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Old 04-18-2013, 05:44 AM   #131  
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The need is not in question. However who is responding to ISR if military boots on ground are pulling out. Afghans ? Good luck with that. Unless the intel developed is not for immediate ground action but for "big picture" purposes. When do we turn over airspace to Afghan authorities, versus US control? How will ISR operate in that environment. Just wait until Karzai sends everyone associated to the US flag, home, packing. Military, contractors, etc. Everyone. Gringo go home.


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Having been involved with the prime contractor in the transition years ago in Angola of the private sector taking control of the oil and mining business security, if Afghanistan wants to keep itself from becoming a Chinese province, who ever is in charge will be smart to keep the contractors. Too much money is going to be made there in the mining business to indicate otherwise. Karzai is corrupt, but he is not stupid.
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When do we turn over airspace to Afghan authorities, versus US control?
That's been happening for some time now.

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How will ISR operate in that environment.
The same.
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I cannot speak for any company specifically, but contract ISR projects are being sent home at a fairly rapid rate.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #134  
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I cannot speak for any company specifically, but contract ISR projects are being sent home at a fairly rapid rate.
That's what I am hearing also.
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Is The pilot position with L3 a single pilot job or do you start out as FO? Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #136  
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I cannot speak for any company specifically, but contract ISR projects are being sent home at a fairly rapid rate.
Not sure of what you speak.
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Is The pilot position with L3 a single pilot job or do you start out as FO? Thanks.
Almost no ISR is single pilot, even the single engine stuff in Pilatus or 208s.

Most of the companies doing it now train you right through to PIC. That could change in the future as the market and area of operations evolve.
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Is The pilot position with L3 a single pilot job or do you start out as FO? Thanks.
I know people flying (or having flown for) both the ISR King Airs deployed and the DoD support stateside in the Lears and neither were single pilot operations.
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