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jmd4j 03-28-2018 06:13 AM

I posed this question on a different forum but I haven't been approved as user yet, so I thought I'd throw it out here as well

Besides the SW border and PR, I notice St. Thomas V.I. is also listed on the announcement (Caribbean branch). Is that also a hard to fill locale or how difficult is that for newbies to get? I understand about the drastic tax situation PR poses and the like, but the wife has some job prospects there (both PR & St. Thomas), and wouldn't be bad for a few years I don't think.
I'm thinking about throwing my name into the hat. I'm a current DoD federal civilian (8 yrs) so I already understand a lot of the gov't BS a lot of people reference on forums (mandatory trainings, politics, and the like), so that wouldn't be a blindside for me, as I'm used to it by now �� Just trying to weigh some options at this time.

Shifty101 03-29-2018 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by RPAeyes (Post 2534349)
Wow, the hiring center called, I got the job, but WTF I have to start the training academy next week, that's not much time. 5 days notice, what kinda operation is this? The AF & GA has always given more notice than 5 days. The lady on the phone said they had a seat open up, and if I want the job to take it.

Gotta be honest, this isn't a great first impression, 4 days to get stuff squared away and then travel across country.

I am looking into this, can you please private message me.

pilotaz 04-05-2018 07:52 AM

Hi everyone,

I got some questions for the active AIA's here, I just applied for the AIA position and I am undergoing the starting process for this position.

What is the life of an AIA like a normal day of work?

About how many days are you out of home per year on assignment or on a mission?

Is family life good?

About how much time does the hiring process take?

ItnStln 04-14-2018 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by emersonbiguns (Post 2535316)
What office were you hired into? What position, AIA or AEA?

What’s the difference between AIA and AEA?

emersonbiguns 04-14-2018 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by ItnStln (Post 2572207)
What’s the difference between AIA and AEA?

AIA, Air Interdiction Agent (pilot)

AEA, Aviation Enforcement Agent (tactical officer)

ItnStln 04-14-2018 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by emersonbiguns (Post 2572247)
AIA, Air Interdiction Agent (pilot)

AEA, Aviation Enforcement Agent (tactical officer)

Thanks! Since the AIA position only requires a Commercial and 750 hours would it be a good way to build time for the airlines?

BarrySeal 04-14-2018 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by ItnStln (Post 2572277)
Thanks! Since the AIA position only requires a Commercial and 750 hours would it be a good way to build time for the airlines?

if you are "looking to build time for the airlines" you need to go somewhere else.

ItnStln 04-14-2018 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by BarrySeal (Post 2572296)
if you are "looking to build time for the airlines" you need to go somewhere else.

Why’s that?

ItnStln 04-26-2018 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2572435)
We don't fly everyday, and most of our flights are all VFR since we are either pushing groups for the Border Patrol or conducting surveillance for other agencies, so your not going to build a ton of instrument time with us. Also most of what we fly is single engine and helicopters. I don't think the airlines care about rotor time. Also we are getting more MQ-9's and again that time counts for nothing, unless you want to to work for General Atomics doing UAS work overseas.

It's important to understand were a law enforcement agency who happens to use aircraft. A lot of our days are filled with LE duties and flying is just a vehicle for us.

On a side note, if your thinking you want to come here and get more hours then head to the airlines, during the 15 wks of the academy and 4wks of Spanish, you won't even touch a aircraft. That's time you could be flying or being a CFI to get you to your airline gig.

Thanks, that makes sense!

ItnStln 04-26-2018 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2572439)
Also 750 TT is only to apply, you will need a 1000 TT before we will give you a check ride. They just dropped the hours to 750 to accommodate some of the military rotor only guys

Thanks, I wish the job announcement was more clear in this matter.


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