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Old 13th Dec 2017, 19:39
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Yes I would like to apply to compass.
Why Compass, if I may ask ?

Commutair is still advertising for E-3s

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Old 14th Dec 2017, 07:54
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Originally Posted by GAforlife
When I spoke to a recruiter at Commutair they indicated that they would not pay the pilot bonus to Australians.
Wow...that's puzzling...and kinda nervy of 'em.

Good to get the word out about that...it appears you have ample other choices and opportunities.

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Old 14th Dec 2017, 20:23
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That is odd about the bonus.....

Anyway, so do you need a FAA CPL to get across or can you have an AUS CPL with all the mins and then convert it directly to a FAA ATP as part of the company line/type training?

Obviously one is way easier than the other.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 20:45
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Originally Posted by Professional Amateur
That is odd about the bonus.....

Anyway, so do you need a FAA CPL to get across or can you have an AUS CPL with all the mins and then convert it directly to a FAA ATP as part of the company line/type training?

Obviously one is way easier than the other.
You don't need an FAA license of any sort before going across. Not even a PPL. If you meet the minimums for the issue of an FAA ATP, then your type rating checkride doubles as your FAA ATP checkride.

Just make sure your CASA MECIR and medical is current at the time you do the checkride.
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ
You don't need an FAA license of any sort before going across. Not even a PPL. If you meet the minimums for the issue of an FAA ATP, then your type rating checkride doubles as your FAA ATP checkride.

Just make sure your CASA MECIR and medical is current at the time you do the checkride.
To add to the above you also need the FAA verification of your foreign license letter in hand, itís valid for 6 months, takes about 2-3 weeks to get by the time CASA sends all the stuff back to the FAA.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 10:31
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Licences

Any idea if itís the CASA mecir and medical that has to be current or is an Aussie passport with foreign licence, IR and medical also good?
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 16:40
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Any idea if itís the CASA mecir and medical that has to be current or is an Aussie passport with foreign licence, IR and medical also good?
All your Aussie stuff has to be current to use the letter of verification for your FAA type/license ride
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:19
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All your Aussie stuff has to be current to use the letter of verification for your FAA type/license ride
Havick, Just going back a few pages ago on this same thread. People are saying that as your MECIR doesn't expire anymore (Since part 61 came on) that the your final sim ride doubles as your check for that aspect. Is this your understanding also?
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:59
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Havick, Just going back a few pages ago on this same thread. People are saying that as your MECIR doesn't expire anymore (Since part 61 came on) that the your final sim ride doubles as your check for that aspect. Is this your understanding also?
All I know is that in order to use your Australian license (via a letter of verification) to go straight to an FAA ATP, the FARís require that your foreign license (being you Australian one) has to be current in every respect In order to actually take your FAA ATP/Type rating flight test.

I havenít looked at Aussie regs for 2 years so I canít answer Aussie part 61 questions without possibly giving you incorrect information.

Have you read the FAA FARís part 61, itís all spelled out in there pretty clearly what is required.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 22:45
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Yeah you only need to have the mecir on your licence, donít bother with a renewal. On part 61 it is perpetual.
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Perpetual - yes.
Valid - maybe/yes.

Current - not if outside the dates specified in you licence.

I'd want to make really, really sure - it's not about what the Australian regs say it's about what the FAA wants, needs and accepts before starting your FAA checkride.

Debating semantics with your FAA checker not a great way to demonstrate understanding, preparedness, CRM, team building etc etc and all the other "buzzwords" which achieve so much!

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Well to answer your question directly from the guy who will be checking your credentials prior to starting the ground school (At Skywest anyway):
https://imgur.com/oq7vjI8
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Thanks for the clarification guys.
Is it ok if the class 1 has lapsed and only the Aussie class 2 is current for the medical? Already did the FAA class 1.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 03:05
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Just interested as an outsider the question:

Do you need an FAA ATPL to start training with (in this case) SKywest?...YES/NO

If "NO" then IPC currency not required - maybe desired or preferred but not a requirement, your final SIM check obviously with a Skywest checker who's a FAA delegate.

Certainly interesting option(s) that wasn't there a few years ago.
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Well to answer your question directly from the guy who will be checking your credentials prior to starting the ground school (At Skywest anyway):
https://imgur.com/oq7vjI8
I stand corrected. Things have certainly changed since I did mine over 12 months ago.
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ
I stand corrected. Things have certainly changed since I did mine over 12 months ago.
Currently eating my hat also. The regs or a circular used to specify everything foreign must be current.
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Intersting new ad on AFAP for Skywest says must have CASA IR which will not EXPIRE prior to checkride.

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Old 30th Dec 2017, 11:52
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Thanks for all the useful info folks...
- How many years is the E-3 visa for valid for?
- Can you change companies at a later date, or are you limited to your initial employer?
- Can you get a Green Card via the E3 visa you stay the required time?

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Old 30th Dec 2017, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Jerry Springer
Thanks for all the useful info folks...
- How may years is the E-3 visa for valid for?
- Can you change companies at a later date, or are you limited to your initial employer?
- Can you get a Green Card via the E3 visa you stay the required time?
1) valid two years but renewable.
2) itís tied to initial employer, if you change employers you need a new e3 and have to apply from outside the US.
3) no path to green card unless you marry an American while youíre on your E3.
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Originally Posted by havick
1) valid two years but renewable.
2) itís tied to initial employer, if you change employers you need a new e3 and have to apply from outside the US.
3) no path to green card unless you marry an American while youíre on your E3.
Ak ok, thanks...so really it would be an hour-building exercise for people wanting Jet time, and then to move back out of the USA - rather than a partway onto a Major Airline within the USA?
Pity no Green Card! Personally Iíd love to try aim at a multi-engine Fixed-Wing Fire Fighting Job, but I donít suppose they issue E3 visas for FOs on such aircraft?
Still, Jet time in an Airline might be worth pursuing!

What salary are Aussies currently on the visa with Regionals taking home?
Cheers...and thanks for the info.
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