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Old 4th Jul 2022, 00:40
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Originally Posted by Capn Rex Havoc
Iím over in the US of A - best move ever. The pilot shortage in the US is a real and present. Thousands of flights a day are cancelled due crewing. Not only is the pay better than a comparable position in Aus, but the attitudes of your colleagues, instructors and management are light years ahead of any Australian company. The ANAL, fascist, approach to aviation that Australian Aviation has morphed into, has resulted a work/life balance that only can lead to depression and misery. I am enjoying flying again. I am enjoying life, and am very thankful that Australians have the privilege to work in the US on the E3 visa program. Oh on a side note, there is ZERO animosity here towards us working over here. Pay rates have gone up twice since I have started, and no US bloke is being held back from command because of Aussies coming over.
Thanks for that great reply. The naysayers on here saying donít go can stay and watch aviation here sink lower into the sewer. Hope to fly with you soon
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 03:12
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Australian pilots ability to fly in the states on a E3 visa is seen by other nationalities as unfair . Only Australians at this stage can get an E3 . Who knows what itís future is but if it was available to everyone there would be such a rush with experienced pilots from all over the globe most Aussies would not be competitive.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 03:17
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Originally Posted by KAPAC
Australian pilots ability to fly in the states on a E3 visa is seen by other nationalities as unfair . Only Australians at this stage can get an E3 . Who knows what itís future is but if it was available to everyone there would be such a rush with experienced pilots from all over the globe most Aussies would not be competitive.
Why do you think Australian pilots would not be competitive? Genuine question, not trying to start a riot.

Being an Aussie, as has been mentioned a few posts above, we are extremely anal with procedures/communications/checks. I stand that we have an excellent safety record because of it. Would it be regarded as the opposite from your position/country?

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Old 4th Jul 2022, 03:21
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Originally Posted by KAPAC
Australian pilots ability to fly in the states on a E3 visa is seen by other nationalities as unfair . Only Australians at this stage can get an E3.
Which other nationalities see it as unfair? Australia and the US are quite close- aligned in fact and with trade arrangements.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 03:35
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Agree , Australia and the states are close , not unlike US and U.K. but Brits donít get E3 . Europe with NATO ? Free trade agreements ? Lots of countries work closely with the states, with military and trade but to my knowledge no one else gets a chance at a E3 visa .
Im smart enough to not get into a debate with you Gnads , my point was this E3 is a bit of a gift in my opinion . If I was young and just starting out Iíd go for it . See another part of the world , Australia will always be there . The Aussie passport , the gift that keeps on giving .
All in my opinion only
Iím out !
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 03:41
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The E3 visa agreement was reached fair and square with the USA as part of our bilateral free trade deal and is mutually beneficial. If your own government was too lax to seek out such a treaty for you then tough. As far as other nations' pilots being better qualified…perhaps in transport jet hours, otherwise not really.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 06:34
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Originally Posted by Staffypilot
I agree with KAPAC that this is definitely a godsend!

I would also like to add as to how pleasantly surprised i have been with the positive, laid back attitude of the human resource department has been so far! They have shown nothing but professionalism, empathy and they are truly excited for us going over there! from my experience, this has been the complete opposite with HR in Australian Aviation.
Hearing that a LOT Staffypilot. Same with their training and checking attitude. Would be refreshing. 19 years at same company here and still treated like a rabid dog.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 07:52
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AA and United offering +14% and +17% respectively, yet you have white ants at the QF group telling you a further 2 years x 0%, then 2% thereafter "is not a bad deal" or "we'll get em' on the next one".

