Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific
Reload this Page >

Australian pilots can work for US regionals.

Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Airline and RPT Rumours & News in Australia, enZed and the Pacific

Australian pilots can work for US regionals.

Old 20th Dec 2021, 08:44
  #1701 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: AU
Posts: 52
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally Posted by havick
This is honestly one of those things, you won’t know unless you try.

Visa’s are denied regularly for a lot of things such as criminal history (even if expunged), previously overstayed their ESTA, as just a few of many examples that could cause denial.

I wouldn’t read too much into the previous denials as applicants as of right now are still getting E3’s without a degree.
Ah, thanks.

If one has to due to the current global situation, end up applying for an E-3 initial at a consulate outside Australia, would it be right to assume that might attract more scrutiny as they are typically less familiar with the E-3 and procedure involved?
VH-RME is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2021, 11:35
  #1702 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 775
Likes: 0
Received 70 Likes on 29 Posts
Originally Posted by VH-RME
Ah, thanks.

If one has to due to the current global situation, end up applying for an E-3 initial at a consulate outside Australia, would it be right to assume that might attract more scrutiny as they are typically less familiar with the E-3 and procedure involved?
Most US consulate/embassy within 6 hours flying of the USA are generally very familiar with E3.
Climb150 is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2021, 16:08
  #1703 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 466
Received 52 Likes on 23 Posts
Originally Posted by Bellthorpe
Standing in the queue at consulates, a few times, I have seen people denied an E-3 visa, to their face, for reasons such as this.
But were they pilots or someone applying for an E3 for a basket weaving job in the US?
havick is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2021, 10:11
  #1704 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Annecy
Posts: 84
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Climb150
Most US consulate/embassy within 6 hours flying of the USA are generally very familiar with E3.
It's not within 6 hours, but I renewed my E-3 one time in Vienna, Austria. The officer had never processed an E-3 before, and told me so. I said that would not be a problem, I would walk her through it ...

When we had finished she said "you're Australian, but it says on the form that you live in France. Why have you come here for your visa ?"

I said "because you're the fastest".

She grinned and said "that's right, visa approved. You can pick it up this afternoon".
Bellthorpe is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2021, 10:13
  #1705 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Annecy
Posts: 84
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by havick
But were they pilots or someone applying for an E3 for a basket weaving job in the US?
I understand what you're getting at, but E-3 visas are not granted for 'basket weaving' jobs in the US. They're given for professional, degree-required jobs.
Bellthorpe is offline  
Old 24th Dec 2021, 05:33
  #1706 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Paradise
Age: 68
Posts: 1,560
Received 58 Likes on 22 Posts
https://boards.greenhouse.io/breezea...obs/4875873003

More opportunities.
chimbu warrior is offline  
Old 24th Dec 2021, 08:33
  #1707 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Bonvoy Marriott
Posts: 408
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I’m amazed NASA haven’t been actively recruiting Oztranauts yet…
SaulGoodman is offline  
Old 24th Dec 2021, 08:37
  #1708 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 199
Received 7 Likes on 4 Posts
Breeze is looking for “Seriously Nice” Australian Pilots.

Ba ha ha…………..
big buddah is offline  
Old 24th Dec 2021, 10:04
  #1709 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 3,432
Likes: 0
Received 29 Likes on 18 Posts
Originally Posted by big buddah
Breeze is looking for “Seriously Nice” Australian Pilots.

Ba ha ha…………..
Hmm, didn't see that one coming. But to an E3 applicant, I suppose it's no different than a regional. And Neeleman has an interesting track record.
bafanguy is offline  
Old 31st Dec 2021, 02:08
  #1710 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: In the soup
Posts: 215
Received 26 Likes on 14 Posts
Citation Jobs

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/p...irst%20Officer

Not a regional or cargo mob, but looks like a solid opportunity.
DropYourSocks is offline  
Old 31st Dec 2021, 11:56
  #1711 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: The oldest state
Posts: 21
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I interviewed 5 months ago. Do your research on the company and maintenance division. Points to consider, no sick leave entitlement. If you get sick you will be using either your vacation slots or taking an unpaid leave of absence. There is no flow to Vista Jet or XO Jet. You will work hard for that money, up to 6 sectors per day. Can be worked up to midnight on the last day of your swing. Any commuting time back to Australia will be in your time off. From memory, the XL's are not fitted with an APU.

