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Old 5th Jan 2019, 13:56
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Originally Posted by Flyer4040


not at all
just donno if I pass the interview or not upon getting FAA medical.
itíll cost sth around 300 AUD all up to get FAA medical
Don't worry about the interview at Mesa. Everyone passes. It's just a formality. Mesa is where people go when they wash out from the other regionals. They'll take anyone with a heart beat.
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Hi Flyer4040, Hi from the US o A

I just did a FAA examiner search for Oz and found 8 first class examiners. I personally used Pritti Bhatt at Syd Aviation Medicine for my first FAA medical, was $220. She was great

However when I did my interviews I did NOT hold a FAA first grade medical, only the CASA class one. I just said I would get one if they offered me a job as I already had the CASA one which is a bit more stringent.

Only investments I made prior were the $14 for the ETSA to travel to US for interview and a Sheppard Air prep course (about $45) to get ready for the interview.

Why on earth would you consider Mesa though? I had offers from Mesa and Skywest, but went for Piedmont as they have a much better reputation than Mesa, yesterday I flew to Lexington KY with a Captain who spent 2 years at Mesa prior to Piedmont and confirmed the industry talk, he is very glad not to be there now. Suggest you check out the US airline forums as there is a lot of info there. (google the "mesa board pilot sleep" it was famous for a while here)

Part of my choice was getting free flights to from Aust many times during interview and training by working for a wholly owner carrier (PDT is part of American so they have daily flights to Australia). I was able to spend any off time in training in Australia this way, and also relocate my family for almost nothing

feel free to PM me if you need more or ask away.

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Originally Posted by Ralphi
Hi Flyer4040, Hi from the US o A

I just did a FAA examiner search for Oz and found 8 first class examiners. I personally used Pritti Bhatt at Syd Aviation Medicine for my first FAA medical, was $220. She was great

However when I did my interviews I did NOT hold a FAA first grade medical, only the CASA class one. I just said I would get one if they offered me a job as I already had the CASA one which is a bit more stringent.

Only investments I made prior were the $14 for the ETSA to travel to US for interview and a Sheppard Air prep course (about $45) to get ready for the interview.

Why on earth would you consider Mesa though? I had offers from Mesa and Skywest, but went for Piedmont as they have a much better reputation than Mesa, yesterday I flew to Lexington KY with a Captain who spent 2 years at Mesa prior to Piedmont and confirmed the industry talk, he is very glad not to be there now. Suggest you check out the US airline forums as there is a lot of info there. (google the "mesa board pilot sleep" it was famous for a while here)

Part of my choice was getting free flights to from Aust many times during interview and training by working for a wholly owner carrier (PDT is part of American so they have daily flights to Australia). I was able to spend any off time in training in Australia this way, and also relocate my family for almost nothing

feel free to PM me if you need more or ask away.

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just be aware that if you have any medical issues that might require a special issuance from the FAA that the process can be long and arduous. You donít want to rock up on course waiting for the FAA, trust me. Indeed the airline most likely wonít let you start unless you have it. An FAA validation of your class 1 does not cut it either. That only allows you to fly VH rego in the States
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 00:50
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There is no such thing as a validation of your CASA medical by FAA. You can get an FAA PPL that is valid to fly N reg aircraft (ASEL or AMEL whichever licence you hold) day vfr as long as your casa licence and medical is valid.

It's called an FAA PPL (Foreign based)
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 02:00
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A reminder that currently the FAA isnít avail for foreign license validations and special issuance medicals under the govt shutdown. Probably visa issuances too. Something to consider however long that lasts.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 02:25
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Originally Posted by DUXNUTZ
A reminder that currently the FAA isn’t avail for foreign license validations and special issuance medicals under the govt shutdown. Probably visa issuances too. Something to consider however long that lasts.
It is true the FAA is on a partial shut down that will affect all Australians trying to get licenses and ratings validated which will likely put hiring and class dates on a possible long term delay depending on airline requirements for lot of folks. My understanding is Consulates/Embassies and Visa processing is still open and will not be affected by the partial shutdown for the foreseeable future though, does anyone have any further info or links they can share on this? I am curious what the effect will be if this continues as it appears it will.

