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13th Aug 2018, 00:51
Replies: 1,242
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Posted By Kenny

Dear God in heaven, my head hurts after reading...

Dear God in heaven, my head hurts after reading some of these posts....

This is not rocket science gents; you can’t simply compare wages or in other words, as I’ve said before, AU$ to US$ because ...
2nd Aug 2018, 16:50
Replies: 1,242
Views: 491,240
Posted By Kenny

As someone who has lived in both the US and OZ,...

As someone who has lived in both the US and OZ, working for what some might term “top of the list” airlines, I’d just like to add the following.....

Firstly, regardless of what some online...
19th Jul 2018, 04:56
Replies: 1,242
Views: 491,240
Posted By Kenny

As far as UAL is concerned, we do 99% of our...

As far as UAL is concerned, we do 99% of our training at the main training center in DEN and for the last, god knows how long, it’s been undergoing a complete refurbishment. It’s been a bomb site for...
13th Oct 2017, 05:03
Replies: 1,242
Views: 491,240
Posted By Kenny

Bafan, You can always be relied upon to...

Bafan,

You can always be relied upon to offer good advice and insight but with respect, Mesa will never change its spots. The culture of treating its employees and pilots badly, is so entrenched...
9th Sep 2017, 21:20
Replies: 59
Views: 25,958
Posted By Kenny

Possibly BW but let's be fair here, ...

Possibly BW but let's be fair here,

Australia has far less commercial traffic when compared to land mass. A far simpler airspace system, no terrain and extremely benign weather.

You can try...
8th Sep 2017, 18:34
Replies: 59
Views: 25,958
Posted By Kenny

Basil and Piltdown. This a few years past...

Basil and Piltdown.

This a few years past but from what I recall of my time at VA, Their FDAP/FOQA program assigns a level of increasing seriousness to all events where SOP's aren't adhered to,...
4th Sep 2017, 00:37
Replies: 1,242
Views: 491,240
Posted By Kenny

Unlike "Tall poppy" Australia, if they're working...

Unlike "Tall poppy" Australia, if they're working for an ALPA carrier, they're dues paying members of ALPA.

Also, while I'm very staunchly pro-ALPA, we've long passed the point on the bell curve...
Forum: North America
22nd Aug 2017, 01:47
Replies: 21
Views: 3,434
Posted By Kenny

Nope and to be honest the whole thing left a bit...

Nope and to be honest the whole thing left a bit of a bad taste. They asked me to clarify a few things on my app, which I did and then asked me to jump through the accreditation hoops. Thinking that...
Forum: North America
21st Aug 2017, 13:59
Replies: 21
Views: 3,434
Posted By Kenny

It was for Delta. They make a huge deal about...

It was for Delta. They make a huge deal about GPA's, so when I tried to explain that I didn't have one, their heads exploded.

The company they use is Josef Silny & Associates in Miami. You can...
Forum: North America
20th Aug 2017, 01:35
Replies: 21
Views: 3,434
Posted By Kenny

This is a bit of a can of worms... I don't...

This is a bit of a can of worms...

I don't think there's much difference between an Aussie degree and a U.K. degree; my 3 year Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of...
7th Jul 2017, 22:28
Replies: 51
Views: 21,318
Posted By Kenny

Applications to the legacy Carriers only ask if...

Applications to the legacy Carriers only ask if you have the legal right to live and work in the US. Now as far as I'm aware, this E3 visa allows you to apply for Permanent residency, i.e., a Green...
7th Jul 2017, 15:32
Replies: 51
Views: 21,318
Posted By Kenny

I can't speak for the E3 visa; While never part...

I can't speak for the E3 visa; While never part of the master plan, I married a local and have had a Green Card/Permanent residency for about 15 years.

Like everything in life, it's all about...
7th Jul 2017, 14:02
Replies: 51
Views: 21,318
Posted By Kenny

Nope...I paid around $440 a month for healthcare...

Nope...I paid around $440 a month for healthcare insurance in Australia. My wife and I were planning to start a family, so we had the family plan. Here, I do pay about $100 more a month but it...
6th Jul 2017, 16:10
Replies: 51
Views: 21,318
Posted By Kenny

Bafan, Apart from the odd redneck comment,...

Bafan,

Apart from the odd redneck comment, never encountered anything other than positive vibes over the years. I've always felt Americans feel a unique affinity for the Aussies and they certainly...
6th Jul 2017, 14:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kenny

If you can't find one on the FAA website, there...

If you can't find one on the FAA website, there probably aren't any. If you can get to Syd, I can't recommend Pritti Bhatt enough. She's in the city and will do both CASA and FAA class 1's.
6th Jul 2017, 14:50
Replies: 51
Views: 21,318
Posted By Kenny

Been back in the US flying for United for 2 years...

Been back in the US flying for United for 2 years after almost 6 years at Virgin in Syd, so a couple of personal thoughts...

Mesa is a $hithole of a company. I very much doubt you could find a job...
Forum: North America
23rd Feb 2017, 17:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kenny

Toolish, You'll find that there are quite a...

Toolish,

You'll find that there are quite a few RT phrases the are specific to Australia and not ICAO standard, much like there are all over the world. (I'm not going to use the words "pedantic"...
15th Jan 2017, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By Kenny

Had it done about 5 years ago. No issues getting...

Had it done about 5 years ago. No issues getting my medical renewed and the only difference was a report from my DAME.

I had a hamstring graft, rather than a synthetic graft, so the recovery was a...
Forum: North America
7th Jan 2017, 04:15
Replies: 52
Views: 12,178
Posted By Kenny

Ah, negative ghost rider. Not only untrue but...

Ah, negative ghost rider. Not only untrue but illegal under US law. Worked at 2 Regionals and now at UAL, without US citizenship and just a Green Card.
6th Dec 2016, 14:32
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By Kenny

Kanga, Like you I spent more than a few...

Kanga,

Like you I spent more than a few years doing the regional grind in the US before heading overseas, although in my case it was back to Oz to work for Virgin. After 5.5 years there we moved...
17th Nov 2016, 15:45
Replies: 416
Views: 218,045
Posted By Kenny

At the grand old age of 42 I found I was using my...

At the grand old age of 42 I found I was using my iPhone light to read the menu in dark restaurants and even though most people don't need reading glasses until around 45, I ended up getting my first...
10th Nov 2016, 01:15
Replies: 57
Views: 7,739
Posted By Kenny

Really?.. He hates unions and his only...

Really?..

He hates unions and his only attempt at running an airline was a complete disaster.

N.Y.-to-D.C. shuttle fiasco sheds light on what a Trump presidency may be - StarTribune.com...
Forum: North America
15th Oct 2016, 18:00
Replies: 22
Views: 7,202
Posted By Kenny

Other than the obvious elephant in the room, one...

Other than the obvious elephant in the room, one potential obstacle with this is the EASA medical. For example, I couldn't pass the initial requirements for an EASA medical anymore but I'd be fine...
Forum: North America
13th May 2016, 13:34
Replies: 581
Views: 258,560
Posted By Kenny

Respectfully, that's incorrect on both accounts....

Respectfully, that's incorrect on both accounts. No airline that I'm aware of can actually require you to be a US citizen as a pre-requisite to employment. It's illegal. I'm pretty sure they can...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jan 2016, 00:19
Replies: 11
Views: 6,170
Posted By Kenny

All of the 738's delivered to Virgin Australia...

All of the 738's delivered to Virgin Australia over the last 3-4 years are Fail Operational.
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