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Old 1st May 2023, 04:45
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Itís done all around the world because they donít have any other choice. Thereís plenty of experience to choose from at the moment with mainline applicants, why the hell would they not take that?
Why are you asking me?

I'm talking about what looks to me like a scam. Why set a up training school if you're not going to employ the graduates?
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Old 1st May 2023, 09:19
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Itís hardly a scam when they get a license out of it is it. I donít think itís ever touted as being a guaranteed way to get into Qantas.

As to why they do it, I donít run it, how the f**k would I know?
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Old 1st May 2023, 09:29
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The only scam is that Sharp Airlines Cadetship where you pay them $150k, and no pay while training for 1.5 years, then they give you a FO job for 12 months, then they dump you on the street once that is over.

I assume these other schemes are upfront with the students at the start ie ĎYour off to Horn Island for a few years once you graduateí
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Old 2nd May 2023, 01:24
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It’s hardly a scam when they get a license out of it is it. I don’t think it’s ever touted as being a guaranteed way to get into Qantas.

As to why they do it, I don’t run it, how the f**k would I know?
Well why are you asking me questions? I'm posting opinions, and you know what that's worth SFA.

Their crewing problems are fixable with a range of solutions. But it's qantas and their way of doing things is outdated and fast becoming irrelevant.
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Old 2nd May 2023, 01:26
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The only scam is that Sharp Airlines Cadetship where you pay them $150k, and no pay while training for 1.5 years, then they give you a FO job for 12 months, then they dump you on the street once that is over.
You obviously haven't heard how much the qantas scheme costs and how many of them are unemployed.
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Old 3rd May 2023, 08:22
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US regional, Skywest, has a Part 135 operation, seemingly to make an end run around the age 65 and 1500-hour rules that come with their Part 121 operation. This offering to E3s might not appeal to any E3s already at a regional where they can just remain in place and upgrade. But the offering has an interesting facet or two. I have not noodled out any nuances of the mentioned Part 135 reference:

https://rishworthaviation.com/job/sk...t%20part%20121




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Old 10th May 2023, 03:19
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https://onemileatatime.com/news/repu...e-pilots-quit/

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm............
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Old 10th May 2023, 03:57
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Definitely going to backfire

Originally Posted by chimbu warrior
This is just about as stupid as the Budweiser light Dylan Mulvaney trans row. Going to blow up in their faces big time.
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Old 10th May 2023, 08:31
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Surely these guys arenít serious!
Is bonding for actual type rating training costs illegal in the USA? With pro rata reduction of the bond amount for time served, calculated from end of simulator? Once out of sim the pilot becomes productive - albeit still line training - so how do they justify $100K?
Clawing back part of initial training costs is another matter and accepted elsewhere as reasonable.
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Old 10th May 2023, 09:24
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Originally Posted by TinFoilhat2
Going to blow up in their faces big time.
I wouldn't be surprised. Should be fun to watch.

AFAIK, Republic hasn't taken E3s or at least I see no mention of it on their website. Maybe this will make them consider it ? After all, a 1500-hour E3 might spend 3 years at their first regional anyway.
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Old 10th May 2023, 13:09
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If they start bonding does that mean theyíll start paying a more reasonable first year wage? Seems to me the rubbish first year salaries are part and parcel of a system without bonds, where youíre effectively buying your type rating. Hope it bites them hard
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Old 13th May 2023, 16:47
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The Republic thing is draconian at best. While they may consider it self defense against attrition, for a pilot applicant it's punitive. I can only see it suiting a pilot at ATP mins who's going to be at a regional for 3 years anyway...and even then, the fine print may set up a circumstance not even suitable for a 1500-hour pilot. Still nothing on their website about E3s.

Scuttlebutt on APC is that their new-hire classes are small. Hard to say if this is accurate.

https://aerocrewnews.com/aviation-ne...s-controversy/

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Old 13th May 2023, 21:24
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It really just shows that the whole business model is broken. There would be no pilot shortage if you just joined a major airline and flew the RJ rather than put up with the whole outsourcing game.
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Old 22nd May 2023, 22:40
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This is an odd one.......... a job in Broome that specifies that applicants must be US citizens.

https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/1276...h-8-lead-pilot
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Old 22nd May 2023, 22:54
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It looks like it’s directed at American pilots to come to Australia to fly the Customs aircraft. Foreigners from only a few countries would be able to get an Australian security clearance (the US being one of them) hence the requirement to be a US citizen.
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Old 23rd May 2023, 07:30
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior
This is an odd one.......... a job in Broome that specifies that applicants must be US citizens.

https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/1276...h-8-lead-pilot


Can't find a few Aussies to fill those spots ?
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 19:45
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In case anyone without an FAA ATP is interested in Atlas:


"Candidates without an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate

Atlas Air now offers a limited number of highly qualified candidates the opportunity to complete the ATP certification course. Pilots must meet all the required pre-requisites for obtaining an ATP listed above, while meeting the ATP minimum flight hour criteria listed below"

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/view/id/17873.html

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Old 10th Jun 2023, 02:07
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Furthermore, if a pilot resigns within that timeframe, they will not be able to work as a pilot for any competing airline within one year; a competing airline is defined as a commercial airline with routes that compete with Republic for the flying public in the United States
This particular genius nugget piqued my interest. Seeing as Republic doesn't fly its own routes and simply does what its legacy masters, tell it to do. So you can't really compete with Republic.
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Old 12th Jun 2023, 14:39
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Originally Posted by Kenny
This particular genius nugget piqued my interest. Seeing as Republic doesn't fly its own routes and simply does what its legacy masters, tell it to do. So you can't really compete with Republic.

The Teamsters are objecting. Someone should:

https://teamster.org/2023/06/teamste...20%24250%2C000

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Old 14th Jun 2023, 01:18
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Kalitta appears to be moving away from E3 Visas for a number of reasons.
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