Search and rescue pilot qualificationshigh school or college degree and

Search and rescue pilot qualificationshigh school or

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Search and rescue pilot: qualifications–high school or college degree and significant helicopter or fixed wing experience; salary $17,000-60,000 per year (estimate). Search and rescue pilot positions are probably the glamour job of aviation. Many of my students have been interested in these positions due to TV or movie shows they’ve watched. They want to be heroic and save lives. This is a wonderful but often difficult goal to obtain. Search and rescue pilot jobs are very rare and require that you have previous experience prior to application. If you are a helicopter pilot, this usually requires extensive military experience in helicopters. Although the helicopter industry has predicted pilot shortages for years, this is only referring to extremely qualified pilots. You should also have good connections with local law enforcement or medical agencies. Fire fighting pilot: qualifications–high school or college degree, over 1000 hours flight experience; salary is seasonal, $2,000 to 5,000 per month. This is another of the glamorous but low paying pilot jobs that many new pilots yearn for. Fire
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fighting is now done mostly through contract, although individual states, the U. S. Forest Service, and the Boise Interagency Fire Center are major employers. Helicopters are now being used more extensively than ever in fire fighting.
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  • Aviator, Aviation licenses and certifications, Pilot certification in the United States, flight attendants, aviation industry

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