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Old 06-01-2016, 02:03 AM
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Pack Rat: sent email, heard nothing back. If things had changed the crew community would know quick enough who has a greencard, especially if you have an intimate relationship with immigration officials all over the planet. That's why I asked here.

CRJ700master: at the airlines I flew we had many foreign passports, sometimes it looked like the United Nations, all doing military flights, never a problem. Not on US bases in the US, overseas or operating into Afghanistan (which at times was the only destination it seemed) or Iraq.
Only problem is when the government implements the CRAF flying, then only US passports are good, but then you also get a Geneva Convention card and some other tidbits.
Foreign passport holders need to go through a separate TSA background check before every(!) training event (and once a foreigner obtains a US passport this does not apply anymore- what checks would have been implemented if Mohammed and accomplises had been US citizens?). Once done, it is a non-event. Just a few companies don't want to deal with this government requirement (Southern, Omni, Kalitta to name a few) so they only accept US passports which they only tell you during the interview. All their application paperwork says that you need to have the legal right to work in the US, and unrestricted passport. And we don't discriminate based on ...., national origin, ...... They just hope you will not take them to court.
And no, giving up my original passport is not an option just yet. Once my birth country allows dual passports I will be first in line to get a blue one.

I looked at the employment website thinking I would apply again, hoping requirements had changed.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by overcast View Post
Does Omni take foreign passports + green card? Their website says yes, and so did it many years ago but during the interview they told you that only US passports were acceptable.
Several people at Omni have 2 passports but, one MUST be a US passport. I have flown with a lot of people that when flying into the country of their other passport i.e. Germany, they just use their Deutschland passport. I don't know where you're other passport is issued from but if you can hold both that countries and the US, you can.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by blackbox View Post
Several people at Omni have 2 passports but, one MUST be a US passport. I have flown with a lot of people that when flying into the country of their other passport i.e. Germany, they just use their Deutschland passport. I don't know where you're other passport is issued from but if you can hold both that countries and the US, you can.
In the word of electronic information. The passport on the GenDec is the Passport that must be used.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:30 AM
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HD, correct.
Blackbox: if I get US passport (have been eligible almost 20 years), then I need to give up the one from my birth country, which for family reasons (long-term illness for example) I do not want to do. They allow only dual passports under very few exemptions for their birth citizens. Folks from other countries don't even need to list their other passport anymore. All about "tolerance"and "integration".

Anyway, thank you all. I will look somewhere else.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:08 PM
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Every company has rules. I have worked for airlines that you had to have a lot of different requirements. I don't think it's the airline
If you want to work there you meet there requirements. If not move on
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:08 PM
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Quiet in here, must be all working hard or playing golf.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:06 PM
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Quiet in here, must be all working hard or playing golf.
Probably interviewing at future Amazon airlines.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by desertdog71 View Post
Quiet in here, must be all working hard or playing golf.
I had a phone interview about two weeks ago. Either I didn't say the right things, or they're busy doing other things. My feeling when we hung up was that it went rather well. I feel I did a good job on the TMAAT questions and typical HR questions. If I don't hear anything by the end of next week, I'll assume that I didn't get the "good job." It was a good opportunity and if nothing comes of it, good practice.

I have a little over 3000tt, 750tpic, atp, small biz jet type, and some ocean crossing experience.

Good luck to everyone.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:39 PM
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I had a phone interview about two weeks ago. Either I didn't say the right things, or they're busy doing other things. My feeling when we hung up was that it went rather well. I feel I did a good job on the TMAAT questions and typical HR questions. If I don't hear anything by the end of next week, I'll assume that I didn't get the "good job." It was a good opportunity and if nothing comes of it, good practice.

I have a little over 3000tt, 750tpic, atp, small biz jet type, and some ocean crossing experience.

Good luck to everyone.
Good luck.

I'm just seeing what else is out there now. The pay sucks, seems a few folks aren't too happy there. It would be a stop over point at best as things are now, get some Int'l ops under your belt and head on down the road. They could make it more attractive to stay but I doubt it.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:39 PM
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I had 12,080 TT 8,100 jet with a Lear Jet type rating when I was asked to attend ground school for the 76. The phone interview is the toughest part about getting hired. "TMAAT you went above and beyond to help a customer?" Conflict with a fellow employee? It really helps to think about specific instances and write them down ahead of time. Anyway went out to Tulsa for four weeks of ground school which was intensive: six days a week/10 hours a day. ALL of your systems training is CBT which I didn't mind. We spent an inordinate amount of time on OAI specific memory items which they want you to memorize VERY precisely. We really should have taken the Oral exam before we left Tulsa and I believe they were going to change that. We took a systems test and if that went well we were off to the sims in Atlanta. Fixed Base is first. We had a very knowledgeable instructor but the Fixed Base secessions were grueling evaluations and decidedly not instruction. Luck if the draw on that. Get through fixed base and it's off to full flight. OAI maintains very high standards. You should have your flows, procedures, and memory Items down pat before you step in to the fixed base sim really. I struggled to meet the standards in full flight and reieved extra training. I passed the type rating and felt like I was home free. The next night I struggled during the IP check from the right seat and I was given the option to resign. I had only flown from the left seat during all of my training so yea; I was behind when flying from the other seat. I was shocked that they would bring me along that far to cut me lose at that stage of training I wasn't wildly outside of ATP standards on maneuvers. It was my first experience flying glass and flying part 121. It was an intense experience and I learned a great deal. I thought the pilot group was great and I was really excited to work hard and get that Boeing Type Rating! im back to flying Lears now but I like to think I could reapply to OAI at some point in the future and do the Long haul stuff. Any thoughts from OAI folks?
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