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Old 01-01-2018, 05:01 PM   #11  
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There are a few federal smoke jumper positions; the pilots performing these duties often start out flying jumpers and then move to leadplane positions (or ASM).

Otherwise, the contractor positions for which most smoke jump ships run are through private companies, where one is hired under Part 135. Those jobs will not appear on usajobs.gov.

Right. I have a USAJOBS account with those flagged, but I want to make sure that I am not missing some other aggregating site like JSfirm, etc.

Other than Bighorn and the Feds, is there any other companies I should be following?
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:08 PM   #12  
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Right. I have a USAJOBS account with those flagged, but I want to make sure that I am not missing some other aggregating site like JSfirm, etc.

Other than Bighorn and the Feds, is there any other companies I should be following?
Not sure what you're asking.

Following?
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:32 AM   #13  
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As in, are there any other companies I should be monitoring their job boards for smoke jumper pilot jobs other than:

- USAJOBS (feds)
- JSFirm job board
- Bighorn airways.

Are there any other major players for smoke jumpers?
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The smoke jumper community is not large.

Bighorn is out of Sheridan, WY, and Leading Edge Aviation Services is out of Missoula, MT.

Bighorn operates Dornier 228's and Casa 212's. Leading Edge operates DHC-6's.

You can get an idea of the assignments here: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/logistics/...r_Aircraft.pdf
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The smoke jumper community is not large.

Bighorn is out of Sheridan, WY, and Leading Edge Aviation Services is out of Missoula, MT.

Bighorn operates Dornier 228's and Casa 212's. Leading Edge operates DHC-6's.

You can get an idea of the assignments here: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/logistics/...r_Aircraft.pdf
Thanks a bunch!
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Thanks a bunch!
https://www.airspray.com/-usa.html

I don't know if this is what you're looking for but here is a job posting.
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The Airspray job isn't air attack; it's a SEAT (single engine air tanker) position, and the minimums expressed are OAS/OAM pilot carding requirements. Thats what the government provides as the minimum to be issued a card. Competitive or that position is closer to 10,000 to 25,000 hours experience, and likely most applicants will have closer to 10-25 years of experience, much of it in the AT-802. It is not an entry level job.

The job cites the NAFA-1 and NAFA-2 schools; these are the national aerial firefighting academy (formerly SEAT academy for single engine operations); these schools can't be attended privately, and must be done under the sponsorship of an employer (one must already be a SEAT pilot to go or to have gone).

SEAT operations do everything that heavy tankers do, and are often used in places that heavy tankers can't go or fit. Think carefully about flying a heavily loaded single engine airplane in wind and turbulence and low visibility into tall, steep terrain in low visibility on forest fires in high-traffic areas.
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Right. I have a USAJOBS account with those flagged, but I want to make sure that I am not missing some other aggregating site like JSfirm, etc.

Other than Bighorn and the Feds, is there any other companies I should be following?
If your serious about working for the govt, we have several positions that should be on USAJOBS soon. We’re just dealing with HR. If you have any questions about them PM me. They will be for several missions out of Ogden, UT
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I may be interested; I've got Alaskan bush, mountainous, off airport and Radial experience, also W&B friendly at 120 lbs.

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Big Horn is presently advertising for a Casa 212 first officer for smoke jump operations.
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