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Old 08-16-2019, 12:24 PM   #351  
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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.
Staying current in what? I'm currently TDY for a few weeks to another UAS location.
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Staying current in what? I'm currently TDY for a few weeks to another UAS location.
my apologies for not being clear, I wasn't sure if the guys with rotor ratings stayed current, or have the opportunity to stay current, in helos via TDY trips or if the demand for the UAS job kept them exclusively flying UAS in UAS only locations.
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generally the guys will go to Tucson or OK City for a day or two every six months to stay current
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Would CBP pay for a multi add on for FW guys that would be willing to take a Puerto Rico base?


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Old 08-17-2019, 01:07 PM   #355  
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Would CBP pay for a multi add on for FW guys that would be willing to take a Puerto Rico base?


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Generally speaking no. Also Puerto Rico is now full, it's not listed on the announcement. Back story for you, about two years ago there was a single engine fixed wing only guy in Puerto Rico and they sent him to FlightSafety to get the Dash8 type rating and get his multi engine add on and he failed and ever since then they are not sending anybody to go get additional add-ons and type ratings unless you have substantial multi time. For what it's worth, a multi add on is less than $5,000. I paid $3500 flying a DA42 all glass. I would just go get it yourself and not worry about if CBP will pay for it
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:11 PM   #356  
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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

With that being said, how many hours a day do a person fly? This question also applies to the UAS pilots as well.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:13 PM   #357  
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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 ?
I'm a veteran planning on using my GI Bill and other funding to get my licenses and flight hours to qualify. By the way, I find this particular tread extremely useful and thank you to all of you for your input.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:42 AM   #358  
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generally the guys will go to Tucson or OK City for a day or two every six months to stay current
Thanks Diverb, appreciate the clarity.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:14 AM   #359  
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Hello. Iím new to this forum and I was reading this thread and I have a question(s). Iím planning on studying for my helicopter pilot license through a college program. Since youíre hiring student pilots as AEA, how many hours would be needed to qualify for this position? Iím planning to get my private, instrument, commercial and CFI.
Here you go, just FYI this is NOT a flying position

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542787400
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:15 AM   #360  
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I am a HEMS pilot and just started the process with CBP.
I tried 2 years ago but failed the polygraph.
I have been tossing around the idea of Airlines and CBP and didn't want to rule either out until I knew for sure what I wanted. After reading some of the posts on how things actually are with respect to upper management and being stuck in a border town for years doesn't appeal to me at all.
My eventual goal would be to get to Tucson but that sounds like it would be tough to get to, if I am reading it correctly.
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