Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums > Airline Pilot Forums > Part 135
Register FAQ Advertising Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Part 135 Part 135 commercial operators

 

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums

    Already registered? Login above

OR
 
To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of
the largest community of airline pilots in the U.S. and beyond.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.

Join the Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-20-2010, 11:44 AM   #31 (permalink)
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2008
Position: BE300 CP
Posts: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vee1 View Post
Does anyone have any gouge on the current Presidential Interview Process?
I did mid July... I can't PM you yet because you don't have enough posts. Have someone send me your email address and I will fill you in.
Yabadaba is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertising above will not show if you are a registered user.
Old 11-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Nov 2010
Position: C90 Captain
Posts: 2
Default

Hey everyone. I'm an avid reader of these forums but rarely post (had to get a new user name its been so long).

I am debating on sending in my resume to AAR Corp (formerly Xe and Blackwater). I know a couple people that may help me get in. I have searched these posts read them all, but I was wondering if anyone had some updated information. I'm assuming AAR will be continuing on doing the same contract stuff Blackwater did. Dash 8/Casa 212 in Afghanistan and Africa (and I guess some other places as well).

I am a King Air guy now with over 3000 hours. No military experience but I do have plenty of 135 exp.

How long is the training?
Do they train pilots on firearms?
Are pilots allowed to be armed?
How much do they pay now?
What is the lifestyle like over there/here during training?
How would a pilot like myself (135 pilot with 1 and 2-pilot experience but no military experience) fare in an environment like that?

I have talked to a couple military guys and they say the contractors and contract pilots are not looked down upon over there at all.

It seems like some interesting flying and definitely something I'd like to do while I'm still young. Thanks to anyone who has some info for me.

-Jeff
jlloyd1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #33 (permalink)
Line Holder
 
Tink's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Dec 2008
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlloyd1010 View Post
Hey everyone. I'm an avid reader of these forums but rarely post (had to get a new user name its been so long).

I am debating on sending in my resume to AAR Corp (formerly Xe and Blackwater). I know a couple people that may help me get in. I have searched these posts read them all, but I was wondering if anyone had some updated information. I'm assuming AAR will be continuing on doing the same contract stuff Blackwater did. Dash 8/Casa 212 in Afghanistan and Africa (and I guess some other places as well).

I am a King Air guy now with over 3000 hours. No military experience but I do have plenty of 135 exp.

How long is the training?
Do they train pilots on firearms?
Are pilots allowed to be armed?
How much do they pay now?
What is the lifestyle like over there/here during training?
How would a pilot like myself (135 pilot with 1 and 2-pilot experience but no military experience) fare in an environment like that?

I have talked to a couple military guys and they say the contractors and contract pilots are not looked down upon over there at all.

It seems like some interesting flying and definitely something I'd like to do while I'm still young. Thanks to anyone who has some info for me.

-Jeff
I can almost guarantee you won't get firearms training. Most likely you won't be allowed to carry a weapon anyhow. I'm going to venture to say that if you have no weapons training, it means you were never military and its not likely you will get hired. I could be wrong, but I'm speaking from my personal experience and observations. A big help is already having a security clearance. A secret does the job, a TS is great. Most military already have a clearance, well, depending on your job.
Tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 10:13 AM   #34 (permalink)
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Nov 2010
Position: C90 Captain
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks for the info, Tink. Yea I know its pretty tough to get on there without any military background. I do know a couple people that are there, but that doesn't mean I'd even be a good fit for their mission.
jlloyd1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 04:01 AM   #35 (permalink)
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2007
Posts: 236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlloyd1010 View Post
Hey everyone. I'm an avid reader of these forums but rarely post (had to get a new user name its been so long).

I am debating on sending in my resume to AAR Corp (formerly Xe and Blackwater). ...

I am a King Air guy now with over 3000 hours. No military experience but I do have plenty of 135 exp.

...

-Jeff
If you're a King Air guy, why not look at the King Air contractors?
-Dynamic
-L3
-Avenge
-Air Scan

All the players prefer to have prior military guys, but they all accept civ only aslo, just a bit harder. As to pay... my current understanding from my friends at the various companies would put pay as follows:
-L3
-Avenge
-Blackwater... whatever their name du jour happens to be
-Dynamic
-Air Scan
MiserDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #36 (permalink)
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Jan 2010
Position: B350 PIC
Posts: 2
Default

Dont talk yourself out of a job. Apply to all and see what happens. Your experience is not a deal breaker, just a little outside the norm. Some contracts allow you to carry, some do not.
skipro101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 03:52 PM   #37 (permalink)
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Mar 2010
Position: Captain
Posts: 56
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiserDD View Post
If you're a King Air guy, why not look at the King Air contractors?
-Dynamic
-L3
-Avenge
-Air Scan

All the players prefer to have prior military guys, but they all accept civ only aslo, just a bit harder. As to pay... my current understanding from my friends at the various companies would put pay as follows:
-L3
-Avenge
-Blackwater... whatever their name du jour happens to be
-Dynamic
-Air Scan
Air Scan IS NOT a King Air contractor
Belly Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 10:49 PM   #38 (permalink)
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Nov 2006
Posts: 583
Default

Presidential had a lot of airline guys come through. Some are still there, some are not. They're overhauling their training process and have a lot of need for pilots still. The new ownership highly values the DOD contracts in place and is bidding on new contracts as they come up. The flying ain't taking a load of ****ed off passengers to EWR. Visit AARcorp.com for their job openings. 500 multi is a hard minimum.
jedinein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #39 (permalink)
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Jan 2011
Position: BE200 Captain
Posts: 5
Default

Does anyone know anything about Presidential or Evergreen flying Dash 8's in Afghanistan?

I have applied to both and have 121 & 135 exp. also Dash type. I haven't heard anything back and was wondering if there would be anything else I could do to get hired?

Thanks
hray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:19 AM   #40 (permalink)
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Nov 2006
Posts: 583
Default

Keep following up. The Dashes are new to the operation, but plenty of typed airline guys got on immediately and I know they still need more. Also, if you haven't sent a resume through JSFirm, do that as well.
jedinein is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 

 
Reply
 



« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/part-135/5237-blackwater.html
Posted By For Type Date
Blackwater - Page 2 - Airline Pilot Central Forums on Part 135 | BoardReader This thread Refback 02-23-2009 09:45 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14 AM.


vBulletin® v3.8.6, Copyright ©2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 2000 - 2012 Internet Brands, Inc.