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3rd Dec 2022, 06:08
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Posted By DropYourSocks

USA's Qantas

In case anyone is interested in the contract that is laid out before Delta pilots to vote on, here are some of the details. Australian pilots, you have some seriously heavy lifting ahead of you to...
24th Nov 2022, 00:20
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Posted By DropYourSocks

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1080x527/fb_img_1669223372656_2a4af2554353b6baaa72fc22319a89360f63b68e.jpg


Here's the latest one.
23rd Nov 2022, 00:34
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Admittedly I was being a little facetious with...

Admittedly I was being a little facetious with the 10 to upgrade comment, as I believe it is significantly longer than 10 years. But your comment is spot on and just one of a multitude of problems...
22nd Nov 2022, 19:14
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Perhaps they are right. Or, maybe not. How does...

Perhaps they are right. Or, maybe not. How does anyone afford to live in Sydney on an FO wage now? Call it $140K. Great, but a house anywhere within reasonable driving distance of the airport is...
19th Nov 2022, 01:35
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Posted By DropYourSocks

To a certain extent I actually think that might...

To a certain extent I actually think that might be the direction that we're currently headed though, as improbable as it seems. I know for a fact there are left seat folks from VA who are throwing in...
18th Nov 2022, 13:20
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Posted By DropYourSocks

I've also heard rumors of other carriers looking...

I've also heard rumors of other carriers looking at Chilean, Singaporean and Canadian nationals. I'm not sure what visas, or why those particular nationalities, but that definitely adds fuel to...
18th Nov 2022, 13:14
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Posted By DropYourSocks

They also appear to be taking Chilean and...

They also appear to be taking Chilean and Singaporean nationals. Here's one of the links I found perusing APC.

https://jobs.lever.co/allegiantair/234aa0db-6ea7-4609-bba8-0933fea66b75
18th Nov 2022, 13:02
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Posted By DropYourSocks

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1079x1588/screenshot_20221118_070028_50f5f0ac636ccbe40daa5f1265c43714653ea9c1.png

Here you go. I don't know anything more than the screenshot,...
15th Nov 2022, 15:02
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Frontier Signing Bonus

Frontier is now offering a $35k signing bonus, predicated on a 3 year non-prorated return of service. I believe it's the first US major to offer a signing bonus.

Interesting times...
28th Oct 2022, 03:40
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Posted By DropYourSocks

I don't disagree, except that an EB3 is a green...

I don't disagree, except that an EB3 is a green card... and that's the whole point. Once you've got it, I think it's 6 months they're tied to their sponsor, then they're a free agent the same as...
27th Oct 2022, 22:11
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Posted By DropYourSocks

While an E3 won't help you with a flow, companies...

While an E3 won't help you with a flow, companies sponsoring E3's onto an EB3 are becoming more common. A bunch of guys currently going through that at Commutair have been given flow dates to United...
27th Oct 2022, 19:26
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Exactly. Commutair is still only the middle of...

Exactly. Commutair is still only the middle of the pack wrt compensation packages currently available too.
27th Oct 2022, 16:38
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Since it's been a bit quiet in here lately,...

Since it's been a bit quiet in here lately, here's something to chew on. Once you've got 1000 hours part 121, these sorts of opportunities are now very common. Like all things, there's fine print,...
6th Aug 2022, 16:43
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Couldn't agree more. It's true that your first 3...

Couldn't agree more. It's true that your first 3 months pay wise at Spirit will be garbage, then mediocre for the rest of your first year. Also with the JB merger, commands are probably about to blow...
5th Aug 2022, 18:25
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Posted By DropYourSocks

This is for all you new guys. If you tell a US...

This is for all you new guys. If you tell a US carrier you'll be somewhere, and fail to honour your word, you are what's wrong with Australian pilots. The "I'm OK Jack" attitude really makes us all...
29th Jul 2022, 19:16
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Here's the email for Kalitta recruiting. It's...

Here's the email for Kalitta recruiting. It's apparently all word of mouth and very new for them, hence no official statements yet.

[email protected]
15th Jul 2022, 17:44
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Bro, the expats are not the first to go in the...

Bro, the expats are not the first to go in the US. Covid proved that, when a bunch of WARN letters when out at our airline, the most junior went first, E3 or otherwise. It was only government...
13th Jul 2022, 15:49
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Posted By DropYourSocks

So here's the thing though, you don't need to go...

