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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 09:58
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My apologies Ladies and Gents. How many years is it going to take before I stop repeating F/A crew bus bitching?
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 05:57
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Greetings everyone... has anyone actually attended Breeze interview apart from the video interview / recording. If yes then some insights would be helpful.

I have also noticed they are going through a recruiter now.
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 17:36
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Originally Posted by Another Pilot
Greetings everyone... has anyone actually attended Breeze interview apart from the video interview / recording. If yes then some insights would be helpful.

I have also noticed they are going through a recruiter now.
You don't have to go through a recruiter. You can apply on their website recruiting page.

https://boards.greenhouse.io/breezea...obs/4956674003
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 19:48
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Originally Posted by Another Pilot
Greetings everyone... has anyone actually attended Breeze interview apart from the video interview / recording. If yes then some insights would be helpful.

I have also noticed they are going through a recruiter now.

See post # 1912 in this thread.
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 23:27
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Originally Posted by Sparrows.
The statement wasnít totally correct. The brisbane based flighties have all been stood up. I think since the start of last bid period, 9 weeks ago. Theyíre also operating BNE-SIN.
The company wished to use the Aussie crew for BNE-LAX. However the FAAA made it perfectly clear that they do not accept the crew rest on the 330 for that sector length. Which is why the Jetconnect crew are being used.
I saw the 330 in LAX a few days ago. I was surprised, I didn't realize they could go that far.
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Old 4th Apr 2022, 04:46
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Me either,I’ve always considered it a poor mans 767!!🤣
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 17:37
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How does one go about filling out Airlineapps when you donít have any of the FAA requirements just the Aussie equivalents? Also, will places like gojet, PSA, commutair, and Skywest expect you to get an FAA class 1 medical and FCC license before offering you a class date?
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 18:52
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Originally Posted by ThunderstormFactory
How does one go about filling out Airlineapps when you donít have any of the FAA requirements just the Aussie equivalents? Also, will places like gojet, PSA, commutair, and Skywest expect you to get an FAA class 1 medical and FCC license before offering you a class date?
You can get a FAA medical in Australia and the FCC license is done online.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 23:15
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Find your nearest Aviation Medical Examiner in Australia here:

https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator

Select AME
Location Search - Australia
Then click search

Individual medical examiners contact details will be shown
There are 11 approved examiners in total for Australia
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 14:10
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If you are in Brisbane area... Dr Andrew in Springfield does both CASA and FAA medical.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 22:41
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
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.
thanks for the reply Iíve had a few regionals keen to interview so Iíll go that way first
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 22:39
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I'm starting to see some chatter about Spirit Airlines taking Aussies on an E3; this is a decent place to be. So far, it's limited data but appears to be those who've been here at another carrier like a regional and make the jump from there. I don't see evidence of anyone going from the boat with no FAA tickets to Spirit nor can I find a formal announcement from Spirit that they're recruiting Aussies like Frontier has done.

I've tried to ask around but don't have any firm data from my limited sources. In any event, apply to Spirit and see what happens.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 23:20
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
I'm starting to see some chatter about Spirit Airlines taking Aussies on an E3; this is a decent place to be. So far, it's limited data but appears to be those who've been here at another carrier like a regional and make the jump from there. I don't see evidence of anyone going from the boat with no FAA tickets to Spirit nor can I find a formal announcement from Spirit that they're recruiting Aussies like Frontier has done.

I've tried to ask around but don't have any firm data from my limited sources. In any event, apply to Spirit and see what happens.

Spirit have been making official posts about E3s for a while now. I have heard they may be looking at taking E3 without FAA ATP as of next week. Basically sponsoring the ATP-CTP and FAA ATP same as the regionals. Currently they are taking E3s who already have some time flying in the US.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 23:35
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C.C,

OK, I looked for something like that and couldn't find it. So the rumors are true. Providing the FAA ATP would be a pretty big step for an LCC like Spirit.

Where did you find that picture ?
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 23:42
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
C.C,

OK, I looked for something like that and couldn't find it. So the rumors are true. Providing the FAA ATP would be a pretty big step for an LCC like Spirit.

Where did you find that picture ?
There are a number of recruiters on LinkedIn who have been posting about it. And in the current climate anything is possible! Interesting times indeed.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 01:39
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Originally Posted by KBNA
If you go to Spirit on an E-3 Visa could they turn around after 1 or 2 renewals and decide not to renew it anymore?

Yes, that can happen. It's just one of the risks associated with the E3 visa. I wouldn't doubt though that at sometime after the first renewal Spirit, Frontier et Al start offering EB3 green cards, in much the same way CommutAir (and Atlas I believe) do.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 13:40
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
Yes, that can happen. It's just one of the risks associated with the E3 visa. I wouldn't doubt though that at sometime after the first renewal Spirit, Frontier et Al start offering EB3 green cards, in much the same way CommutAir (and Atlas I believe) do.
DYS,

Hard to out guess management but I wonder if once they've spent money training a guy they'd be reluctant to cut him loose. I guess if the immigration status process is cheaper than training an E3's replacement....?

I wonder if someone on LinkedIn could find the details of Spirit's offer as mentioned in the picture posted above in post #1962.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 15:03
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
Yes, that can happen. It's just one of the risks associated with the E3 visa. I wouldn't doubt though that at sometime after the first renewal Spirit, Frontier et Al start offering EB3 green cards, in much the same way CommutAir (and Atlas I believe) do.
Could someone familiar with Commutair's EB3 green card offer and process for current E3 pilots give an insight to how (and whether) it works? Specifically what is the financial and time commitment on the company's part, specific criteria and requirements. Once obtained does the EB3 allow the Aussie to work for other companies without restrictions?

Many Aussies have opted into the no-interview flow Aviate program with the condition of obtaining working rights without sponsorship at the time of flow, so if Commutair has an established green card process it would surely make them a top choice for E3 pilots looking for career progression.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 16:15
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Found a scrap of info on AV Canada about Atlas and E3s. Couldn't get through to Gecko Aviation to verify details. An Atlas new hire on APC said 70% of his new-hire class were Aussies on E3s (didn't say how big the class was):


Stinky wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:20 pm Crappy pay. High attrition rate at Atlas but maybe interesting to someone.

https://geckoaviation.com/atlas-air-cur ... nHg8cJlcx8" 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."

Now that will be even more interesting... offer a US visa and pay for US FAA conversion? I'm sure some who have an FAA license now will apply, but I bet lots will flock when they throw in a free conversion
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 16:45
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Spirit is taking E3s. At the moment it is just renewals from other 121 carriers because it's an easier onboarding if they already have an FAA ATP.

I have not heard the rumor that they are ramping up to take fresh E3s, but it wouldn't surprise me. Things are getting shaken up here that have many looking to jump ship, who maybe 4 weeks ago saw themselves staying at Spirit for life, myself included. Spirit has many new aircraft coming this year, as well as continually announcing new destinations, so they need to keep the growth going.

You'll make more money at Spirit than at a regional and you'll get 320 time. Every airline has its issues, and Spirit has many, but I'd for sure be gunning for an LCC over a regional if you have the opportunity.
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