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Old 21st Aug 2021, 23:24
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Originally Posted by ZebraFlyer
That's great information, thanks havick and bafanguy.

Fingers crossed for the hunt!!
Drop an application to GoJet mate, I just got a gig there and I'm in Australia.

Getting out of this country is going to be the real problem!
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Globe_Trekkin
Drop an application to GoJet mate, I just got a gig there and I'm in Australia.

Getting out of this country is going to be the real problem!
Your first problem will be crossing state borders to get to the consulate interview. Getting out after that should be the easy part.
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 12:11
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
Your first problem will be crossing state borders to get to the consulate interview. Getting out after that should be the easy part.
Im in Melbs, the consulate is 20 minutes away 👊
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 17:26
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Originally Posted by Globe_Trekkin
Drop an application to GoJet mate, I just got a gig there and I'm in Australia.
GT,

Do you have any FAA tickets/writtens, etc. or are they taking you as is straight off the boat ?
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 18:50
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
GT,

Do you have any FAA tickets/writtens, etc. or are they taking you as is straight off the boat ?
Yeah I have an FAA ATP from my time there with another company, but I have heard they are interviewing newbies as well.

The person that interviewed me said he did an entire week of Aussie interviews recently.
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 19:33
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Originally Posted by Globe_Trekkin
Yeah I have an FAA ATP from my time there with another company...
GT,

Welcome back ! That's pretty encouraging about Aussies being interviewed.

So, I guess there's an ample number of Aussies looking to take a run at it ?
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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 23:12
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
GT,

Welcome back ! That's pretty encouraging about Aussies being interviewed.

So, I guess there's an ample number of Aussies looking to take a run at it ?

They probably have more Aussie than local applicants on file at the moment...
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 09:29
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Originally Posted by Zeta_Reticuli
Well considering Qantas won't hire a pilot for the next decade... Besides many of us have realised we live in a communist health dictatorship.
Won’t you be shocked early next year!
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 09:39
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
GT,

Welcome back ! That's pretty encouraging about Aussies being interviewed.

So, I guess there's an ample number of Aussies looking to take a run at it ?
Thanks! Looking forward to getting back over there!

Yeah it seems that way, fingers crossed everything keeps ramping up. Seems like the states has already done a great job of getting back close to normal pax movements, I read somewhere numbers are back up to about 80% of summer 2019?
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 12:28
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Originally Posted by the_rookie
What's the word on GoJet? From reading airline pilot forum.com, the pilots don't seem to happy there.
It's pretty accurate to say that no pilots at any regional are "happy". A regional is merely a whistle stop on the path to elsewhere.

And management know it. The real threat is the machinations of all regional management. But you can't let that stop ya.
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 16:29
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Originally Posted by the_rookie
What's the word on GoJet? From reading airline pilot forum.com, the pilots don't seem to happy there. Could be a bunch of whinging but surely some must be true
I'll second what Bafanguy has said. Flying at a regional is a means to an end, and management/contracts at most regionals suck in one way or another. Sometimes you'll hear "my regional is better than yours because...". Don't let that get to you, because it's a stupid argument.

The positive to whatever regional you choose is you will learn to do some of the most challenging flying of your life. You'll put your liver to the test, and meet some awesome people along the way. You'll get yourself a jet command in under 2 years, and who knows what other opportunities may come your way in the meantime.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the water is warm.
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Old 25th Aug 2021, 21:44
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I can't remember if Piedmont Airlines has taken E3s in the past but they announced a new bonus program today. This has the appearance of desperation but I could be wrong since it's hard to read these people. It might be a good time to contact them to see if they are interested in an E3 applicant

This is allegedly the memo sent out today:

This was sent to us today.

Dear Piedmont Pilots:



I am pleased to share that Piedmont and your ALPA leadership team have reached a tentative agreement that will be the largest pilot recruitment and retention package in our company’s history. Today’s announcement offers current pilots and new pilots increased stability in an industry rocked by uncertainty over the past 18 months. This package represents not only a large financial commitment, but a commitment to building a sustainable Piedmont Airlines that will carry us well into the future and ensures that American Airlines will have a steady pipeline of pilots for years to come.



