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Old 15th Oct 2021, 17:22
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
but the guy who is on an E3 at the same airline has had the exact same experience.
Socks, just out of curiosity, which major are you talking about. No hidden agenda, simply curious.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:41
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
My experience so far here is that at a major, no-one seems to ask or care about what visa you're on to be there. The amount of nationalities in airline flight decks here is remarkably high, so no-one is surprised when you turn up and sound a bit different. To be fair, I have a green card now, but the guy who is on an E3 at the same airline has had the exact same experience. No-one asks, and we don't really tell.

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Ummm yeah they do. Iíve been asked several times at my own airline and even jumpseating how Iím legal to work here. Iíve even been told to my face how poorly trained foreign pilots are and shouldnít be allowed over here *eyeroll
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:30
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Ummm yeah they do. I’ve been asked several times at my own airline and even jumpseating how I’m legal to work here. I’ve even been told to my face how poorly trained foreign pilots are and shouldn’t be allowed over here *eyeroll
You realize you can politely and safely ignore the small number of people treating you this way, right ? Just go on about your business since the number of people who treat you this way is too small to bother with...and they have no material effect on your life.

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Old 20th Oct 2021, 06:38
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Just thought Iíll give an update. I received an offer from Commutair, for a January start. Very professional and a friendly bunch to deal with, and Iím accepting the offer.

Discussed the entire visa / flow thing to the majors. I canít speak for the other regionals, but with CommutAir, they will take a non FAA-licensed Australian under the E-3 visa, and when you upgrade to left seat (as soon as you hit 1000 hours Part 121 for those that are coming in with experience) they will sponsor you for permanent residency via a green card (I believe this is called an EB-3 visa).

So you have the E-3 and the EB-3, quite similar in name but very different visas, hence maybe the confusion on here about being able to flow to a major on an E-3 (which is not possible).

So once you have your green card from CommutAir, you are then able to apply to United Airlineís Aviate program, which only guarantees you an interview, but if you are successful, you will flow based on seniority and a minimum service completed at CommutAir (which is taken from date of joining, not date of green card).

FYI they are under contract renegotiation, and can expect improvement in the hourly rate and other working conditions soon.

I think itís a great opportunity for Australians.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 12:32
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Originally Posted by DUXNUTZ
Ummm yeah they do. Iíve been asked several times at my own airline and even jumpseating how Iím legal to work here. Iíve even been told to my face how poorly trained foreign pilots are and shouldnít be allowed over here *eyeroll
May be try to lose aussie accent? Roll your tongue a bit more and do try to pronounce R in words lol
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 14:53
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Originally Posted by Jester64
Just thought Iíll give an update. I received an offer from Commutair, for a January start. Very professional and a friendly bunch to deal with, and Iím accepting the offer.

Discussed the entire visa / flow thing to the majors. I canít speak for the other regionals, but with CommutAir, they will take a non FAA-licensed Australian under the E-3 visa, and when you upgrade to left seat (as soon as you hit 1000 hours Part 121 for those that are coming in with experience) they will sponsor you for permanent residency via a green card (I believe this is called an EB-3 visa).

So you have the E-3 and the EB-3, quite similar in name but very different visas, hence maybe the confusion on here about being able to flow to a major on an E-3 (which is not possible).

So once you have your green card from CommutAir, you are then able to apply to United Airlineís Aviate program, which only guarantees you an interview, but if you are successful, you will flow based on seniority and a minimum service completed at CommutAir (which is taken from date of joining, not date of green card).

FYI they are under contract renegotiation, and can expect improvement in the hourly rate and other working conditions soon.

I think itís a great opportunity for Australians.
Congrats mate. What was your experience level when you applied - right at FAA ATP minimums or quite a bit above it with previous jet time etc?
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 15:13
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Fairly experienced. Iíll send you a PM
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 21:24
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
You realize you can politely and safely ignore the small number of people treating you this way, right ? Just go on about your business since the number of people who treat you this way is too small to bother with...and they have no material effect on your life.
Iím sarcastic enough and donít really need tips on how to navigate dealing with A-holes but thanks. Just pointing out my experience which MAY just be different to your experience.

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Old 20th Oct 2021, 21:33
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Originally Posted by DUXNUTZ
I’m sarcastic enough and don’t really need tips on how to navigate dealing with A-holes but thanks.
DUX,

I wasn't really offering advice (not being sarcastic) but just opining on the issue of some knuckle-dragger dogging on good people who take advantage of opportunities for expats coming up here.

Wouldn't want things like this to discourage people from taking a run at this regional thing or convince them they won't get a fair reception if they do.

Just a random opinion.

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Old 21st Oct 2021, 15:07
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climb150,

Was that PSA info on FaceBook or something like that ? I don't see it on the PSA pilot recruiting website.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 22:36
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
climb150,

Was that PSA info on FaceBook or something like that ? I don't see it on the PSA pilot recruiting website.
It is on the recruiting page right at the very bottom. Absolute game changer and amazing opportunity for Australian pilots!
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 22:41
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Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch
It is on the recruiting page right at the very bottom.
C.C,

Ah so, there it is !

There's plenty of negativity re US regionals and some have indeed disappeared. But, they may serve a purpose for some Aussies to come up here, get some airline/jet time which can't hurt their career path.

Good luck to those who take a run at it.
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 22:53
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I've never heard of this company so not sure what to make of it but here it is: Atlas & Aussies ?

"Atlas are in the process of including the license conversion into their training, meaning sponsorship will be open to non FAA/ATP holders! So, stay tuned into Gecko for any updates."

https://geckoaviation.com/atlas-air-...4AsQ-_HAbFN6AM
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 00:38
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
I've never heard of this company so not sure what to make of it but here it is: Atlas & Aussies ?

"Atlas are in the process of including the license conversion into their training, meaning sponsorship will be open to non FAA/ATP holders! So, stay tuned into Gecko for any updates."

https://geckoaviation.com/atlas-air-...4AsQ-_HAbFN6AM
Basically a company trying to fleece prospective applicants of cash when thereís no need to go through any Ďrecruitmentí company of any kind.

buyer beware
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 02:02
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Have heard back from PSA recruitment and they are requiring that Australian pilots already hold an FAA licence, I.e. they won't convert your CASA licence for you like the others do.

I guess they are targeting folks that already made it over, but lost their positions during the pandemic.
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 11:59
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Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch
Have heard back from PSA recruitment and they are requiring that Australian pilots already hold an FAA licence, I.e. they won't convert your CASA licence for you like the others do.
Well, they should have been more clear about that in their website post about E3 applicants.
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 13:22
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Originally Posted by havick
Basically a company trying to fleece prospective applicants of cash when thereís no need to go through any Ďrecruitmentí company of any kind.

buyer beware
i know the guys in charge of gecko and thatís not what theyíre doing at all. Very good operators, all super experienced pilots themselves just helping out fellow pilots.
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 14:41
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Originally Posted by TSIO540
i know the guys in charge of gecko and thatís not what theyíre doing at all. Very good operators, all super experienced pilots themselves just helping out fellow pilots.
ďHelpingĒ by charging them. Sure sounds like help.

Thereís plenty of guys and girls on this forum that will help them for free
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 14:48
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So Gecko focus on the Asia Pacific region yet stick their nose in on Atlas?
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 01:19
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Before I send an email to Airline Apps for help, has anyone in Australia been able to pay for membership on this site? Each card I use gets declined as I can only assume payments are only processed with USA issued credit cards.
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