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I hear of all the pilots going over to China or India, but anyone here have any luck getting on with the Brazilian carriers like Tam or GOL?
 

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Need to be Brasilian, do a search somebody posted a response on this type of question not to long ago.
 

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So basically I need to a) learn Portuguese, b) obtain a Brasilian work visa and c) convert my FAA licenses to the Brasilian equivalent.

Fairly straightforward. If not time consuming.

But the wife wants to move back to VCP, so might just have to bite the bullet...
 

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So basically I need to a) learn Portuguese, b) obtain a Brasilian work visa and c) convert my FAA licenses to the Brasilian equivalent.

Fairly straightforward. If not time consuming.

But the wife wants to move back to VCP, so might just have to bite the bullet...

According to other threads, you have to be a citizen of Brazil.
 

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A lot of the pilots going to China and India are Brazilian. I think you'll find that highly qualified Brazilian pilots can't find jobs in Brazil. Lot of bankrupt carriers in S. America dumping a lot of qualified pilots on the street.
 

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So basically I need to a) learn Portuguese, b) obtain a Brasilian work visa and c) convert my FAA licenses to the Brasilian equivalent.
D) learn how to fake your logbooks so you get hired.

Seen this one too many times. Not to mention I was in class last year with a guy that claimed he had all sorts of time from one of the Brazilian carriers. He was bounced from class for not even knowing the basics.
 

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The scary part is that he actually may have been with one of the Brazilian carriers for a long time and still not know the basics... Different flying down there to say the least.
 
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The Brazilians are also going to China and India. Those airlines don't pay much. Last time I heard, over 70 Brazilians working for Eva Air, a quarter of them left TAM for better pay.
 

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The scary part is that he actually may have been with one of the Brazilian carriers for a long time and still not know the basics... Different flying down there to say the least.
Couldn't agree with you more. That's how they roll the dice down there. Scary..........
 

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I wouldn't do it as a career. But for someone that is young (no family) and needs to build time to get a better job in the US (when hiring starts again), it's not a bad deal. Especially living in Brazil as a pilot in your 20s/30s. Pilots apparently are put on a pedestal over there.
 

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I wouldn't do it as a career. But for someone that is young (no family) and needs to build time to get a better job in the US (when hiring starts again), it's not a bad deal. Especially living in Brazil as a pilot in your 20s/30s. Pilots apparently are put on a pedestal over there.
Pilots are "put on a pedestal" everywhere in the developing world... that might get you some a$$, its not going to get you a job with Delta, Continental or American.
 

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A friend of mine flew for LAB and went on to fly for United. He said he didn't have any problems getting hired at a US major. I guess it all depends on the timing.
 

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A friend of mine flew for LAB and went on to fly for United. He said he didn't have any problems getting hired at a US major. I guess it all depends on the timing.

I still want to fly for TAM!

:}
 

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Airlines:
You have to be a Citizen.
Citizenship might take up to 2 years.
Lot of Brazilian pilots going to India, China and Middle-East.
FO pay is very low.

Corporate/Private sector:
All of the above
Plus the fact that you will be working where the gap between rich and poor is much bigger.
You will be treated like a dog. If you don’t like there is a big line behind you with pilots willing to take your position.

Do you know how a rich farmer calls his dog?
Answer: Piloto
 

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I still want to fly for TAM!

:}
Go ahead, knock yourself out and have a good time.

I have a job, but if I didn't, I'd probably pass....now if I could get on with LAN, well that's a different story. I'd go to LAN in a second.
 

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Go ahead, knock yourself out and have a good time.

I have a job, but if I didn't, I'd probably pass....now if I could get on with LAN, well that's a different story. I'd go to LAN in a second.

Lan?

They offerd me a 767 Captain job that paid $3500 a month.

I'd rather go back to smuggling out of Bolivia..boy that was a good time!
 

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I guess everybody is different...LAN also involves living in Santiago Chile, a clean, safe and beautifull city....

how much do you think TAM is going to pay you??? I doubt they can afford to pay you 3500 a month.

Well if one it comes to that, I'll take a job with LAN, you go to TAM and everybody is happy
 

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I guess everybody is different...LAN also involves living in Santiago Chile, a clean, safe and beautifull city....

how much do you think TAM is going to pay you??? I doubt they can afford to pay you 3500 a month.

Well if one it comes to that, I'll take a job with LAN, you go to TAM and everybody is happy

kkkkkkkk....

Have you EVER worked for a South American Carrier?

My remark about TAM was said as a joke to my TAM pals...in reference to the TAM F/A's and women of Brazil.

Are you a Hawker Driver? Where do you work now?
 

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I fly for Netjets.......few years back I flew for an Asian carrier, there were lots of South Americans there, mainly Brazilians, Venezuelans, a few Colombians, and a couple from Mexico and Central America. I worked with guys from Viasa, Varig, TAM, Aires de Colombia, etc.........one guy from LAN, he said it was a first class airline, but pay was not good..............but no I've never worked for a South American carrier, going on info I heard from those guys...................what about you, who do you work for??? Did you really turn LAN down??
 

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I fly for Netjets.......few years back I flew for an Asian carrier, there were lots of South Americans there, mainly Brazilians, Venezuelans, a few Colombians, and a couple from Mexico and Central America. I worked with guys from Viasa, Varig, TAM, Aires de Colombia, etc.........one guy from LAN, he said it was a first class airline, but pay was not good..............but no I've never worked for a South American carrier, going on info I heard from those guys...................what about you, who do you work for??? Did you really turn LAN down??
I work for United.

Yes...Lan, thanks but no thanks!
 
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