paulsalem said:Position Details:
The home base for aircraft and pilots is GVQ, near Rochester, NY. Pilots and aircraft are deployed individually or in groups to temporary bases located within the US. Imaging is captured only in VFR conditions, and when there is no snow on the ground, therefore the location assignments are nearly always in the warmer climate areas during the winter months. Aircraft are located at these temporary bases anywhere from 1 week to 4 months. It is common for aircraft to be moved directly from one temporary base to another and therefore pilots should expect to be away from the home base for very significant periods of time.
The typical flight time during the leaf-off season ranges from 60 to 100 hours per month depending upon weather. Northern States Aviation operates 7 days a week, 365 days per year (weather permitting). Flight hours on a daily basis depend upon the time of year, as the hours of daylight vary by season. The flight window is typically 2.5 hours after sunrise until 2.5 hours prior to sunset. All aircraft have long-range tanks and therefore pilots are routinely in the air for 5-6 hours per sortie. Although photo missions are conducted in VFR conditions, aircraft ferrying is often conducted in IMC conditions.
Northern States Aviation
Trogdor said:Great way to build your time if you don't want to be a CFI. Got to my 135 mins at NSA in less than a year. Excellent pay for driving a 172 around if you can stand being on the road constantly.
Some of the people you work with can be a little crazy though, like there was this one girl ... wow, what a nut job.
Regul8r said:So if you're based in Rochester do you need to get an apartment there? Or are you on the road THAT often?