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Post by 27pilot » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:10 pm

Just curious. Where are mercenary pilots working these days? DR Congo? Somalia? Central America? Anybody know?
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Post by Ralliart » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:29 pm

Do you mean missionary pilots?
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Post by swede » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:35 pm

I think he means merc's. I think they all work for the cia doing stuff like renditions, i.e., dropping poor beggars from places like gitmo in countries, and I mean any country, anywhere, that are willing to dissappear them. You would have to be a merc at heart to do that stuff, regardless of who signs your paycheque.
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Post by 27pilot » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:32 am

"Mercenary" is what I meant.

I'm not in agreement with missionary work.
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Post by cyyz » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:38 am

Your best bet would be to google merc's and find one of their forums.

Executive Outcomes(one of the former bigger operators) didn't have an aviation department. I'm guessing the guerrillas/gov't/mercenary agencies charter out.

I think you might be thinking of drug/weapon smugglers("lord of war")??

and if you're thinking of "Air America" type of "mercenary" type deals, it's all governmental agencies, and you'll have a tough time getting in.

Why do you ask???

PS. Where ever they're fighting, is where you'll find "merc pilots," logisticsally someone needs to be chartering in merc ground troops + supplies.
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Post by Snow Monkey » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:22 am

Dyncorp
http://www.dyn-intl.com/

I understand they used to doing some Air America type flying
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Post by Rudy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:41 pm

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Post by Doc » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:15 pm

Rudy...is that a KTM?
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Post by youngflier » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:34 pm

most work for air canada
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Post by cyyz » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:26 pm

Nice post Snow, Dyncorp does look like a good choice..

Also L3-communications,

http://www.l-3com.com/

if this is what we were talking about as "merc" hiring.
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Post by Rudy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:45 pm

Oh,
Dyncorp. That's even worse. Their employees were part of a sex slavery ring in Bosnia.

Doc, Nope it's a Honda.
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Post by Doc » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:11 pm

You meet the nicest people on a Honda.
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Post by cyyz » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:35 am

Doc wrote:You meet the nicest people on a Honda.
I feel offended by doc's new avatar... <grrrr> sexy...

But I won't complain, because I believe in DDoc's freedom of "speech"
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Post by 27pilot » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:07 pm

I was curious about merc flying as I have been doing more reading about current events lately. If someone wanted to, I think he could just go to a war-tone area like DR Congo or Somalia and offer his services as a merc pilot to a militia or a government. That is my impression.
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Post by Rudy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:44 pm

27pilot wrote:If someone wanted to, I think he could just go to a war-tone area like DR Congo or Somalia and offer his services as a merc pilot to a militia or a government. That is my impression.
Sounds well thought out.
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Post by cyyz » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:34 pm

Rudy wrote:
27pilot wrote:If someone wanted to, I think he could just go to a war-tone area like DR Congo or Somalia and offer his services as a merc pilot to a militia or a government. That is my impression.
Sounds well thought out.
what part of that was "well thought out?"

The governments don't need pilots, they need equipment, if you brought your own gunship(huey's/Mi-8's), or herc, maybe they'll take you.

I don't think a 172 will cut it either, they need transports, and a few helicopters, all of which they aquire from the russians for dirt cheap and the equipment is crewed.

Also, I don't think you'll be able to log the time, or you can "log it" but i'm not sure who will hire you on your word that you were flying Ilyushin XXX's.. In a war torn part of africa for the rebels or for the government.

Don't go to those parts of the world offering your services... Go to a reputable merc company and apply. Or a reputable logistics company, dyncorp, l3 and apply, and maybe they'll give you a shady job...
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Post by rotorfloat » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:41 pm

There's also Blackwater USA

Currently hiring rotary only though...
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Post by Rudy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:38 pm

Yeah, that was sarcasm sorry. It's obviously ridiculous.
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Post by 27pilot » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:24 pm

I talked to one guy who got his instrument rating at Pro IFR a while ago. He flew a Caravan in Kenya. He said that he knows some pilots that flew light twins in the DR Congo and that militias had offered them money to transport troops and supplies. My impression was that they did not accept the job.
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Post by 1000 HP » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:39 am

If you get caught flying as a merc, be prepared to lose your citizenship. Of course, so what? :shock:
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Post by Cat Driver » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:54 am

Hmmmm, if you get caught flying as a merc in some countries losing your citizenship will be your last worry.
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Post by 2R » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:03 am

If you have to ask.You have already failed the pre-employment intelligence test :wink: :wink:

Do not worry .If you have the skills they need they will find you .
Just keep in mind that it is cheaper to use a Fifty cent bullet than pay you for your services.Do not expect any less from that kind of work
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Post by 180 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:40 am

27pilot wrote:"Mercenary" is what I meant.

I'm not in agreement with missionary work.
I've been laughing my ass off for the last five minutes...good one. :lol:
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Post by frontside_air » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:19 pm

what happened to the pilots of the 727s after thatcher's failed coup in eq. guinea?
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Post by 27pilot » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:21 pm

Hi 180,

I don't get what is so funny. Please share.
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