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Old 20th Jan 2023, 07:07
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My motivation for moving to the US is I love the great outdoors there especially in the western states. I want to go hiking, camping and skiing and need a decent job with good time off to support that.
I was looking at Las Vegas, Summerlin as a decent place to set up home. So I need to find a company that has LAS as a junior base, so I can avoid commuting and all that hassle. Is that a reasonable expectation or should I expect to have to commute at any major you join?
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Old 20th Jan 2023, 10:41
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737pilotguy,

With a green card, you'd certainly be a candidate for a US legacy.
That's the goal. I've got enough years left to make it worthwhile.
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Old 20th Jan 2023, 11:39
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Ecam321,

I'm not an expert on recruiting but have certainly heard of 50 y/o people getting hired at legacy/LCC carriers. I don't know what percentage of new hires that might be but it does happen.

I'd advise you to apply to everyone you might even be remotely interested in and see what your options are. I'm not sure a Part 135 operation would give you the time off/schedule flexibility you want. From what I've heard, I think those pilots work pretty hard.

As for bases, Google "airline pilot domicile map" and see who might have a KLAS base.

Good luck.
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Old 20th Jan 2023, 13:23
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[QUOTE=bafanguy;11370175]Ecam321,

I'm not an expert on recruiting but have certainly heard of 50 y/o people getting hired at legacy/LCC carriers. I don't know what percentage of new hires that might be but it does happen.

I'd advise you to apply to everyone you might even be remotely interested in and see what your options are. I'm not sure a Part 135 operation would give you the time off/schedule flexibility you want. From what I've heard, I think those pilots work pretty hard.

As for bases, Google "airline pilot domicile map" and see who might have a KLAS base.

Thanks Bafanguy

It looks like Frontier have KLAS as a Junior base. But also there are some decent 135 operators in LAS offering a good salary with a 13/17 schedule . Your advice is heeded, I will apply everywhere and see what bites.

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Old 20th Jan 2023, 18:11
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hi i am 39 years old military pilot from Pakistan. I have more than 17years of flying experience and 5400 flying hrs. I have flown number of multi-engine transport category aircraft. I have 3200 hrs as pilot in command . I am instructor on CN-235 and beech craft king air 350i which is equipped with pro line fusion avionics. I have flown C-130 Hercules, CN-235 Casa, Y-9 Chinese aircraft and King air 350i. I have recently done my initial pilot conversion of king air 350i in Tampa,Florida. Because of proficient performance, I was awarded pro-card on initial sim training of King air 350i. I have also obtained TSA approval from Department of defense. I donít have ICAO ATPL yet but, i have all the military flying certificates. I have done bachelors (BS) in Aero sciences and Masters in war Studies. With this experience, Can i go for attempt to apply for green card through EB-2 NIW visa. Request your guidance.
Thanks
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Old 21st Jan 2023, 03:14
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Ecam321
Thereís a lot of guys getting hired at Legacies 50+ years old. No problem at all. Iím one of them. With your time left until retirement you should aim for a Legacy job. Spirit also has a LAS base and great quality of life. For Legacies, United just opened a base there that also went junior both seats. But you would have to fly the 737 though. From what Iím hearing the commute from LAS to LAX is also doable if you get hired somewhere else and want to stay in LAS. Best of luck.
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Old 21st Jan 2023, 03:41
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Originally Posted by Kakar khan View Post
hi i am 39 years old military pilot from Pakistan. I have more than 17years of flying experience and 5400 flying hrs. I have flown number of multi-engine transport category aircraft. I have 3200 hrs as pilot in command . I am instructor on CN-235 and beech craft king air 350i which is equipped with pro line fusion avionics. I have flown C-130 Hercules, CN-235 Casa, Y-9 Chinese aircraft and King air 350i. I have recently done my initial pilot conversion of king air 350i in Tampa,Florida. Because of proficient performance, I was awarded pro-card on initial sim training of King air 350i. I have also obtained TSA approval from Department of defense. I donít have ICAO ATPL yet but, i have all the military flying certificates. I have done bachelors (BS) in Aero sciences and Masters in war Studies. With this experience, Can i go for attempt to apply for green card through EB-2 NIW visa. Request your guidance.
Thanks
Contact this law firm. https://dunnlaw.com/
They will give you the guidance you need. They are very upfront and wonít take your money if they think you donít have a chance of success.
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Old 21st Jan 2023, 07:15
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thanks for your info i will contact them
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Old 21st Jan 2023, 12:43
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Originally Posted by Kakar khan View Post
thanks for your info i will contact them
​​​​​​​I'll recommend Jose Leon at legalleon.com again. He's been absolutely great with me.
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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 10:04
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Allegiant is headquartered in Vegas and has a base there. Itís a senior base but is easy to get out of training. Youíll be stuck at the bottom though.
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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 15:42
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Originally Posted by fuelsurvey View Post
Allegiant is headquartered in Vegas and has a base there. Itís a senior base but is easy to get out of training. Youíll be stuck at the bottom though.
And Iím hearing Allegiant are in dire straights financially and looking for a merger.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 04:57
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thanks pilotguy for your valuable info
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 00:46
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 04:10
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Quite amusing to see accounts with Jan 2023 join date who can't stop recommending Jose Leon Lawyer...

