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FirstMate

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Can anyone on here post any information on flying for the UN? How to apply, pay, the usual rundown... Any help would be much appreciated.
 
The UN operates no aircraft of their own. They use contractors. Usually the lowest bidder. However I have heard some rumors that might change. Much of the aircraft being used by the UN is Russian with Russian or eastern Europe crews. Much lower pay scales and cost scales. The UN has stiffened the pilot requirments. So you will have to meet specific pilot requirements including time in type to work on that particular contract. And the requires will vary somewhat between contracts. The UN; NY is getting tired of hearing complains front their field personnel about lack of quality aircraft and pilots. Plus the UN uses ICAO standards for their inspections of their contractors.
 
Rick1128 said:
The UN operates no aircraft of their own. They use contractors. Usually the lowest bidder. However I have heard some rumors that might change. Much of the aircraft being used by the UN is Russian with Russian or eastern Europe crews. Much lower pay scales and cost scales. The UN has stiffened the pilot requirments. So you will have to meet specific pilot requirements including time in type to work on that particular contract. And the requires will vary somewhat between contracts. The UN; NY is getting tired of hearing complains front their field personnel about lack of quality aircraft and pilots. Plus the UN uses ICAO standards for their inspections of their contractors.


all true. One of my best friends is an accountant at the UN(NYC). All private charters. He claims they spend way too much money on transport and they should get a fleet of their own. All he does is crunch numbers and pay bills though.
 
Everybody claims that air travel/fleets cost too much. If they paid pilots a penniy and hr, they would still think they paid too much. Why can't organizations, such as the UN, figure out that flying cost money.

Some of the aircraft and crews are provided by UN member state's military. The US Army provides UN flight support in the Egyptian desert.
 

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