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Instructor rating in USA - Any recommendations for Aussie Pilot

Old 13th Nov 2019, 22:40
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Cool Instructor rating in USA - Any recommendations for Aussie Pilot

Hi I am a Australian Pilot with CPL/MECIR and low hours at 285TT.

I am considering my options to build time and experience with the end goal to start working with US regionals once I reach the min hour requirements.

I can complete instructor rating here in Australia, however it will be cheaper and better in the USA is my thinking.

I am looking at different flight schools at present, and I am looking for any recommendations to complete my CPL conversion and instructor rating and then possibly work from there on a E3 Visa. I have a bachelors degree in Marketing/International business - not sure if this helps or not.

Any advice and or recommendations is really appreciated as I am very new to this forum and North America is a a very big place!!!!

Thank you very much

Freddy
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 06:22
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CASA to FAA conversion of CPL/Multi IR wont be as cheap as you think. It will be at least 10-15k USD. For CFI and CFII add another 10k. Also ad housing, food and flights and it gets outrageously expensive.

Finding a flight school to hire you on an E3 is an unknown. Nobody knows what one is so selling it is a problem.

Probably best you chase hours at home.
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 12:41
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The problem with your e3 plan is that you need 10 years industry experience (285hrs isnt 10 years) or a degree (or equiv) in the field (your degree wont cut it) or a combination of education amd experience (still not making the cut).

Would be easier to just do your IR is Aus. Save the headache then come when you have the hours. Not sure what you mean by the CFI rating is better in the US.....
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Old 14th Nov 2019, 16:10
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I know people who have had IT and economics degrees accepted for the E3 when they were short on the 12 year experience threshold.

A degree isnt required to be a pilot. You can have an aviation based degree but that isnt the qualification you need to actually fly a plane.
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 14:52
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Climb150. Accepted into what job though? How much experience did they have exactly?

Its 10 years btw
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Old 15th Nov 2019, 22:54
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Bachelor's degrees in the USA are 4 years long so when they say you can substitute 3 years work experience for 1 year of uni it works out to 12 years. Some visa agencies say different and i know a person who showed an economics degree when asked for their degree at the consulate applying for an E3 to work at a regional. Most people I know who went to the USA on an E3 just showed their pilot licence and medical at the consulate and that was good enough.
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Old 16th Nov 2019, 11:10
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And how much experience did they have?

Each consulate interprets the rules differently.

I also dont follow your maths or logic. 10 years experience divided by 4 years is 2.5 years experience for each year of a degree. Therefore a 3 year degree will cover 7.5 years of experience for you. The other 2.5 years needs to be made up by work experience or more training elsewhere.

Back to the OP issue. He/she has zero industry experience so it'll be a tough one to argue.

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Old 17th Nov 2019, 01:38
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These people give work visas for CFI graduates.
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