Edit - Just found this statement:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its sub-agencies generally stay open during a shutdown. This includes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which adjudicates the vast majority of immigration processes. Because USCIS is a fee-based agency which requires petitions and applications be accompanied by filing fee checks, these services are not expected to be impacted.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 07:20
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Don't worry about the interview at Mesa. Everyone passes. It's just a formality. Mesa is where people go when they wash out from the other regionals. They'll take anyone with a heart beat.
Quote: Mesa is where people go when they wash out from other regionals. They'll take anyone with a heartbeat.

NOT CORRECT!

There are many OZ pilot's at Mesa,that started at the same time time, as OZ pilot's at Skywest.

The difference now, Skywest, ISN'T recruiting E3's anymore, but Mesa, still has a website link.

You OZ pilot's in the U.S, try and be kind to each other, and help your fellow countryman people, as much as you can.
BECAUSE, the whole E3 visa system may shutdown in the near future.

Why do you think Skywest have shutdown the E3 recruitment for now, it's not because of the extra 10 dollars an hour pay increase, as has been suggested,
It's because THERE ARE enough U.S pilot's around in the system to recruit,CADETS, ROTOR Transition (i'm not shouting).

The way things are going and with the economic SLOW DOWN (it's started), IF, Mesa and Commutair, STOP, doing E3's, the SHOW IS OVER!
It won't be over for CURRENT E3's but there won't be/or WILL BE, minimal, recruitment for NEW E3's.

Things are in the BALANCE at the moment, and things CAN go either way, NEW E3's can completely stop, or INCREASE again.

Happy 2019 to ALL OZ pilot's in U.S.
 
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Seagull201, I'm going by what I've seen and heard about Mesa when I was in the USA. I flew with a few former Mesa pilots who made the jump to SkyWest because they were a little concerned about standards there. And how are you going with your USA flying pursuits? Have you made the move over there yet? I wish you all the best.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 15:33
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
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Why do you think Skywest have shutdown the E3 recruitment for now, it's not because of the extra 10 dollars an hour pay increase, as has been suggested,
It's because THERE ARE enough U.S pilot's around in the system to recruit,CADETS, ROTOR Transitioin.
Not correct. The real reason will hopefully stay off of here.

Mesa is the bottom of the barrel. The only reason people go there is for he United guaranteed interview. That allows them to keep recruiting and not put the wages up.
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
Not correct. The real reason will hopefully stay off of here.

Mesa is the bottom of the barrel. The only reason people go there is for he United guaranteed interview. That allows them to keep recruiting and not put the wages up.
To clarify, this is in regards to SKW from first part of above post - If the real reason(s) is what I have heard, which I have absolutely no way of confirming other than what I heard from other guys at SKW and resulted in numerous terminations for Aussie folk...It might be good if it was on here to dissuade people from doing and trying it in the future. I'm not SKW so won't comment.

As for Mesa, absolutely agree with all comments...not a good place to be, I've met a couple of guys who went there and thought "How bad could it really be" they told me all stories are mostly true and "It was awful" and bailed to Republic, SKW, Endeavour etc...so make of it what you will.

More importantly though, whispers are the contracts for a major number of E-jets/CRJs is coming up very soon and most likely won't be renewed and be moved to Express Jet and other regionals so who knows what effect that will have on new hires, it would reduce Mesas flying dramatically. Will they keep hiring to the last minute in hopes it works out and send the junior guys home if they do lose the contract? Wouldn't shock me on bit.

Moral of the story, tread carefully with Mesa at the moment.

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 21:05
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer
If the real reason(s) is what I have heard, which I have absolutely no way of confirming other than what I heard from other guys at SKW and resulted in numerous terminations for Aussie folk...

Moral of the story, tread carefully with Mesa at the moment.
LostWanderer,

Not sure I'm following here.

What specifically took place at Mesa that "...resulted in numerous terminations for Aussie folk..." ? Was the training insufficient to get people through and on to the line ? Or were the pay and life on the line too substandard to bear ?

