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Old 15th Jan 2020, 00:29
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j3, come and work with me, I'll put in a good word for you ;-)
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 00:33
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Mate took a job very recently.

He was told employed as FO however told to expect upgrade during joining (he has lots of exp).

Will be interesting to see how it pans out.
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 18:32
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Originally Posted by Global Aviator
Mate took a job very recently.

He was told employed as FO however told to expect upgrade during joining (he has lots of exp).
GA,

Is your friend an E3 who went to a Part 121 carrier ? Did he have the time required to act as PIC in accordance with FAR Part 121.436 ?

It's not too unusual that US regionals take in DECs or SICs who shortly get bumped up to PIC provided they have that 1,000 hours.
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 21:46
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I know at least 30 people from oz who have gone to the USA and not one of them mention a problem with social security number issuance.

Credit history, drivers licence conversion and renting an apartment all seem to be bigger problems.

You sound like a recruitment agency

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 11:12
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Do you guys use an American immigration lawyer for your E3? I'm thinking of going for helicopter fire fighting and have a helicopter company lined up but need to do the visa myself. If anyone has a good lawyer I would be most grateful.

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 14:45
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Originally Posted by bront
Do you guys use an American immigration lawyer for your E3? I'm thinking of going for helicopter fire fighting and have a helicopter company lined up but need to do the visa myself. If anyone has a good lawyer I would be most grateful.

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You don't need one. Majority of the pilots here got an E3 without a lawyer. It would be a waste of money.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 14:48
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Originally Posted by AUregional
But in 3 years you can go onto EK, QR, EY, NH, CX etc and make money and enjoy life.
Pretty easy to tell that this guy is full of it. QOL at a US regional would be much better than any gulf carrier.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 16:50
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You can do a Google search and E3 paperwork is downloadable for free if you look a bit. This guy spells it out pretty clearly.

https://americajosh.com/learn-more/i...guide-e3-visa/

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Old 5th Feb 2020, 09:24
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GoJet's latest AFAP offering as of Feb. 5th:

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...ficer%20Hiring
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 13:18
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Bafanguy,
That ad was placed by an agency. Just apply direct,

http://www.gojetairlines.com/careers...t-Careers.aspx
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Climb150
That ad was placed by an agency. Just apply direct,
150,

Understand. I was just pointing out that GoJet is apparently still headhunting Aussies.

I'd guess that applying directly would trim the admin delay. Fortunately, I'm not looking for a job nor is any job looking for me.
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 16:21
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Hey Bafanguy. Wasn't trying to call you out on anything.

I just get a bit frustrated when it is not clear in an advertisement that it's an agency and not the airline you are applying too.
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Old 5th Feb 2020, 18:36
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Originally Posted by Climb150
Hey Bafanguy. Wasn't trying to call you out on anything.

I just get a bit frustrated when it is not clear in an advertisement that it's an agency and not the airline you are applying too.
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No sweat.

I'm not familiar enough with the process to know the plus/minus of dealing through an agency. In my experience, direct application has been the rule in the USA. Of course, the E3 process is a new wrinkle here.

Is it possible that having someone down there might ease the E3 process in particular for an applicant ? I know most people appear to swing it themselves but there have to be pitfalls when dealing with a building full of bureaucrats.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 19:43
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Well, the shell game inside a roiling scrum at the US regional level continues. Looks Like Trans States Airlines will be winding down ops by year's end. Anyone know how many Aussies are flying for them ?


https://forums.jetcareers.com/attach...9a-jpeg.51610/

https://forums.jetcareers.com/attach...f3-jpeg.51611/
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 20:54
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
Well, the shell game inside a roiling scrum at the US regional level continues. Looks Like Trans States Airlines will be winding down ops by year's end. Anyone know how many Aussies are flying for them ?


https://forums.jetcareers.com/attach...9a-jpeg.51610/

https://forums.jetcareers.com/attach...f3-jpeg.51611/
This is just the beginning of consolidation and closures due to lack of bodies to fill the cockpit.
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Old 25th Feb 2020, 06:34
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Has anyone on here been through the actual E3 interview? I have one coming up in Melbourne next month and I’m curious as to what I should expect.
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Old 25th Feb 2020, 08:15
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Originally Posted by havick
This is just the beginning of consolidation and closures due to lack of bodies to fill the cockpit.
Really are things that BAD that airlines are getting shutdown due to pilot shortage??!!

