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User currently offlineALAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Just a quickie:
I'm surprised that some airlines are so eager to employ foreign pilots (as is the case with our friend from Emirates).
Does this mean that an English person is eligible to fly for an American airline,ie. United?

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Hey Hey I am English so be really nice when you use them as examples. Any British rated pilot can find a job in England as the pilot demands are so great. I am actually moving back as I think my chances are greater of becoming an airline pilot over there. Have you noticed that 4 major UK carriers are sponsoring from 0 hours to airline aircraft like non of the amrican carriers. I thought you would like to no this I think it is more the other way around like American pilots going to fly for european carriers.

User currently offlineWinglet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

I hate to burst you little bubble there, Ianhol, but in fact there still are quite a few unemployed British pilots around (albeit with low hours). Also the airline sponsorships will be very hard to get in to, simply because so many people will apply that they can take the very best. But ofcourse you are the very best (sorry)..
As for the initial question, yes indeed there are many foreign pilots at certain airlines (Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Singapore, Royal Brunei etc), but thanks to the very stringent US immigration laws there will be absolutely no danger of many foreign pilots getting a permanent position in the US. Likewise it's not too likely that many US pilots will find a job in Europe with a European airline. This world is still a long way away from a genuine global job market where anybody could get a job anywhere.


User currently offlineFedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Your better off staying in the states. The airlines will be hiring for
the next year or so. A pilot from my work is Turkish and he came
over here(USA) to build up his time becuase it's cheaper. Last
month he went to Flight Safety and got his Boeing 737500 rating
and is now applying with Southwest. The american airlines will
take anybody that is qualfied.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Winglet. There will always be unemployed pilots but when flight schools sponsor for CFI you know there is a need and the scoop on the BA sponsorship there are estimating around 400 places in the year 2001 so I think my chances of getting in are quiet high. FedEx I know flying in the US is cheaper but when you want to live in England the US just does not cut it. I know this one guy who is England with 150 hours flying Islander for an airline think of that!!!

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