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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 23:02
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Getting into Pilot positions in war torn countries

Hi.
I have been flying the AS350 for the last 10 years, and is now looking into changing fields.
Tired of flying the AS350, Tired of being Chief Pilot.

Does anyone know of any companies that hire civilian trained pilots in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa,......

Just looking to spend a few years doing something different than the last ten years.
Spent some time as a Civilian Contractor 11-12 Years ago and I wish to go back.

3500hrs + Total
3300hrs + PIC on the AS350
AS350 and AS355
EASA CPL H and ME IR with ATPL Theory
FAA CPL H and IR
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 23:56
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Try Canadian Helicopters Ltd, Edmonton. Not sure if they still have machines still out there but the following copied from their current web page.

USTRANSCOM, Afghanistan

Canadian Helicopters provided helicopter support services to the US Department of Defence in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014. We provided Bell 212 and Sikorsky S61N helicopters for the transportation of passengers, Class I to X supplies, and mail to Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) throughout the Area of Operations. The aircraft were supplied with full support including pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, loadmasters/ground crew, administration and logistics support.
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 03:12
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AAR corp but being American I think you need various security clearances etc, they have a careers page if you're really keen.

AAR CORP.: Aviation Services, MRO, Airlift, Mobility Systems, Cargo, Aerostructures | AAR Corporate

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Old 24th Jun 2017, 12:09
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Maybe you like this

http://www.helijobs.net/2017/06/seasonal-b212as350-pilots-antarctica/
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 13:50
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AAR won't countenance a non American in war zones. They told me exactly that years ago, so unless something has changed you won't get past the initial contact. Try the UN (link below).

https://inspira.un.org/psp/PUNA1J/?c...anguageCd=ENG&

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Old 24th Jun 2017, 16:03
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You could try 7 group

https://7group.aero/jobs/helicopter-pilot-jobs/
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 19:43
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I'd contact a few NGOs directly. Try the like of:

ECHO - Jobs and opportunities - European Commission

WFP - Front page | World Food Programme

UNHCR - UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency

etc
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:23
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The UN (and all of its agencies) do not hire pilots at all....all aircraft contracted by the UN are owned and operated by various companies.

One of the requirement for pilots flying on UN-aircraft ist time on type, depending upon the size of the aircraft between 500 or 50 for Copilots...

There will be hardly anyone hiring a non-ex-military pilot without type rating or experience to fly in a warzone; there is a reason why ex-military are hired for those, because they have the knowledge and experience that civil trained pilots do not have..
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 22:41
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Originally Posted by bigRed87 View Post
Hi.
in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa,......
Africa is a country?

Anyway, this sounds uncomfortably like voyeurism. Best of luck.
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 15:48
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Originally Posted by hueyracer View Post
There will be hardly anyone hiring a non-ex-military pilot without type rating or experience to fly in a warzone; there is a reason why ex-military are hired for those, because they have the knowledge and experience that civil trained pilots do not have..
Spot on on this one - the departure from the norm is too great
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