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Old 24th May 2021, 21:51
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
I think maybe only Gojet and possibly Commutair will take E3s going forward.

Flying schools in the USA didn't slow down that much so there are now hundreds of 1500 hour CFI's begging for a job. Also plenty of people flying part 135 freight and charter now looking for a regional jet job. The supply will run out eventually but some Regionals still aren't even recruiting yet. Once momentum returns and the pool rely dries up, then you will see some E3 opportunity is suspect.
Climb150,

It's a puzzle. Time will tell...
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Old 25th May 2021, 01:18
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There's only been rumbles of hiring starting up until about a few weeks ago. But now, classes have been announced and are starting at both the regional level and majors. UA just took 6 of our LCPs and several other training Dept pilots. The 3 big E3 employers (GoJet, Mesa and CommutAir) are already hiring, with CommutAir hiring close to 60/month, and GoJet confirmed to have approached E3 applicants.

The well of talent to draw from is already starting to run low, as not only will those 3 lose potential newhire talent from the pool to other carriers, but they are all about to suffer some significant attrition. E3s will most likely be back on the table soonest for those who already have their ATP, but I don't think it'll be long after before everyone else gets the invite.

The growing shortage is evidenced by the fact that several regionals are either paying for ATP CTP courses, offering signing bonuses again, or offering longevity match.

Watch this space, because it's going to heat up quicker than what most expect it will.
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Old 28th May 2021, 04:44
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CommutAir has restarted hiring Aussies. You must be a Aus citizen and meet E3 visa requirements.

Good luck to anyone who wants to come over and try their hand. The water is warm.
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Old 28th May 2021, 05:00
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks View Post
CommutAir has restarted hiring Aussies. You must be a Aus citizen and meet E3 visa requirements.

Good luck to anyone who wants to come over and try their hand. The water is warm.
Website still says not accepting E3 pilots. Where was this announced?
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Old 28th May 2021, 05:04
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Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch View Post
Website still says not accepting E3 pilots. Where was this announced?
It hasn't been announced. Only happened today, and the website hasn't been updated yet (I don't know the timeframe on when that will happen either). I would recommend anyone interested emails the address below stating they are interested in the E3 program, as well as completing the applicable airlineapps application.
[email protected]
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Old 28th May 2021, 14:07
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Firing on all cylinders over here!
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Old 28th May 2021, 18:56
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My LCC airline reporting that they'll be the busiest ever in July. Exciting times for sure.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 12:33
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Any updates/stories?
Is it easy to "transfer" an E3 visa between employers- Is the whole process similar to applying for an initial visa (with an LCA and interview etc).

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Old 8th Jun 2021, 01:16
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Originally Posted by havoste View Post
Any updates/stories?
Is it easy to "transfer" an E3 visa between employers- Is the whole process similar to applying for an initial visa (with an LCA and interview etc).
Visa doesn't transfer, but you can actually hold multiple E3s. So you get an offer from a new employer, get the appropriate paperwork, go to consulate appointment, reenter with 2 visas, start new job when ready.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 13:42
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks View Post
Visa doesn't transfer, but you can actually hold multiple E3s. So you get an offer from a new employer, get the appropriate paperwork, go to consulate appointment, reenter with 2 visas, start new job when ready.
You can't work for 2 companies fulltime on an E3. You can work part time for a second company and that's it.

If you apply for a full-time position at a new company, your old e3 will be cancelled (if your previous position was fulltime) when your new one is approved.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 02:53
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
You can't work for 2 companies fulltime on an E3. You can work part time for a second company and that's it.

If you apply for a full-time position at a new company, your old e3 will be cancelled (if your previous position was fulltime) when your new one is approved.
You may very well be right. I know it's possible to hold multiple E3s, as I know someone who's done it, but I'm not sure where the limits of that are.
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 09:47
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Anybody recently applied and gotten a response from any of the recruiters in regards to E3 hiring?
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 22:52
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Emailed GoJet, Mesa and CommutAir - got a response from GoJet saying E-3 applicants accepted. No response to the application yet. No response from the other two.
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 15:58
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Originally Posted by VH-RME View Post
Emailed GoJet, Mesa and CommutAir - got a response from GoJet saying E-3 applicants accepted.
GoJet might get more interest from E3 applicants if they'd put on their pilot employment website that E3s are being accepted. If it's on there I can't find it.
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 21:28
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Mesa: no visa sponsorships including E-3 for the foreseeable future
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 23:30
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
GoJet might get more interest from E3 applicants if they'd put on their pilot employment website that E3s are being accepted. If it's on there I can't find it.
May not be the worst thing avoiding that mob. From what I have read/heard they aren't exactly pleasant to work for, sounds like it's not exactly difficult to get fired for even just taking a sick day. It may also help if they would pay a half liveable wage...from the pay scale I saw online its pretty awful. Good luck making ends meet on that salary!
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 09:54
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
May not be the worst thing avoiding that mob. From what I have read/heard they aren't exactly pleasant to work for, sounds like it's not exactly difficult to get fired for even just taking a sick day. It may also help if they would pay a half liveable wage...from the pay scale I saw online its pretty awful. Good luck making ends meet on that salary!

LW,

Yes, they don't get high marks from those who comment about them on av websites. Hard to say how much is accurate but there must be something to it. As for pay, they're in the high $30s/hour first year. Several others are about the same. The highest starting pay seems to be Endeavor and the 3 AA wholly-owned regionals at ~$50/hour...and Republic at $46. But those don't appear to be interested in E3s...that I've heard of.

GoJet would fill a square by getting an E3 candidate an FAA ATP with type rating and some air carrier experience...not that I'm singing GoJet's praises !
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