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Area 51ís Spooky Airline Is Hiring Pilots For Top Secret Flights
Task & Purpose ^ | August 8, 2018 | Brad Howard

Posted on 08/08/2018 8:48:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Way out in Nevada, the secret base from Independence Day — yes, Area 51 — is hiring a pilot for the only airline that flies direct to the secluded destination. Janet Air — as in “Just Another Non Existent Terminal” — flies a nondescript red-striped fleet of 737s from Las Vegas to various sandy, high-security government outposts where, as in Vegas, what goes on there stays there.

The job posting in question is looking for a 3,000-hour pilot with an active Top Secret clearance and little interest in what their passengers do at work. According to salary research site Glassdoor, the average salary of a pilot at AECOM, Janet Air’s parent firm, was $80,454 a year — enough to really enjoy nightlife on the Strip with those wacky scientists you’ll presumably ferry to work in the mornings.

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Used for testing stealth aircraft, new weapons, and (in popular fiction and conspiracy theories) alien spacecraft, the base also known as Groom Lake — or at least, Area 51, Groom Lake’s most notorious annex — also attracts a fair amount of tourists who are looking to make “first contact.” Most just end up making contact with the highly trained security force that patrols the base’s border.

“The range is used for the testing of technologies and systems and training for operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S. military forces and the security of the United States,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Task & Purpose in a statement, when asked about the purpose of Area 51 and its surrounding environs, probably for the millionth time.

The emailed response from Air Combat Command spokesman Col. Todd Vician, however, was more tantalizing. “There is an operating location near Groom dry lake,” he wrote, but “some specific activities and operations” out there, “both past and present, remain classified and cannot be discussed.”

Hey man, $80K to ferry spooky customers on short hops from Sin City doesn’t sound half bad. But knowing the truth about little green men in the desert? That’d be priceless.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airforce; area51; callingartbell; jobs; nevada
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1 posted on 08/08/2018 8:48:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meh, couldn’t afford the pay cut - besides, I’d have to get 3k hrs of flight time just to try out :-)


2 posted on 08/08/2018 8:55:07 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they need a male flight attendant?

I’d enjoy a job on that airline.


3 posted on 08/08/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: Spacetrucker

Do flight sim hours count?

Dropped SO many GBU’s on Korea


4 posted on 08/08/2018 8:57:09 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (If a lion could speak, we could not understand him)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is probably a little known clause in the contract where you have to agree to be spied on, monitored electronically anytime anyplace when you are away from work.

It’s not worth 80k.


5 posted on 08/08/2018 8:57:16 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Fai Mao

I’d hate having to fly to and from work every day.


6 posted on 08/08/2018 8:59:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Redcitizen

I was thinking that. You take this job and your private life and that of your family is over.


7 posted on 08/08/2018 9:12:34 PM PDT by BBell (Rebekah ist mein Erzfeind)
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To: Redcitizen

Also you would probably need a poly if not a life style polygraph where they ask you very intimate private details.


8 posted on 08/08/2018 9:20:25 PM PDT by the_individual2014
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To: 1_Inch_Group

Maybe - if you have qual on the new nuke bunker buster.


9 posted on 08/08/2018 9:29:15 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: BBell

#7. With Obama, Mueller, the NSA under Hayden, the CIA under Brennan, the FBI under Yates and Comey, and the DNI under Clapper, YOUR PRIVATE LIFE AND THAT OF YOUR FAMILY WAS OVER FOR YEARS.

Might as well get paid $80K for it. /sarc


10 posted on 08/08/2018 9:50:52 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good one!


11 posted on 08/08/2018 9:53:33 PM PDT by Oiao (Socialism Kills - We are a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not worth the pay for the amount of scrutiny.

Besides, my friends in Vegas tell me the housing market is getting $$ again.

But if you are really a die hard Raiders fan......


12 posted on 08/08/2018 9:55:53 PM PDT by Oiao (Socialism Kills - We are a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$80K is not very much for that kind of a job. Even twice that would not be very much. I doubt they get any qualified applicants.


13 posted on 08/08/2018 9:58:50 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Janet Air’s parent firm, was $80,454 a year

Left seat or right seat? Okay for the right seat but would suck for the left seat. As this firm is competing for qualified pilots that are in short supply, they will be paying the market rate for the guy or girl in the left seat. The guy or lady in the right seat is just building time in type to move to the left seat. That is just the way it works. Right seat semi sucks, left seat is where the money is once one is piloting heavy metal.

ps
I was on an Alligeant Charter Flight once. The captain was an ex Space Shuttle Pilot and on other flights the commander. Mostly white hair on this gentleman. The rules for 65 years old ATP are different for charter flights and the pilot can be older than the mandatory 65 years for retirement.

I had the luxury of chatting with this gentleman for a few minutes after landing. I may have had the best pilot in the air that day. I did ask him about his log book and how to log space flight. I really did not understand the answer. I do not think it is in the FARs.

He was a very nice man.

14 posted on 08/08/2018 10:31:09 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

Great story. Thanks.


15 posted on 08/08/2018 10:43:52 PM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
had a headhunter try to recruit me for a "Las Vegas" aerospace job decades ago.

On reflection, it might have been a great and interesting job, but I decided to stay in SoCal.

Of course, I had to get out of there 12 years ago as things went south. I would be a felon now with all the new firearms directives.

16 posted on 08/08/2018 10:57:45 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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To: the_individual2014

“Also you would probably need a poly if not a life style polygraph where they ask you very intimate private details.”

They don’t like to you to say you are going for a polygraph. It’s an “interview”.

And yes, they WILL find out every naughty thing you have ever done.

They have a conversation with you where they ask if you’ve ever done this or that, like robbed a bank, etc. Then they strap you in and ask “Other than what you have already told me, have you ever done anything wwrroonngggg?


17 posted on 08/09/2018 12:13:31 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


18 posted on 08/09/2018 12:28:18 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Everyone’s private life electronically speaking was over in the 1950s ...


19 posted on 08/09/2018 1:53:40 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: JohnnyP

Well, these days nothing is wrong. It’s just an alternate lifestyle. So, you just need to squeeze your sphincter and believe, just like Peter Pan.


20 posted on 08/09/2018 2:38:19 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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