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Old 12-01-2006, 11:08 AM   #1  
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hi, this might not be the right section to post this but wouldn't really fit anywhere...

in anycase, does enyone know anything about the FBI's aviation program? i really can't find much info on google...
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:34 PM   #2  
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hi, this might not be the right section to post this but wouldn't really fit anywhere...

in anycase, does enyone know anything about the FBI's aviation program? i really can't find much info on google...
I believe you have to be an Agent for the FBI for a couple of years, before applying for the aviation department. They have some aircraft based out of Lakehurst Naval Air Station in NJ.
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They have several aircraft(varies) and last time I checked you had to be an Agent. Their policy of making Agents pilots istead of pilots agents has already cost them dearly. My info is probably dated, but I doubt much has changed. Not really the place to be if you want to be a pilot.
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The FBI has a detachment out here at NAS Pt Mugu... 3 retractable 172's (1 with a gucci FLIR) a Caravan and a couple of Jet Rangers. They do two main things out of here..surveillance (see "Casino" or "Goodfellas") and sniffing around FBO's acting like GA guys.

From talking to them, you need to be an agent first, but they fly a decent amount (3-400 hrs a year, about the same as the military) but get paid according to the FBI pay scale (figure Horizon x 2) and they get paid to fly around and hang out at FBO's listening for someone to blab about the drugs they just flew into the US...
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i see, well thank you for the info, that really helps, if anyone else has something please let me know... are these guys all over the place?
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Is that the same for CIA and US Marshalls? I thought I saw a job posting for the Marshalls on USAJobs at one time. Of course that listing is gone now and I am not really sure which site it was on.
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AFAIK, CIA is mainly through external contractors...you should be able to snoop around and find them... US Marshal (1 L) Service is the same as the FBI (I've got a bud there), and they do not have many flying jobs. ICE will hire you as a pilot only, but you'll go through Glynco, GA (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) first.

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Old 12-02-2006, 07:14 AM   #8  
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well there is also the DEA, they do have few (130+) planes in TX and all over the place, tiny problem with those guys is the fact you have to be a narc for couple of years before you make it to the aviation side, and hopefully you'll be stll alive by then...

now i did apply for that but was rejected for 'abnormal color vision' and they do not have any exceptions, while on the FBI's website i found that there is an alt. test for color vision which i feel very confident i can pass ... by the way i do have a first class med.
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There are age requirements for any hire as a law enforcement officer with the federal government. I forget if it is 35 or 37. If you are older than that you can not get hired as a federal law officer/aviator. Go to USA JOBS and look up the interdiction officer requirements in the actual application.
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I used to know a guy who flew with the FBI out of NAS Lakehurst in NJ, and he seemed to like it alot. He got there after flying KC-135s in the USAF for about 8 years, so he was a pilot first.

He took me flying a couple times in his Yak-52 back when I worked at Marlboro airport in summer 2000. In 2002 he was severely injured when he crashed that plane on takeoff, but from what I heard he got to keep his job flying at the FBI.
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