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Old 28th Nov 2007, 16:52
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F/O low timer

hello everyone,

I am doing my CPL/IR course, I will be a low timer, my father is Vietnamese, unfornatunlely I do not speak vietnamese () and I do not have vietnamese nationality( french nationality) I am trying to get the double nationality, but it is very very difficult.... Any chance for F/O position ??

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Old 28th Nov 2007, 17:04
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No, you need to have experience on type to get a job as a foreigner in Vietnam.

That means a type rating and at least 500 hours on type. They currently pay foreigners about $8,000 USD per month for 320 FO.

Vietnamese nationals get paid much less. Your best bet is to get some experince before you go to Vietnam.
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 17:18
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Event if I was paid 1500$ I would go... you can live very well with that.
Ok...that's a shame.
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 17:26
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I agree, even a foreigner can live reasonably well on as little as $1000 per month in Vietnam.

In that case, try and get your dual citizenship, learn some Vietnamese and head off to Vietnam. It could be a good way for you to get experience. Their pilot cadets generally start out as ATR-72 FO's.

They might be happy to have you. But just a warning.... Working for Vietnam Airlines is a VERY prestigious, highly sought after job, for any Vietnamese National.

Rumours are that you need to bribe someone, pay a fee, or have family members high up in the Communist Party in order to get a job as a pilot or Flight Attendant.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 01:22
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Looking for a buddy of mine knew him from Las vegas, Randy is a check airman I believe over there. Anybody have his email they could PM me.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 06:19
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tknapp, check your pm's.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 11:56
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Is this Randy ?

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Old 29th Nov 2007, 14:53
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Thats Randy! Always with a beer.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 14:56
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I don't have his email address. Were you able to get it from "Dream Land"?
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 18:22
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Oh yes, that is Randy. Where are his twins?
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 02:02
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One of the mass emails.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 06:10
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To VNA Lotus
No you d ont live well anymore in Vietnam with 1000 or 1500 US a month you only survive
Like everywhere everything increased
In Vietnam you can not have dual Nationalities
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 18:00
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Vietnam 737 Jobs

Is anyone over there hiring 737 Pilots? I just got screwed over in India, and am looking for something.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 18:59
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Pacific Airlines, sorry, don't have any details about requirements for DEC's their website only talks about the cadet programme, partly owned by Jet*? Sorry I couldn't give more info.
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Old 1st Dec 2007, 05:24
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Hey NG Pacific is not paying very good and since Qantas is involve now they are planning to phase out the 737 and replace them by A 320
You should look for a contract in Japan where the conditions are a lot better
Yes the course is long in Japan but you are fully paid while doing it (6 months)
Contact Parc
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Old 1st Dec 2007, 15:22
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Grrr New vacancies?

Many new captain slots may become available in Vietnam soon, management has thought up a brilliant idea for all captains to get checked out in the R/H seat to help combat the mass exodus of FO's recently (small bus fleet). Also a letter from the fleet manager indicates that all FO's are frozen in their position for at least one year. Think twice before coming this way...
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 18:27
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Vietnam it's a great Country...people are very friendly.
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 14:21
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Randy

tknapp, don't know if you've managed to locate your friend Randy or not. There maybe some confusion about Randy's in Vietnam Airlines. You were looking for a "check airman". The Randy in the picture is an OLP.
Vietnam Airlines seems to only select European TRE/TRIs. Hope this helps
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 09:15
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Doug, please read post 49. Hope this helps.
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 01:36
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places to stay in SGN

I am thinking of taking a little trip to Saigon and check out the scene. Any suggestions on where to stay?

Thanks in advance.
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