Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

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Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sat Jul 28 2018, 14:48

Just a few job listings - circa 160 openings - with one company alone looking for over 100 pilots! Vast majority are rotary gigs with a spattering of fixed-wing gigs.

:wink: What pilot shortage!

Air Methods:

https://helijobs.net/2018/07/update-air ... locations/

PHI Medical:

https://helijobs.net/2018/07/update-phi ... locations/

Metro Air:

https://helijobs.net/2018/07/update-met ... locations/

Med Trans:

https://helijobs.net/2018/07/update-med ... cations-2/
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby havick » Sat Jul 28 2018, 16:44

Good luck explaining to them how the E3 Visa works.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Fill-level » Sat Jul 28 2018, 22:08

I've Spoken on the phone to some of the EMS operators, There not willing to assist in any visa issue's.

I mentioned the E3 for Australian citizens , saying the regional airlines are employing Australians on this visa..like Havic said there not interested.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Black Ops » Sat Jul 28 2018, 22:13

I’ve just finished my EC145 type rating at Flight safety, Metro Aviation, Shreveport, Louisiana.
The assistance Chief Pilot for Metro was in my class observing the training because flight safety have tendered for the training contract.
Yes, they need over Helicopter100 pilots throughout their 1500 US bases.
They will hire you and type rate you and help with your FAA ATP. Some bases only need VFR single engine pilots, however if you’re already twin and IFR the FAA ATP can be done here. They will process your work visa requirements. They have already hired many South American and European pilots..
Flight Safety’s Ec145 and 135 sims are excelled and all instructors have a wealth of flying experience.
I totally enjoyed the experience here so make contact and give it a go.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Black Ops » Sat Jul 28 2018, 22:18

Sorry about the typos in my last post. You know what I mean.
I’m waiting Immigration and customs to clear me at Jackson Atlanta.

The next leg is a killer..
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Fill-level » Sat Jul 28 2018, 23:09

Black Ops..

Any Chance you could PM me, would like to have a chat if possible
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby heliheli » Sun Jul 29 2018, 16:44

Google diversity visa
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Little Bird » Mon Jul 30 2018, 23:29

Metro won’t hire E3 visa holders nor will PHI. I just heard back from HR in both companies.
The diversity visa lottery is a possibility unless that fool takes it away, or google “90 day fiancé” and perhaps try meet a hottie and go that way...
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby yank » Tue Jul 31 2018, 03:08

Nah bro, you need a legit visa. Permanent resident Then you get all the work you can stand. It's not hard. Don't know why you want to come work on the other side of the pond, I'm trying to get over there! You have all the EMS you want bud, it's all yours. You'd get stuck in places like North Dakota. Good luck
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Postby Saucepan » Tue Jul 31 2018, 03:25

It's worth a try though. Might be hard getting the '90 day fiancé' trick around the wife however. If not and you're able to then press on with the visa. North Dakota's not that bad, and there are still a lot of other vacancies around in other places. North America's a great place to fly...obvious caveats attached to that...there are some not so good places to live too. The job search here will get harder with Beckers closing, that's quite a few skilled pilots/instructors adding to the supply side of the job market. So if you can source alternatives then why not. There's always the airlines pop;

Cheers, Saucepan.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Little Bird » Tue Jul 31 2018, 05:53

yank wrote:You'd get stuck in places like North Dakota. Good luck


That wouldn't be so bad. AMRG used to pay flights and a hard-to-fill stipend for a couple of their bases there.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Mag seal » Tue Jul 31 2018, 07:15

Yes, there are plenty of jobs in the USA however, no work visa, no work in the USA.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Hello Pilots » Tue Jul 31 2018, 07:23

Why don't y'all that want to work there apply for the green card lottery. They are a few years behind/ahead depending on what way you look at it but worth a shot. I looked earlier in the year and its closed for I think about 2020 and will have to re-enter next year for 2021 I think....Cant 100% remember.
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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Gonsky » Tue Jul 31 2018, 07:54

E2 visa is the quickest and easiest to get for Aus citizens, the trick is how you go about setting one up to pull off what your trying to do.

It is an visa based on setting up a new business, so if you can word the application around doing something in the field then there is a chance. Like all the visa's getting into the US there are many ways to pull one off. Normally just takes some cash at the beginning and a very good lawyer and thinking outside the box.

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Re: Anyone for an EMS gig in the USA...

Postby Yankee » Tue Jul 31 2018, 08:37

Y’all can have my job... I bin tryin to get down to yalls continent for years!!!

Red tape goes the other way too.

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