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Old 11-29-2020, 04:58 PM
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I was surprised to see that most pipeline jobs require 1500+hrs tt I was looking into it as an alternative to CFI
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Old 12-01-2020, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BigKitten229180 View Post
I was surprised to see that most pipeline jobs require 1500+hrs tt I was looking into it as an alternative to CFI
These days, you canít get a job flying a fín drone without an ATP written and 1500TT. Hiring minimums have gone up dramatically.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:22 AM
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These days, you canít get a job flying a fín drone without an ATP written and 1500TT. Hiring minimums have gone up dramatically.
That's because they have a big pool of pilots to pick from right now.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:01 PM
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Does anyone know of any pipeline patrol companies that use multi-engine aircraft? I have a little over a year of pipeline patrol experience and wouldn't mind continuing if I could get some multi time (or turbine time.)

I know there's got to be at least one because I've heard them on the radio out by Laredo and McAllen Texas.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:20 PM
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I saw a King Air doing pipeline control once around Austin!
No idea who owns or operates it, but I was very surprised.
Must be a specialized type of pipeline patrol.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by USMCFLYR View Post
I saw a King Air doing pipeline control once around Austin!
No idea who owns or operates it, but I was very surprised.
Must be a specialized type of pipeline patrol.
Pipeline Patrol is flying the pipelines (there are hundreds of them, each hundreds to thousands of miles long) to check for damage, leaks, and encroachment. They do that periodically to ensure everything is okay.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:15 PM
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That's because they have a big pool of pilots to pick from right now.
Probably by this time next year CFI and patrol jobs will be a dime a dozen again
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Old 05-21-2021, 03:20 PM
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There are a few everywhere.

We used to call it the "Spaghetti Bowl".
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Yes. People get upset about Keystone XL pipeline like it is the first in the world. Both crude oil and products pipelines have been in use everywhere for decades. A darn sight safer than rail cars or trucks.
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Old 05-26-2021, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BigKitten229180 View Post
I was surprised to see that most pipeline jobs require 1500+hrs tt I was looking into it as an alternative to CFI
Yeah, that's exactly what I'm seeing now as well. I am a fresh CPL and there is absolutely nothing for anyone below 500 hours, probably 1,000 hours at this point. CFI it is If I want to build any hours...
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