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Old 28th Jun 2019, 21:55
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Originally Posted by pilotchute
Skywest has a bit over 100 Aussies I am told with probably another 100 scattered in between Mesa, Commutair etc.
Do most go back, or go permanent residency route?
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 23:44
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No avenue for permanent residency through an E3 visa.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 13:45
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Originally Posted by pilotchute
No avenue for permanent residency through an E3 visa.
Although many here are likely to end up with permanent resident in their own ways. Most single people don't stay that way for long.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 01:19
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Trans States?

I see Trans States are advertising on AFAP again.

What are these guys like to work for?
If you're not chasing the big dollars on the surface this seems to be an OK deal for you first jet gig, Or am I missing something?
I'd be interested learn if any of you have had experience with these E3 programs. (PM if you like)

Does the E3 Visa allow a spouse to legally work in the US?

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 01:32
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Originally Posted by beached az
Trans States?

I see Trans States are advertising on AFAP again.

What are these guys like to work for?
If you're not chasing the big dollars on the surface this seems to be an OK deal for you first jet gig, Or am I missing something?
I'd be interested learn if any of you have had experience with these E3 programs. (PM if you like)

Does the E3 Visa allow a spouse to legally work in the US?

Cheers
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According to the USCIS, yes, your spouse can work:

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united...nals-australia

As far as TSA goes, I think there are better options out there. Check out ExpressJet, they seem to be growing and have a much better contract than TSA. Their training is also known to be excellent.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 01:42
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Word has it a bunch of Aussies on e3’s jumping ship from Skywest and a few other regionals to Atlas.

also one of the recruiters from frontier told me they were were going to do a trial run of e3’s.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 03:44
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Havick, If that is the case then that is a very big development.

With the way things are going in the USA then this is just the beginning.......

However ......ALPA is trying to push that E3s and the like be disallowed. In fact it is one of thier hot button (?) issues they are pressing to congress. Im not sure their complaints will hold much weight. After all a workforce consisting of white, male, over privaledged and highly paid individuals claiming that foreigners are ruining their prospects arent really the flavour of the day.

Qantas take note.....YOUR pilot pool is being plundered.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 04:41
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I’ve heard the same from one of the attempting “jumpers”. We’ll see how it goes. Who knows, with all the retirements that are inevitable in the legacies, the CPP and Flow might even apply to the E3s in the near future I’ll be laughing to hear a “HooRoo” from AAL or DAL or UAL cockpits
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 04:45
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Well, in my experience the paid for the flights, 3 weeks of hotel stays and meals while I was waiting on SSN and TSA clearance to do ATP/CTP course. It all adds up, you know. American citizens and PRs won’t require this wait.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 08:33
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Originally Posted by havick
Word has it a bunch of Aussies on e3’s jumping ship from Skywest and a few other regionals to Atlas.

also one of the recruiters from frontier told me they were were going to do a trial run of e3’s.
havick,

As PA says, that's a big development. I'm a bit surprised at the comment from Frontier's recruiter. While they've had their difficulties pre-contract, things appear to have settled down a bit with people saying it's now not all that bad a place to be (and merger/acquisition rumors of course).

Did the recruiter indicate which Aussies they'd take ? I assume he meant those from US regionals rather than those right off the boat ?
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 11:22
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https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events...019-hot-topics

Hot Topic 4.

Is Frontier or Atlas an ALPA airline?
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 11:44
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Originally Posted by Professional Amateur
https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events...019-hot-topics

Hot Topic 4.

Is Frontier or Atlas an ALPA airline?
Frontier is ALPA...Atlas, the Teamsters. Unions can be expected to express their opinion about pilot hiring but they don't make the decision; management does.

I wouldn't be terribly concerned about union opinions on this subject. I'd be surprised if they didn't object.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:45
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havick,

As PA says, that's a big development. I'm a bit surprised at the comment from Frontier's recruiter. While they've had their difficulties pre-contract, things appear to have settled down a bit with people saying it's now not all that bad a place to be (and merger/acquisition rumors of course).

Did the recruiter indicate which Aussies they'd take ? I assume he meant those from US regionals rather than those right off the boat ?
He mentioned they’re currently looking at a batch of rfds guys as well as those currently in the US flying for regionals.

someone at the rfds obviously sold frontier on the austronuaght rfds theory
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Originally Posted by havick
He mentioned they’re currently looking at a batch of rfds guys as well as those currently in the US flying for regionals.

someone at the rfds obviously sold frontier on the austronuaght rfds theory


havick,

rfds being Royal Flying Doctor Service ? What background would they have ? I'm not very familiar with the organization but thought they fly TP airplanes mostly ?

I wonder who would've made the connection between Frontier and the RFDS. Seems odd that the RFDS would be targeted by Frontier.

I assume they'd also be E3 candidates.

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 21:42
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Sorry is someone trying to say Frontier is looking at Australian Flying Doctor pilots who dont have an FAA ATP or any US part 121 time?

I call b@llsh☆t on that.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 22:05
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Sorry is someone trying to say Frontier is looking at Australian Flying Doctor pilots who dont have an FAA ATP or any US part 121 time?

I call b@llsh☆t on that.
thats what their head recruiter told me personally about a month ago. Makes zero sense to me also, but that was from the horses mouth.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 22:37
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As for Atlas Air, when the union has been trying to get a better contract and the management wants to use E-3 as an anti-union thing, E-3 guys at Atlas will probably be treated as scabs.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 23:41
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I dont think Atlas are using the E3 as an anti union thing, more like a "gotta crew these Southern 737's somehow" kind of thing.
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 01:46
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Frontier and RFDS pilots ? Yeah ok, with all that 121 multi crew time and an FAA licence. /s
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 02:17
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JT,

was thinking the same thing.....
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