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Sep 06, 2002, 09:15 PM
He wasn't always evil
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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
Sep 09, 2002, 04:06 AM
Michele Somaschini, Spain
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Go for it before you got a family!

If you already have a family.........that's another story!
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
Sep 09, 2002, 04:25 PM
He wasn't always evil
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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