Last edited by Abroad145; 31st Dec 2021 at 16:20.
Abroad145 is offline  
Old 31st Dec 2021, 21:37
  #1712 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Neverland
Posts: 87
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Abroad145
I interviewed 5 months ago. Do your research on the company and maintenance division. Points to consider, no sick leave entitlement. If you get sick you will be using either your vacation slots or taking an unpaid leave of absence. There is no flow to Vista Jet or XO Jet. You will work hard for that money, up to 6 sectors per day. Can be worked up to midnight on the last day of your swing. Any commuting time back to Australia will be in your time off. From memory, the XL's are not fitted with an APU.
And having looked at VistaJet pre covid even if you could flow into it, its not much to flow into. Better to find a regional that will take the E3 as it has better long term opportunities...
Potatos_69 is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 05:31
  #1713 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Lost in Space
Posts: 277
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally Posted by SITTINGBULL
Yes, I'm sure THIS will be the deal breaker for the prospective E3 pilot currently waiting in Maningrida for storms to pass so he can take a clapped out Chieftain, loaded up to MTOW with a bunch of smelly locals, back into Darwin for the thousandth time.
There is an old saying that goes something like; The grass may seem greener over the fence, alas be careful is not fed from the sewer…..

or something similar.

Perspective, or the lack of it, is a slippery slope for the industry.
t_cas is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 12:38
  #1714 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 148
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 5 Posts
Originally Posted by SITTINGBULL
Yes, I'm sure THIS will be the deal breaker for the prospective E3 pilot currently waiting in Maningrida for storms to pass so he can take a clapped out Chieftain, loaded up to MTOW with a bunch of smelly locals, back into Darwin for the thousandth time.
The fact that you mentioned Maningrida and smelly locals in the same sentence is evidence that you were referring to first nations people. Please withdraw your comments and post an apology.
Mr Proach is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 15:56
  #1715 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: ._..._...
Posts: 312
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
From someone in the 91/135 industry over here (not in a flying capacity), I would look at any role with a fine tooth comb. They work the guys and gals here to the bone usually ... very long days, lots of quick turns, ungrateful clients, overnights in junky hotels etc. Also remember for the most part, you are the pilot, cabin crew (helping passengers use microwave or oven, pouring them drinks sometimes at their request, sorting out their catering), ground crew (loading bags), cleaning crew in between turns etc etc. It is certainly not as glamorous as some may think just because you are flying a private jet. The bigger the aircraft, the more stable the schedule, the longer the legs and the higher chance you'll have an FA on board to handle a lot of the menial tasks but still can be very hard work.

Just a warning.

Last edited by vee1-rotate; 1st Jan 2022 at 18:42.
vee1-rotate is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 17:55
  #1716 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 253
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 9 Posts
The US might have its problems but its a pretty awesome place to be a pilot. I think there are going to be more opportunites for good 91 / 135 jobs coming up soon. You can pretty much achieve anything you want, instead of having your whole career decided by aptitude tests, insurance and Austronauts who think they are god's gift to aviation.

Last edited by umop apisdn; 1st Jan 2022 at 18:46.
umop apisdn is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 20:30
  #1717 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Parliament
Posts: 40
Received 7 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Mr Proach
The fact that you mentioned Maningrida and smelly locals in the same sentence is evidence that you were referring to first nations people. Please withdraw your comments and post an apology.
Practicing your wokeness for a Qantas interview ? All the locals (of any colour) stink out there as is it is a stinking **** hole. Save your virtue signalling for Q and A.
JoeTripodi is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2022, 21:00
  #1718 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 289
Received 144 Likes on 40 Posts
Originally Posted by Mr Proach
The fact that you mentioned Maningrida and smelly locals in the same sentence is evidence that you were referring to first nations people. Please withdraw your comments and post an apology.
Looks like they've restored internet connectivity in Newtown.
das Uber Soldat is offline  
Old 2nd Jan 2022, 02:32
  #1719 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 148
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 5 Posts
Originally Posted by JoeTripodi
Practicing your wokeness for a Qantas interview ?
I am not preparing for a Qantas interview. I have flown into Maningrida (many years ago).
Mr Proach is offline  
Old 7th Jan 2022, 16:27
  #1720 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 3,432
Likes: 0
Received 29 Likes on 18 Posts
Originally Posted by big buddah
Breeze is looking for “Seriously Nice” Australian Pilots.
So, do any Aussies actually know any Aussies who've gone to Breeze ?
bafanguy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.