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#1 r22butters

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 13:56

You guys having it next month,...or has everyone jumped ship for the airlines? :D
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:09

I was wanting to attend this year, although I start my training in January - I'm sure there's a wealth of knowledge to be gained not only from speakers, but from other pilots who range from just starting their careers, to the experienced.  



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 14:12

I would love to come and meet some of the companies, but if I don't have the hours to get a call when I apply online, I doubt it'll make much of a difference in person.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:45

BONUS HIRING EVENT AT HELISUCCESS 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (Air & Marine) will be holding an Express Pilot Hiring Center (EPHiC) at this years 2017 HeliSuccess in Las Vegas.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only registered attendees of the 2-Day HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar can be EPHiC applicants.

If you are registered for HeliSuccess and interested applying for a pilot position with CBP Air & Marine Ops see the information below.

Limited spots are available. You can reserve your spot at:
https://gethiredbycb....eventbrite.com
As an EPHiC applicant, you will receive priority in the hiring pool. This means that once 1 step is completed, you will go to the top of the list for the next step. The EPHiC process is a three phase process.
Phase 1: Qualification, Tentative Offer of employment, fingerprint collection and E-Qip initiation (At Heli-Success).
Phase 2: Polygraph scheduling or Poly Waiver if applicable.
Phase 3: Structured interview in Oklahoma City (Day 1). Upon Successful completion of the interview, Day 2 you will be scheduled for your Personal Fitness Test, and Medical. No need to worry, AMO will fund your hotel rooms for 2 nights. We expect you to be complete by early afternoon day 2.
Have a question about EPHiC? Please ask!
cbp_amo_recruiting@cbp.dhs.gov


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 16:59

I ponied up and got a ticket last minute, haven't had the pleasure of meeting anyone who has been (recently anyway). So looking forward to checking it out for my self this weekend.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:41

I'll be there with a couple pilot friends from Orlando. Flying out of Oregon for Vegas tomorrow. We should meet up, Kiwis.


 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 13:38

I also fly out of Oregon tomorrow, Ill PM you my number. 


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 14:31

Arrived into Vegas yesterday.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 23:30

So. How was it?

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 22:25

So. How was it?


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:26

They all got recruited by the border patrol.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:32

well.....a lot got got recruited by the air and marine operations.  don't say border patrol...they do not like that, found out the hard way..haha.   to be honest it was a great event.   the speakers were really good, made a lot of good contacts, gave out lots of resumes to people hiring,  learned alot!  there were a couple low time cfi"s that i believe even got jobs ( as instructors of course)   lyn and all the big guys were really there to help....no matter what your pilot level was.    i am going back next year....no matter where i am in my career!



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:28

well.....a lot got got recruited by the air and marine operations.  don't say border patrol...


Yeah, but how many will pass the poly,...?:D
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 13:32


I've lived on the straight and narrow and ended up getting a result of "atypical physiology". Disapointing but not much you can do but go and answer honestly.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 19:16

yep.... i know two people that failed it and they were good people that led the straight and boring life.  i dont have much faith in it, but it is what it is!  i guess ill see how i do



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 21:02

I've heard before that many have trouble passing. Just what types of questions are they failing?



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:40

its not certain questions that there failing.  its that your nervous, they have you testing for like 4-8 hours.  people get all worked up and angry sitting there that long. they ask you questions that are personal to get you worked up.    its almost like there trying to fail you.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:46

its not certain questions that there failing.  its that your nervous, they have you testing for like 4-8 hours.  people get all worked up and angry sitting there that long. they ask you questions that are personal to get you worked up.    its almost like there trying to fail you.

 

It seems this way but I flew recently with a Captain that used to be a DEA agent. Asking you the same question in different manners is just a technique.

 

The real problem is as you said - nervous, you most likely want the job since you are there and you getting the job hinges on making it through this test.

 

Its just a game, play it, don't sweat it. You don't have to be perfect. Example -"You ever steal anything"  reply "Hell YEAH" - "what did you steal"? - "every time I go to a hotel I take the pen..."

 

Honesty is all that they are looking for.

 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:50

So, was there any talk on the state of the industry right now?



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 18:03

yes...as you know, the airlines are trying to recruit everyone, now the heli industry is really starting feel it. thats why the air and marine was there also. if you were at heli sucess they put you through a fast track program...i guess it cuts off alot of time and headache.  






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