I have 1600+ total time and 550+ on an aircraft over 20.0 Tonnes. What are the chances of scoring a job with the regionals?

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Old 25th Feb 2020, 08:30
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Also guys, are there any specific threads on the life in America after moving from Australia? By and large is it a good experience? Cost of living/rent/Cars/going out/Racism? Getting shot?! and are TimTams available?

Thx
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Old 25th Feb 2020, 09:09
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Originally Posted by PPSS
Really are things that BAD that airlines are getting shutdown due to pilot shortage??!!
PPSS,

Not being an expert, all I can offer is an opinion with which there will certainly be disagreement: I'm always skeptical when these airlines claim "pilot shortage" as a reason of poor financial/operational performance by the company. Maybe it is...maybe it's a cover for bad management. Republic was once bankrupt claiming pilot shortage as the reason (excuse). Look at them now.

I hold the same skepticism about the TSA case. Time will tell. I offer the following excerpts from the TSA memo posted above:

From the first page of that TSA memo:

“Last year was an exceptionally challenging financial year and early indications point to 2020 continuing down the same path.

“…we are facing a captain shortage (not "pilot" shortage) that will result in an inability to meet our increased productivity objectives and even our current contractual flying obligations.”

“The imbalance between Captains and First Officers is so extreme…”

Notice they didn't say "pilot" shortage. They've apparently got plenty of F/Os. It may be that lots of them don't have the 1,000 hours Part 121 time for upgrade but this is a time issue...not a supply issue. It may be that what the company offered in terms of pay, etc. wasn't enough to attract DECs in any numbers. These are management issues including manipulation by the regional mainline overlords and not industry issues.

Are the regionals that offer more attractive Ts & Cs having trouble recruiting/upgrading people ? Are other regionals closing the doors for lack of pilots ? I say the whole issue is much more complex that a simple pilot shortage.

So, I say get Up Here and get some of this if you have no better options Down There. Dumping the TSA pilots in the street may make it more difficult for new E3 applicants for a while but give it a try...even if you have to go to PDT.

And as for life here, you won't be shot and killed. I've lived here for 70+ years and haven't even had a gun pointed at me nor do I know anyone who has.

Best of luck to you.







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Old 25th Feb 2020, 09:19
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
PPSS,

Not being an expert, all I can offer is an opinion: I'm always skeptical when these airlines claim "pilot shortage" as a reason of poor financial/operational performance by the company. Maybe it is...maybe it's a cover for bad management. Republic was once bankrupt claiming pilot shortage as the reason (excuse). Look at them now.

I hold the same skepticism about the TSA case. Time will tell. I offer the following excerpts from the TSA memo posted above:

From the first page of that TSA memo:

“Last year was an exceptionally challenging financial year and early indications point to 2020 continuing down the same path.

“…we are facing a captain shortage (not "pilot" shortage) that will result in an inability to meet our increased productivity objectives and even our current contractual flying obligations.”

“The imbalance between Captains and First Officers is so extreme…”

Notice they didn't say "pilot" shortage. They've apparently got plenty of F/Os. It may be that lots of them don't have the 1,000 hours Part 121 time for upgrade but this is a time issue...not a supply issue. It may be that what the company offered in terms of pay, etc. wasn't enough to attract DECs in any numbers. These are management issues including manipulation by the regional mainline overlords and not industry issues.

Are the regionals that offer more attractive Ts & Cs having trouble recruiting/upgrading people ? Are other regionals closing the doors for lack of pilots ? I say the whole issue is much more complex that a simple pilot shortage.

So, I say get Up Here and get some of this if you have no better options Down There. Dumping the TSA pilots in the street may make it more difficult for new E3 applicants for a while but give it a try...even if you have to go to PDT.

And as for life here, you won't be shot and killed. I've lived here for 70+ years and haven't even had a gun pointed at me nor do I know anyone who has.

Best of luck to you.

Wow 70+ years!! You must have seen it all then. Well I have turbo prop job flying an aircraft over 20.0 tonnes here. Its pretty stagnant and growth doesn't seem like an option. Money is barely 4000 Aussie per month. Was thinking if US would really be better option. Lifestyle wise/money wise. Also not sure which companies are the best ones to apply for!! Thank you so much for your reply mate. Cheers
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