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Jobs in the region (Merged ad nauseam)

Old 27th Sep 2004, 09:51
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European Pilot in Latin America???!!!

Well I just came back from a visit from latin america, and im really impressed about live there.

Im starting to learn spanish now.

So my question is, is it possible to get a a job as an european somewhere in latin america??

either airlines with jets or old piston airplanes. what are the possibilitys?

for information Im 25 years old and are captain on dornier 328. 4000 hours total time. over 3000 on turboprop.

thank you very much for your help!
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Old 27th Sep 2004, 15:07
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Do a search on this board. Chances are low - very low indeed.

We get asked time and time again about jobs in the region. Mostly you need to be a local national. There are small operators around who might, in times of shortage, take non-nationals, but the job security will not be good if they find they can later employ their own countrymen.

If you want to find a job with the aforesaid small operators, the best way is to turn up on their doorstep, licence, logbook and CV in your hand. Otherwise you will have trouble getting answers to letters, faxes and emails.
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Old 3rd Oct 2004, 00:16
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Job in the Carabean

Commercial Pilot looking for a job in the Carabeean!
Multi-IFR Navajo PPC 1440 TT.
Any leads would be appreciated!
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Old 3rd Oct 2004, 04:43
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Alpine pilot, Dornier 328, very young and already captain
sounds like Air alps to me. right ?
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Old 3rd Oct 2004, 12:04
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I (like, I'm sure, many of the other regular posters here) am getting very tired of the "I want a job here/there/somewhere else - can anyone help?" type of thread from posters who can't be bothered to use the search function to look up the answers to their question.

In future, such questions will either be deleted or merged with this thread depending upon my mood.
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Old 3rd Oct 2004, 16:03
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Right, Captain Stable. These types of posts more often than not starting to get ignored by members like myself.

I don't mind answering certain original questions, but not ones where the answers were posted a couple of months ago and can be easily found by doing a quick "Search" of The Caribbean and Latin America forum. Words like "jobs," "Caribbean," or "Belize," should produce a good catch to start with.


If your are job searcher, note that there are not many jobs in the region, and the prospects for foreign low-time pilots are dim. To sum it up, as Captain Stable said:

Mostly you need to be a local national. There are small operators around who might, in times of shortage, take non-nationals, but the job security will not be good if they find they can later employ their own countrymen.
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Old 7th Oct 2004, 16:47
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So then what are the chances like if you are an Aussie but your parents are both Uruguayan? Outside Uruguay I mean. Do you have a better shot then?

And do your chances of scoring with the ladies improve a lot if you speak good spanish? Ok maybe thats another thread altogether.

later

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Old 8th Oct 2004, 13:56
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Because I live in Central America and have never been south of Quito, I am uncertain on how things play out being from Uruguay. If you are able to figure out that you are a citizen of Uruguay, obviously, this bodes well for you as far as getting a flying job in Uruguay. I am not certain what efect this would have for you in other South American countries beyond what Captain Stable and I have stated.

A good level of Spanish would be essential, not necesarily for scoring with the ladies, but for the professional part of your existence there.
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Old 12th Oct 2004, 22:11
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Working In Carribean?

Hey guys,

I am a Canadian citizen, currently working as an aerial photo pilot. I have 400 hours, with 30 multi. The job I am currently doing is all PIC cross-country time, but it is seasonal, and my season is coming to an end (thanks to autumn )

Anyway, I am just wondering if I have enough experience to find work in the Carribean (anywhere at all) as a FO? If not, what kind of hours do companies look for (ex. Turks and Caicos, Maya Airways, etc). I would be interested in flying anything, from single engine up to ME turbine.

Thank you very much for any responses,

Raffi.
 
Old 14th Oct 2004, 09:57
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Probably not. Do a search on this forum-- minimums tend to be higher, and competition intense.
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 23:35
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When's the hiring season? (Caribbean)

I am hoping to head out to the Caribbean and work out there. I have heard from various sources that the hiring season is December/January- is this so?

Is getting a job in the Caribbean like getting a job in Africa- turn up somewhere like Maun, get known, know people and keep fingers crossed... or is it more organised?

What companies might be interested in a Brit with FAA and JAA licences, 650hTT and 100h ME?

Big thanks for your time, in advance.
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Old 22nd Oct 2004, 09:03
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Same answer to the same question - do a search of this forum.

There's LOTS of information there. All you need do is go find it. I'm tired of the same questions getting asked time & time again from people who can't be bothered to go look, and want others to do the work for them.

WX Man, don't take it personally - you're not the first, and you almost certainly won't be the last.
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Old 25th Oct 2004, 12:18
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I did search, I'm fully aware that jobs questions get asked a lot!!! It's just I didn't find anything specific about the hiring season.
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Old 27th Oct 2004, 08:54
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WX Man check your PMs. I have sent you some info on jobs in the Caribbean
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Old 24th Nov 2004, 18:57
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Hi guys!

Does someone can tell me if there are still some B707 operated down there???
I am flying the 707 in Kinshasa, but I really want to move on the other side of the ocean!

Do you know also if some Caravelle still fly in your region??
Or maybe the last one flying in the world is in Congo!

Many thanks!
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Old 29th Nov 2004, 16:49
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Hello,

I am a young pilote and I am looking for some pilot working for air caraibes, I planned to fly with them on the Saturday from Paris to Fort de France.

Is anyone can help me, please send me a MP. I would like to meet them and discuss with them during the flight if they agree.

This meeting will hep me in my project to become pilote.

Best regards,
Mehdi
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Old 30th Nov 2004, 19:28
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Hey Medhi, you can meet plenty of pilots, on the ground, in Paris and esle where in France.
You would look too suspicious trying to talk to airline pilot during a flight. Especially trying to do it via this site. If you have special question for the Air Caraibe pilots, just ask them here on the site, or via pm.
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Old 3rd Dec 2004, 17:58
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Western air LTD in bahamas
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Old 8th Dec 2004, 20:05
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Well in the Netherlands there is some upcomming action . Try the Dept of Civil Aviation. Try [email protected] for further information.
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Old 13th Dec 2004, 13:06
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Flying in the caribbean is like a fishpot - those that are in want out and those that are out want in.
 

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