Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
My name is Zack, and I have been pursuing a career in this wonderful thing we call flying. I’m not here to speak about my past DUI and all that entails. I have to my knowledge, read every thread available on this forum regarding DUI’s and there severity etc etc… Of which I own fully, but my question lays in different pastures, which follows.
So right at 2 years ago, I was arrested for a DUI, case went to court, prosecution completely dropped all charges, nothing more was in that sense done through the court. I know the seriousness of the offense with the arrest itself. As I said I have tried to do as much research as I could to find this out of my own before posting. My question, ladies and gentlemen, is now that I have this 1 blemish. I won’t say “on my record” because in that sense my record is spotless… but since I have this 1 blemish on my “arrest history” how and what does that do for my entry into Canada/Mexico with a airline. I am aware of TRP, and the other night permanent route to admissible entry. I spoke to a regional recruiter a few months ago, and his response was “yes, we hire people with DUI’s, after 5 years so that they can get cleared to fly to Canada etc.” I don’t believe he understood the circumstances with my specific case. Bottom line question… did the case getting dismissed enable free travel for me for a career. Or will I still have to jump that TRP/admissions hoop (which seems to be a killer). Not that the DUI already isn’t. Like I said ladies and gentlemen, I understand the severity of my action, my question lays in what I have asked about the admissions hoop. If it does, then it would seem to reason I wait to start ATP until more time passes to get to that 5 year mark. If getting the case dropped opens that door tho, I could respectably start soon and that wouldn’t be a problem with hiring on at a regional in the next few years. I just wouldn’t want to finish with my hours and then be sitting at idle because I’m missing 1 year and some change on being able to fly all the routes a carrier flies.
Thank you for reading this and any information you can provide.
Have a blessed day and upcoming weekend.