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spitfire1500
03-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Anyone know if they are hiring and if so where can I get info?


kalyx522
03-19-2008, 09:58 PM
I've seen recent postings on Rishworth and a couple of other crew leasing sites. I could be wrong, but for foreigners I think they only hire through crew leasing companies.
.. and I'm not sure if those listings were for the pax side or cargo side or both.

KoruPilot
03-19-2008, 11:25 PM
Both Korean and Asiana are currently hiring for the B744 right and left seat, Asiana is also hiring for the right seat of the B777.

PM me your email and I will send you the contract T&C's for both operations; they are not bad at all and I understand that at least Korean has changed it's wayward ways and is a pretty decent outfit these day's.


AirWillie
03-22-2008, 05:10 PM
A lot of these airlines require time on type. I'm wondering how that works in terms of recruiting, if you're already flying a 777/747/A340 why would you move across the world to fly at another country?

KoruPilot
03-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Is that a serious question or are you just taking the p1$$?

dojetdriver
03-22-2008, 08:53 PM
A lot of these airlines require time on type. I'm wondering how that works in terms of recruiting, if you're already flying a 777/747/A340 why would you move across the world to fly at another country?

If you are coming form the U.S., you are right. You may not want to leave your major/legacy job. Before age 65, it was different. As many of them would let you fly to 65. If you are at a low paying 74 operator and looking for a job, it may be worth considering. If you are at a foreign carrier that operates the type but went out of business, or just simply doesn't have good T&C's, it might be worth considering.

Also, as an example, look here; www.gapaviation.com. Most of the KAL contract don't require you to relocate to another country. There are many U.S. cities you can live in, as well as business class tickets back and forth to work.

Flying in and out of LAX frequently, I can't tell you how many U.S. (or possibly Canadian) voices I hear on the radio lately flying KAL aircraft.

spitfire1500
03-27-2008, 01:54 PM
A lot of these airlines require time on type. I'm wondering how that works in terms of recruiting, if you're already flying a 777/747/A340 why would you move across the world to fly at another country?

Because the pay in the US sucks unless its UPS or Fed Ex! Korean bases in ATL and thats handy for me also.

mmaviator
03-29-2008, 03:50 PM
so what is all required to get hired at KAL or other contract airlines? I'm considering the jump but want to do some research before I consider. thanks for any direction or advice? i checked the website www.gapaviation.com but is there more or is that the mins

rjpurgatory
03-30-2008, 05:37 AM
fyi - I'm a US citizen with over 7,000tt (just for background info). I sent an e-mail directly to KAL and was advised to send my resume/cv to them directly, bypassing the contract companies. Haven't had time to send in the personal info, and don't know what the treatment would be like as an actual KAL employee vs. a contract pilot. Live in SEL, or in the states? Pay, upgrade potential, racial/nationality bias, funky "eastern cockpit" mentalities, FAA/JAA conversion, etc...? All are things to consider, but you might try contacting them directly if you're interested.

dojetdriver
03-30-2008, 09:30 AM
fyi - I'm a US citizen with over 7,000tt (just for background info). I sent an e-mail directly to KAL and was advised to send my resume/cv to them directly, bypassing the contract companies. Haven't had time to send in the personal info, and don't know what the treatment would be like as an actual KAL employee vs. a contract pilot. Live in SEL, or in the states? Pay, upgrade potential, racial/nationality bias, funky "eastern cockpit" mentalities, FAA/JAA conversion, etc...? All are things to consider, but you might try contacting them directly if you're interested.

Much of it has been discussed on pprune.com. The USUAL DISCLAIMER APPLIES!!! Sort through all the crap to get the facts of what the real story is. I'm guessing they want you to send in your stuff, they they will forward it to the contract agency of their choosing.

tcaphou
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