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Old 30th Jan 2019, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Telfer86 View Post
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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Old 31st Jan 2019, 09:51
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Not sure I would try returning to Aus during training with SW (not enough time as it is pretty much continuous). Might be an opportunity just before IOE though.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
Why the obsession with getting a job in the US and then working out ways of getting back to OZ during your training!
Perhaps to reduce short term living expenses by staying in Oz with friends or family vs moldering in a crashpad for weeks on end waiting for the pipeline to unclog ? Just a guess.

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Old 31st Jan 2019, 23:08
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Originally Posted by GAforlife View Post


Spot on Bafanguy.
Are we still talking about SkyWest?
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 23:17
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All the Australians I know have never had more than 5-6 days of waiting around. During these times they were always accommodated at company expense.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 20:38
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TSA,GoJet and commutair

I have offer from TSA,GoJet and commutair
any advise which one to choose ?
cons and pros of each,would be much appreciated 🙏
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 20:48
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Originally Posted by Flyer4040 View Post
I have offer from TSA,GoJet and commutair
any advise which one to choose ?
cons and pros of each,would be much appreciated ��
If you're not familiar with Airline Pilot Central, try their regional forum. It has all the pros & cons (lots of cons since mostly unhappy people post stuff ) Hope you you have a positive experience regardless:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/regional/


https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/regional

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Old 6th Feb 2019, 22:08
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Has anyone tried getting on with ExpressJet?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 22:43
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Originally Posted by sigler View Post
Has anyone tried getting on with ExpressJet?
Not that I've heard of. Can't rule out the possibility of a dual citizen or green card but no E3s. I checked with someone who flew there until a year ago and he hadn't heard of any E3s...FWIW.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 23:27
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
Not that I've heard of. Can't rule out the possibility of a dual citizen or green card but no E3s. I checked with someone who flew there until a year ago and he hadn't heard of any E3s...FWIW.
Ok, thanks. Speaking of green cards, does anyone know which airlines will hire pilots with an EAD, who are in the adjustment of status phase of obtaining a green card?
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 01:46
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Originally Posted by sigler View Post
Ok, thanks. Speaking of green cards, does anyone know which airlines will hire pilots with an EAD, who are in the adjustment of status phase of obtaining a green card?
All of them should.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 04:50
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
If you're not familiar with Airline Pilot Central, try their regional forum. It has all the pros & cons (lots of cons since mostly unhappy people post stuff ) Hope you you have a positive experience regardless:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/regional/


https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/regional

Thanks heaps
I know the forums and lots of information gathered already
wanted to see Aussie pilots point of view in this matter
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 14:02
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Originally Posted by sigler View Post
Has anyone tried getting on with ExpressJet?
sigler,

The only way I can think of to get your question authoritatively answered is to contact their recruitment people directly and ask. Here's the website with recruiter contact at the bottom. When I looked at the page, an online chat box opened up automatically asking if they could answer any questions for me. I was tempted to ask but thought I'd best stay out of it:

https://www.expressjet.com/careers/pilots/
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 20:17
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Hello All
Anyone working at Trans States? I'm thinking of applying please PM me
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 11:57
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Recently I asked a Commutair recruiter whether CPP to United applies to E-3 visa holders. They double checked with United HR and the answer was: only if your status in the U.S. changes to the green card holder OR citizen. Otherwise there is NO guaranteed flow for an Aussie pilot. United will not sponsor any visas.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 13:26
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Originally Posted by Maximum Thrust View Post
Recently I asked a Commutair recruiter whether CPP to United applies to E-3 visa holders. They double checked with United HR and the answer was: only if your status in the U.S. changes to the green card holder OR citizen. Otherwise there is NO guaranteed flow for an Aussie pilot. United will not sponsor any visas.
Max T,

That's a worthwhile bit of info for planning purposes. I'd like to hear what other US legacies officially have to say in response to the same question.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 15:57
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Found this exchange re Aussies at US regional, Piedmont. I wonder how many Aussies (E3s) came, made it to the line but have voluntarily left for one reason or another:

“Speaking of interviews, seems you guys are hunting for Australian new hires?
How many do you have?”


"Half Dozen, or a Dozen or so? Some Kiwis too."

“One of the first ones hired recently just returned though. He got tired of the terrible schedules that go along with the low pay.”
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 07:19
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Does anyone know if Diploma's can be credited towards an E3 Visa requiring less work experience? I hold 3 Diplomas, a Cert 4 and 5 years working in aviation?

Somewhere I read that it relates to the time taken to get each, 1 Diploma was 18 months full time the others about 5-6 months. All aviation related.

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 14:14
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Originally Posted by log0008 View Post
Does anyone know if Diploma's can be credited towards an E3 Visa requiring less work experience? I hold 3 Diplomas, a Cert 4 and 5 years working in aviation?

Somewhere I read that it relates to the time taken to get each, 1 Diploma was 18 months full time the others about 5-6 months. All aviation related.
Despite what some people say in this thread, there have been many people issued with a E3 visa without a degree and without extensive industry experience.
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