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Old 20th Jan 2019, 22:50
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The fail rate at PDT is generally pretty low as they are willing to invest (a lot) extra in candidates if the right attitude is shown. To the best of my knowledge the failure rate for Aussies here is even better in that I am not aware of any Aussie's failing the training and double digit numbers of us Ockers who got through.

These metrics were a big part of my decision as to where to land in the US so to speak as I know some places are regarded as tougher (due the failure rates) and therefore more suitable to people with existing jet time. (Air Whisky comes to mind)

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 04:23
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Trans State Airlines (regional airline), have advertised today on the afap website, for EMB 145 (jet) First Officer positions.

Persons must be an OZ national and meet the requirements for an E3.

All details, are the SAME, as the recent, GOJET advertisement.

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 20:38
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Originally Posted by Seagull201
Trans State Airlines (regional airline), have advertised today on the afap website, for EMB 145 (jet) First Officer positions.

All details, are the SAME, as the recent, GOJET advertisement.
Are you suggesting there's something afoot ?

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 22:14
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Are you suggesting there's something afoot ?
All part of TSH
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 07:35
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Any info as to what the typical additional pay people are taking home excluding the guaranteed base / bonuses?

I have crunched the numbers for the guaranteed hours and bonuses for the various regionals but things like premium pay, per diem totals are the unknown.

Also I see some of the airlines have a significant training delays (PDT comes to mind). Do you have to stay local while waiting or can you leave country & return when your sim slot comes up?

Thanks for any info
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 14:55
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Commutair pays the bonus day one of ground school. No delays between training and getting a line is around 2 months atm.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 20:12
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Originally Posted by GAforlife
I can only speak from my experience.
The airline you mentioned will fly you home in between Indoc and Ground School.
So they'll fly you to Australia and back ?

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 20:24
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i'm just curious how they accomplish the 10 year background check, driving record and pria for oz candidates or those who just got their temp green card i.e.just recently married a us citizen. do you have to stay in usa for 10 years to comply with that and then you can apply for an airline job? ive rarely seen jobs overseas (non aviation) that require a background check and allowed foreign residents to apply, but they stipulated that the legal foreign resident had to prove they had resided in the country for the required time as to not have an unfair advantage over the citizen.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 22:52
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Originally Posted by GAforlife
In my case they did.
They non-revved all pilots back home at the conclusion of Indoc and Ground School.
Cool. Getting people home within the US is a non event but getting you Down There is a different order of magnitude especially as a non-rev.

Glad it worked out for you.

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 01:37
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Airlines currently taking Australians on E3 Commutair ; Trans State Airlines ; Mesa ; Piedmont

Skywest took 100 + buy now changed ; Horizon , Endeavour - always strongly no ; other AA wholly owned Envoy & PSA - both firm "No" can't be done
according to contract ; Republic never has

Is this making any sense at all ? Air Wisconsin
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 02:36
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Originally Posted by GAforlife
In my case they did.
They non-revved all pilots back home at the conclusion of Indoc and Ground School. I don't think it matters where you go as long as you are contactable and can be back in the US within 48 hours notice.
That's fantastic. Skywest use United for most company related business deadheads and no one can get positive space to Aus, ever, unless its for bereavement.

Is it true that Piedmont only ever give you 11 days off per month max?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 08:07
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Is this making any sense at all ? Air Wisconsin
Not sure I understand your reference to Air Wisconsin. Are you saying they do or don't take E3s ?

Their website only says the common, "Legal authorization to work in the United States". Hard to say what that means exactly.

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 14:47
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Re the PDT experience: The BAD - Yes schedules are of low quality with a four day credits usually around min credit (16 hours, being 4 hours per day), due to the number of shorter flights and sits. I have been averaging above monthly guarantee though at around 80-85 hours per month without premium flying. I can confirm that the vast majority of lines have 11 days off. You will get a 12+ day off less than 10% of the time.

The GOOD - I came for the quick upgrade, which is still available at this time. Also re the travel back to Australia, if you are attending a training event and list SYD as your base then the travel to/from the US is indeed POSITIVE space with upgrade listing (space dependent for bus or 1st). I have flown 6 legs like this LAX -SYD & SYD-LAX and was glad for the confirmed seat as a couple of flights were very full. This also means you pay no tax element for these flights. This is all in the PDT contract in black and white. google 'pdt alpa pilot contract' sections 11 and 8 have the detail. PDT are happy to allow this scenario for Interview + Indoc + Systems phases, not for SIM you need to be closer than Oz by that time as it can chop around a bit. (Hence the 3 round trips)

Loving it stateside for a bit.

Ralphi

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by GAforlife
Yes they were willing to sponsor foreigners in late 2017 / early 2018 when I applied. The only thing that stopped me going forward was that AW specifically wanted applicants to possess a US CPL & MEL IR, 1st Class medical etc etc.
GA,

That's a shame. It's puzzling considering that other regionals have taken Aussies right off the boat with CASA licenses, sprinkled some FAA holy water on 'em and gotten them through just fine. Doesn't appear to be a major problem, administratively or otherwise.

They must not have had what they felt was a pressing need for applicants.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 21:02
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Originally Posted by Ralphi

The GOOD
Any word internally with regard to E3 pilots and flow to mainline?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 21:39
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Flow to AA hasn't yet been physically seen as the early guys still have a few years to run until they qualify for flow.. but all the questions put to PDT and AA say - no issues, you will flow as it is contractually locked in as a PDT pilot entitlement. Rgds R
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 21:44
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Now let's be realistic here. Do people on E3 visas really think they will flow to AA? Last time I checked AA required a US passport or green card. Regardless of what you are told at regional level.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 22:05
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Have to 100% agree, I am definitely not banking on the flow. My view is that I believe it when I see it. But I am in a position that if it comes to be then it's a great option if in the system to benefit. I did not join PDT for flow. I joined for #1 upgrade opportunity #2 travel benefits #3 supportive training environment #4 bonuses
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Telfer86
Airlines currently taking Australians on E3 Commutair ; Trans State Airlines ; Mesa ; Piedmont ; did Gojet have an advert on afap recently - they did I think ?
Yep:

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...FFICER%20PILOT


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Old 31st Jan 2019, 09:40
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There’s been a few posts here about returning to OZ during various stages of the Training Course.
Why the obsession with getting a job in the US and then working out ways of getting back to OZ during your training!
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