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Jobs for low hour pilots

Old 10th Nov 2006, 21:08
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Jobs for low hour pilots

Hey guys do Asian airlines employ nz pilots with 700hrs, CPL, MEIR?
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 21:36
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Hours wise yes but NZ... mmmmmmmmmmmmm......

Asia is a big place you know!!!! HKG I doubt it though.
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Old 11th Nov 2006, 04:16
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nah I really doubt it man...unless you were born local and have their passport, otherwise they aint gonna hire
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Old 11th Nov 2006, 05:22
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maybe you wanna get more hours back home first and try to get on heavier a/c if you can, otherwise try somewhere else to get more hours and experience including at least an ATPL. There are some jobs available in NZ. check out the recruitment agencies
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Old 12th Nov 2006, 14:26
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As we all know Asia is indeed a big place...

If you want to build up your hours by working for an airline, I think you might have some luck if you go to the mainland China, my friend from Australia got in when he had only 300 hours, now he is flying the 737 for a certain chinese airline.

Good luck
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Old 12th Nov 2006, 22:28
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my friend from Australia got in when he had only 300 hours, now he is flying the 737 for a certain chinese airline.

do u know which airline is it? cos i have got a chinese passport, and currently working in nz, with around 500hr, would i be able to have a chance in hongkong?

ps. i can only understand 80% of the language, but i can not speak fluently at all

thanks
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 11:10
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Originally Posted by flyer_spotter View Post
As we all know Asia is indeed a big place...

If you want to build up your hours by working for an airline, I think you might have some luck if you go to the mainland China, my friend from Australia got in when he had only 300 hours, now he is flying the 737 for a certain chinese airline.

Good luck
300 hrs and he got the job?? Nice work man..im still stressing out about getting a job...how did your friends find out about it? Which airline was it?
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 05:07
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flyer spotter i would also like to know about the airline that hires 300 hr pilots. I might have a better chance in china coz i can speak chinese.
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 22:20
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OKAY THEN.....lets here you speak some chinese......
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Old 23rd Apr 2009, 12:51
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How to get a job in China?

To Flyer_spotter

You mention about your friend from Australia is now working in the airlines in China. I have a similar background that I also learn flying from Australia. Can you tell me how your friends get in touch with the airlines in China? I have absolutely no contacts with anyone in China. Thanks.
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 04:15
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Guys, I'm not saying it did'nt happen but an extremely unlikely scenario in general, and especially at the moment.
The major Chinese airlines are all operating on handouts from the government, China eastern just reported a huge loss, so I am pretty sure they won't be looking for low hour non type rated pilots.
The pay is low in China and the tax high, and they have ridiculously high bonds ( yes I know there are expats in China earning 12-15K USD/month, they had 1000s of hours on type and usually jet command time also, it is not the norm )
Hong Kong wise, forget it, even the bottom feeders HKA/HKE will need more than 700 hrs and they don't seem to be hiring westerners ( or anyone ) at present.

Yeh, I would love to know the name of the " certain Chinese airline "
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 18:02
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Why not apply in Cathay Pacific after completing 1000 hours.
I am very confused about there selection procedure for second officers can any body help me regarding this.
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