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Old 08-14-2019, 06:12 PM   #341  
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Yes! Is there a flight requirement for these student pilots.
I will have to search our internal website for the requirements; however, I believe you need to be a student at UND and the few interns I have met are all commercial rated CFI's who work part time for us as sensor operators on the MQ-9 as they continue school and building flight hours.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:24 PM   #342  
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This is some generic information. Sorry I was unable to locate AMO specific internship info

https://www.cbp.gov/careers/students...cent-graduates
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:38 PM   #343  
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I have searched the last 10 pages or so to find this answer. Will CBP pay for a Comm Multi Add on?
Also, I see that PR/ CAMB pays 25% extra off of base salary for RI, is PR a good place to live with a family? Ive talked to one guys saying that his family is faring very well. I just wanted to get a consensus from anyone that is currently there. Ive also always wanted to fly turbo props and I love the Dash 8.

I was planning on applying after I got back from vacation. I wouldn't mind trying out CBP as a pilot although I see that a lot of people have suggested to just wait for the airlines. Also, I am in OKC every so often, would it hurt or would I be allowed to drop by Will Rogers and maybe get a tour or speak with someone if I happened to stop by?
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:26 AM   #344  
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Thanks for searching for the answer. I have another question. Is the Sierra Vista location strictly a drone site or do they have helicopters too?
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Thanks for searching for the answer. I have another question. Is the Sierra Vista location strictly a drone site or do they have helicopters too?
Sierra Vista is a all UAS location. Tucson Air Branch has a small office next door with 2 helicopters, but they do not belong to Sierra Vista. They have their own office, own mechanics, different schedules. Put it this way, in 18 months I have never even sat in one of their helicopters. Hope that answerers your question.

Rumor is we will be joining them or getting our helicopter, but I'm not holding my breath. IF and that's a big IF, it will be years down the road.
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Thanks! I noticed the current announcement had Sierra Vista as a location and I want to stay in Arizona. Still gonna work towards my certifications to be a pilot. What’s the average class size for the AMO Academy? Do you get a lot of applicants?
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Thanks! I noticed the current announcement had Sierra Vista as a location and I want to stay in Arizona. Still gonna work towards my certifications to be a pilot. What’s the average class size for the AMO Academy? Do you get a lot of applicants?
Sierra Vista will always be hiring, so getting it will be easy. Since your from AZ and want to stay in AZ, then it could be a good fit for you. Academy class size is small, normally 20-24, far cry from Customs or Border Patrol's 50 per class size.

Are you currently active duty military, or either guard / reserve ?
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Sierra Vista is a all UAS location. Tucson Air Branch has a small office next door with 2 helicopters, but they do not belong to Sierra Vista. They have their own office, own mechanics, different schedules. Put it this way, in 18 months I have never even sat in one of their helicopters. Hope that answerers your question.

Rumor is we will be joining them or getting our helicopter, but I'm not holding my breath. IF and that's a big IF, it will be years down the road.
Diverb, if you don't mind me asking, are you both rotor and fixed wing rated? Curious if they would stash a dual-rated dude in a UAS only initial hire spot. Understand needs of the agency, but wouldn't put it past CBP given the chatter over the past 34 pages. As always, appreciate your candor.
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Diverb, if you don't mind me asking, are you both rotor and fixed wing rated? Curious if they would stash a dual-rated dude in a UAS only initial hire spot. Understand needs of the agency, but wouldn't put it past CBP given the chatter over the past 34 pages. As always, appreciate your candor.
There is a good portion of us in the office who are dual rated. We have 5 or 6 guys who are rotor only as well as 3-4 who are fixed wing only. CBP doesn't care what your flying background is or how many types you hold, your a warm body for the UAS seat
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There is a good portion of us in the office who are dual rated. We have 5 or 6 guys who are rotor only as well as 3-4 who are fixed wing only. CBP doesn't care what your flying background is or how many types you hold, your a warm body for the UAS seat
Thanks for the reply, Diverb. Always appreciated. Are you able to stay current going TDY or is it not a concern for CBP for guys filling UAS seats? Thanks again.
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