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How do I become a med flight pilot AFTER flight school???

I really want to be a med flight pilot,and I need some more info on how to get employed by med flight. #pilot #aviation


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Andrei’s Answer

Hello Jorden,
The other answer you got here is very accurate. Every Medevac pilot I met, has the military background. Also, the NVG (night vision goggles), is strictly a military thing, I have never seen those in the civilian aviation world.
Google US Army flight warrant officer training, it should give you a pretty good idea of what you need to do.

Thanks and yeah I want to go threw the millitary Jorden C.

he not aloud I wont let him lol Marie E.

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Tim’s Answer

Hi, Jorden! Lifeflight.org has a list of qualifications for various positions: https://www.lifeflight.org/careers/position-descriptions/. For "Rotor Wing Pilot", the key is that you need to get a job flying something else first, and for a while. Here is the write-up:

The Rotor Wing Pilot is responsible for professionally and safely operating aircraft for Life Flight Network to facilitate care of critically ill and/or injured patients. The Rotor Wing Pilot will possess strong aviation skills, a keen sense of safety, superior customer service skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people, one-on-one and in large groups, sometimes in highly stressful situations.

Starting salary for this position is $79,497 and up, depending on experience.

Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Minimum of 1500 hours total time as pilot in command
Minimum of 2000 hours R/W time required
Minimum 50 hours Simulated / Actual instrument time required
Minimum 100 hours of unaided night time required
Minimum 1000 R/W Turbine hours required
Pilots with air medical transportation experience are preferred
Pilots with NVG experience are preferred
Mountain experience is preferred. Experience evaluated on a case-by-case basis
Must hold a FAA Commercial Helicopter Certificate with Instrument Helicopter Rating
Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP) preferred
Must have and maintain a FAA second class flight physical
Performs pre- and post-flight inspections. Plans flights, assists in loading of passengers, baggage and cargo, and analyzes weather conditions
Maintains logs and records, as required, and prepares written reports
Operates aircraft tug, tractor, and/or ground handling equipment
Agusta 119 / 109 experience preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent grammar; verbal and written communication, and customer service skills
Travel by personal or company vehicle throughout Life Flight Network's service area is required

So-- they're looking for certified pilots with deep experience, additionally with Night-Vision Goggle experience. So, Flight for Life is something you build to in your career. Build your skills with other helicopter experience. Honestly, it seems to me that many of the civilian pilots have military experience-- if that's something you're open to, the Armed Forces are always looking for pilot candidates.

Good luck!

Thanks for your answer:) Jorden C.

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