I am an airline pilot in India for 12 years now with around 7000 hours of which 3000 are as PIC on the 737 NG. I have a FAA CPL and a FAA 737 type rating. I do not have a FAA ATP. I am presently employed and current.
I may have to consider immigrating to the US because my fiancé is a US citizen and has her career there.
I wanted to know if any one could give me an insight on how I may have to restart my career if I do move there, which would be at the very least 2 years from now.
I do understand I have to get my FAA ATP. But apart from that what else should I expect. Would I have to start from scratch from a regional or as a first officer in a major airline. How would the climb up the seniority ladder be. Will my hours play any significant role in career progression.
All suggestions and opinions are appreciated.