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Old 25th May 2018, 21:27
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Any indication why? I suppose you spoke/contacted them, would be interesting to know why.... No shortage of applicants, bad experience with Aussies, union pushback, admin burden....
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Old 25th May 2018, 23:35
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Just for further info for Trans State... They advertise hiring Aussies, but when I spoke to them they hadn't actually hired any yet and seemed uncertain as to how the whole visa process works. It may be worth considering that if you run with them you may be the first one working out the wrinkles in their process.

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Any indication why? I suppose you spoke/contacted them, would be interesting to know why.... No shortage of applicants, bad experience with Aussies, union pushback, admin burden....
The recruiter said and I quote "HQ was going back and forth for 2 weeks about hiring Australians on E-3 and they decided that the cost is not justified". I found it a bit weird in a way that Compass, GoJet and TSA are all under the same parent company and yet TSA is willing to take Aussies on E-3 (don't know if GoJet is still hiring Aussies) whilst Compass is not anymore.

AFAIK, there is not a single Aussie working at Compass under E-3 (except green card holders).

Piedmont recruiter told me the other day that there is no clause in their pilot contract preventing Aussies under E-3 flowing to AA mainline. It will suit Aussies in early to mid-20s I guess.
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise
The recruiter said and I quote "HQ was going back and forth for 2 weeks about hiring Australians on E-3 and they decided that the cost is not justified". I found it a bit weird in a way that Compass, GoJet and TSA are all under the same parent company and yet TSA is willing to take Aussies on E-3 (don't know if GoJet is still hiring Aussies) whilst Compass is not anymore.

AFAIK, there is not a single Aussie working at Compass under E-3 (except green card holders).

Piedmont recruiter told me the other day that there is no clause in their pilot contract preventing Aussies under E-3 flowing to AA mainline. It will suit Aussies in early to mid-20s I guess.
yep the guys on an E3 that took the punt on piedmont a year or so ago have won the lottery with the flow through to mainline. I bet they will change that in the next round if contract but those already there will be grandfathered across.
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Old 29th May 2018, 05:48
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The advertisement on the afap website today, "Regional jet Pilots USA", sounds as if they're a consultancy firm, with what
appears to be linked to a gmail (email).

At least 1,500 hours are needed by an applicant, before applying for a U.S regional, also the night and IFR hours need to be met.

The ad. is saying only 1,000 hours is needed for them to place an applicant in contact with a regional, it doesn't sound correct.

I'd say a consultancy fee is also payable for their advice.
They sound like a middle man.
 
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
The advertisement on the afap website today, "Regional jet Pilots USA", sounds as if they're a consultancy firm, with what
appears to be linked to a gmail (email).

At least 1,500 hours are needed by an applicant, before applying for a U.S regional, also the night and IFR hours need to be met.

The ad. is saying only 1,000 hours is needed for them to place an applicant in contact with a regional, it doesn't sound correct.

I'd say a consultancy fee is also payable for their advice.
They sound like a middle man.
Yes, I'd be curious to hear how all that works. The flight times are regulatory and not negotiable by some agency. Maybe they're just casting a wide net at 1,000 hours to catch some people who, in about a year +/-, WILL have 1,500 hours and then be eligible ? But one year can see a lot of changes.

And why would one need an agency in this situation ? Haven't Aussies done rather well dealing directly with the airline ?

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...0Pilots%20-USA
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It's a Gmail account so I would say it's just a guy who thinks he can make a buck with referrals or a one person agency preying on the gullible.
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
The advertisement on the afap website today, "Regional jet Pilots USA", sounds as if they're a consultancy firm, with what
appears to be linked to a gmail (email).

At least 1,500 hours are needed by an applicant, before applying for a U.S regional, also the night and IFR hours need to be met.

The ad. is saying only 1,000 hours is needed for them to place an applicant in contact with a regional, it doesn't sound correct.

I'd say a consultancy fee is also payable for their advice.
They sound like a middle man.

yep sketchy as hell. Iíd say itís another Aussie already over there fishing for details to submit for internal referrals to get a referral bonus.

anyone can apply directly to these companies without any need of a middle man. Any regional in the US that takes E3 applicants are now fairly well versed in the process for Aussies.
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....and it reads like the person who wrote it isn't a native English speaker..... Adds to the dodgyness factor.
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Is anybody else experiencing delayed processing times for the issue of the SSN? Mine has been stuck in the USCIS system for two weeks. I have been told it can take up to 30 days to be cleared by USCIS.
amything to do with immigration takes longer than expected, they are full up processing other frivolous applications.
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Originally Posted by Safe Landings
Hi Havick

You are correct, I have never been through a fast paces/large volume course before and I am better prepared for the second airline.

I have been warned already that to expect the same firehose with any airline I join in US.

Thanks for the well wishes.

Regards

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G'day Safe landing

are u able to provide more info on what you enet through with the visa and training privately pls?

thanks
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Starting to hear more fellow ozmates over here on the airwaves.

And adopting the . . . . . laid back approach to RT too.

Skywest this morning near IAD was a classic ozzie accent at "three five oh".

Best of luck lads.
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Starting to hear more fellow ozmates over here on the airwaves.

And adopting the . . . . . laid back approach to RT too.
Before long, they'll forget about English altogether!
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Latest call for Aussies from CommutAir, dated June 5:


https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/view/id/409.html
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I've seen the latest CummutAir advertisement on the afap website, also the previous adv placed by the airline 5 months ago.

