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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 12:24   #161 (permalink)
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PK4,

Thanks for the info. You're probably right about this involving a small number of people in the Grand Scheme.

That list of carriers who applied for authority to use expats will at least show people where to concentrate their efforts. A glimpse behind the curtain ! :-)))

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Old 4th Dec 2016, 19:33   #162 (permalink)
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While we're on the subject of expats at regionals, one item mentioned but not answered was a statement made in another thread by a person whose name was VH-something. I can't find it now but he said (I got the impression he was speaking from personal experience ?) it was possible to start training at a regional here WITHOUT any FAA license and emerge from training WITH an FAA license by virtue of the regional training program.

Assuming I'm remembering his statement correctly [always have to preface it that way ;-)))] , is such a thing possible ? Seems like a bit of a stretch but I'm not all that knowledgeable on the nuts & bolts. I quit paying attention to such issues when I got my ATP circa 1971.

MarkerInbound ?
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You called? 61.153 says to get a FAA ATP you must hold a FAA or foreign commercial with an IR. If the airline has an Aircrew Program Designee they could issue an ATP as the pilot's first FAA certificate. There would have to be the normal TSA background check and there would have to be a validation of the foreign license. I'm thinking it's a lot more common in the 142 world than in the 121 world so the APD may not be familiar but it's a fairly straight forward process.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 18:10   #164 (permalink)
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MarkerInbound,

Thanks. That would sure grease the ways for an expat and save him a lot of time, money and aggravation.
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The lack of pilots is because lack of money.
Bring pilots from others countries doesn't fix the problem.
They still have to live in very expensive places with little money
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Old 13th Dec 2016, 10:13   #166 (permalink)
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Horizon Air has a number of "Pilot Development Programs" with colleges and training organizations:


Horizon Air Jobs - Jobs
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 19:58   #167 (permalink)
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While Ameriflight isn't a "regional" in the common context, they're an entry-level carrier and have a demand for pilots. They've announced a pilot flow through program to pax carrier, Allegiant. More marshaling of resources:

AviTrader ? Ameriflight signs Pilot Recruitment Flow Through Agreement with Allegiant Air
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 19:13   #168 (permalink)
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"Here is one better.

Air Cargo Carriers with the worlds largest fleet of Shorts SD-360s. Has a flow thru agreement with Omni Air..."

bpi,

Neat. This is a fairly new deal ? Always glad to see more deals and opportunities for people. Found the statement quoted below on the ACC website but it didn't show any details (Haven't checked the Omni end of things). Have to apply to see how it works, I guess, but the announcement lists a "guaranteed interview" vs a guaranteed job. And sometimes just getting an interview is a HUGE accomplishment:

"December 2016

Inquire about AirCargo Carrier's Airline progression program with Omni Air International - - SD3 to B777 - in under 5 yrs. - guaranteed interview, apply today to learn more!"

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Old 21st Jan 2017, 12:02   #169 (permalink)
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Ameriflight has added Frontier to its flow through:


"The Career Path Pilot Program ensures pilots entering the program a pilot position with Frontier upon completion of outlined experience and training requirements."


https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Av...ier%20Airlines
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Old 25th Jan 2017, 19:07   #170 (permalink)
 
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Son of a friend of mine just went from PR based ACC Captain to Omni B-777 F/O.
His cricketing legend Uncle got 'six. sixes in an over'. Sounds like the son got a 'home run'. Well played, that man.
His uncle was Sir Garfield Sobers?
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 13:23   #171 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys and girls. Does anyone know if Part 135 companies are using the E3 visa at the moment?😀
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 13:41   #172 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys and girls. Does anyone know if Part 135 companies are using the E3 visa at the moment?😀
Only firefighting helicopter/air tractor companies that I know of.
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News today that Trump plans to increase the minimum qualifying base salary for H1B and related visas to $130,000 per year.

While the exact amount may still change, the final value is likely to be over $100,000 and could practically end using H1Bs for US regional pilot recruitment. The median base salary for "Airline Pilots" hired using this visa category in FY2016 was $73,000.

It's unknown if E3 visas will be similarly restricted by the Executive Order.
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 19:58   #174 (permalink)
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A couple of efforts by GoJet Airlines:

GoJet Announces Pilot Pipeline Agreement with California Flight Academy


GoJet Airlines Announces Pilot Pipeline Agreement with San Diego Christian College

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/...ating-bonuses/

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Old 6th Feb 2017, 20:06   #175 (permalink)
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Yet another variation on the headhunting theme:

"Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight training program in San Marcos, TX."

"The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nationís top airlines."

U.S. Military Helicopter Pilots to train for careers with Envoy/American Airlines
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 19:17   #176 (permalink)
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Air Wisconsin update appeared today:


Air Wisconsin Announces New Bonus and Retention Program for Pilots
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Old 6th Mar 2017, 22:11   #177 (permalink)
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Several regionals and LCCs recruiting at this event:

Pilot-Fixed Wing job at SUN 'n FUN - Holy Cow! Hey All Pilots! ? A Secret Career Fair
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Another regional trolls for RW pilots to transform into FW pilots:

PSA Airlines | Careers
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Another regional trolls for RW pilots to transform into FW pilots:

PSA Airlines | Careers
Hello guys,
I have my SIC is a 29 years old kid, very sharp and I am pushing him to get a job with the regionals and flying the E175 or E190. He keeps saying that the salary the first year is around 65k with bonuses and the second year drop drastically. Is that true?
Someone told me that you fly the maximum hours allowed and around 20 days a month you can make up to 100k a year
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Hello guys,
I have my SIC is a 29 years old kid, very sharp and I am pushing him to get a job with the regionals and flying the E175 or E190. He keeps saying that the salary the first year is around 65k with bonuses and the second year drop drastically. Is that true?
Someone told me that you fly the maximum hours allowed and around 20 days a month you can make up to 100k a year
Make sure you read the fine print. Some regionals that are advertising huge first year pay are actually including some items that don't really go in your bank. Some of the bonuses are really good. Having said that, $100,000 on second year pay is extremely unlikely. $100,000 is possible of they upgrade to captain and work really hard and get a bonus, but unless they are coming from another part 121 carrier or certain part 135 jobs, they probably won't even have the minimums to upgrade to captain by second year.

I do know junior captains at my company making upwards of $125,000 a year and senior captains making between $160,000 and $200,000 a year, so there is the potential to make a good salary, but don't have your expectations too high for the first couple of years.
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