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Anything new at the RCMP?

#1 Post by jackalope » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:40 am

Anyone on here with any knowledge of the goings-on at the RCMP Air Section care to shed any light on possible hiring, how they like the flying, etc?

I am interested in the fixed-wing IFR side.
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#2 Post by ahramin » Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:54 am

Are you a member of the RCMP?
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#3 Post by jackalope » Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:55 pm

No......that's why I'm asking :roll:
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#4 Post by ahramin » Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:19 pm

Last i heard you had to be in the RCMP five years before you could put your name on the waiting list. The rather long waiting list.
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#5 Post by Horseman » Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:32 pm

Jackalope

The info that I got from an ex RCMP Air Services pilot is that they are moving away from police officers as pilots, and moving to hiring from industry, as the selection pool is much larger. The rationale is, you don't need to be a police officer to fly. It has been increasingly difficult to find the number(s) of pilots from within the RCMP, with required CPL, and TT hours, without training from scratch.

They are hiring new pilots and engineers as they need them, as existing staff retire. The new people are being brought in as Civilian Members of the RCMP, and are not unionized. They are paid at the same pay rate as -(Transport Canada) pilots and engineers.

The last civilian pilot hired in Edmonton (about 2 years ago) was for their Bell 206L and was hired from private industry. Excellent pilot with IFR and major TT hours.

Just for your info, the RCMP in Vancouver is currently advertising from outside, for an AME-E with 5 years experience. They have an add in this months copy of Helicopters Magazine. Page 32.

The attached web page will give you a heads-up on their aircraft inventory, for each Province. There are a few errors on the list, but it gives you a general idea.

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/canada/ ... entory.htm

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/canada/ ... -orbat.htm

I haven't seen any recent adds for pilots, in any National Aviation Magazines. You can try the local RCMP recruiting unit for more information.

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#6 Post by Yoyoma » Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:36 am

What Horseman said is somewhat accurate but the Mounties have been doing the Civilian/Officers thing for decades...They keep switching depending on the Head dude who ironically doesn't know a thing about airplanes...

Same deal...3000 min, Single pilot PC12...Fairly good pay...Most work is in remote areas at least for less senior guys...

I believe Officers still fly the birds and you might not be welcomed as you dreamed...Lots of the regular members traveling onboard would love to see an RCMP member pulling the yoke...

Quote from a friend flying there: It's great, but I wish I'd done something else!! Go figure!!! :roll:

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#7 Post by co-joe » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:20 pm

The best way to get to fly with the RCMP air services branch is to get arrested in a northern community. :D
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#8 Post by Flybabe » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:58 am

For the record a friend of mine was just hired for the YVR base and had no ties to the RCMP (civilian). SO.. yes they do hire from outside.
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#9 Post by ahramin » Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:56 pm

Any chance of more info FlyBabe? Aircraft type? Pay? Requirements?

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#10 Post by Juggs » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:06 pm

:roll:

You're not looking to jump ship already are you?

ha ha

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#11 Post by Murdoch86 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:31 pm

What kind of background do they want for the 206 and the 208???
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#12 Post by Horseman » Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:34 pm

MURDOCK86

The best info that I can get is, " To be hired by Air Services, pilots must have at least 3,000 hours of relevant flying experience". You have to impress them with your dazzling CV.

Inventory includes:
3 x Cessna U206G
3 x 208
3 x Cessna 210R
12 x PC-12
2 x DH-6-300
1 x Piaggio P180

Wages range from $65K and run to $75K.


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#13 Post by Flybabe » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:26 pm

Well, generally speaking..


My friend was hired on the PC-12, with promises of training on the new twin (some kind of Piaggio??). Pay was approx 80 K/ yr with gov't benefits. Friend had probably about 4000 TT with 2000 + PIC multi-turbine in a 1900.

That's about all I can tell ya.
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