After reading all the posts on this topic, i've concluded, a person is eligible to apply for an E3 and go to the U.S Consulate,
only, when there is an offer of employment by the airline (person has been accepted to start type training by the airline).

**What i'd like to know and something that has been hidden in the advertisements lately, what are the minimum educational qualifications needed?

The current CommutAir adv, doesn't mention anything about educational requirements (only ATPL hour requirements), whilst the previous adv,
mentioned a high school diploma, or GED (US General Education Diploma- single exam of 4 subjects, 60% pass mark needed-designed for people
that didn't finish high school).

Or is some type of University Degree still needed?
 
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
I've seen the latest CummutAir advertisement on the afap website, also the previous adv placed by the airline 5 months ago.

After reading all the posts on this topic, i've concluded, a person is eligible to apply for an E3 and go to the U.S Consulate,
only, when there is an offer of employment by the airline (person has been accepted to start type training by the airline).

**What i'd like to know and something that has been hidden in the advertisements lately, what are the minimum educational qualifications needed?

The current CommutAir adv, doesn't mention anything about educational requirements (only ATPL hour requirements), whilst the previous adv,
mentioned a high school diploma, or GED (US General Education Diploma- single exam of 4 subjects, 60% pass mark needed-designed for people
that didn't finish high school).

Or is some type of University Degree still needed?
australian high school suffices for all regional requirements here in the USA.

in short you need to have completed high school and meet the requirements for a FAA ATP
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Havick,

I read your previous posts and i'm aware you're flying there for a while now and appreciate your feedback.

I spoke to recruitment today by phone, to verify the educational requirement side of thing, and the lady said,
an applicant needs a Bachelor degree or nine years work experience.
(General E3 requirement by consulate)

Any Bachelor degree will meet the educational side of things to get the visa from the consulate, with the
airline's assistance.
A Bachelor degree and meeting the ATP hour minimum's, as listed by the company advertisements,
is all that's needed to apply

Apparently applicants are experiencing problems getting the E3, without the degree.

A Bachelor degree is a 3 year course (online or campus), there's an aviation Bachelor degree that's available in Australia.
The High school diploma or GED, is for local US applicants that hold an FAA ATPL.

I've read the previous posts where applicants, had no Bachelor degree and no 6 or 9 years flying industry experience,
but still got the E3.

The above is the feedback i received today.



 
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
Havick,

I read your previous posts and i'm aware you're flying there for a while now and appreciate your feedback.

I spoke to recruitment today by phone, to verify the educational requirement side of thing, and the lady said,
an applicant needs a Bachelor degree or nine years work experience.
(General E3 requirement by consulate)

Any Bachelor degree will meet the educational side of things to get the visa from the consulate, with the
airline's assistance.
A Bachelor degree and meeting the ATP hour minimum's, as listed by the company advertisements,
is all that's needed to apply

Apparently applicants are experiencing problems getting the E3, without the degree.

A Bachelor degree is a 3 year course (online or campus), there's an aviation Bachelor degree that's available in Australia.
The High school diploma or GED, is for local US applicants that hold an FAA ATPL.

I've read the previous posts where applicants, had no Bachelor degree and no 6 or 9 years flying industry experience,
but still got the E3.

The above is the feedback i received today.



ok so we are taking about different things here.

you are referring to E3 visa requirements, I am referring to regional minimum entry requirements. Two different things.

a lot of guys are here without a degree and without 9 years experience. Perhaps the consulate is clamping down now given the amount of guys coming over. I wouldnít know, Iím here on a green card so havenít kept tabs on the E3 side of things.

out of curiosity which company is giving you that feedback?

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Okay.

I'm talking about if an applicant apply's for a regional airline job from Australia, as advertised by Skywest and Commutair, recently and previously.
Yes, regional entry requirements for Australian applicants.

The lady at Commutair HR, said, a Bachelor degree is needed, as they're experiencing some problems getting E3's for applicants,

A Bachelor degree is needed or the relevant number of years industry work experience, is required, for the airline to sponsor an
applicant for a E3 visa.

Although an applicant may receive a possible job offer from a regional, the degree or industry work experience needs to be met,
to enable the airline to process the E3 visa via the consulate.

Skywest has the same requirements, Bachelor degree needed.

This is the feedback received, unless i've spoken to the wrong people in HR.
 
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
Okay.

I'm talking about if an applicant apply's for a regional airline job from Australia, as advertised by Skywest and Commutair, recently and previously.
Yes, regional entry requirements for Australian applicants.

The lady at Commutair HR, said, a Bachelor degree is needed, as they're experiencing some problems getting E3's for applicants,

A Bachelor degree is needed or the relevant number of years industry work experience, is required, for the airline to sponsor an
applicant for a E3 visa.

Although an applicant may receive a possible job offer from a regional, the degree or industry work experience needs to be met,
to enable the airline to process the E3 visa via the consulate.

Skywest has the same requirements, Bachelor degree needed.

This is the feedback received, unless i've spoken to the wrong people in HR.
sounds like the consulate is clamping down and doing more research on each applicant, and making sure they meet the educational or industry experience requirements then.

This latest change in tact from the consulate will significantly reduce the amount of illegible applicants given the majority have been non-degree fairly fresh CPLís (3-4 years flying to get to the 1500 hours). Can hardly blame the consulate for enforcing the rules.

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