No wonder why. It's actually quite obvious, quote from the Leon Law website: "Leon Law firm has a 100% approval rate in applying for National Interest Waivers (NIW) for experienced pilots seeking positions as commercial airline pilots in the United States."

LOL!



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Old 30th Jan 2023, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Melitiy View Post
Quite amusing to see accounts with Jan 2023 join date who can't stop recommending Jose Leon Lawyer...

No wonder why. It's actually quite obvious, quote from the Leon Law website: "Leon Law firm has a 100% approval rate in applying for National Interest Waivers (NIW) for experienced pilots seeking positions as commercial airline pilots in the United States."

LOL!
Yeah, I saw that too and was pretty sure those posts were not legit. Let's save this thread for actual experiences with green cards and NIW.
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 15:23
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Originally Posted by Kakar khan View Post
hi i am 39 years old military pilot from Pakistan. I have more than 17years of flying experience and 5400 flying hrs. I have flown number of multi-engine transport category aircraft. I have 3200 hrs as pilot in command . I am instructor on CN-235 and beech craft king air 350i which is equipped with pro line fusion avionics. I have flown C-130 Hercules, CN-235 Casa, Y-9 Chinese aircraft and King air 350i. I have recently done my initial pilot conversion of king air 350i in Tampa,Florida. Because of proficient performance, I was awarded pro-card on initial sim training of King air 350i. I have also obtained TSA approval from Department of defense. I donít have ICAO ATPL yet but, i have all the military flying certificates. I have done bachelors (BS) in Aero sciences and Masters in war Studies. With this experience, Can i go for attempt to apply for green card through EB-2 NIW visa. Request your guidance.
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Hi Kahn,

You definitely have a competitive background for an EB2-NIW. In fact, your background fits the profile that many US airlines look for. With that said, the standard for the National Interest Waiver looks for exceptional ability in your country of origin. ​​​​​​Exceptional ability is defined as a person with ďa degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encounteredĒ in their particular profession or field of expertise. The key is to show that you are ďno ordinary pilotĒ. After 17 years of aviation military service in Pakistan, as compared to other Pakistani pilots, you should be able to obtain substantial evidence to substantiate your petition.

Good luck with your application.

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Old 31st Jan 2023, 00:49
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Originally Posted by trevorn View Post
Yeah, I saw that too and was pretty sure those posts were not legit. Let's save this thread for actual experiences with green cards and NIW.
What exactly is the scam? I DM'd you my phone and will be happy to talk, facetime, Zoom, or meet in person in my office. You may also search my name in the Florida BAR website.
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