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User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

I am a citizen of the United States, would it be possible for me to be hired as a pilot by say, Lufthansa or British Airways? Or any other airline outside of the United States?

Thanks
Mike


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User currently offlineFlyingInTheSky From Kuwait, joined Dec 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Hi ,,,

I see no reason why an airline can't employ a foreign nation pilot as long as they comply with the rules and requirements .

I don't know about Europe, Asia or other regions ,but I can tell you that there is lots of pilots in our region that are not citizens of these countries ,for example ,Emirates , Qatar Airways ...well ,basically all the airlines in the region .


My regards ,,,


User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I have a friend who flies for Cathay! So I can't see no reasons why any qualified pilots, could not fly for a foreing airline.

Yves.



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User currently offlineProk From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

You'll have to convert to JAR/FCL when you want to fly in Europe though..

User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Many asian and middle-eastern airlines hire expats, but you won't get a job in western Europe without being an EU citizen.


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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting FlyingInTheSky (Reply 1):
I see no reason why an airline can't employ a foreign nation pilot as long as they comply with the rules and requirements .

As a matter of fact, there are some countries which restricts the issuance of a commercial pilots license and the right to work to only born citizens, such Mexico. Fortunately the majority of countries do not follow this restriction and welcome other citizens as long as they have the proper immigration status (legal right to live and work) AND have the proper licenses converted or acquired.

RM  Smile



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