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My US regional now wants pilots from overseas.

Old 12th Sep 2021, 02:36
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My US regional now wants pilots from overseas.

During upgrade class yesterday we were told by the head of ground training that PSA Airlines is now accepting applications from overseas pilots. He wasn't very clear if they're sponsoring visas, but he told me to get my Oz compatriots over here in droves. PSA wants as many pilots as they can get, for themselves and to eventually flow to AA. They want to start 2 newhire classes every two weeks, each with 30 pilots.

Large bonuses now being offered when you upgrade and eventually go to AA, totalling up to $150,000. $30k when you upgrade + $70k when you go to AA + an extra $25k when you go for each year where you're available for 900 hours of work for (maximum of two years). 900 hours is the min guarantee per month anyway so easily achieved just by being on reserve, and includes other qualifying activities such as annual leave/vacation etc.

So if anyone wants to come let me know before you apply and I'll put a recommendation in, and do what I can to help.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 03:14
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Great to hear of new jobs !

Are you guys still getting paid per recommendation?
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 05:44
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Can the aussies hook us kiwi cobbers up? Dreaming of an E3 Visa.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 07:25
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Originally Posted by Tinstaafl View Post
During upgrade class yesterday we were told by the head of ground training that PSA Airlines is now accepting applications from overseas pilots. He wasn't very clear if they're sponsoring visas, but he told me to get my Oz compatriots over here in droves. PSA wants as many pilots as they can get, for themselves and to eventually flow to AA. They want to start 2 newhire classes every two weeks, each with 30 pilots.

Large bonuses now being offered when you upgrade and eventually go to AA, totalling up to $150,000. $30k when you upgrade + $70k when you go to AA + an extra $25k when you go for each year where you're available for 900 hours of work for (maximum of two years). 900 hours is the min guarantee per month anyway so easily achieved just by being on reserve, and includes other qualifying activities such as annual leave/vacation etc.

So if anyone wants to come let me know before you apply and I'll put a recommendation in, and do what I can to help.
At least be transparent and tell everyone you are cashing in on a referral bonus for every person you recommend that finishes training.

Most guys offer to split the referral bonus with the applicant.

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 07:45
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Either way that's great news for Australians. There is alot of opportunity in the USA that just isn't here in Australia so if I was young I would be grabbing that with both hands. At the very worst FO time in a RJ will push you ahead of every regional airline pilot in Australia in a interview queue.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:37
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Originally Posted by Tinstaafl View Post
During upgrade class yesterday we were told by the head of ground training that PSA Airlines is now accepting applications from overseas pilots. He wasn't very clear if they're sponsoring visas, but he told me to get my Oz compatriots over here in droves. PSA wants as many pilots as they can get, for themselves and to eventually flow to AA. They want to start 2 newhire classes every two weeks, each with 30 pilots.

Large bonuses now being offered when you upgrade and eventually go to AA, totalling up to $150,000. $30k when you upgrade + $70k when you go to AA + an extra $25k when you go for each year where you're available for 900 hours of work for (maximum of two years). 900 hours is the min guarantee per month anyway so easily achieved just by being on reserve, and includes other qualifying activities such as annual leave/vacation etc.

So if anyone wants to come let me know before you apply and I'll put a recommendation in, and do what I can to help.
You will be putting recommendations in on people you dont even know but approach you via PPRuNe ?

Thanks for the heads up - will be speaking to the company direct without lining your pockets champ
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:49
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
At the very worst FO time in a RJ will push you ahead of every regional airline pilot in Australia in a interview queue.
Most donít come back. The promotion and fleet opportunities over there starting from the RJ is quite attractive.

RJ then over to DL or AA Mainline. New fleets and attractive remuneration. They actually promote succession planning. I wish I was young again.

Why the heck any GA girl or lad would hang around down under is beyond me.

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 11:09
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The downside is you have to live in the USA!
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 11:41
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
The downside is you have to live in the USA!
Hmmm: Middle East or China or USA as a place to live whilst you follow your career.

