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Old 12th Mar 2022, 02:01
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
Got an email today that SkyWest is taking DECs. Word is they're back on the E3 train too.

Again, I'm not associated with SkyWest... just a humble perveyor of US goings ons.

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I'd assume you would still have to have 1000hrs in country Part 121 to get that DEC though..
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 02:30
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I see they are also cancelling all government funded routes due to lack of crew.
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 11:39
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Originally Posted by Taggert
I'd assume you would still have to have 1000hrs in country Part 121 to get that DEC though..
You're correct.
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Old 15th Mar 2022, 01:03
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Originally Posted by notquiteanoob
Breeze airways application process (so far) - Embraers/Airbus A220 for Australian Nationals

1) Apply e3 visa via their own website - tick boxes etc.
2) You will receive a form from HR asking you to complete total hours etc and previous employers
3) If successful, you will be asked to do a video interview - with four pre recorded questions....i'm unsure if they change...and you will need a webcam/mic etc. You have some thinking time and then 2 mins to answer each question.

What has been your weakest area in aviation and how did you overcome that ?
If we gave you or you had some time off, what would you do ?
What has been some of your experiences that guided you / steered you in aviation
Why join Breeze ?

Email notification to say your recorded interview will be accessed by HR and will let you know in due course.
Am now waiting...
Just did my video interview as well a few days back. Just wondering if you’ve progressed at all and if you have anymore info on the job etc. PM box full.
cheers,
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 08:56
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See Breeze FAQ pdf

Sent to me via another user...
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 21:32
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See Breeze FAQ pdf

Sent to me via another user...
That sure looks like serious Aussie bait. If they're not interested in Aussies, they have an odd way of showing it.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 01:05
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
That sure looks like serious Aussie bait. If they're not interested in Aussies, they have an odd way of showing it.
I wonder how much that cash incentive is... definitely sounds like a signing bonus once you consider the 2 year time commitment.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 07:45
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
I wonder how much that cash incentive is... definitely sounds like a signing bonus once you consider the 2 year time commitment.
From a pretty reliable source, and if I understood correctly, $5,000.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 21:22
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It took a long time, but as promised for the last 2 years, here is Frontier taking E3s. Have at it!! I'm also accepting beers from all the naysayers


https://www.airlineapps.com/jobs/det...ficer-E-3-Visa
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 23:12
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So hundreds of eligible Aussies head state side because its virtually a given that Australia will be an unbearable place to live and work soon, and then our airlines lobby the government to get the 457 equivalent going again because of a pilot shortage. Everybody takes a jump to the right and wages are successfully forced down again….win win!
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 23:50
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Originally Posted by gordonfvckingramsay
So hundreds of eligible Aussies head state side because its virtually a given that Australia will be an unbearable place to live and work soon, and then our airlines lobby the government to get the 457 equivalent going again because of a pilot shortage. Everybody takes a jump to the right and wages are successfully forced down again….win win!
I'd wager the vast majority of Aus pilots are adverse to immigration for a multitude of reasons. The Australian industry's problem is the astronomically high experience levels required to fly in what is arguably one of the most benign flying environments on the planet. There is no shortage of Australian pilots, unless you're asking them to have 3000 hours in a 40 year old piston twin to then go and fly a dash 8.

In my personal experience, flying in the US is more challenging, less burdened by asinine regulations, provides far greater opportunities and generally comes with better pay and QoL.

One more thought I have to add to the above too, is what are your alternatives? Go to the next Tigerair, wait for it to collapse in 15 years and pray your can land on your feet at the next start-up? Then hope the whole cycle doesn't repeat again?

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Old 25th Mar 2022, 00:09
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
It took a long time, but as promised for the last 2 years, here is Frontier taking E3s. Have at it!!
DYS,

Pretty interesting but I have one question: An ATP is listed as a "minimum" but are they saying a CASA ATP is required ? I don't see mention of any help getting an FAA ATP like the regionals do. Perhaps Frontier are trolling for E3s now at a US regional ? If that's the case, the announcement doesn't have quite the same luster.


