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?
As far as I know LAN Airlines (Chile) is recruiting First Officers only.
-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.
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.
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.
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?
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?