IFR prep
-IFR sim evaluation in a Flight Training Device, no FD or AP either.
-Psycological evaluation
-Personal Interview
-Medical

After been positive, you would have to take an ATPL (written only) and English ICAO Level exams with the Chilean Aviation Authority.

LAN will arrange the dates but you will have to pay the exam fees.

Training would be in Santiado de Chile. During that period LAN will provide housing.

After check out, the housing is in your own.

Salary depends on your flight time, with yours 8,500 hrs it will be full FO salary. I don't have the exact number but it should be around U$D 4,000 pocket money per 14 salaries per year.

Roster is usually 8 days OFF per month but only 4 of them will be consecutive.

Good luck.
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 23:07   #6 (permalink)
 
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@cosmicomet

that sounds more realistic.

They are not recruiting FAA Pilots. They are recruiting pilots with Commercial License and that speak spanish, not need to be FAA and you will go thru that process.. Just like cosmicomet said

I am not sure that they will provide you housing during training though...

and about salary, i don't think you will go to the full salary, because it's not based on how many hours you have, the salary it's based on some other facts.
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Old 2nd Oct 2010, 04:47   #7 (permalink)
 
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Delta Golf,
That information I have from a very good friend who has finished the type rating check yesterday.

LAN Airlines (Chile) is going to provide accommodation until the end of the line training.

For what I can see from the pilots recruited from Argentina most of them have very low experience.

LAN Peru was recruiting some Spanish but they are having problems to get the license in Peru.
So I would say LAN Peru is not going to recruit Pilots out of the Pacto Andino in the future unless LP settles the problem with the Pilots Union.

LAN Argentina was trying to recruit 4 LAN Chile Senior FO to become Captains in Argentina until the own Argentinians have enough experience to get the command, but that was not approved by the Authority.
That was two or three years ago, and LAN Argentina has not grown at all during that period.

Besides, time to command in LAN Chile can not be shorter than 6 years at this moment.
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 15:25   #8 (permalink)
 
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Any info on salary, etc?
Regards
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 22:58   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you guys for the information.

I've got a job in the US, I am Argentinean.

Ive tried to get a job in Argentina LAN ARG, but the license conversion got the best of me.

The Salary and working conditions are not what I expected in LAN Chile.

I am not taking the job in Chile, I hope it makes room for a Chilean Pilots.

Cheers.
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 07:17   #10 (permalink)
 
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besides FAA ATP what kind of questions are being asked about chilean regulations in the test?
can anybody help me with some insight into the math equations being asked in the psychometric test.

thanks in advance..
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Old 18th Oct 2010, 15:11   #11 (permalink)
 
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To cosmiccomet

cosmiccomet,
Check your PM
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 03:11   #12 (permalink)
 
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Is it true that Lan Chile has been hiring a number of Mexicana pilots (after its bankruptcy)? Are they offered DECs or are they starting as FOs?

Also, is Lan Cargo a separate operation with a separate pilot list or can its 767F and 777F positions be bid by Lan Chile pilots?
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 03:18   #13 (permalink)
 
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gjln, check older posts about LAN and you will have the payscales...

about Mexicana pilots, haven't heard anything about it...

and about LAN CARGO pilots, they only fly LAN CARGO planes, (freighters).
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 03:48   #14 (permalink)
 
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Hi there!!!

One of the papers/certificates they ask for when filling the online application is a "Certificate of hours flown by the license issuing authority". As far as I'm aware my licensing authority (the UK CAA) does not issue such certificate. Then again, I might be wrong as I have not asked them yet.
Has anyone applied without having such certificate?
On the same subject, I'm currently in Santiago and will be around for another three days. If I would try to go to their Human Resourses to enquire about this Certificate issue would it be, kind of OK, or would I actually be regarded as me being inconvenient?

Gracias,
Zero
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 23:13   #15 (permalink)
 
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Zero, all they want is to verify that your hours are legit, so you should find a way to get a certificate, from your flight school, last job, etc stating the hours you've flown there.
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 23:38   #16 (permalink)
 
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Thanks DeltaGolf!!!

I do have the Logbook stamped with stamps of the several schools that I attended and the occasions I did simulator with the current employer. Additionally the employer produces a monthly report stating the flights and hours I did each month. Do you think that would be sufficient?

Muchas gracias,
Zero
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 10:35   #17 (permalink)
 
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LAN Interview

Hola a todos,
Alguna informacion en la entrevista de esta semana con LAN Chile
Saludos

Last edited by gjln; 28th Oct 2010 at 11:17.
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Old 28th Oct 2010, 01:29   #18 (permalink)
 
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well here is the last one... LAN buys Aires...

LAN Airlines Announces Agreement to Acquire Colombian Airline AIRES S.A. | Business Wire
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Old 28th Oct 2010, 13:52   #19 (permalink)
 
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LAN Airlines anuncia promesa de compraventa de aerolinea AIRES

Comunicados de Prensa - LAN.com
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Old 28th Oct 2010, 15:44   #20 (permalink)
 
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Great news!

Thanks DeltaGolf for sharing.



Found the english version:


LAN Airlines to Acquire Colombian Airline AIRES - Aviation News - PILOT CAREER CENTRE
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