Foreign Airlines that hire U.S. pilots

Air New Zealand

Old 01-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by KoruPilot View Post
It's difficult enough for a Kiwi to fly for Air NZ as there is very little movement. That has been the case for half a decade now and only people on YES letters, and they have been on them for years now, are getting in; even then it is a trickle. Once they figure out how to make the 65 to 70 year olds retire, then perhaps there will be some real movement.

I'm no longer with Air NZ by the way. I went contracting for a couple of years on a commute and have been with Virgin Australia (New Zeland) for just over a year; and have made captain. To me, by far the better choice at the moment in Australasia is the Virgin Group. But just my two cents.

With a work permit you could come here by the way. Air NZ you'll need permanent resdicence.

Yes, it is a very nice area of the world.
65 to 70 ? You guys are kidding right...
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 PM
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OVER 70 mate, I kid you not.

Now they want to use the SO's licence to keep their cush jobs. They need an under 60 on the flight deck (properly in a window seat but they think they can get around that) and they think they can get away with using the younger pilots licence. Talk about exploiting pilots, and they want to do it to their own. There is a whole lot more to it and it's all pretty ugly.

You can just imagine the sentiment on the flight deck.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:06 AM
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Interesting .I dont understand that using the younger guys lic thing. In the US the normal retirement is 65 for everybody else so Ill most likely be doing the same .The FAA is doing away with the extra checks for over 60 and you only need an under 60 pilot at international destinations. Sounds like somebody is stretching the rules a bit with the over 65 thing unless the NZ government has changed the domestic rules.
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