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Old 08-28-2023, 06:33 AM
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Hello,


Would anyone be kind enough to give me a realistic hint about my chances of landing a resonable good job in the US ?


I am 45 Years old male 5000+ hours total, EASA but hold FAA certs, allthough never used.

1800 approx FO 737,

2500 767 F/O

and for the last 3 years CMD 767 but as only with Approx 600 PIC 767 hours. Its cargo so its a lot of legs, but not much total time.


My job is currently in scandinavia but everyday the market in europe is getting worse and worse and my current employer us racing us towards the buttom, and frankly I think I will be replaced with cheaper Labour within the next few years.

So to try a new adventure I would love to experience flying in the states again beyond my inital training.

But I hold no fancy degrees or have anything else but flying experience to offer.


I have famely, wife, 3 Kids etc. but no Greencard etc.


Thanks for any inputs
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Old 08-28-2023, 07:03 AM
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Your aviation experience and credentials should allow you to get interview calls by top tier and second tier US major airlines.

You will not be able to do direct entry captain or upgrade immediately since that would require 1000 hours of US 121 time (or some US 135 or military alternatives).

The issue is the green card. It's common knowledge that there's a temp visa for Australian pilots, but everybody else would need to apply for the lottery as far as I know.

Most foriegn pilots that I've flown with in the US got a green card via dual citizenship or marriage. Not sure what the odds are for green card lottery right now.
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Old 08-28-2023, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
Hello,


Would anyone be kind enough to give me a realistic hint about my chances of landing a resonable good job in the US ?


I am 45 Years old male 5000+ hours total, EASA but hold FAA certs, allthough never used.

1800 approx FO 737,

2500 767 F/O

and for the last 3 years CMD 767 but as only with Approx 600 PIC 767 hours. Its cargo so its a lot of legs, but not much total time.


My job is currently in scandinavia but everyday the market in europe is getting worse and worse and my current employer us racing us towards the buttom, and frankly I think I will be replaced with cheaper Labour within the next few years.

So to try a new adventure I would love to experience flying in the states again beyond my inital training.

But I hold no fancy degrees or have anything else but flying experience to offer.


I have famely, wife, 3 Kids etc. but no Greencard etc.


Thanks for any inputs
just like Ricky said.
it will unfortunately be very hard for you.
Iím from Sweden myself and I work for an American company.
send me a private message if you have questions.
BTW, the GC lottery opens soon.

/Johnny
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Old 08-29-2023, 06:34 AM
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There have been NIW visas that pilots have applied for successfully in the past year.
There are a few law firms in Europe that specialize in those. There should be more info in pprune.
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