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Old 23rd Oct 2022, 21:59
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
GA F15,

I think it sorta depends on which carrier you're talking about. I'd assume you are an Australian citizen since you hold their passport ? E3s are only for Aussie citizens.

There were some regionals that'd take an Aussie right off the boat with no FAA license: PSA, GOJET COMMUTAIR (maybe PDT too ?) take E3s...or used to. I haven't checked lately to see if they still do.

Not sure how the ACMI carriers like Atlas, Kalitta, etc. handle that but it's worth your checking if you're determined to come here. Aussies have gone to some ACMIs.
Atlas for sure taking fresh off the boat E3ís with no FAA certificate in hand. Just need to meet FAA flight hour ATP Mins with an icao multi engine cpl and valid instrument rating
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 03:26
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Rumours Ireland close to getting access to E3 visas ? Lots of Boeing drivers at Ryanair will be looking across the pond at that southwest contract . Some big IFís in regards to this .
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 04:49
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Originally Posted by KAPAC
Rumours Ireland close to getting access to E3 visas ? Lots of Boeing drivers at Ryanair will be looking across the pond at that southwest contract . Some big IFís in regards to this .
In the US itís irrelevant if youíve been flying Boeing, Airbus or any other manufacturer of jet.

you still have to go through the same initial Part 121 course as any other new hire.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 04:57
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Originally Posted by abaderrr
Australians can now work for Southwest. Hiring E3's.
Someone taking the piss with that one. Notice the pilot is laughing in the photo.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 06:40
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Originally Posted by KAPAC
Rumours Ireland close to getting access to E3 visas ?
The legislation for that passed the House of Representatives about 2 years ago but I'm not sure where it went in the Senate. It appears to be a long way from becoming law:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-...ouse-bill/2877


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Old 25th Oct 2022, 14:56
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As a follow up to the Irish E3 question, the legislation was introduced in the Senate in March of this year. Not sure what happened after that. It says, "Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.". I think a committee is where legislation goes to die:

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-117s3869is
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 23:43
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Originally Posted by puff
Someone taking the piss with that one. Notice the pilot is laughing in the photo.
Heard this one from a guy on his way to Kalita, so he'd done his research.

Oh, and edited to add- didn't see it elsewhere in the thread, Kalita are taking E3s and will base you in Sydney.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 04:01
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Originally Posted by Wizofoz
Heard this one from a guy on his way to Kalita, so he'd done his research.

Oh, and edited to add- didn't see it elsewhere in the thread, Kalita are taking E3s and will base you in Sydney.
Youíd have to have zero alternative options and be homeless as well as broke, to go to Kalitta.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 07:23
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Kalita are taking E3s and will base you in Sydney.
Not only that, they ask you whether you prefer the triple or the 74, choose your fleet.

You’d have to have zero alternative options and be homeless as well as broke, to go to Kalitta.
You mean 'you have to be currently working for an Australian airline and want a payrise to go to Kalitta' ?
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 07:46
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Here's the scoop the the SWA/E3 matter. If it's for just one applicant, they must reeeeeally like this person. My guess is that this person is trial balloon:

"At this point in time it seems as though Southwest Airlines is simply assessing its option. The airline told Simple Flying that it is not planning a large campaign to employ foreign employees. Instead, it appears that the airline is looking to hire a single pilot already working for another airline within the United States in a one-off circumstance."

https://simpleflying.com/southwest-a...oreign-pilots/
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 08:20
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Kalita are taking E3s and will base you in Sydney.
Is this legit?
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 11:50
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Ring them, you'll talk directly to them, not have to go through the bullshit you would here. Be careful though, if they like you they'll offer you a job on the spot. No hold files there bro.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 15:38
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Since it's been a bit quiet in here lately, here's something to chew on. Once you've got 1000 hours part 121, these sorts of opportunities are now very common. Like all things, there's fine print, and your milage may vary. But if a regional isn't your style, there's always the freight guys like Atlas and Kalitta, or the locos like Frontier and Spirit.

If nothing else, this should put every Australian airline on notice that their current offerings are hot garbage.




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Old 27th Oct 2022, 16:02
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So putting this in Aussie terms, it would read something like this:

$115,000 sign on bonus to join QantasLink as Direct Entry Captain, which would equate to earning AUD$320,000 in your first year, AUD$325,000 in your second year, then a guaranteed 737 right seat at Qantas in your third year

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Old 27th Oct 2022, 18:26
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Originally Posted by Jester64
So putting this in Aussie terms, it would read something like this:

$115,000 sign on bonus to join QantasLink as Direct Entry Captain, which would equate to earning AUD$320,000 in your first year, AUD$325,000 in your second year, then a guaranteed 737 right seat at Qantas in your third year
Exactly. Commutair is still only the middle of the pack wrt compensation packages currently available too.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 19:51
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I have all the hope in the world that an E3 can blaze a trail for flow to a legacy, but I'll believe it when I see it. Their unions are already hellbent against the E3 and don't even have any in their ranks.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 20:33
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I heard Kalitta is doing both a Singapore and Sydney base specifically for the Aussie pilots. I’m not sure on the logistics of it all but from the rumours I have heard it is 777 for Singapore and 747 for Sydney.

Can anybody confirm this?
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 21:11
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
I have all the hope in the world that an E3 can blaze a trail for flow to a legacy, but I'll believe it when I see it. Their unions are already hellbent against the E3 and don't even have any in their ranks.
While an E3 won't help you with a flow, companies sponsoring E3's onto an EB3 are becoming more common. A bunch of guys currently going through that at Commutair have been given flow dates to United of mid 2024, contingent on them actually having their EB3 by then.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 21:29
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Has anyone applied to Kalitta and not got a reply, I applied a bit over a month ago and only crickets. As someone mentioned do you actually need to chase them up ???

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Old 28th Oct 2022, 02:16
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
While an E3 won't help you with a flow, companies sponsoring E3's onto an EB3 are becoming more common. A bunch of guys currently going through that at Commutair have been given flow dates to United of mid 2024, contingent on them actually having their EB3 by then.
The problem with this socks, as it stands at the moment is that you currently, have to have the unrestricted right to live and work in the US, to apply to United. So nothing less than a green card and an EB3 wonít cut it. Thatís from the head of pilot recruitment as I asked her, last week.
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