Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 382 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6114 times:
As long as you're proficient in English, can pass a first class medical exam, and can pass all your FAA written exams and checkrides, you should have no problem. Flight schools today have to be a little careful due to TSA regulations involving students born in foreign countries, but you mentioned that you are a citizen, so that is another point in your favor.
No company (airline or otherwise) can discriminate against hiring people of a certain religion or ethnicity.
NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 686 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6072 times:
It's illegal to discriminate against race or religion when it comes to employment in the U.S. I know a couple of pilots at AA of Middle Eastern descent, I don't see why you should have any problems. We all get a background check before we're hired, wherever we come from. Our CCO at AA is of Persian/Iranian descent as well.
yoyo444104 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5915 times:
I don't have problem with Flight School. They are very friendly and helpful, but I don't know what beyond my graduation. I don't know if I ever get a job as a pilot in U.S. where I want to spend all my life. I'm planing to get CFI rating, and that will coast me up to $65000. Imagine after spending all this money, I won't get a job. Next term, ( spring term) I will start taking my professional courses in aviation. I not formally sure of is that a good investment?
yoyo444104 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5736 times:
I'm not religious person, and I don't have problem to follow any dress code. Also , I know it's illegal to discriminate for any reasons in the U.S., but they can easily disregard my work application. My father is a pilot in Middle East, and I he is in UK to get license on Airbus A320. I can work with him in Middle East, but I don't want to go back there.
I'm trying to contact Alpa and find more. It's not a good idea to start investing my my in this filed with this amount of certainty
Thank you for the responds.
please! write something if you know more about this matter.
Best regard !
Of course that's a safety thing. I don't recall seeing pictures of Middle Eastern pilots with beards, but I think some Scandinavians do.
Quoting yoyo444104 (Reply 6): My father is a pilot in Middle East, and I he is in UK to get license on Airbus A320. I can work with him in Middle East, but I don't want to go back there.
You have to sort out your own priorities, but my first thought would be that it would be better from a career standpoint to go fly in the Middle East than in America. There you could get into one of those direct entry cadet programs and be flying for a major airline faster while getting paid better than in the US where you'll pay through the nose for training and then maybe get a job at a regional making under $30k per year. There are experienced American pilots leaving to take jobs with Asian and Middle Eastern airlines.
It might merit consideration to go fly in the Middle East for a while and then eventually return to the US when you have the hours and experience to jump right into a major.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
B727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 638 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5175 times:
Irish on the other hand...
(In all seriousness, your heritage and religious back ground will have no bearing on your opportunities here.)
As for being Muslim/not religious is a point similar to being a secular Jew. A person who's heritage (Jewish, Arabic, heck, even Swedish) technically places them as XYZ religion, but who does not practice, would be correct in saying they are ____ but not religious/practicing.
My comments/opinions are my own and are not to be construed as the opinion(s) of my employer.
yoyo444104 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4887 times:
Thank you for all these answer! You guys encouraged me to finish my degree in this field. You can't imagine how hard does it feel when you think nobody will hire you because of religion or background, and the problem is many people discouraged me to get this degree. Now, I have knowledge on how does it work after all these answers!
God bless The United States of America and its kind people.
DeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 6569 posts, RR: 51 Reply 21, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4803 times:
I know you said you didn't want to go back to the ME, but don't discount that option. I'm getting my flying done from the military but going to the ME or Asia is a back up for me. I hear they desperately need pilots. You'd only need to fly a few years over there to get the hours required over here.
And no, you shouldn't have a problem. I'm against affirmative action (see it as reverse discrimination, treating the effect and not the cause) but there might be quotas to fill at US airlines and being an Arab might work in your favor. Not sure if US airlines have quotas like that, but I'd say 90% of pilots I see are white males so if they do have quotas, it should be very easy to get a job
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8035 posts, RR: 25 Reply 24, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4556 times:
Quoting yoyo444104 (Thread starter): I heared recently that I may not get a job in the U.S because of my arabic/ Islamic background. I'm about to
Who said that?? That's 100% absolutely not true. In fact, it's illegal. The background they will check is your FBI background, so keep your nose clean and don't start plotting death to the infidels and you'll be fine.