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Old 21st Jun 2022, 11:39
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Australopithecus
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
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I will add my advice to those advocating a move to the US. Australia is a very very desirable country and will never have trouble attracting pilots from elsewhere to fill seats. Operators know this, and terms and conditions will only ever deteriorate as long as there are willing “drivers” to occupy seats.

Australians enjoy the only easy access to the US via the E3 visa program. Coincidentally, the US needs lots of pilots, and they all have to have 1500 hours. Connect those three dots and you will see that your best hope is getting the hours then crossing the Pacific. I have a love/hate relationship with the US, but I would be there in a heartbeat if I was at the other end of my career.

As it stands right now I cannot see any mechanism to arrest the downward trend in local terms and conditions. Why perform this demanding job for people who scorn you?

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