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Old 4th Sep 2023, 18:26
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
What is the background and flight times of your friends ?
Both less than (but very close to) 2000 total, one has a couple of hundred hours of multi the other has barely any. Neither have jet time or type ratings.
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 22:09
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Originally Posted by cxflog
Both less than (but very close to) 2000 total, one has a couple of hundred hours of multi the other has barely any. Neither have jet time or type ratings.
Interesting. So there are still some opportunities available to low-time E3s.

I assume they don't have FAA tickets.

I haven't heard about any such activities from other US regionals but it could be happening and the info just has not made it to the public arena. I thought Breeze was hiring E3s but now I'm not sure.
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Old 5th Sep 2023, 00:09
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Iíd say you could target anyone in the US except the majors with that US time under your belt.
got mates at spirit and they all seem to really enjoy it.
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Old 8th Sep 2023, 00:28
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Interesting. So there are still some opportunities available to low-time E3s.

I assume they don't have FAA tickets.

I haven't heard about any such activities from other US regionals but it could be happening and the info just has not made it to the public arena. I thought Breeze was hiring E3s but now I'm not sure.
Perhaps the public arena bit is key,

See Ive heard its still quite active from other Australians here in Europe people getting messages and pings from old expat agency registrations etc, happy to be told I'm wrong as I've not actually applied anywhere, but is this from applying to airlines directly and being told they are no longer accepting?

It seems many have taken recruitment agency contracts. Agencies make eyebrows raise and some are probably scams but traditionally its super rare for an expat to be able to apply directly to a company on their own national website so maybe its just a strategic shift away from publicly advertising so much? Especially as there has been a few grumbles starting about it after late last year when ALPA spotted Spirit heading down under for recruitment seminars and started lobbying to have Airline Pilot removed as a specialty occupation. Could be the airlines just starting to keep their heads down a bit more when importing workers as is generally done worldwide?

CommuteAir still has E3 on their website (would be interested if anyone has been told they are closed also) but yes like you say many no longer have it public.

Again, not looked into this all that much so keen to know If people are really shooting for it and missing?

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Old 9th Sep 2023, 15:09
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Originally Posted by Trollhunter
Perhaps the public arena bit is key,

CommuteAir still has E3 on their website (would be interested if anyone has been told they are closed also) but yes like you say many no longer have it public.
Trollhunter,

It seems most regionals that used to post E-3 jobs now don't but empirically it's going on behind the curtain in spots. The world is too small for an airline to completely hide what it's doing with employment.

Frontier openly posts for E-3s but according to the posting requires the applicant to hold an ATP. This is a different situation from the days when the regionals took 1500-hour Aussies with no FAA tickets:

"Currently hold an ATP Certificate"

https://www.airlineapps.com/jobs/det...ficer-E-3-Visa

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Old 9th Sep 2023, 16:09
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Trollhunter,

It seems most regionals that used to post E-3 jobs now don't but empirically it's going on behind the curtain in spots. The world is too small for an airline to completely hide what it's doing with employment.

Frontier openly posts for E-3s but according to the posting requires the applicant to hold an ATP. This is a different situation from the days when the regionals took 1500-hour Aussies with no FAA tickets:

"Currently hold an ATP Certificate"

https://www.airlineapps.com/jobs/det...ficer-E-3-Visa
I know of a few E3 pilots that have recently joined F9 without already being in the USA who don't yet have an ATP.

However, this is less than can be counted on one hand and they already had significant jet and/or turboprop experience and much more than the minimum 1500hrs.

Not sure if more will follow or if they just got lucky. But on average the last few months there have been 1 or 2 E3 pilots per class of 50-60. And probably less than 10-15 in total.
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Old 9th Sep 2023, 22:22
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Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch
I know of a few E3 pilots that have recently joined F9 without already being in the USA who don't yet have an ATP.
C.C,

Interesting. Just demonstrates we don't always know what's happening behind closed doors...but we eventually hear about it if you can talk to enough people.
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 13:43
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Skywest CEO says they're short 1200 pilots. Their website makes no specific mention of E3s but that may not mean anything. Anyone take a run at them lately ?

https://www.flightglobal.com/strateg...155108.article

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Old 30th Sep 2023, 15:32
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Skywest CEO says they're short 1200 pilots. Their website makes no specific mention of E3s but that may not mean anything. Anyone take a run at them lately ?

https://www.flightglobal.com/strateg...155108.article
They have a massive imbalance of CAís to FOís and thatís causing the hiring to be super slow. I havenít heard back from my mates who interviewed earlier this month but class dates seem to be pretty far out for those that do get a CJO.
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 19:45
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Originally Posted by cxflog
They have a massive imbalance of CAís to FOís and thatís causing the hiring to be super slow.
That seems to be the trend these days. But at least they're still conducting interviews and giving CJOs. I guess the advice to E3 aspirants would be to apply to every place that'll accept the application...and see what happens.
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So whatís the gouge on Atlas improvements? International commute and beefed up 401K?
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Old 13th Oct 2023, 10:32
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So whatís the gouge on Atlas improvements? International commute and beefed up 401K?
Atlas pilots don't post here. ATO is watching.
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We had a Kalitta guy out of SYD the other day commuting to Detroit. Sounds painful.
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Atlas still hiring though I wouldn't recommend trying to commute. Regular visits though, yes.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 01:41
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Amerijet DEC & GC sponsorship

Got a cold email from a recruitment company offering direct entry commands at Amerijet for E3s. The usual 1000 part 121 etc still applies. The kicker is that they are offering EB3 sponsorship (green cards) for applicants too. As far as I know, the only other carrier to offer that is Commuteair. Might not be a bad opportunity.


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Old 14th Nov 2023, 08:20
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Is there a cost to the applicant for OMS's services ?
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 10:17
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Is there a cost to the applicant for OMS's services ?
No idea. I only know what is in this email. I find it interesting though that they are offering the EB3 though.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 10:54
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OMS

Caveat emptor!

Do your homework on this. My 2 cents worth suggests it mite not be as rosy as it appears.

You have been warned.

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Caveat emptor!

Do your homework on this. My 2 cents worth suggests it mite not be as rosy as it appears.

You have been warned.
They are the same as Overseas Manpower Solutions I believe, some interesting posts on another US based forum about them.


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Old 14th Nov 2023, 13:42
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
I find it interesting though that they are offering the EB3 though.
Sure is interesting. It's a sign of something or other.

I suspect there's a fee involved.
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