USAR is hiring Fixed Wing Former Military

Semore Butts

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I thought some of you guys may want to know this;

This comes from my new Battalion Commander.

If you are a former military pilot, they will send you to the abbreviated "Fixed Wing" course.
Then it's off to Iraq for a 12 month rotation.

After that, if you wanna be in a C-12 unit (Ft. McCoy Wisconsin, Ft. Knox Kentucky, Los Alamitos California, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Willow Grove Pennsylvania, Ft. Rucker Alabama, your there! :thumbup:

If you wanna be a UC-35 Pilot;
It's off to to 2 weeks of Fight Safety, then 2 weeks of Army jet training at Dobbins in Atlanta, then at some point after that it will be back to Iraq/AFghanistan/Kuwait for a 6 month tour.

The bases for UC-35 are Ft. Hood TX, Dobbins in Atlanta, or Ft. Bragg North Carolina.

The application requirements are:

Last 3 Officer Evaluation Reports
Officer Record Brief, or 2-1 or whatever form your service has.
Have to pass the Military Physical
General Resume
(Cannot have been Flight Evaluation Boarded out the service)

If you have all this stuff, and are interested,or have questions, you can email daddyo1@vvm.com.

Please put a number on the email so I can call you. (Not to pressure, I hate typing)
Take care, Semore
 

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.....or, you can hire on with one of about 3 or 4 contractor's, fly the same type airplane, in the same overseas place(s) at the same job for 90 days at a pop, wear a flowerdy Hawiian shirt while you fly and make $20G a month.

No uniform, no salutes, no PT and other extraordinary military BS to contend with.

Sense of humor helps though.
 
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I was told that if you don't have the mil background then the contractor gig is hard to land.

I was also told that the contractor gig in tough to get simply because there are plenty of furloughed mil guys that have the experience.

So, how is the USAR handling retired guys?

Are they looking for traditional reserve types or are we talking about ful-time slots? I am sure a part-time slot may very well lead to a full-time slot.

Will the USAR take a guy who has done the C-12 thing, but wants to fly the UC-35 or does one come before the other?

Why the need to USAR fixed wing drivers? Are guys bailing or is there just more slots now to fill?
 

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Sounds good to me Ironspud

Ironspud said;

.....or, you can hire on with one of about 3 or 4 contractor's, fly the same type airplane, in the same overseas place(s) at the same job for 90 days at a pop, wear a flowerdy Hawiian shirt while you fly and make $20G a month.

No uniform, no salutes, no PT and other extraordinary military BS to contend with.

Sense of humor helps though.



Would you please provide the appication process and a point of contact for these companies like I did? Because I have provided detailed information on how to compete for the positions.

Or are you just talking sh!t because you have a hard on for the military or something?

I didn't post it to argue about what is the better deal.

Clearly, your deal sounds great!

There may be some guys out there that left the military for the airline dream and are now pounding the pavement with a few years to go for a military retirement.

There are alot of guys on the streets, USAR is looking for pilots with the qualifications I posted.

I answered the Commanders call and posted the information.

Good luck to everyone, Semore.
 

Semore Butts

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I'm working about 9 guys of various stature.

I'm working about 9 guys of various stature.

I've forwarded 3 packets. (not included in the 9 I have now)

They all look good, it's the different rules that apply as opposed to what they want to do and everyone wants it to happen Right now!

All good people.

If "Mars attacks", the rules may change

Take care, Semore
 

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What about a guy who just got his first look/pass at O-5? I have 17 good years and am looking for a way to get the final 3....
 

Semore Butts

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Need a bump

Wanted to pop this up again.

PM me if you are interested and fit the requirements.

Take care, Semore
 

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I thought some of you guys may want to know this;

This comes from my new Battalion Commander.

If you are a former military pilot, they will send you to the abbreviated "Fixed Wing" course.
Then it's off to Iraq for a 12 month rotation.

After that, if you wanna be in a C-12 unit (Ft. McCoy Wisconsin, Ft. Knox Kentucky, Los Alamitos California, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Willow Grove Pennsylvania, Ft. Rucker Alabama, your there! :thumbup:

If you wanna be a UC-35 Pilot;
It's off to to 2 weeks of Fight Safety, then 2 weeks of Army jet training at Dobbins in Atlanta, then at some point after that it will be back to Iraq/AFghanistan/Kuwait for a 6 month tour.

The bases for UC-35 are Ft. Hood TX, Dobbins in Atlanta, or Ft. Bragg North Carolina.

The application requirements are:

Last 3 Officer Evaluation Reports
Officer Record Brief, or 2-1 or whatever form your service has.
Have to pass the Military Physical
General Resume
(Cannot have been Flight Evaluation Boarded out the service)

If you have all this stuff, and are interested,or have questions, you can email daddyo1@vvm.com.

Please put a number on the email so I can call you. (Not to pressure, I hate typing)
Take care, Semore

Might want to post this on the regional thread also. I know everyone thinks ex military pilots only fly for the DL, AA, FDEX etc. but truth is we have a lot of ex military (fixed and rotary wing) pilots at the regionals. A lot of them are being furloughed, so they might be interested.
 

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Seymore,

Don't forget a few others websites:
APTAP, KiowaPilots-dot-com,baseops-dot-net,Airlinepilotcentral-dot-com, and maybe even verticalreference-dot-com, and justhelicopters-dot-com.

Just trying to help you out.

BTW what's the option for a UC-35 course if I've been throught the Dothan dance?
 

Semore Butts

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Thanks for the help

APTAP is covered.

Not familiar with the other sites.

I've been fixed wing since 1996 so I don't know all of those rotary wing sites.

Feel free to post it.

my email is daddyo1@vvm.com
 
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