KingAirMan
Topic Author
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:33 am

American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:27 am

Are there any American Pilots out there who have flown , or presently flying for international carriers ? If so please let me know how you managed to do so, I posted a topic about job oppurtunities overseas a couple of days ago, but felt like it didnt really hit the spot. Thanks!

Sean
 
doug_or
Posts: 3125
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 9:55 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:34 am

Check out pprune.org. You'll probably get more and better informed responses there.
When in doubt, one B pump off
 
deaphen
Posts: 1090
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:57 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:36 am

i have a good option for you... check out
spicejet.com
jetairways.com
airsahara.net

or simply go to google and search for indigo, goair, air deccan or any indian airline for that matter  Smile. I am pretty sure on their employment oppertunities page.. you will have a diverse option of jobs.

regards
nitin
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
 
caboclo
Posts: 175
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:34 pm

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:24 am

HI KingAirMan. Overseas flying is a great option, if you don't mind relocating. Most oriental and indian airlines hire large numbers of expats, as does Emirates. Look around, you'll find plenty of info. Like Doug said, pprune.org will probably have more info on that than a.net. Also try flightinfo.com.
Freight dogs have more fun
 
MCOflyer
Posts: 7071
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:51 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:28 am

Four American pilots went to Ethiad to fly the 773ER. Thats according to airways. I've heard of american pilots flying for BA, Ethiad, Emirates and others. I'm sure some fly for SQ and LH.

MCOflyer
Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
 
KingAirMan
Topic Author
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:33 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:37 am

I appreciate all of your help. You all are very helpful, i just see more oppurtunity for pilots overseas, plus, pilots get a lot more respect  Wink . Im a passionate traveller , and to get paid to see the world while flying would be my ultimate goal. you can only go "so many places" with american carriers , especially before you get laid off :-/
 
jhooper
Posts: 5560
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:27 pm

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:33 am

My dad left Delta after they took away his pension. He's flying for Asiana now.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
MCOflyer
Posts: 7071
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:51 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 6):
He's flying for Asiana now.

Congrats. I presume hes flying the 763ER.

MCOflyer
Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
 
Gr8Circle
Posts: 2387
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:44 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Caboclo (Reply 3):
Most oriental and indian airlines hire large numbers of expats

Indian carriers will probably continue hiring expat pilots for a few more years....until fresh Indian pilots start entering the market in large numbers, in response to the opportunities created by the recent surge in civil aviation out there..... Big grin
 
jhooper
Posts: 5560
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:27 pm

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Congrats. I presume hes flying the 763ER.

He's on the 777-200. According to him, it's different from flying w/ DL but I think he still likes it.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
pilot21
Posts: 983
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 8:28 am

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:07 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
Four American pilots went to Ethiad to fly the 773ER. Thats according to airways. I've heard of american pilots flying for BA, Ethiad, Emirates and others. I'm sure some fly for SQ and LH.

I was on an SQ flight from KL to SIN in June and we had an American captain. If you don't mind the ex-pat life, flying for SQ or EK etc is a great way to fly the world, and get paid pretty well compared to US carriers. (much lower or non-existant taxes in these bases)
Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR
 
ha763
Posts: 3168
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:36 pm

RE: American Pilots Flying For International Carriers.

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:17 am

Many of the non-Japanese pilots flying for Japanese carriers are actually contracted to the airline by a crew leasing company. One such company is based in Hawaii and recently had an ad looking for Q400 pilots for Air Nippon Network.