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Old 4th Jul 2018, 20:02
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Just wonderIng whether they accept an FAA ATP with the limitation ‘ATP circling approach in VMC only’. Or does that have to be removed before applying?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 02:31
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TAX For Australians

Hi Guys.

Can an Australian Pilot explain to me how the Tax works. Its my understanding you dont pay Tax in Japan. But so we pay the full wack back in Australia? Or is there a way to get around paying the full wack?

Thanks in advance
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 02:36
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Vpilot53, there are too many variables to give you an individual answer. Your pay, from whichever contract agency, is gross and it is entirely up to you to sort out your tax in your tax jurisdiction. Since you have paid no tax in Japan then no dual taxation applies and, so, your gross pay will be subject to tax......if you meet the resident criteria. The first thing to do is visit the ATO website and see if you do fall under the rules that govern residency. The second thing to do is call or write to a bunch of overseas tax specialists and see what is the best deal that can be provided. Some seem more liberal and 'educated' than others in which rules can and cannot be applied.

You won't get a clear-cut answer because we are all individuals but I think most have ensured they take full advantage of any ATO overseas allowances.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 07:56
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Originally Posted by smiling monkey View Post
Just wonderIng whether they accept an FAA ATP with the limitation ‘ATP circling approach in VMC only’. Or does that have to be removed before applying?
Hi S M

I am not at Air Japan so I can not speak to their requirements, however we have hired a number of people with the restriction and it was no issue with the JCAB... When you do your JCAB ATR course you will be trained on the low circle and will be checked during your JCAB Check... Should be a easy answer from any of the Crew Leasing Companies, just shoot a email to one of the recruiters...

Kampai, Jpn Crj Driver
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 12:36
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Already August. It must be a busy month at Air Japan with Obon season. How are your schedules for the month? Days worked, flight hours, and Total Time Away from Base?
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 06:03
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MM2H

Originally Posted by wisecaptain View Post
I have lived in Malaysia for several years on their MM2H visa program. Its valid for 10 years and renewable for another 10 thereafter. There are several websites dedicated to MM2H.
Hello Wisecaptain, could I ask you what agent u went through for the MM2H visa? During ur time in Malaysia, did u have to pay taxes there on ur Japanese income? Cheers

Hi all and thanks for your inputs throughout the years, is there anyone else out there that chose a country in SE Asia to live in and relocate his family to while working with Air Japan? Cheers

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Old 26th Aug 2018, 09:13
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In light of the post regarding DECs at AJX, it got me wondering how contract/expat upgrades are managed in the airline. Is it done on a meritocracy basis opposed to seniority? ie hypothetically joining as an FO, you jump through the hoops, meet all the requirements, could you then apply for an upgrade assessment irrespective of your joining date?
Cheers!
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 06:00
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Will the recent decision to recruit non-JCAB DEC’s cause any delay to current FO’s upgrades, or is it a case of growth and attrition outpacing their ability to train?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 08:55
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I’m curious to understand the reasons why they’d struggle to recruit, yes the money isn’t on par with China, but from the outside the job seems to be much more appealing, and the commuting deal is far superior. I think there’ll be plenty of applicants, wether they survive screening is another story.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 09:39
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Good day.

I just wanted to find out if there is anyone who has attended the assessment recently. Any recent tips you can offer??. What are the reasons many people are unsuccessful.

I have gone through the entire thread, I am just inquiring about the latest info.

Thanks
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 15:53
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Originally Posted by contrails8 View Post
Good day.

I just wanted to find out if there is anyone who has attended the assessment recently. Any recent tips you can offer??. What are the reasons many people are unsuccessful.

I have gone through the entire thread, I am just inquiring about the latest info.

Thanks
I wrote a very detailed post about the screening process here on early February.
Nothing has changed since then so you can use that post as a reference.
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 13:04
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FYI!