Leave while you can. Opportunity doesn't last forever.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 11:46
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Haha so true.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 11:57
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Australian pilots ability to fly in the states on a E3 visa is seen by other nationalities as unfair . Only Australians at this stage can get an E3 . Who knows what it’s future is but if it was available to everyone there would be such a rush with experienced pilots from all over the globe most Aussies would not be competitive.
Who gives a fat rats ar$e what the rest of the world thinks. Australia has stood beside the US through thick and thin, the only country to have fought in every war that the US has. I don't care to hear your politics or your ignorant anti everything US. You continue to **** every pilot generation coming behind you, but worse, you whinge and complain endlessly. As my Dad used to say 'The Continual F@cking Whinge' The worst whingers are the ones that benefited from the 'A Scale'

You are at risk of becoming the south pacific ignorants, the very thing you accuse the Americans of.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 10:48
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How long do E3 visas last for? Finding mixed answers via google.

Are they expected to be perpetual whilst things are ok in USA? I expect for those younger in age will look at getting a green card to live their permanently?

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Old 6th Jul 2022, 11:55
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Originally Posted by Servo
How long do E3 visas last for? Finding mixed answers via google.

Are they expected to be perpetual whilst things are ok in USA? I expect for those younger in age will look at getting a green card to live their permanently?
2 years and can be renewed forever, provided they need you. Is what one recruiter said to me recently. Though they said after a 2 or 3 year period green card sponsorship is on the table so mightn't be an issue..
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 12:46
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Originally Posted by ZebraFlyer
2 years and can be renewed forever, provided they need you. Is what one recruiter said to me recently. Though they said after a 2 or 3 year period green card sponsorship is on the table so mightn't be an issue..
Thank you very much ZF. Appreciate your reply. Something to consider before making a life changing decision. Not an easy decision either in my circumstances.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 23:16
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Atlas Down Under

Here comes Atlas doing roadshows at home too. Get after it you heathens.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/atlasaustraliantour2022
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 04:29
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Interview Prep

To follow on from above, this is all you need to prep for any interview in the US.
https://www.aviationinterviews.com/

I've used this site to prep for 3 interviews now, and it has always been more or less on the mark. A good deal for the $20 they ask. (I'm not affiliated with the above either).

No need to spend money on prep companies who may or may not sell you the best case scenario for you to base a massive life decision on. There are pitfalls to the E3, which have been covered ad nauseum on this thread. The airline of your choosing will get you squared away with the immigration stuff. There's enough folks over here willing to give you the real down low, you need only ask.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 04:39
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
To follow on from above, this is all you need to prep for any interview in the US.
https://www.aviationinterviews.com/
Iíve used this website for multiple interviews as well, absolutely fantastic and well worth the price.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 06:22
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....then all those who go for fast cash and promotion return to crew the next wholly-owned or contracted subsidiary and the cycle continues. Hopefully, those left secure quality T&Cs from 'Bravo Airlines' and Network up before the next subsidiary is bought and used against us again.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 08:33
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Originally Posted by ShandywithSugar
....then all those who go for fast cash and promotion.
Iíve done both. Legacy Australian carrier and fast cash and promotion as you put it. Wish I had have done the fast cash and promotion and skipped the Legacy carrier part. Anyone whose motivated donít look back and go for it! Broaden your aviation experience so you can honestly chuckle at the Oztronauts. Legacy carriers are risky.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 12:49
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Originally Posted by ShandywithSugar
....then all those who go for fast cash and promotion return to crew the next wholly-owned or contracted subsidiary and the cycle continues. Hopefully, those left secure quality T&Cs from 'Bravo Airlines' and Network up before the next subsidiary is bought and used against us again.
Spoken with true experience of what is being discussed 🤦‍♂️
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 23:37
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Originally Posted by ThunderstormFactory
Iím not leaving for fast cash or promotions. I gave everything I had recently to the JQ process only to be told please try again in 12 months. I honestly believed I did well on every part of the process and have a good resume which Iíve spent the last 7 years building.

Im leaving because I want to feel valued and appreciated for my skills and experience.
Well said mate. Iíve spent 23 years building it and be told that I wasnít interacting enough at the lunchtime break was gutted. Sim, buttons exams all smoked. Not being woke enough and faking conversation with HR will do me.
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