So here's the thing though, you don't need to go to these roadshows to get the job. You apply, email a recruiter, and interview over Skype. Job done.

I'm happy these roadshows are happening, and...
10th Jul 2022, 05:32
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Atlas Contract

Since there's so much interest in Atlas, I thought some here might appreciate seeing what's in their CBA.

https://wp.iap2750.org/resources/

Straight from their union website.
7th Jul 2022, 04:29
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Interview Prep

To follow on from above, this is all you need to prep for any interview in the US.
https://www.aviationinterviews.com/

I've used this site to prep for 3 interviews now, and it has always been...
6th Jul 2022, 23:16
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Views: 945,107
Posted By DropYourSocks

Atlas Down Under

Here comes Atlas doing roadshows at home too. Get after it you heathens.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/atlasaustraliantour2022
3rd Jul 2022, 02:11
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Posted By DropYourSocks

This statement right here is exactly why the...

This statement right here is exactly why the Spirit MEC did what they did. A lack of knowledge breeds fear of the unknown, and the MEC's reaction is completely rational. But here's the fundamental...
3rd Jul 2022, 01:57
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Posted By DropYourSocks

For the Mods

It might be time to update the thread title to Australian pilots can work for US airlines... since we're everywhere now. On a serious note, I'll echo what others have said here. I, nor any other...
22nd Jun 2022, 02:36
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Looks like Red Wing Aviation is doing a a webinar...

Looks like Red Wing Aviation is doing a a webinar on Thursday 23rd at 11am AEST. They're advertising captains and FOs. Here's the link to the zoom meeting.


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18th Jun 2022, 00:12
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Views: 945,107
Posted By DropYourSocks

I'd like to add to "unless you're a complete...

I'd like to add to "unless you're a complete idiot", with bringing an Oztranaut attitude with you. I know more than a few guys sent home because they couldn't let go of Australian best practices.
...
17th Jun 2022, 04:23
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Spirit In Country

Just in case anyone missed this:
https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/pilot-job/3620/Direct%20Entry%20A320%20%20First%20Officer
Have at it you animals, and good luck.

Also, apparently you can line...
16th Jun 2022, 05:45
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Slow your roll there big fella. As tossbag has...

Slow your roll there big fella. As tossbag has said, Havick has been passing on knowledge of the US for at least the last 5 years, and has helped more pilots then I'd care to count, including myself....
10th Jun 2022, 01:01
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Posted By DropYourSocks

So here's the thing about E3s that I think pilots...

So here's the thing about E3s that I think pilots tend to lose sight of... E3s aren't just for pilots, but rather dozens of industries. So any change to the E3 treaty visa has impacts far beyond our...
18th May 2022, 08:14
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Aight, let's do this. Let's start with the...

Aight, let's do this.

Let's start with the E3 program. Introduced as part of an Aus - US trade agreement that allows each country's citizens to work in the other's country. It's not just pilots,...
18th May 2022, 06:39
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Posted By DropYourSocks

It's easy to sling mud. What's harder is trying...

It's easy to sling mud. What's harder is trying to make a positive change to the career path available to Australian pilots. I'd like to think that not only myself, but the great many others here in...
18th May 2022, 04:19
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Posted By DropYourSocks

I'd take $66k AUD in the US over $120K AUD in Aus...

I'd take $66k AUD in the US over $120K AUD in Aus any day of the week. Plus the 18 days off a month. Plus the United travel benefits. Plus the opportunity to actually advance your career. Plus the...
15th May 2022, 15:20
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Of course there are negatives, here are some... ...

Of course there are negatives, here are some...

If you have no seniority, your schedule will suck. You'll be working reserve, weekends, red-eyes, what-have-you. But, it gets better with time.
...
14th May 2022, 19:48
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Not the OP, but that'd have to be second year...

Not the OP, but that'd have to be second year pay, crediting around 160 hours (easily achievable).
13th May 2022, 06:10
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Posted By DropYourSocks

Sure, CommutAir for example pays $90/hr now...

Sure,

CommutAir for example pays $90/hr now for captains. So call the yearly salary $90k give or take for easy numbers. But the money isn't really where the QoL is at. It's in your ability to bid...
13th May 2022, 02:52
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Views: 945,107
Posted By DropYourSocks

A few musings for all you potential new guys. ...

A few musings for all you potential new guys.

Your sign-on bonuses are taxable. You're going to lose ~30% of it. But you don't necessarily have to pay the tax on it straight away. When I started...
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