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12th Feb 2022, 10:07
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Posted By LostWanderer

Hang on to your hats folks. The US becoming...

Hang on to your hats folks. The US becoming embroiled in international conflict, oil prices dramatically rising, inflation at record highs, a long long overdue market crash and an economic downturn...
22nd Jul 2021, 16:31
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Posted By LostWanderer

Wow. Potentially could be good news for a few...

Wow. Potentially could be good news for a few guys over there right now if Commutair have done their homework on this. I looked into it when I was there for another company and it was gonna be no...
27th Jun 2021, 00:25
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Posted By LostWanderer

Spoke to some mates still over there and you are...

Spoke to some mates still over there and you are correct. No FAA ATP and US 121 time and they aren't interested in you sadly. Sounds like it will be some time yet before anything happens for new hire...
16th Jun 2021, 00:30
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Posted By LostWanderer

May not be the worst thing avoiding that mob....

May not be the worst thing avoiding that mob. From what I have read/heard they aren't exactly pleasant to work for, sounds like it's not exactly difficult to get fired for even just taking a sick...
24th May 2021, 21:33
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Posted By LostWanderer

Yeah I would agree, the two mentioned might take...

Yeah I would agree, the two mentioned might take a few already qualified E3 guys - perhaps focusing on those who got laid off when a few operators closed shop in the last 24 months - but would...
16th Apr 2021, 06:48
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Posted By LostWanderer

Only heard good things about them when I was in...

Only heard good things about them when I was in the US. unfortunately they were one of the first to abandon the E3 program well before COVID hit and during the peak of the pilot "shortage" doubt they...
11th Apr 2021, 16:39
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Posted By LostWanderer

Breeze had nearly 4000 US applicants for 80 pilot...

Breeze had nearly 4000 US applicants for 80 pilot jobs, probably not all were competitive but Iíd say a majority were. I donít think youíll see any ULCC doing E3 for some time yet, if ever. Hopefully...
20th Mar 2021, 06:49
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Posted By LostWanderer

Good move, GoJet is the last man standing in the...

Good move, GoJet is the last man standing in the Trans States group. Certainly would not be shocked to hear them go belly up in the not to distant future. They promised their other two airlines...
15th Mar 2021, 03:40
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Posted By LostWanderer

Are you sure about that? I think that is going to...

Are you sure about that? I think that is going to be beyond a hard sell given how many local pilots could fill those positions.
14th Mar 2021, 23:24
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Posted By LostWanderer

I think most stopped hiring Australians before...

I think most stopped hiring Australians before the pandemic, some long before it began. Doubt they will have any need for foreign workers now with so many qualified locals ready to fly.
13th Jun 2020, 03:50
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Posted By LostWanderer

Congrats, that is great to hear! Hope you get a...

Congrats, that is great to hear! Hope you get a start date soon. Things seem to be picking up over there a lot quicker than anticipated!
4th Jun 2020, 05:49
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Posted By LostWanderer

I believe it only became a sweeping thing in the...

I believe it only became a sweeping thing in the last 4 weeks or so via USCIS for guys trying in the future, in layman's terms the airlines submit a labor request to the USCIS and essentially have to...
3rd Jun 2020, 22:59
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Posted By LostWanderer

Correct. From the few fellas still there...

Correct. From the few fellas still there basically sounds like its a count down now til you are required to leave no matter your seniority, if not sooner with the dramatic fleet cuts being made at...
2nd Jun 2020, 23:08
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Posted By LostWanderer

The sun has set everywhere in the US for Aussies...

The sun has set everywhere in the US for Aussies sadly. Mates still there at a couple of airlines/cargo operators tell me they are being told (or are under the clear impression) that no more Visas...
19th Mar 2020, 03:42
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Posted By LostWanderer

This. Anyone starting now or recently started...

This. Anyone starting now or recently started towards the bottom of a seniority list, my god think very very hard about your next move and with the QF news think fast. Furloughs are an absolute 100%...
14th Mar 2020, 03:13
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Posted By LostWanderer

Crazy times... just heard from a mate still in...

Crazy times... just heard from a mate still in the US that GoJet are looking like they are heading the way of Compass and are just about to lose all Delta flying significantly earlier than planned...
9th Mar 2020, 10:19
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Posted By LostWanderer

I think that statement is just for long haul...

I think that statement is just for long haul travel at the moment, but Iím sure it will be enough to cause more panic domestically anyway.

The time is fast approaching to hang on to your hats...
26th Feb 2020, 00:38
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Posted By LostWanderer

It's looking like it might be turning into a...

It's looking like it might be turning into a rough time for aviation in Australia and the US...Corona virus fears, tourism downturn, operators going out of business/failing to turn a profit, majors...
11th Sep 2019, 07:36
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Posted By LostWanderer

You are right to be wary of this I know...

