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Old 1st Jan 2018, 21:57
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Send a mail to Air Wisconsin's recruiters
Will AW be interested in or assist anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to work in the US?
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 21:23
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Originally Posted by plnplt View Post
Will AW be interested in or assist anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to work in the US?
Well, you don't indicate what country you're from so it's hard to answer your question.

You can email AW and ask.

And then report back here what you learned.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 18:48
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Envoy's latest trolling effort:

Envoy Offers Up to $45,000 Signing Bonus for Experienced Pilots

Other regionals are also looking for pilots with previous Part 121 experience. The closer applicants are to the 1000 hours Part 121 time, the faster they can be upgraded.

GoJet is even crediting years of service at a previous carrier to THEIR longevity for pay:

"Carry over longevity from another carrier at a rate of 1:1 (for example, a pilot with two years of longevity at another carrier would start at GoJet with two years of longevity)"


http://www.gojetairlines.com/careers...t-Careers.aspx

Skywest too:

Industry Experience Credit

"Have experience with an FAR Part 121 Carrier? Upgrade Your Career and get paid for your experience. Join SkyWest’s team of professional aviators and don’t worry about pay – we will start your pay at a year-for-year match! That means that every year you have worked at a FAR Part 121 carrier counts towards your compensation and benefits (up to a 10 year rate)."

http://www.skywest.com/skywest-airli...s/flight-jobs/

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Old 12th Jan 2018, 20:22
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
Well, you don't indicate what country you're from so it's hard to answer your question.

You can email AW and ask.

And then report back here what you learned.
EU Citizen... I doubt I’ll hear back anything positive without legal right to work in the USA.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 09:36
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plnplt,

Based on my observations, that's likely the case. Not sure what to recommend beyond contacting and asking. It's easy enough to do and we never know what's going on "behind the curtain".
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 11:08
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Trans States Latest info. Bolded statement is sorta interesting:

“In addition to having one of the fastest Captain upgrades in the regional airline industry, Trans States provides a number of unique opportunities, including a Seniority Reservation Program that greatly reduces the likelihood of sitting reserve as a First Officer, and an Express Hire Program that allows current and qualified 121 pilots to forego the interview process. “



Trans States Airlines Rolls Out $44,000 Signing Bonus for Pilots
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 14:36
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EU Citizen... I doubt I’ll hear back anything positive without legal right to work in the USA.
You knew the answer to your question!
Only Australians have it easy with the E-3 Visa.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 10:38
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A bit of a rhetorical issue but I'd still like to hear the back story on this rather bold statement from Alaska Air re Horizon pilot headhunting. I've not seen anything about it since its original appearance. If they'd done this, it'd certainly be newsworthy:

"He said Alaska Air is in discussion with “a major international airline” about a plan to have prospective pilots go overseas, “operating under different rules,” and build up their 1,500 flight hours flying for the foreign airline in a Bombardier Q300 turboprop, an earlier variant of the Q400, then returning to the U.S. to fly for Horizon."

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...into-the-fall/
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Jetstar NZ?

Mind you, they can't attract pilots because they pay peanuts!
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 14:23
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Originally Posted by wishiwasupthere View Post
Jetstar NZ?

Mind you, they can't attract pilots because they pay peanuts!
I'm going to guess the idea died on the vine. Just a bit too..."far out there".

If Horizon had sent a bunch of young pilots to NZ (or any other country), it couldn't be kept a secret.

The Horizon spokesman said they were "...in discussion with...". I'd like to know what foreign carrier would even entertain an idea like this.
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 14:39
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
A bit of a rhetorical issue but I'd still like to hear the back story on this rather bold statement from Alaska Air re Horizon pilot headhunting. I've not seen anything about it since its original appearance. If they'd done this, it'd certainly be newsworthy:

"He said Alaska Air is in discussion with “a major international airline” about a plan to have prospective pilots go overseas, “operating under different rules,” and build up their 1,500 flight hours flying for the foreign airline in a Bombardier Q300 turboprop, an earlier variant of the Q400, then returning to the U.S. to fly for Horizon."

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...into-the-fall/
I guess it could be somewhere in Australia or New Zealand, the link is broken by the way.
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 15:37
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...the link is broken by the way.
Not sure what happened with the link to the article. Maybe Horizon asked the newspaper to take it down ?

At the time it was published, it wasn't a particularly flattering (or hopeful) picture of Horizon's state of affairs.

They've since said recruiting is on schedule to normalcy...more or less...like most regionals. I figured it would.
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 15:47
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Originally Posted by wishiwasupthere View Post
Jetstar NZ?

Mind you, they can't attract pilots because they pay peanuts!
Because it’s so much lower cost of living and taxes are near nothing!

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Old 29th Jan 2018, 18:58
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Came across this post re Horizon Air on another forum. It's dated 22Jan18:

"For anyone who was interested in Horizon's RTP (said to be announced "in the coming weeks" back in July, then said to be final in January) here is the latest update.

"Thank you for your email and interest in Horizon Air. We are still in the process of creating a Rotor to Wing program. We do not have an ETA on completion at this time. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the list of people that would like to be contacted once we are ready to launch the program."

Just passing the word along"
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 06:43
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Most recent offer from GoJet Airlines:


GoJet Airlines Introduces Enhanced Compensation For Pilots | Aero-News Network
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 01:06
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While TP freight feeders aren't technically "regional" airlines, I think their pilot recruitment/retention issues sorta/kinda fit the general entry level headhunting issue. This on FedEx:

Not a lot of detail but a pretty big carrot to dangle to entice people to join FedEx's freight feeder system.

“…FedEx also announced it had signed an agreement to be the launch customer for the new ATR 75-600 production freighter, under which FedEx will purchase 30 of the freighters with options to increase the order to 20 more. The purchases are part of FedEx’s strategy to modernize its feeder fleet and develop a pilot training program…”

"...thanks to a collaborative training program we are planning, will create a reliable pipeline of well-qualified pilot applicants for FedEx Express pilot jobs, leveraging the experience they will gain in our feeder system..."


https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/f...kycourier-408/
FedEx is doing the same thing with the new Textron Cessna Cessna SkyCourier. It is a high-wing twin turboprop that will haul 3 ULD containers.

Amazon is also looking at buying these new aircraft.

Textron Aviation unveils new large utility turboprop the Cessna SkyCourier
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 12:08
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Originally Posted by atpcliff View Post
FedEx is doing the same thing with the new Textron Cessna Cessna SkyCourier.
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Yes, I heard that. While I haven't seen definitive statements from Cessna, I understand they're leaning toward certifying the airplane for single pilot. This raises the question of how to get fresh CPLs into the operation as FOs to get experience to move up through whatever their proposed "farm" system might be.

I doubt FedEx would turn fresh CPLs loose with this airplane. Just speculation on my part.

I bet Cessna would LOVE to see Amazon buy a bunch of these airplanes.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 08:40
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Amerifight channels resources. Kinda interesting:

"Participants will begin earning competitive pay six months in and will leave the program debt-free, a rare advantage in the aviation industry."



Ameriflight And Epic Flight Academy Sign Cadet Pathway Program | Aero-News Network
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 15:05
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https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/06/metro-state-united-airlines-aviation-program/
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 15:21
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https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/06/metro-state-united-airlines-aviation-program/
Bold. Unless I missed it, they don't explain how they get from fresh CPL to ATP mins to join the affiliated regionals. I don't see that school on the list for r-ATP mins:

“And I think the real key is … when you do your interview with us when you’re a junior in college, you have done your last United interview. Your first and only United interview.”

This can't hurt Metro State's recruiting into the av program.
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