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WheredWhoGo 05-18-2018 05:07 PM

This SHOULD be the best job ever!
 
This thread makes me laugh.
If we could get HQ to read through what the front line pilots really think about this organization maybe we could get something changed...
On second thought, no they would never admit there is a problem.

So here I am looking for an airline job! :cool:

P.S. The UAS (Pred) is a sucking hole that is consuming us from the inside out. Be warned.

pilotaz 05-23-2018 09:17 AM

Which are the hard to fill locations?

Also why is UAS a "sucking hole"?

pilotaz 05-23-2018 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2600739)
Most of our hard to fill locations are along the southern border (except Grand Forks, ND...think -20 everyday in the winter) and Puerto Rico. I will say the agency is getting better on letting guys transfer out after 3-4 years. My buddy in McAllen was offered another location a few weeks ago and he has been in McAwesome for a little over 3yrs.

UAS is its own animal. Its really hard to find "real pilots" who want to operate it. Guys coming in from the military or airlines who have always flown real aircraft typically don't want to operate the pred. Those of us who do operate the pred kinda get stuck only operating the pred. There's guys in my office who have tried to transfer back to another non UAS location after a few years and have been unsuccessful since we cant fill the pred locations. Its kinda a catch 22. Bare in mind 95% of us are all dual rated, and not getting a chance to fly other platforms on a regular basis sucks.

Another bad thing about the UAS is the time counts for NOTHING, even though we operate the predator in the flight levels, file a IFR flight plan and talk with center all day, the flight hours count for nothing in the eyes of the FAA.

Oh well im eligible to retire in 5yrs, so that's my goal. Hopefully after that then I can fly something real on a regular basis

Thank you for the info! I am an Assistant Chief at a College and I want to apply for a UAS position in Sierra Vista, AZ. I am going through the application process which it is taking months, do you have any idea of how much time does it take to get hired? I would try to get my institution to keep me as a check airman so I will keep on flying (fingers crossed). Any info on how to get a certain base will help.

emersonbiguns 05-24-2018 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2600334)
Does nothing for the guys at other locations

It convinces them that the organization is clueless and can't see that a pilot lost in any location, is a pilot that won't be around to contribute to the flying hour program. It's one more thing to push the guys on the edge, over.

emersonbiguns 05-24-2018 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2601675)
...may be the straw that breaks his back too

Yup, just heard another +10 year guy got a Class I... for the life of me, can't figure out why. :confused:

pilotaz 05-29-2018 05:32 AM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2600816)
Have you taken your polygraph yet? Once you pass that, I believe the hiring process is fairly fast. I have spoken with a few new hires in a past few months who stated their total time to get hired was within 6-7 months, which is fast.

Once you take your check ride in OK, City, and you get called, if you want Sierra Vista, all you have to do is ask for it. San Angelo, TX and Grand Forks, ND are also heavy UAS locations

Thanks for the info! I will try to get to Sierra Vista hopefully I can get it. I also hope they fix all of their problems which seem to be drawing people away from the job.

ROTORGUY 06-24-2018 05:49 PM

AIA
 
Any fairly new AIA Pilots hired in the last few years recall if they ask you about your flight hours in the polygraph? Iím a FW and RW commercial pilot with around 600hrs mostly in FW singles. There are a few days Iíve forgot to log flights and some days I round up my hours. Iím sure they are close but not 100% accurate. I can fly to commercial standards in both FW and RW. Just want to know if during the hiring process they are going to pick my log book apart. If I only have 100-150hrs in RW and they choose to hire me would they make me a Single engine fixed wing pilot or would I still get to fly RW? I have zero desire to fly a single engine cessna or fly UAS for 20 years. Thanks for any responses.

RCpilot2018 06-25-2018 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by ROTORGUY (Post 2621127)
Any fairly new AIA Pilots hired in the last few years recall if they ask you about your flight hours in the polygraph? Iím a FW and RW commercial pilot with around 600hrs mostly in FW singles. There are a few days Iíve forgot to log flights and some days I round up my hours. Iím sure they are close but not 100% accurate. I can fly to commercial standards in both FW and RW. Just want to know if during the hiring process they are going to pick my log book apart. If I only have 100-150hrs in RW and they choose to hire me would they make me a Single engine fixed wing pilot or would I still get to fly RW? I have zero desire to fly a single engine cessna or fly UAS for 20 years. Thanks for any responses.

You are going to be a GREAT pred pilot!

ROTORGUY 06-26-2018 06:48 PM

Not interested

Otterbox 06-27-2018 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by ROTORGUY (Post 2621127)
Any fairly new AIA Pilots hired in the last few years recall if they ask you about your flight hours in the polygraph? Iím a FW and RW commercial pilot with around 600hrs mostly in FW singles. There are a few days Iíve forgot to log flights and some days I round up my hours. Iím sure they are close but not 100% accurate. I can fly to commercial standards in both FW and RW. Just want to know if during the hiring process they are going to pick my log book apart. If I only have 100-150hrs in RW and they choose to hire me would they make me a Single engine fixed wing pilot or would I still get to fly RW? I have zero desire to fly a single engine cessna or fly UAS for 20 years. Thanks for any responses.

So youíre worried theyíre going to ask you if and how you falsified your logbook and not give you the job?

Perhaps thatís good enough motivation to keep accurate records of your flights moving forwards... goodluck either way.


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