Requirements/Qualifications (Minimums)
  • Must be an Australian National
  • Currently hold an ATP Certificate
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 00:26
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
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DYS,

Pretty interesting but I have one question: An ATP is listed as a "minimum" but are they saying a CASA ATP is required ? I don't see mention of any help getting an FAA ATP like the regionals do. Perhaps Frontier are trolling for E3s now at a US regional ? If that's the case, the announcement doesn't have quite the same luster.


Requirements/Qualifications (Minimums)
  • Must be an Australian National
  • Currently hold an ATP Certificate
I'm not 100% sure, but I would think they're doing the same thing as Spirit, Atlas et al, and taking those with US ATPs first. This is exactly why my advice earlier was for folks to take whatever opportunity they could, because more opportunities would come up as a result. Having said that, there are a limited amount of Aussies with ATPs, so I wouldn't be surprised if they open it up further down the track.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 11:08
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
...taking those with US ATPs first. Having said that, there are a limited amount of Aussies with ATPs, so I wouldn't be surprised if they open it up further down the track.
Certainly plausible.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 12:39
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There have now been a lot of Australians in the US for a significant amount of time, therefore plenty with FAA ATP. I'm tipping the likes of Spirit, Frontier and Breeze are looking for Australians in country rather than fresh off the boat.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 20:22
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Frontier recruitment

Armed with a business model that succeeds in any economic climate, Frontier Airlines is poised to triple in size over the next 5 years. For a new pilot, that means less time on reserve, a fast upgrade (3 – 3.5 years) and the comfort of knowing you have a stable career ahead of you.

Frontier Airlines is committed to the philosophy of Low Fares Done Right and they believe that “The Skies are for Everyone.” This philosophy allows millions of people to travel to visit family and friends, take exciting vacations or create new businesses every year and we are looking for the best pilots to help us fulfill that vision.

As part of the selection process, we ask all candidates to complete several online assessments. This will include a personality and cognitive assessment that we ask you to complete prior to scheduling your interview. It is important you complete the Outmatch assessment within five days of receiving the invitation. commitment.

Then passing the online assessment they will schedule an interview at Frontier headquarters in Denver CO with their pilot recruiting team. Interviews will be conducted person in Denver and will require a full day commitment. Once we agree on the date of the interview, they will send you an official invitation to help you plan accordingly. Successful candidates will go into their pilot pool and be eligible for a future class date.

Frontier is hiring Australian but must be located in the USA for the interview.
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 01:27
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Whom to apply to which regional or carrier
i have the hours coming up at end of year and am working as a instructor
I hold a 737 type which I got in 2012 in Vegas on my Aussie license I really am not sure whom to apply and work for any help would be great
regards Pete
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 05:46
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
It took a long time, but as promised for the last 2 years, here is Frontier taking E3s. Have at it!! I'm also accepting beers from all the naysayers


https://www.airlineapps.com/jobs/det...ficer-E-3-Visa
I’ll jump in on your round of beers owed.
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 10:01
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Originally Posted by peterpicklepeper
Whom to apply to which regional or carrier
i have the hours coming up at end of year and am working as a instructor
I hold a 737 type which I got in 2012 in Vegas on my Aussie license I really am not sure whom to apply and work for any help would be great
regards Pete
pp,

See post # 1839 in this thread for a rundown on the carriers taking people straight off the boat with no FAA license and then providing one. Seems you can now add Breeze to that list based on their latest posting re E3 applicants.

Apparently, if you get much above the regional tier, they are looking for E3s with the FAA license and already here. Good luck.
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 17:06
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Originally Posted by peterpicklepeper
Whom to apply to which regional or carrier
i have the hours coming up at end of year and am working as a instructor
I hold a 737 type which I got in 2012 in Vegas on my Aussie license I really am not sure whom to apply and work for any help would be great
regards Pete
You'll in all likelihood have to join a regional, get your ATP out of them and then bounce. I'm not sure how transferring a type rating from CASA to FAA goes. A ten year old type rating is probably going to be pretty useless to you unless you're current on type.
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