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Old 08-03-2018, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by BA320 View Post
First off all I would like to thank all of you for your input,

Currently Iím under commuting contract with FlyNas I commute back and forth to the states to see my fiancťe. I work 20on/10off and sometimes 20on/20off and I make an avg of 15k USD a month tax free!! 17k if I work aggressively. I understand that money is not everything and itís the QOL that Iím seeking. The truth should be said; it would really suck for me to work for a regional especially when I think about how much $$$ I used to make. I understand that I donít have any pic time but I also heared that DL hired regional FOs with no time on the left seat at all, in fact they only did regional for 2-3 years. ďHeared it from a compass recruiterĒ

Now, if stick with my airline and build another 3000 hours which would get me 6k hours total, would that make me more competitive? I might be able to jumb left seat after passing 5k hours.

Iím really surprised that legacy carriers doesnít really care if an applicant have 3000+ hours on the same equipment they operate.
Aviation rules in Saudi is FAA in fact all the airlines trains their pilots in the states.
I don't think anyone got hired at DL without Part 121 time. Your Saudi time is not 121, so that will work against you.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by dera View Post
I don't think anyone got hired at DL without Part 121 time. Your Saudi time is not 121, so that will work against you.
My airline operates under the same strict set of regulations as airlines in the United States - Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:44 AM
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My airline operates under the same strict set of regulations as airlines in the United States - Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121.
I'd recheck that if I were you.

Or you are operating illegally, since you are not listed as having a 121 certificate.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:53 AM
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Well, itís GACAR 121, not FAR 121.

But I do have friends who got hired at Delta with no 121 time, but they were US military.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:01 AM
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Well, itís GACAR 121, not FAR 121.

But I do have friends who got hired at Delta with no 121 time, but they were US military.
GACA and FAA regulations are identically the same, though!!
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:06 AM
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It doesn’t matter if they read the same, it has to be US 121 certificate time. Why are you so sure the embassy will issue you a visa to work in the US, unless you are already possessing a green card.

Also, time in type matters little in the US, as you will bid or be assigned a type, go thru the same course as every new hire. If there are no bid openings for your class in the A320; you’ll be trained on whatever is open, likely MD-88.

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Originally Posted by zondaracer View Post
Well, itís GACAR 121, not FAR 121.

But I do have friends who got hired at Delta with no 121 time, but they were US military.
Yes, should've specified civilian hires.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer View Post
It doesnít matter if they read the same, it has to be US 121 certificate time. Why are you so sure the embassy will issue you a visa to work in the US, unless you are already possessing a green card. Also, time in type matters little in the US, as you will bid or be assigned a type, go thru the same course as every new hire.

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My fiancťe is a U.S citizen but it doesnít really matter coz citizenship is not something Iím pursuing. Iím sure about the visa because I have already applied for it and the embassy informed me that the visa will be issued once I get an offer letter from any U.S based company itís part of the process + I have a 10 year entry visa but it doesnít give me the right to work. I have a social security, a property, and a Security clearance.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dera View Post
I don't think anyone got hired at DL without Part 121 time. Your Saudi time is not 121, so that will work against you.
You don't need US 121 time specifically, foriegn equivalent should work. Military/91/135 can get hired without 121 time.

It's true that DAL specifically seems to prefer airline experience in civilian hires, but plenty of other airlines are more welcoming.

Now if you're talking about being a 121 PIC, yes you need US 121 experience first, foriegn experience will not count, even "121 equivalent".
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