As good as it gets.
- Feb 20, 2005
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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?
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...
D) learn how to fake your logbooks so you get hired.So basically I need to a) learn Portuguese, b) obtain a Brasilian work visa and c) convert my FAA licenses to the Brasilian equivalent.
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.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.
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.
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
I work for United.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??