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Old Sep 06, 2002, 09:15 PM
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Anybody have any experience with these, such as the Preditor? I was casually looking for job openings in the aviation industry and found a job flying these things (as a civilian). How cool would that be? It says you need at least a private and instrument rating, and that a commerical and instructor ratings is preferable. It also mentions that you need 2 years flying UAVs or something copareable. Do you think R/C planes count? By the time I graduate college, I'll have ten years full scale flying experience and 6 years R/C. The job also requires travle up to 6 months away from home, and the ability to abtain a sercurity clearance. Sounds like pretty cool stuff to me! May not be the best for a family life however. What do you guys think?

-Brett
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Old Sep 09, 2002, 04:06 AM
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Go for it before you got a family!

If you already have a family.........that's another story!
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Old Sep 09, 2002, 05:19 AM
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Brett,
Doesnt surprise me they are hiring civilians for this.
I hope they pay well. AF pilots hated it.
Picture this: 6 months of living in a Conex
(metal shipping container) in one of your favorite
"stans"
Hey at least you could probably quit without
getting court martialed
And you'll never have to bail out, ever
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Old Sep 09, 2002, 04:25 PM
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LOL...good points, maybe that's why the job has been open for so long! I think I seen it about 6 months ago as well.

-Brett
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