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Who here is a foreigner working as a pilot in the USA?

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 19:05
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6 months ago, you indicated in a thread that you were doing freelance work hiring an aircraft from a Flight School and undertaking your own 'on the side' instructing. That is definitely not permitted on an E2.
That's a negative Ghost rider…

6 months ago I asked about the legal aspects of doing freelance work, I came to the conclusion that it wasn't legal. Therefore I never did it.
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 09:46
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In 2000, I came over to the US from Ireland on an M1 Visa (vocational training). I married an American girl and got US Permanent Residence. After 2 years you can get a divorce and keep the Permanent Residency, or if you want US citizenship, stay married for 5 years.
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 21:02
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FlyPurdue;

I’m South African, with the same idea as your buddy, can you give me some more info or put me in contact with him perhaps please my man?

E-mail, whatsapp?
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 07:08
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Originally Posted by nopax View Post
In 2000, I came over to the US from Ireland on an M1 Visa (vocational training). I married an American girl and got US Permanent Residence. After 2 years you can get a divorce and keep the Permanent Residency, or if you want US citizenship, stay married for 5 years.
So which option did you take? The 2 year deal or 5 year deal?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 04:42
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Originally Posted by NEDude View Post
Unless you are totally obsessed with living in the United States, I would recommend against a flying job here. We pilots truly do have the worst pay and working conditions in the civilized world. First year pilots at most entry level airline jobs qualify for welfare, and at some carriers you will qualify for several years.

Unlike most civilized countries there is no law for companies to require paid vacation time. Most airlines will offer it, but it will takes years to get beyond two weeks of vacation annually. Many people in other industries in the U.S. are lucky to get one week of paid vacation annually.

Health care? Well the Obama health plan is designed to get more people health care coverage, but there is a lot of opposition to it and much of it will either be struck down by the courts, or legislated out of existence over the next few years. In other words there is no guarantee you will get health care coverage, and it will take up an ever increasing part of your paycheck if you do get it. Costs for health insurance are skyrocketing and employers are passing the costs on to employees. I have a pretty good deal, but I am paying out over $400 USD every month just for health care coverage for my family.

In short, if you want very long hours, little to no vacation, poor pay, and expensive health care, the United States is the place to be.

I am married to an EU citizen and we are out of the U.S.A. by next summer.

Best of luck to you.






You are so full of shit
I am from Europe and work for major in the United States
777 FO year 6th pay which is 210.68 per hour plus 4.50 international override per hour and 2.90per hour perdiem
253000 dollars gross Plus 39000 contribution to my retirement fund by the airline for the total package of 292000 dollars
I worked exactly 129 days for 2017 with most trips to Asia
182000 net

Airlinepilotcentral.com website has the pay for your review for all US Airlines
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 14:16
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One of you guys is talking entry level at local/feeder airlines and the other is talking a decent job +6years in at a major

Apples & Oranges TBH......................

Same in any US industry - some do very well and others... don't
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