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Old 04-21-2014, 06:02 PM
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Does any one know of any US companies out there other than FedEx in Koln (airline, fractional, charter, etc) that have pilot domiciles in the EU? That would be a US company, with N-Registered aircraft, and FAA ATP rated crews flying in Europe? My guess is "No," but I have to ask.

My Frau is eager to get back to Germany and a commute from FRA to the US is probably off the table. I am (slowly) doing the NAC DL course to convert.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:42 PM
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I've barked up this tree before (I've got German citizenship, work rights, and speak the language, but don't have a JAA). I've only found 2 possibilities: 1. Find a wealthy American who has moved there, or 2: try and find a company with a base there (like you said, FedEx). The problem with two is finding a company where that would be a junior base! I know this doesn't really give an answer you want, but without a JAA, it's rather difficult to make the jump.

Good luck and if you find something, please share!
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:28 AM
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Some Atlas guys commute from Europe. It is a little tricky, but is done regularly.
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Not only Atlas folks. There are quite a few people who commute from Europe. To include flight attendants.
I am a recent Europe returnee but still family and i own a home in Europe. We will eventually go back...
Have all the EASA licenses too. After 15 years there, i found the industry more difficult as i got older...
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I did the USA-Europe commute for a few years as well. It is doable, but not the most fun. It helps if your spouse works for one of the large European legacy airlines, then you get her (or his) benefits as well as the ability to jumpseat on U.S. carriers. Many European carriers, including the one my wife worked for, will put non-revs in both flight attendant and cockpit jumpseats - even to and from the United States. Yes, you read that correctly, as a non-rev (you do not even have to be a pilot) you may be offered the flight deck jumpseat on flights to and from the United States. You cannot even get that on U.S. carriers as an offline pilot.
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I work for TAG aviation asia and fly a N reg airplane. Geneva is the HQ and we manage planes with N VP VQ M and T7 registrations all of which you can fly with your FAA license. (I have a standard faa atp) Great company and pay, TAG holding group owns us as in TAG watch, Mcclaren, Young Brother Financial etc. (Like a Birkshire Hathaway of Europe)
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Airlines are not allowed to put other than active pilots in the Cockpit anymore.. This applies to flights to and from the US.. Privilege was taken away recently :-(
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Originally Posted by mtow410 View Post
Airlines are not allowed to put other than active pilots in the Cockpit anymore.. This applies to flights to and from the US.. Privilege was taken away recently :-(
How long ago is recently? I have seen it as recently as January.
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It depends on company and country. I know Norwegian and Air Berlin allow paying passengers to ride in the cockpit if they have a pilot's license. In UK airspace, this is not allowed for any company. Vueling allows non-crew to ride in the jumpseat with prior permission from the company, etc...
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Pan Am had a Berlin 727 crew base in the olden days...just a fun fact.
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