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Old 1st Jan 2019, 00:01
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Originally Posted by GoodGrief View Post
Are you saying 40+ is too old ?
Madness I say.
I never said 40 was too old. Hell, Iím 60 and still flying an 8/4 rotation.
Itís HR and the CFO who want to hire younger crews because they can get them at much lower salaries. The more experienced and slightly older guys are going elsewhere.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 00:19
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Originally Posted by TorqueStripe View Post
Well, they don't seem to consider FAA ATPL with A139 experience (EASA Type rating) either ;-)

35 years old, 5200 hours, FAA & EASA ATPL(H), CPL(A)/IR(A), 3500 hours offshore, EASA 139 & CL65 typed, but no FAA type ratings >12.500

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If you have the AW139 stamped on your FAA ATPL, no problem. With the exception of Europe, you can go anywhere.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 09:23
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Originally Posted by TukTukDriver View Post

If you have the AW139 stamped on your FAA ATPL, no problem. With the exception of Europe, you can go anywhere.
The problem is that 'stamp' would cost me, as a mere mortal pilot showing up alone, around 50k USD for a 7-day prior experience course with FSI. Still a niece saving compared to the 82k FAA initial type rating, but unfortunately way out of reach - especially without guaranteed job prospect.
For them as a company it would be much cheaper in combination with recurrent/operator conversion training, which they would have to pay for in any case.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 10:55
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Thanks for the good advice for going the FAA route and the EASA route. Very interesting to hear opinions and not sugar coated too. Great stuff.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 07:30
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The big difference is that EASA is against aviation busines an FAA works for the industry, like Transport Canada or other aviation friendly organizations.
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