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PA16 08-13-2020 09:24 AM

Thanks guys, found some info here https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-She...0/mq-9-reaper/

https://i.imgur.com/uqS0x5G.png

USMCFLYR 08-13-2020 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 3109410)
the MQ-1 is a piston powered bird, not turbo prop. CBP has the larger MQ-9 powered by a Honeywell turbo prop.

The article link with the MQ-9 is the second halve of the post.

Are the operating specs - especially altitude - different between the -1 and -9?

Nevermind - it looks like PA16 answered that question with a fact sheet.
News to me - I didn't know anything but a Global Hawk could et up to FL500.

That is impressive performance for a TURBOPROP with a 900 hp engine!!
The X-47s stats which show it to be a lighter UAV with a Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5C turbofan, 3,190 lbf (14.2 kN) thrust only has a service ceiling of FL400.

MrAirplane 08-14-2020 10:27 AM

Those of you that are in the application process. Just a heads up: got an email saying the earliest I could get an academy class date is Summer 2021 as someone who completed the pre-hire process four weeks ago.

USMCFLYR 08-14-2020 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by MrAirplane (Post 3109980)
Those of you that are in the application process. Just a heads up: got an email saying the earliest I could get an academy class date is Summer 2021 as someone who completed the pre-hire process four weeks ago.

OUCH!
A year till class?
Iím sure that makes it very hard to plan unless you have a current job that you can just ride out for 12 months.

kaputt 08-14-2020 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by MrAirplane (Post 3109980)
Those of you that are in the application process. Just a heads up: got an email saying the earliest I could get an academy class date is Summer 2021 as someone who completed the pre-hire process four weeks ago.

That sounds like the government all right.

Not exactly the same, but reminds me of the 14th month wait I had from being accepted on my Air Force Officer selection board to actually showing up at OTS.

skylike 08-15-2020 09:35 AM

CBP requires 1500 hours, so that all pilots have the same ability to move to other locations as the needs of the service change. At the rate we destroy aircraft, one must maintain flexibility.

efc4life 08-15-2020 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by MrAirplane (Post 3109980)
Those of you that are in the application process. Just a heads up: got an email saying the earliest I could get an academy class date is Summer 2021 as someone who completed the pre-hire process four weeks ago.

I got the same email. Any idea how many folks are in the pipeline?

hindsight2020 08-15-2020 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by skylike (Post 3110369)
CBP requires 1500 hours, so that all pilots have the same ability to move to other locations as the needs of the service change. At the rate we destroy aircraft, one must maintain flexibility.

oooh, sounds like story time! :D

RCpilot2018 08-16-2020 09:20 AM

The bottom for everyone applying. Keep everything up to date. If something becomes lost or misplaced in your packet. Just reproduce and resubmit. The app process is much better than years past but not without many faults. Keep the faith, apply and go about your daily lives as if you were NOT waiting for this job. Hundreds of us waited YEARS to get on board! Many things are in play right now, politics, election, hiring freeze, possible continuing resolution, Fletc backlog etc. The organization desperately needs you. Stay the course.

efc4life 08-16-2020 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by RCpilot2018 (Post 3110727)
The bottom for everyone applying. Keep everything up to date. If something becomes lost or misplaced in your packet. Just reproduce and resubmit. The app process is much better than years past but not without many faults. Keep the faith, apply and go about your daily lives as if you were NOT waiting for this job. Hundreds of us waited YEARS to get on board! Many things are in play right now, politics, election, hiring freeze, possible continuing resolution, Fletc backlog etc. The organization desperately needs you. Stay the course.

Yep. Hoping for some fresh info after the fiscal year changeover coming up as well.


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