Fortunately something for everyone, don't quite see why one would be so negative about the goddam USA.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 12:03
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Has anyone sent a PM to Petra, I hear she is looking for a well paid aviation job.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 12:42
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So you were in upgrade class at PSA and they mentioned hiring foreigners? Or were you were in upgrade at a different airline and heard a rumour?

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 14:10
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May I suggest $7,500 to the applicant and $2,500 for the referral?

https://piedmont-airlines.com/2021/0...oyee-referral/
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 14:39
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Originally Posted by galdian View Post
don't quite see why one would be so negative about the goddam USA.
Because, it’s not home and it’s only natural to want to live where things simply “make sense”. I’ve been here over 20 years, apart from a stint back at VOz and while the options in the US for pilots are, for obvious reasons better, you’ll always be a foreigner. For some that’s easier to handle, than it is for others. As an Aussie though, you should find you’ll cop a lot less grief form the majority of Americans than you would coming from most other countries. Australians and Americans share a lot more in common than the sh!t we give each other, would suggest.

Be respectful, don’t be the whiny, pedantic, anally retentive Aussie and appreciate the US for its good qualities and you can have an amazing life here.




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Old 12th Sep 2021, 17:15
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Climb150, upgrade at PSA.


As for some others: It seems you don't understand what the purpose of the referral bonus is. It's a spotters fee for getting bodies through the door after they complete IOE. I even offered to help those I refer through the process. If you don't want that help then fine, do it on your own.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 17:49
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What a great opportunity. I am thinking about retirement now but if I could go back to outstation base and four days a week or so without commuting I would do it all over again! ATR-42, Began commuter flying in 1994. Is there a path to permanent US residence from these programs? Not talking about marrying the first girl an Aussie meets at TGI Fridays.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 18:02
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Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
Because, itís not home and itís only natural to want to live where things simply ďmake senseĒ. Iíve been here over 20 years, apart from a stint back at at VOz and while the options in the US for pilots are, for obvious reasons better, youíll always be a foreigner. For some thatís easier to handle, than it is for others. As an Aussie though, you should find youíll cop a lot less grief form the majority of Americans than you would coming from most other countries. Australians and Americans share a lot more in common than the sh!t we give each other, would suggest.

Be respectful, donít be the whiny, pedantic, anally retentive Aussie and appreciate the US for its good qualities and you can have an amazing life here.
Correct! It always struck me how many US pilots I came across when I was there that commented on how much the Aussie guys whined about everything and acted like they invented aviation. Donít be that guy or gal and if you are, please just donít even go. If you do go, be positive and respectful and youíll have an awesome time.

Also I still canít see even a single record online (where it actually shows E3 Visas and who has sponsored it) of a single person who has flowed to AA or the any major on an E3, basically you wonít be flowing over if you are on the E3 Visa regardless of what you are told by any pilot on here. They are not and have not ever been in the business of sponsoring temporary workers as pilots at any major airline there.
If you have dual citizenship or a greencard thatís a different story.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 19:08
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
So you were in upgrade class at PSA and they mentioned hiring foreigners? Or were you were in upgrade at a different airline and heard a rumour?
Thanks. I appreciate first hand information. There is so much rumour and "a friend of mine at xyz airlines said" nonsense going around now about E3 it's crazy.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 20:50
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Smile

Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
Correct! It always struck me how many US pilots I came across when I was there that commented on how much the Aussie guys whined about everything and acted like they invented aviation. Donít be that guy or gal and if you are, please just donít even go. If you do go, be positive and respectful and youíll have an awesome time.
LW, as I say with a smileÖĒThe Americans may have invented flying but the Australians have perfected itĒ Those with a somewhat sarcastic nature, will know how I mean that.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 20:55
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
...guys whined about everything and acted like they invented aviation. Donít be that guy or gal and if you are, please just donít even go. If you do go, be positive and respectful and youíll have an awesome time.
LW,

Good advice for everyone...even guys born and raised in the USA. Just don't whine about everything.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 20:58
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Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
LW, as I say with a smileÖĒThe Americans may have invented flying but the Australians have perfected itĒ Those with a somewhat sarcastic nature, will know how I mean that.
Kenny,

Funny ! Nothing wrong with a bit of good natured kidding. Americans can't possibly have anything against Aussies so get on up here and get in on the deal.
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