TAM and Gol (Brazil)

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Anyone here work for either of these companies and/or know anything about them in regards to pay and hiring times?
 

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I don't work there but my friends said hiring has stopped at both GOL and TAM. After the downsizing of VARIG (purchased by GOL), a lots of their pilots are going to be placed on 737 fleet. As for TAM, no more hiring this year.
All Brazilian airlines will only hire those that have Brazilian citizenship. There are currently a bunch of guys on the street looking for jobs out there.
Sorry but no "caipirinhas and churrasco" anytime soon.
Best of luck !
 

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Appreciate the reply. I was born in Brazil so I have dual citizenship (Brazil/US). Do you know anything about the pay there?
 

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No problem.....I was too and the only reason I know this things is because I've been actively looking for stuff down there. Until May, if you had experience (Jet PIC and around 6,000 hrs) you could get a job at TAM as direct entry captain on A320 and make around R$11,000 a month. I don't know about GOL, but I believe you have to start as F/O. The schedule is very different down there, specialy domestic flying. A lot of trips are 6 days long with around 15hrs of flying and 8 to 10 days off a month. They don't care about productivity since you're paid in salary. The overtime is great (weekends, holidays, nights, etc).
Try to find out about AZUL (E190), they should start operating at end of year and will probably hire soon.
Hope it helps!
 

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TAM is not hiring...I'm surprised when where moving the dreamliners the ramp out at Boeing Everett is full of new aircraft painted in the TAM livery.
 

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AMT is right on with his info. Hiring should start next year again but for right now no movement going on.
 

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Well AMT is kind of misinformed they don't pay salary in Brazil. It's like here you have a garanteed and a variable part the difference is garanteed it's always 54 hrs for all airlines thanks to a weak union. Also the 8 days off a month minimum it's the same for all since 1987. You don't choose your schedule they do. And yes some times you'll have 15hrs duty time but still max 8hrs of flight time a day or 6 landings for single crew. The deal there is there is not enough inspectors so flying above limit it's always happening.
 

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I flew for TAM and VASP.
Current salary at TAM for international FO's it's around 9k Brazilian reals. 320 captains are making average 15 to 17k brazilian reals.
Only citizens can fly there because of the constitution like in Europe only europeans citizens can fly there. That's how it should be here in USA too to avoid 9/11.
 

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Bombinha,

Not true - No European citizenship is required to fly in Europe.

Allowing only US citizens to fly in the US would not have prevented 9/11.
 

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So go get a job in Europe and leave Brasil for Brasilians. Thanks
And btw Brasil is with S not Z.
 
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I flew for TAM and VASP.
Current salary at TAM for international FO's it's around 9k Brazilian reals. 320 captains are making average 15 to 17k brazilian reals.
Only citizens can fly there because of the constitution like in Europe only europeans citizens can fly there. That's how it should be here in USA too to avoid 9/11.

Bombinha, I'm a bit confused by what you've stated. First you said that AMT was misinformed and that they don't pay salary in Brasil. Then one thread later you state the above. Could you clarify which one it is?

And I was born there so the citizenship part really isn't a problem. Just trying to weigh the benefits of flying here in the US (at least with the current industry) versus flying in Brasil.
 

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Total of 3. Supposedly going away when the 777s arrive but who knows.
 

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Ha Ha I just married a Brasilian, So I guess that means "Dual Citizenship." Time: 6000 with Jet pic in Hawkers. Do you think i would be competative??

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Ha Ha I just married a Brasilian, So I guess that means "Dual Citizenship." Time: 6000 with Jet pic in Hawkers. Do you think i would be competative??

Regards

Sorry to rain on your parade dude, I am also married to a Brasilian and NO you cannot, it takes 15 years to acquire citizenship unless you are Portuguese, it takes one year, and this is all predicated upon living there the whole time, possibly just having residence there may work, if you have better info, like proving me wrong, pleeeaaze do, I am really curious.

You can pass into Brasil as offen as you like with no limits like the five year tourist visa.

disculpe,

tchau
 

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Yes I would say so. Not too long ago people were getting hired with less than 500 hours. Once the hiring starts again you shouldn't have a problem provided all of the paper work is in order.
 

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Yes I would say so. Not too long ago people were getting hired with less than 500 hours. Once the hiring starts again you shouldn't have a problem provided all of the paper work is in order.


was this for the question of working there, married to a Brasilian?
I thought you even explained this to me before, that we had to be Brasilian? is that true?
 

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I think you would be able to but I'll check on that. We have a few Mercosul guys working for us and one of them I am sure is not a Brazilian citizen.
Alot of people have been asking me this question so I'll check the regs and I'll get back to you guys.
 

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I checked with some people who seem to know the regs really good and they said you have to be a citizen, either born or naturalized, to be able to fly in Brazil.
Since this is Brazil, I guess if you know the right people, you could probably pay your way around the red tape but if you follow the law, then you need to be a citizen.
I hope this better answers everybodys questions.
 
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