You are right to be wary of this

I know there is a lot of debate over this, but I have spoken to the folks in the know regarding this (company and ALPA) and to paraphrase official word "No,...
7th Jun 2019, 23:50
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Posted By LostWanderer

I would agree, that and it seems a lot of places...

I would agree, that and it seems a lot of places here are struggling a little less now than in the last 6-12 months to recruit pilots so I'm sure the minimums they are hiring at (for sponsored...
2nd May 2019, 20:24
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Posted By LostWanderer

Great List! Can I just add - 19 - Sort of...

Great List!
Can I just add - 19 - Sort of touches on your 18 - But...Don't be an "Austronaut" you don't know more than everyone else and you don't fly better than everyone else. I have started to...
11th Apr 2019, 21:33
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Posted By LostWanderer

Interesting, I was wondering also if it is a a...

Interesting, I was wondering also if it is a a regional wide issue at the moment. I know where I am it's about a 6-7 month backlog at the moment and supposedly increasing. I have heard of other...
18th Jan 2019, 21:37
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Views: 939,610
Posted By LostWanderer

I must say I am very curious on this too DSJ, I...

I must say I am very curious on this too DSJ, I guess they wouldn't announce it publicly if it was true? I know at my airline there have been a large number of Aussies suffering training failures and...
6th Jan 2019, 22:30
Replies: 2,580
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Posted By LostWanderer

My bad, corrected above. Was in reference to SKW...

My bad, corrected above. Was in reference to SKW not taking E3's.

You are quite right, Im just saying there are a few options still open for Aussies...why pick one the bottom feeder if you have...
6th Jan 2019, 21:47
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Posted By LostWanderer

To clarify, this is in regards to SKW from first...

To clarify, this is in regards to SKW from first part of above post :) - If the real reason(s) is what I have heard, which I have absolutely no way of confirming other than what I heard from other...
6th Jan 2019, 03:25
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Posted By LostWanderer

It is true the FAA is on a partial shut down that...

It is true the FAA is on a partial shut down that will affect all Australians trying to get licenses and ratings validated which will likely put hiring and class dates on a possible long term delay...
31st Dec 2018, 20:56
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Posted By LostWanderer

Hawaiian has no trouble at all getting pilot...

Hawaiian has no trouble at all getting pilot applicants. Absolutely no E3 pathway and is highly competitive for locals with significant 121 command time, my understanding is they also tend to heavily...
26th Dec 2018, 22:01
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Posted By LostWanderer

Well said. And more so, guys who are...

Well said.

And more so, guys who are reaching the education/industry experience levels to qualify for an E3, can I just say from talking to some recent guys...don't quit your job right away if you...
23rd Dec 2018, 01:45
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Posted By LostWanderer

Bingo. There are more than a few ways for them to...

Bingo. There are more than a few ways for them to circumvent renewals without much trouble at all. More so, I'd have a guess that few to zero pilots will have the time, money or resources to fight it...
22nd Dec 2018, 22:02
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Posted By LostWanderer

Good point, that makes sense. I just wondered if...

Good point, that makes sense. I just wondered if given the temporary nature of the E3 if they could somehow use it as a way to cut the numbers without going to war with the local pilots.

The CPP...
22nd Dec 2018, 21:30
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Posted By LostWanderer

Thats right, when the party was in full swing...

Thats right, when the party was in full swing nobody could get enough pilots. Now you have guys who are on full pay at home waiting class dates (up to 6 months and maybe more I believe) and this is...
22nd Dec 2018, 06:34
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Posted By LostWanderer

Interesting. While the E3 is still a valid option...

Interesting. While the E3 is still a valid option to other industries according to that article, it's clear the party is going to be fast coming to a stop for us Aussie aviators sadly. Skywest no...
2nd Dec 2018, 22:18
Replies: 2,580
Views: 939,610
Posted By LostWanderer

This is correct. Guys already there are all good...

This is correct. Guys already there are all good to keep renewing Visas as they desire but sadly no more new hire Aussies anymore. Have heard there are a few very disappointing reasons behind this...
14th Aug 2018, 01:33
Replies: 2,580
Views: 939,610
Posted By LostWanderer

Wow thats cool Havick, I am very impressed if...

Wow thats cool Havick, I am very impressed if they can pull it off! That is great for the guys and gals there. And truly, I hope it happens for everyones benefit (including my own for selfish...
14th Aug 2018, 00:50
Replies: 2,580
Views: 939,610
Posted By LostWanderer

Well that is great if so :) My understanding of...

Well that is great if so :)
My understanding of an E3 Visa was it was seperate to anything to do with ALPA or pilot contract. As in if the company elect not to renew someones paper work then it was...
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