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5th Jul 2014, 06:54
Replies: 111
Views: 66,475
Posted By lifeafteraviation

It is certainly an adventure and I wouldn't say...

It is certainly an adventure and I wouldn't say don't try it.



You must obtain a CAAC ATPL but it will be done after employment and arranged by the airline. The written is done prior to...
19th Jun 2014, 13:59
Replies: 111
Views: 66,475
Posted By lifeafteraviation

It's not an interview. It's a recruitment drive....

It's not an interview. It's a recruitment drive. Even if they "hire" you...and they likely will (unless you crash the sim), you must still complete the screening and testing in China. The vast...
2nd Jun 2014, 00:56
Replies: 63
Views: 73,823
Posted By lifeafteraviation

The highest paying jobs are when you run your own...

The highest paying jobs are when you run your own successful business and own your own plane. A small twin turboprop or something that actually requires flying skill, unlike our modern automated...
Forum: North America
31st May 2014, 02:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By lifeafteraviation

The area that would be most relevant would be...

The area that would be most relevant would be "operational control."

This is the concept that the operator, or certificate holder, must have operational control over the aircraft, the crew, and...
31st May 2014, 01:53
Replies: 63
Views: 73,823
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Typically only about ten percent of foreign...

Typically only about ten percent of foreign applicants are accepted to fly in China by the various airlines. Since you must already be a current and experienced captain in your own country it can be...
30th May 2014, 10:38
Replies: 63
Views: 73,823
Posted By lifeafteraviation

I'm not sure what the tax is in Australia but in...

I'm not sure what the tax is in Australia but in China it's zero....the salary is after tax and the employer pays the tax for you.

Also, at most Chinese carriers you get far more than 42 days paid...
29th May 2014, 08:09
Replies: 111
Views: 66,475
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Did you read the thread? Especially read the...

Did you read the thread?

Especially read the OP and my posts.

Ignore FCOM-5 since he is Chinese and working for the airline. So he admitted in a previous public post (so I don't go afoul of...
17th May 2014, 09:32
Replies: 104
Views: 23,772
Posted By lifeafteraviation

See there are no airlines like that in the USA. ...

See there are no airlines like that in the USA. Other than JetBlue and USAirways operating E190s I can't think of any operator in the USA that operates RJs alongside Boeings or Airbus. Does anyone...
17th May 2014, 04:22
Replies: 30
Views: 16,376
Posted By lifeafteraviation

It's a dangerous airplane that shouldn't have...

It's a dangerous airplane that shouldn't have ever been legal to operate in the USA. It's killed many people including friends of mine.

If you want to kill people, it'd be a great way to control...
17th May 2014, 04:09
Replies: 104
Views: 23,772
Posted By lifeafteraviation

I don't see any reason why such information...

I don't see any reason why such information (average pilot experience) can't be published based on a sample data. Other than worrying about the airline filing a lawsuit which shouldn't be a problem...
17th May 2014, 03:59
Replies: 63
Views: 73,823
Posted By lifeafteraviation

You can typically make over $200K USD flying a...

You can typically make over $200K USD flying a regional jet in China with some earning close to $300K with OT. You can make only a little more by flying larger equipment.

Heck even part time...
17th May 2014, 03:54
Replies: 15
Views: 7,313
Posted By lifeafteraviation

In my experience most of the Chinese pilots are...

In my experience most of the Chinese pilots are very respectful and friendly. Maybe some of the posters here just work for an airline with bad culture.

Also, most of the pilots I fly with prefer...
23rd Apr 2014, 16:26
Replies: 88
Views: 24,210
Posted By lifeafteraviation

You know, this whole discussion is just academic...

You know, this whole discussion is just academic anyway.

What really matters is what do the non pilot bean counters think. Is the risk of placing inexperienced pilots in the cockpit low enough...
16th Apr 2014, 17:09
Replies: 44
Views: 38,579
Posted By lifeafteraviation

There aren't really a lot of laws in SE Asia...

There aren't really a lot of laws in SE Asia...
10th Apr 2014, 14:15
Replies: 50
Views: 18,277
Posted By lifeafteraviation

FCOM-5 I have no problem with you being here and...

FCOM-5 I have no problem with you being here and sharing your stories and perspective as long as you are transparent. In fact i think it's good to have some input from the Chinese in these forums.
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8th Apr 2014, 13:13
Replies: 50
Views: 18,277
Posted By lifeafteraviation

FCOM-5 I think you are dangerously close to...

FCOM-5 I think you are dangerously close to advertising in this forum. Clearly you represent the recruiting department at HNA or Hainan. These forums are designed for people to exchange honest...
8th Apr 2014, 13:01
Replies: 111
Views: 66,475
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Tianjin is the armpit of China...slightly better...

Tianjin is the armpit of China...slightly better than some other places but mostly nothing there. Working in Tianjin will shorten your life by five years at least.
8th Apr 2014, 12:59
Replies: 7
Views: 2,549
Posted By lifeafteraviation

FCOM-5 is agressively pushing Hainan in every...

FCOM-5 is agressively pushing Hainan in every thread....

Although Hainan does offer one month on and one month off....be careful for caveats...often the airline requires you to complete recurrent...
8th Apr 2014, 05:41
Replies: 24
Views: 15,526
Posted By lifeafteraviation

F-COM5 I am assuming you are Chinese and work for...

F-COM5 I am assuming you are Chinese and work for the HNA group?
6th Apr 2014, 10:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,549
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Check into Hainan. They have a commutable month...

Check into Hainan. They have a commutable month on month off program for a decent salary. Just be sure you are based at a major hub. Keep in mind you probably will have to be there around six...
6th Apr 2014, 10:24
Replies: 111
Views: 66,475
Posted By lifeafteraviation

? Yes that's pretty much it. You can take...

?

Yes that's pretty much it. You can take the 11 days back to back over two calendar months and get 22 in a row or take any 11 days in a calendar month. You can't take any vacation during months...
3rd Apr 2014, 13:57
Replies: 10
Views: 6,532
Posted By lifeafteraviation

It is possible on a decent contract and if you...

It is possible on a decent contract and if you fly max hours to do around $300K annually in China.

The thing about China is that it's the best paying flying anywhere in the world but it's also the...
3rd Apr 2014, 13:51
Replies: 88
Views: 24,210
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Exactly the point I was making...thank you!...

Exactly the point I was making...thank you! Clearly it's difficult to prove, however.
31st Mar 2014, 08:17
Replies: 88
Views: 24,210
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Increasingly complex....maybe. The chance of...

Increasingly complex....maybe. The chance of such complex failures have become increasingly rare though. Still...they are academic and can be taught in a classroom or sim. Personally, I find the...
30th Mar 2014, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 3,327
Posted By lifeafteraviation

Let me guess....this was the ad? Most...

Let me guess....this was the ad?



Most of the time, bizjet operators don't need to advertise to find pilots so the ads they place are always for the hopeful perfect candidate...one that costs...
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