Highlights of the package include:
  • A $30,000 retention bonus paid in November to all current captains. Current and new first officers will receive $30,000 upon successful upgrade to captain.
  • $70,000 to pilots who flow to American Airlines starting with our September flow pilots.
The opportunity to earn an additional $50,000 ($25,000 per year for two years) for meeting a threshold of working hours.
  • Increased pay rates for first officers and captains to enhance Piedmont’s competitive position
  • An enhanced flow agreement that will allow us to send additional pilots to American when attrition and hiring targets are met
I would like to thank Brandon Lighty and our ALPA MEC for their cooperation as we worked to put this package in place. Throughout the pandemic, the company and ALPA have worked together to protect Piedmont pilots from furlough and meet the demands of the operation in an ever-changing environment. Our ability to out-perform all other American Airlines regionals, take on flying when necessary and deliver a safe product to our customers is what led to this significant investment. Any pilot who flies for Piedmont now, or chooses Piedmont in the future, will have a solid future with our company and eventually an opportunity with American Airlines if they wish to flow.



Our communications and recruiting teams are currently getting up to speed and will release more information soon.



Remember that the $10,000 referral bonus is in place, and there has never been a better time to refer a pilot to Piedmont. New hires will receive some additional incentives, including a type rating bonus and a Part 121 experience bonus. Find referral information here on MyPiedmont.



Thank you for the work you’ve done to bring Piedmont to this point, and for caring for our team members and customers each day. We are proud to offer this opportunity to our pilots and look forward to the contributions each of you will make to Piedmont’s continued success.



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Old 26th Aug 2021, 04:07
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Originally Posted by Globe_Trekkin
Drop an application to GoJet mate, I just got a gig there and I'm in Australia.

Getting out of this country is going to be the real problem!
Thanks for that Globe_Trekkin. Did you just apply via AirlineApps? Just getting round to filling it all in now. Getting out of the country will definitely be a hassle..
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Old 26th Aug 2021, 04:16
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Originally Posted by Globe_Trekkin
Drop an application to GoJet mate, I just got a gig there and I'm in Australia.

Getting out of this country is going to be the real problem!
What was the interview like and how long did it take between application and an interview?
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Old 26th Aug 2021, 16:14
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Originally Posted by ZebraFlyer
Thanks for that Globe_Trekkin. Did you just apply via AirlineApps? Just getting round to filling it all in now. Getting out of the country will definitely be a hassle..
Getting out of Australia is really no big deal.
Once a long term work visa is in hand Border Force will issue an exemption to depart.
They may require a stat dec saying you'll not return for 3 months.
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Old 27th Aug 2021, 00:26
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Originally Posted by ZebraFlyer
Thanks for that Globe_Trekkin. Did you just apply via AirlineApps? Just getting round to filling it all in now. Getting out of the country will definitely be a hassle..
Yep, via AirlineApps.

I filled out a stat dec and was given an exemption within 48 hours, it isn't actually as much of a hassle as I thought it would be.
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Old 27th Aug 2021, 17:20
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What experience level did you apply with? FAA ATP in hand already, or just all ATP minimums met (or not even that)?
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Old 27th Aug 2021, 22:01
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Originally Posted by VH-RME
What experience level did you apply with? FAA ATP in hand already, or just all ATP minimums met (or not even that)?
I already hold an FAA ATP and have previous Part 121 time.
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Old 28th Aug 2021, 21:22
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
I can't remember if Piedmont Airlines has taken E3s in the past
they definitely have taken E3s in the past.

Make no mistake, the wholly owned carriers offering this carrot might be good for pilots on an E3 who can't go anywhere, but, for the vast majority, these numbers are nothing compared to what you will make spending an extra 3 years at the end of your career at a major that isn't AA.

Add to this that piedmont is an absolute bottom feeder in the regional world with some terrible contractual language.

Australians over here are finding their own ways into green cards, or negotiating E3s flying heavies with cargo carriers or Airbii at LCCs. The days of being stuck at a regional for us are slowly coming to an end.

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Old 28th Aug 2021, 22:02
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
they definitely have taken E3s in the past.

Make no mistake, the wholly owned carriers offering this carrot might be good for pilots on an E3 who can't go anywhere, but, for the vast majority, these numbers are nothing compared to what you will make spending an extra 3 years at the end of your career at a major that isn't AA.

Australians over here are finding their own ways into green cards, or negotiating E3s flying heavies with cargo carriers or Airbii at LCCs. The days of being stuck at a regional for us are slowly coming to an end.​​​​​​
I thought Piedmont had but didn't want to make a definitive statement...just in case.

And you're certainly right about making more being at a US legacy vs a regional. It's just arithmetic.

Whether "...an E3...can't go anywhere..." or has a shot at something else in the USA, a regional job might be a good step if things aren't offering opportunities Down There at the moment.

Come on up here and take a run at it. Anything you can get from a US regional may help you somehow/somewhere in the future, particularly if it's your first jump into turbojet/airline stuff. That first step is the most difficult.

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