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Old 7th Aug 2022, 17:58
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Spirit past Year 1 and off reserve has one of the best QOL vs pay contracts an Aussie could get back home and around the world, even amongst legacies.
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 20:39
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Mate if youíre young, can handle being away from home and have no commitments etc why wouldnít you? If this is one of your first major gigs well it beats going up north for a twin job. Donít listen to the other guys who constantly put it down. For the small amount of upfront costs ie ATP and MCC course, the type ratings are paid. Try getting that in oz. Live with a flat mate first year and do as much OT as you can. The money will come in the 2nd and 3rd years.
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 00:50
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Originally Posted by Dirty moe View Post
G'day folks,

I have recently had an interview with a regional airline which seemed to go well. I am a little worried about the E3 visa as that will be my biggest hurdle. I am aware of the requirements (I don't have a degree) and that people have gone overseas to acquire the visas. Any tips on where I should go and how long it would take? I am tempted to resign from my remote GA gig however I am worried that I may not successfully acquire the E3 visa to be able to take the regional position.

The E3 requires 12 years of aviation experience, not including training or gaps between jobs, if you donít have a degree.
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 03:36
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Originally Posted by Dirty moe View Post
G'day folks,

I have recently had an interview with a regional airline which seemed to go well. I am a little worried about the E3 visa as that will be my biggest hurdle. I am aware of the requirements (I don't have a degree) and that people have gone overseas to acquire the visas. Any tips on where I should go and how long it would take? I am tempted to resign from my remote GA gig however I am worried that I may not successfully acquire the E3 visa to be able to take the regional position.
I have quite a few good mates who have gone through the process successfully without having degrees and not having 12 years experience either with no issues. There has been a stigma in recent times about the Sydney consulate being harsh however Iíve heard nothing but good things since they reopened recently. Worth a shot!
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 07:21
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Mate if youíre young, can handle being away from home and have no commitments etc why wouldnít you? If this is one of your first major gigs well it beats going up north for a twin job. Donít listen to the other guys who constantly put it down. For the small amount of upfront costs ie ATP and MCC course, the type ratings are paid. Try getting that in oz. Live with a flat mate first year and do as much OT as you can. The money will come in the 2nd and 3rd years.
Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought too. This is all way out anyway, I haven't even finished my CPL yet (nearly though!). The plan is to head somewhere rural to grind out my hours then get apps in in at all the US regionals as soon as I hit 1500.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 09:05
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Anyone started classes with Spirit or Frontier?
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 01:31
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PSA

HAS anyone else got a start date like me with PSA? Would be good to swap notes etc of what is what.
And does anyone know where to get a hold of a CRJ 700/900 Manual or CBT Program?
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 05:41
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Originally Posted by Bluesideup2022 View Post
HAS anyone else got a start date like me with PSA? Would be good to swap notes etc of what is what.
And does anyone know where to get a hold of a CRJ 700/900 Manual or CBT Program?

YouTube has some good CBT system presentations that people have uploaded. I looked at them for certain systems when I did my type.
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 08:58
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Not sure if this Kalitta Air info has been posted previously. Still doesn't say if they'll assist in getting the FAA ATP from scratch:

"Legal to work in the U.S. (we are now sponsoring the E-3 visa as well)"

Pilot Recruitment ? Kalitta Air LLC



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Old 13th Sep 2022, 18:24
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For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?
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Old 13th Sep 2022, 18:44
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?
Honestly thy sounds more like a personal problem. Lots of us in the US loving it here.

That being said there are a few that have headed back home without issue, and probably bypassed 10 years of BS in Australia by doing 2-3 years in the US thatís are quite happy with there love back home for personal reasons.
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Old 13th Sep 2022, 22:28
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?

know a few guys in the US that got turned down by QF recently.
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 09:53
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?
Just going through security every day in Oz would do my head in.
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 12:07
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QF and JQ are not exactly a BS free zone either.
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 14:35
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?
As someone very very very close to permanently going the opposite direction from one of the airlines you are considering making a play at.. maybe the BS is just everywhere?

Make the most of it while you can. Do a pros and cons list. Think long term about your goals. Where do you want to be/want to be flying/how much want to be making etc etc. Consider in years terms how much USA BS you are willing to put up with and for how long to get ahead. e.g., "If I do 10 years there I am financially in the same place as 20 years here after."

Also if you're able, make sure you've saved enough to buy or have a hefty deposit on a joint you actually want to live in in Australia - you'll probably struggle to buy somewhere half decent in one of the cities for a long long time after returning.
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 22:36
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Just going through security every day in Oz would do my head in.
Have you travelled around the US recently?
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 00:32
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Crewmembers with participating airlines in the US get to bypass the usual TSA screening at airports with Known Crew Member access, unless you get the short straw for a random baggage x-ray screening. Even then we go to the front of the queue. We also go to the front at non-KCM airports. KCM & screening priority takes a lot of the sting out of the process.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 00:34
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Adelaide airport has the right idea with a dedicated crew entry screening area downstairs. The rest of the country is “still developing” and is known as “mostly harmless”, with apologies to Douglas Adams.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 16:25
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
For anyone in the US already, how hard are you working at getting back home?

I realize that aviation here is way better in almost every way, and that legacy employment blows away QF and JQ pretty substantially, but I'm still really struggling with the idea of living here forever, even though that is my future as of this moment.

Has anyone made a play at QF or JQ?

Would it be worth it to leave a legacy and take the huge pay cut with it, if it meant that you didn't have to deal with all the BS that the USA presents on a daily basis?
Not in a million years. I started in the US, went to VA and then went back to the US for a legacy gig. Financially, it was the smartest decision Iíve made in my 23 year career. I wonít quote figures because invariably, its seen as being a d!ck waving exercise rather than being informative but as a 777FO I out earn a VA Captain by quite a significant amount. If I wanted to grab a command on the 73, the difference would be astronomical. Also, my 401k (Think Super), will be about 3 times what it would have been in Oz.

Of course I have to deal with two kids that have Yank accents and the odd trumper but thereís stupid people the world over.

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Old 15th Sep 2022, 20:00
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Not in a million years. I started in the US, went to VA and then went back to the US for a legacy gig. Financially, it was the smartest decision Iíve made in my 23 year career. I wonít quote figures because invariably, its seen as being a d!ck waving exercise rather than being informative but as a 777FO I out earn a VA Captain by quite a significant amount. If I wanted to grab a command on the 73, the difference would be astronomical. Also, my 401k (Think Super), will be about 3 times what it would have been in Oz.

Of course I have to deal with two kids that have Yank accents and the odd trumper but thereís stupid people the world over.
Mate I suppose you go with the theory that were all domestic terrorists? Whatís wrong with being a Trump supporter? You are actually saying that Biden is doing a good job? Sorry for the thread drift but you just offended 150 million people. I think stay im the USA and enjoy the current political environment. To many woke lefties here in OZ causing this countryís aviation problems.
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