I'm sure this may have been covered at sometime, I would like to come to Alaska in the future to work as a bush pilot. The visa issue will not be a problem for me but I would like to know the general feeling towards foreign pilots and the chance of employment.
I heard that there is generally AK time wanted which I will not have, but I will be at about 2000tt all bush flying some in Botswana ( Africa) and the rest in NZ with about 500 hrs on floats. I can work as an unlicensed engineer and have some fishing guiding experience as well. I have worked in the Southern Alps on NZ which range between about 7000ft to the highest Mt Cook about 13000ft.
What is the chances, of getting onto what looks like the most interesting environment for a bush pilot. Any advice is welcome thanks, oh I don't mean while the credit crunch is on but under normal hiring circumstances if it ever happens again.
My move will be permanent to AK if things work out as myself and my wife have been trying to get over for sometime and have just about got it all sorted out. I realise I would be behind allot of US pilots and of course respect that but I'm willing to do work extremely hard to end up with a flying job over there.
Hope some one can give me some guidance, very happy to give any advice to anyone looking to go to Africa for work.