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Old 14th Nov 2023, 15:11
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Sure is interesting. It's a sign of something or other.

I suspect there's a fee involved.
They do this for Cape Air and I am pretty sure for the EB2 they ask for a couple of payments of USD 10K.

Even though it is against the law in the USA for an employer to charge fees for visas.

They also drag out the green card wait to about 5 years.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 20:18
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Potential cost traps and dragging timelines aside, I do wonder exactly what Amerijet would do with their Aussie pilots that are waiting on advanced parole after submission but before receiving their EAD (Cannot leave the US in the interim)? Do they have a fleet that is domestic only? This is the issue Atlas faces if ever they offer EB3s.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 20:29
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Frontier $50k signing bonus

Pretty sure frontier is still taking E3s too. I'm sure there's strings attached to the $50k signing bonus.


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Old 15th Nov 2023, 01:57
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
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.

cold emails from third parties promising things such as pathways to green cards should be pursued with extreme caution. Wasnít that long ago a number of folks got shafted big time by a similar scheme. If it sounds too good to be true it almost certainly will be. Good luck.
edit - just to clarify, anyone at all promising a green card should be treated with caution. As most hopefully know, there is no guarantee ever. I know of more than a couple who had perm residency applications denied.
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Old 26th Nov 2023, 05:00
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Stay away from OMS.......
They will leave you hanging and say goodbye to whatever fees you paid them. Don't ask me how I know.
Buyer be warned!

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Old 3rd Dec 2023, 04:52
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Significantly at Atlas - now offering Green Cards to E3 employed crew. Have also capped the hiring of E3ís to 100 per calendar year.
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Old 3rd Dec 2023, 22:49
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Originally Posted by aseriesofleftturns
Significantly at Atlas - now offering Green Cards to E3 employed crew.
asolt,

Is there a place where Atlas is advertising this Green Card offer ? I'm not doubting your statement but don't see the public offer of that in the qualifications listed in the F/O job posting on their website.
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Old 3rd Dec 2023, 22:57
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
asolt,

Is there a place where Atlas is advertising this Green Card offer ? I'm not doubting your statement but don't see the public offer of that in the qualifications listed in the F/O job posting on their website.
Internal comms.
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Old 3rd Dec 2023, 23:07
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It was being 'advertised' on LinkedIn, which would suggest it's being advertised elsewhere.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 00:35
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
Internal comms.
This.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 00:57
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I recently saw a job posting from a vista America with a Perth basing, offering E3 positions with pathway to green card
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 07:48
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Found this re Vista America. It's about a biz jet charter job. It's not clear where the job is located. It lists both the US and Australia and pay is quoted in AUD. But since they're offering an FAA ATP and E3... and I'm not sure what a "Green Card Pathway program" is:


Location:Australia, United States

Vista America will provide you:
  • Legal and financial support to obtain and renew your E-3 visa
  • Green Card Pathway program
  • FAA ATP - course and exam programmed into your training schedule
https://www.aviationcv.com/en/ad/117...ydney-or-perth

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Old 4th Dec 2023, 08:45
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Found this re Vista America. It's about a biz jet charter job. It's not clear where the job is located. It lists both the US and Australia and pay is quoted in AUD. But since they're offering an FAA ATP and E3... and I'm not sure what a "Green Card Pathway program" is:


Location:Australia, United States

Vista America will provide you:
  • Legal and financial support to obtain and renew your E-3 visa
  • Green Card Pathway program
  • FAA ATP - course and exam programmed into your training schedule
https://www.aviationcv.com/en/ad/117...ydney-or-perth
It's a US (Gateway) job with info sessions in Australia to recruit Australian pilots on a E3 Visa program, to be based in the US - commutable within the US but not internationally.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 13:31
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Originally Posted by RealSatoshi
It's a US (Gateway) job with info sessions in Australia to recruit Australian pilots on a E3 Visa program, to be based in the US - commutable within the US but not internationally.

Thanks. I don't know much about the biz jet charter industry here in the USA beyond seeing them advertising for pilots now and then. Maybe they're feeling a pinch of sorts lately ?

Are there lots of biz jet pilots in Australia who are looking for a change ?

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Old 4th Dec 2023, 17:48
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Vista isnít a particularly good place to work. Itís haemorrhaging pilots in Europe as conditions there are poor and compared to other spots in the US itís not particularly great either.

They are desperate for pilots and rather creative with doing whatever they can to get more, hence this E3 program to get aussies to be based in the US but probably spend most of their time out of it.

As a DEC itís probably not a terrible place to be if it does get you a green card (if thatís what you want). But I would fully expect them to dangle that option in front but rarely ever get it done, as the moment you have it you go anywhere better (which is most of the US market atm)
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 22:26
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Originally Posted by Potatos_69
Vista isnít a particularly good place to work. Itís haemorrhaging pilots in Europe as conditions there are poor and compared to other spots in the US itís not particularly great either.

They are desperate for pilots and rather creative with doing whatever they can to get more, hence this E3 program to get aussies to be based in the US but probably spend most of their time out of it.

As a DEC itís probably not a terrible place to be if it does get you a green card (if thatís what you want). But I would fully expect them to dangle that option in front but rarely ever get it done, as the moment you have it you go anywhere better (which is most of the US market atm)
Vista is still probably hands down better than any Australian corporate flying gig in comparison.

There are other/better options out there for sure, but itís still an option I guess. For those that like the 2/2 type schedule and getting your foot in the door with some nicer types that arenít really in Australia in great numbers, it might work for someone.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 22:26
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Originally Posted by Potatos_69
Vista isnít a particularly good place to work.

But I would fully expect them to dangle that option in front but rarely ever get it done, as the moment you have it you go anywhere better (which is most of the US market atm)
Yes, I would expect to see strings attached to the green card side of that deal...for the reason you mentioned.

It'll be interesting to see how many takers they get in Perth.
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Old 5th Dec 2023, 16:17
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Atlas

Atlas is still hiring E3, but at a reduced rate. Now limited to 100 E3 per year.

Theyíre also going to sponsor green cards in the future. -an MOU was just signed with the union.

The international travel has now been ratified too, so itís guaranteed but capped at 1250$ per one way ticket for international, domestic is still unrestricted, (but normally much cheaper of course)

happy to provide a link for new apps!
https://myjob.io/CTjCVdK
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Old 12th Dec 2023, 16:29
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USA

The days of low pay and harsh conditions are over. We just hired a non typed copilot full benefits and USD $180k per year on a falcon part 91 flying.
Thatís $270,000 AUD plus 12% 401k plan and full medical/dental. 3 weeks annual leave.
The 135 operators are lowering requirements and fast upgrade. Pay 150-250k depending on type.
i donít see any OZ non legacy airline jobs matching that.
Vista incidentally offers benefits plus 180-200k USD starting pay.
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Old 12th Dec 2023, 22:40
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Originally Posted by BlunderBus
The days of low pay and harsh conditions are over. We just hired a non typed copilot full benefits and USD $180k per year on a falcon part 91 flying.

The 135 operators are lowering requirements and fast upgrade.
BB,

Was this F/O hire at a US company and was the person a non-US citizen on a visa of some kind ? An Aussie ?
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