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Grom1234 12-03-2018 05:39 PM

Well that sounds fantastic. Is that because AMO is having a hard time getting pilots on board? How long do you see that lasting? Thanks for the info.

RCpilot2018 12-03-2018 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by Grom1234 (Post 2718526)
Well that sounds fantastic. Is that because AMO is having a hard time getting pilots on board? How long do you see that lasting? Thanks for the info.

Yes, AMO pilot hiring has been very low over the last 5 years. If memory serves me, I believe the agency hired about 100 or so in a 6 year time period. With airline pilot hiring in overdrive, AMO will be desperately hiring pilots for the next decade!

KaiGywer 12-03-2018 07:21 PM

I have 6.5 years of local law enforcement experience and currently working on my pilot ratings (fixed wing). What are the odds of actually getting to fly a plane and not just a UAV? I currently live in Bismarck, ND, so Grand Forks wouldn't be out of the question for a move.

KaiGywer 12-04-2018 06:11 PM

Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2718927)
not likely. Your still going to have to accumulate a 1000 hours of flight time and have your comerrical/instrument ticket. The commercial and instrument is easy to get, but the the flight time will take awhile unless you have really deep pockets. I know several guys at GF who only fly the C210 or AS350 one or two days a month if they are lucky. I would recommend trying to get on with a large city or state LE agency who has their own avaition unti. If i wasnt 59 months from retirement i would bail myself

Yeah sitting at 370hrs right now, and the goal has been 1500 for airlines, but wouldn't mind looking into CBP. But, if what you say about 1-2 flying days a month is normal, then probably not.

DrH361 12-04-2018 10:47 PM

Are there any new hire locations that are a non-uas branch? 1300 hour (200 turbine pic, 30 hours sic part 91 jet time) commercial single/multi, CFI, cfii, Mei, and currently a full time police officer for 12 years. Career sounds interesting but I did not spend 60k out of my own pocket for every rating possible just to go fly drones. Any valuable input? Thanks a lot.

kaputt 12-05-2018 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2718956)
I know of two pilots at my branch who are looking for another job. AMO hasnít even taken into consideration the amount retirement eligible guys this year and next. I love when management talks about how well were doing hiring and getting new guys in the pipeline but they fail to mention to the 20-30 we loose every year

Is it like this on the southern border as well? Or can you fly a lot down there?

KaiGywer 12-05-2018 07:32 PM

Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2719503)
Again if your at a southern border non-UAS branch then yes you can fly a lot, although I have a buddy in Texas and he tells me he only flys about 3-4 days a week on average.

To be fair, if a work week is only 5 days, 3-4 days of flying isn't bad. Lol

Jim4sparks 12-17-2018 02:13 PM

Puerto Rico
Is there anyone who is based in Puerto Rico that can give some insight on living conditions. Availability of housing. Taxes? What is the leadership like?

Tibhar87 01-04-2019 02:28 PM

So are the AIA's affected by the government shutdown? how about previous shutdowns?

Tibhar87 01-04-2019 02:32 PM

So are the AIA's affected by the gov. shutdown? have they missed any pay during previous shutdowns?

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