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Old 7th Oct 2021, 22:42
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MESA confirmed with me they are definitely not hiring Australians on E3 visas. I thought they were one of the ones that did previously?
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 00:07
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Originally Posted by Jester64 View Post
MESA confirmed with me they are definitely not hiring Australians on E3 visas. I thought they were one of the ones that did previously?
Seems like its only Gojet and Commutair at the moment. Mesa did in the past and has E3s on their books, plus are recalling their E3 furloughees, but seems like they aren't taking new Aussies at the moment. Give it a few months. If things continue in this direction, I'd bet pretty good money that the majority of regionals will be taking E3s again next by July.
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 19:03
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Just had a call from Piedmont. They are not taking E-3s either.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 08:40
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Does anyone know if the new 121 rules that Australian Airlines are transitioning to, are the same as or similar to the 121 rules that US airlines operate under? In particular, will 1000hrs under an Australian Airline operating under part 121 be credited towards the 1000hrs the US Airlines require for a Direct Entry command?

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Old 9th Oct 2021, 09:33
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No.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 18:28
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Originally Posted by JoeTripodi View Post
No.
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To follow on from this, there are many that have applied for a waiver, and almost none who have gotten it. The FAA does not care about your widebody command time, ocean crossings, moon landings or anything else. If you don't have 121 time (or very specific 135 time) from an FAA AOC carrier, don't bother asking.

The only guy I know who has that waiver, was more or less grandfathered it during the rule change, and still to this day does not have enough 121 SIC to qualify.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 00:07
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"If you don't have 121 time (or very specific 135 time) from an FAA AOC carrier, don't bother asking"

This would of sufficed without all the other shit, it was a genuine question

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Old 10th Oct 2021, 00:20
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Time spent as pilot in command or second in command in foreign operations does not apply to the 1000 hr. SIC requirement of 14 CFR 121.436(a)(3).
That took about 30 seconds to find. That's probably why it wasn't answered with love hearts.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 01:36
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
That took about 30 seconds to find. That's probably why it wasn't answered with love hearts.
You're awesome, thanks
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 04:27
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Originally Posted by Taggert View Post
"If you don't have 121 time (or very specific 135 time) from an FAA AOC carrier, don't bother asking"

This would of sufficed without all the other shit, it was a genuine question

Thanks.
Probably a fair enough response. I've just spoken to a lot of people about flying here. Some get a little upset when they find they can't walk into the left seat of a RJ, and perhaps view having to be in the right seat of said RJ as beneath them. Frankly though, with some of the experience these guys have, it probably is beneath them, and that's their choice.

That doesn't change the fact that if you want to be in the US right now on an E3, the fastest way is that RJ right seat. Or, be one of the few individuals with both the experience and connections to convince a company further up the food chain to take a chance on sponsoring you.

The point of my last post though, however blunt, was to illustrate that it doesn't matter how much experience an Aussie pilot has, there's no circumventing the fact you're going to the right seat if you want to fly part 121 here.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 09:30
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks View Post
Probably a fair enough response. I've just spoken to a lot of people about flying here. Some get a little upset when they find they can't walk into the left seat of a RJ, and perhaps view having to be in the right seat of said RJ as beneath them. Frankly though, with some of the experience these guys have, it probably is beneath them, and that's their choice.

That doesn't change the fact that if you want to be in the US right now on an E3, the fastest way is that RJ right seat. Or, be one of the few individuals with both the experience and connections to convince a company further up the food chain to take a chance on sponsoring you.

The point of my last post though, however blunt, was to illustrate that it doesn't matter how much experience an Aussie pilot has, there's no circumventing the fact you're going to the right seat if you want to fly part 121 here.
Thanks for your reply.
I had noticed that some of the regionals flying RJ's are offering direct entry commands hence the question about whether 121 in Oz counts as 121 time in the US for that situation. Unfortunately not by the sounds, but thats fine, happy to sit in RHS as necessary.

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Old 11th Oct 2021, 16:05
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PSA is also taking E-3s. This is confirmed by PSA. So that's Commutair, GoJet and PSA all confirmed by internal employees within recruitment to be actively hiring Aussies on E-3s. Good luck guys
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Jester64 View Post
PSA is also taking E-3s. This is confirmed by PSA. So that's Commutair, GoJet and PSA all confirmed by internal employees within recruitment to be actively hiring Aussies on E-3s. Good luck guys
Two weeks ago PSA wasn't taking E3s. Can you tell me where it says PSA is now recruiting using the E3 visa?

It's just that Commutair has an E3 section on their website and Gojet doesn't ask for a US passport or Green card. PSA has no indication they are taking E3s.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 02:28
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 07:17
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Two weeks ago PSA wasn't taking E3s. Can you tell me where it says PSA is now recruiting using the E3 visa?

It's just that Commutair has an E3 section on their website and Gojet doesn't ask for a US passport or Green card. PSA has no indication they are taking E3s.
Historically and empirically, few regionals have advertised they recruit E3s. I don't know why.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 07:13
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This was brought to my attention today.

https://www.envoyair.com/2021/09/21/...5k-in-bonuses/

Looks like things are definitely picking up over there.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 13:22
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
This was brought to my attention today.

https://www.envoyair.com/2021/09/21/...5k-in-bonuses/

Looks like things are definitely picking up over there.
All that basically shows is how desperate the AA regionals are to put golden handcuffs on their flow pilots from leaving elsewhere before their flow date to AA.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 05:11
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 14:09
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Originally Posted by havick View Post
All that basically shows is how desperate the AA regionals are to put golden handcuffs on their flow pilots from leaving elsewhere before their flow date to AA.
Unfortunately these flow bonuses won’t be applicable to Aussie pilots on E-3s. Also I think currently only PSA is the only E-3 visa regional that is paying an sign-on bonus.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 15:03
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Originally Posted by Jester64 View Post
Unfortunately these flow bonuses won’t be applicable to Aussie pilots on E-3s. Also I think currently only PSA is the only E-3 visa regional that is paying an sign-on bonus.
I haven't looked at the bonuses in any depth, but why wouldn't they apply to Aussies? Are they not a "you stay X years, and keep X dollars" type deal? Save for the one bonus that says you get it when you flow, I thought all the others were paid out after certain periods of service with the company.
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