This contract only looks good on paper, but once you are here you realize it’s not.
There is a very good reason they now accept Non-JCAB captains.
Your chance of passing as a DEC is approximately 50% as they fail you for no valid reason.
We have had several high calibre Captains with JCAB licenses and years of experience in Japan, yet they fail them for no valid reason, as they are good and professional mates.
Its just the rotten company atmosphere and the Japanese Kabuki (Please understand)
They always lock on to one or two people during training and give them a very difficult time x 7 months.
Also for the first month you have Darth Vader monitoring you in ground school class to cross examine your attitude.
This place is in a downward spiral, and have been for some time.
Flying mostly cargo flights now, and the few good destinations we have including HNL will go to the Japanese as the A380 will arrive. Expats returning to their respective home countries to work for less, but obtain a better quality of life.
i have worked here a while now, solely because age wise it doesn’t pay off to go elsewhere.

I do not recommend coming here unless you are desperate.
Japan is no longer what it used to be, and is no longer competitive.

cheers


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Old 30th Aug 2018, 21:52
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Doesn't sound good Armani. How are the schedules now?
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 01:56
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They've just failed 4 out of 6 guys going for Captain upgrade. No explanation why.
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 10:05
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drop24

I cannot share any schedules obviously, but it’s all inline with what I mentioned in my previous post.

Good luck Mate

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Old 31st Aug 2018, 20:19
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67% command upgrade failure rate! That’s ridiculous.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 00:29
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67% command upgrade failure rate! That’s ridiculous.
I think you need to put this into context. First of all the guys that failed aren't actually on the upgrade course, they're being assessed for upgrade, so they really haven't failed. You might think I'm arguing semantics but the reasons for not being put through to the next stage could be far less damaging for an FO's future than if he failed the actual upgrade course.

Over the last 5 or 6 years we have had many FOs join, NOT ALL, that had a fraction of the experience that was seen historically and I think this is starting to show. AJX stick to their side of the bargain and begin assessment at around 3.5 years but some of these guys are just not ready. I can't think of any other large airline that would assess someone for the command of a 767-sized aircraft after such a relatively short time and certainly not with the experience some of them have. I haven't looked at the list of those who didn't make it through the latest assessment but a quick squint at who I think would be in the frame would certainly make me think twice about 2 or 3 of them and it's not even my place to do so.

There will be others who don't get upgraded because of previous indiscretions. You may well say that's unfair but you only have to read this thread and realise that the Japanese are not good at confrontation but they don't forget, either. I'm not talking about genuine mistakes but deliberate actions which may have embarrassed AJX. I am quite sure they put a big X on that first assessment but you'd never get to actually know the reason because......see point about confrontation.

I feel sorry for those who don't get through the assessment but also feel AJX are setting unrealistic expectations. They won't change the 3.5 years because that is what they've done from the first FO to upgrade and at least we should give them credit for abiding by this. Many pilots will see this opportunity to upgrade very early and it has been a major selling point for encouraging people to join but it is a sad fact of life that some are simply not ready when it comes to upgrade time and just don't have the experience to fall back on when it's going for a can of worms and they need to be in charge. There would be huge dissent if they changed the system to assess at more realistic times e.g. base it on experience, with 3.5 years as the minimum, but if they continue to do what they do then we will continue to see some guys assessed as 'not suitable yet'.

Do not think, for one minute, that I am forgiving of certain of the Japanese assessors. One is a malicious XXXXX and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near an aircraft, let alone a management position where he has such a say in the future of the FOs. The trouble is, we always seem to have one and as soon as he goes we get another.....usually just the one. I can't argue sensibly for any FO that is assessed badly by someone who just really doesn't like anything in life, especially Gaijin FOs. Luckily they are very few and far between and, usually, saner minds prevail.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 14:29
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Why can no one talk about schedules? Are they so individually unique that it would be easy to identify the poster?
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 15:18
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Where do you guys layover? Is it mostly in China?
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 17:33
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Originally Posted by manillaorbust View Post
Where do you guys layover? Is it mostly in China?
We layover in:

Kansai
Naha
Taipei
Hong Kong
Ho Chi Minh City
Bangkok
Yangon
Singapore
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Chengdu
Xiamen
Dalian

So almost every city we fly to. Just not every night of the week at all places.
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