And as for the issue of Aussies coming here to fly at regionals, isn't the goal of most to just get into a jet, get an ATP and some air carrier line flying to move onto something bigger and better most likely elsewhere ?

If that's the case, wouldn't Mesa serve the purpose of short term pain/long term gain ? Not ideal but serving the larger purpose ?

A limited number of regonals take E3s.

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LostWanderer,

Not sure I'm following here.

What specifically took place at Mesa that "...resulted in numerous terminations for Aussie folk..." ? Was the training insufficient to get people through and on to the line ? Or were the pay and life on the line too substandard to bear ?

And as for the issue of Aussies coming here to fly at regionals, isn't the goal of most to just get into a jet, get an ATP and some air carrier line flying to move onto something bigger and better most likely elsewhere ?

If that's the case, wouldn't Mesa serve the purpose of short term pain/long term gain ? Not ideal but serving the larger purpose ?

A limited number of regonals take E3s.
My bad, corrected above. Was in reference to SKW not taking E3's.

You are quite right, Im just saying there are a few options still open for Aussies...why pick one the bottom feeder if you have other choices that may be more pleasant to work for. The guys I have spoken to at Mesa have just told me they have they don't enjoy working there for many reasons. Your experience of course may vary.
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[QUOTE=pilotchute;10353039]There is no such thing as a validation of your CASA medical by FAA. You can get an FAA PPL that is valid to fly N reg aircraft (ASEL or AMEL whichever licence you hold) day vfr as long as your casa licence and medical is valid.

It's called an FAA PPL (Foreign based)[/QUOTE
My humble apologies,” Verification”, it verifies the licence and medical and allows me to apply for a licence, including ATP.

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GOJet advertised for E3 OZ pilot's today, on the afap website.
 
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GOJet advertised for E3 OZ pilot's today, on the afap website.
GoJet is another bottom feeder. Buyer beware. Wide speculation that they will lose the 25 jets that they fly for United soon. Also, Deltaís CEO publicly stated that Delta plans on not contracting GoJet in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s8x...ature=youtu.be

United and Delta are maxed out on their scope clauses. This means that their regional feed is at peak size and can grow no more. United purchased 25 E175s last summer and announced that they are replacing 25 CRJ700s. Those E175s are going to Expressjet as was publicly announced just before Christmas. SkyWest flies 19 CRJ700s for United and those were just renewed (for Aspen flying). Mesa flies 20 and GoJet has 25. Standby for an announcement.
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GoJet is another bottom feeder. Buyer beware. Wide speculation that they will lose the 25 jets that they fly for United soon. Also, Deltaís CEO publicly stated that Delta plans on not contracting GoJet in the future.
Z,

Is GoJet so disfunctional that they'd be advertising for E3s knowing they're on the verge of losing a chunk of their flying ? The regional shell game is hard to follow:

"Eligible to work in the US under E3 visa eligibility (Australian National)"

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...FFICER%20PILOT
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So the beat option currently is CommutAir?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 19:52
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Whatís the Skywest Aussie drama about?
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So the beat option currently is CommutAir?
Hard to say as the regional world is shifting ground but they do have ambitious plans:

ďHowever, CommutAirís growth is just beginning. 2018 is planned to be a big year for the Cleveland-based carrier, with fleet growth and pilot hiring as top priorities.

After Unitedís 40% investment, CommutAir will be tripling the size of their all-jet fleet to 61 aircraft. To staff their growth, CommutAir is aggressively hiring pilots who will upgrade within 13-18 months.ď

CommutAir Jetting into Growth in 2018 - Home Page
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Z,

Is GoJet so disfunctional that they'd be advertising for E3s knowing they're on the verge of losing a chunk of their flying ? The regional shell game is hard to follow:

"Eligible to work in the US under E3 visa eligibility (Australian National)"

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...FFICER%20PILOT
Hire till you furlough. If pilots start abandoning ship, someone has to fly the planes until the last one leaves property.
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