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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 6278 times:

http://www.pilot.fedex.com/careers/qualifications.shtml

Down towards the bottom of the list of requirements, one of them is:

"Eligibility for issuance of US Security Clearance"

Why would a pilot for FedEx need a security clearance?

- Neil Harrison


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 6237 times:

Just a guess but, Fedex is big time helper of the DOD, if they need a plane Fedex is more than happy to provide them. So naturally one would need to be able to get the security clearence to fly with them.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6219 times:

That actually refers to the background checks that are required to get onto the Aircraft Operations Area at all the airports in the US.

The rules have changes lately and I belive that everybody now gets fingerprinted to get badged now. Which is pathetic, a lot of rampers would do better working in a 7-11 then on the ramp and they wouldn't have the deep intrusion into their personal lives that has been the case for a number of years now.




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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

It would seem logical that a FedEx pilot might need a security clearance to transport classified cargo, but I'd imagine the military transports their "really" sensitive stuff on their own cargo planes.


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User currently offlineMD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Flip over a MD-11 in landing? LOL

User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6040 times:

Every and all airlines in the USA (that is operating under FAR 121) or their overseas equivalent - go to extensive background checks... it is not FedEx only which has such requirements... The same requirements and investigations will exist for just about any air carrier... call it American Airlines or Polar Air Cargo. If you have any type of criminal background... (even minor), dont waste your time to apply...
xxx
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

FedEx is also part of the Civil Air Reserve Fleet (or is it Reserve Air), and as such during times of war they may be called upon to do extensive work for the military, and this may explain it...

Greg



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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

USAFHummer, that was what I was thinking of, I completely forgot what they call it. The guy that I was speaking to at Fedex made it sound like they are the first ones to volunteer their aircraft when a call is made.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

>>Civil Air Reserve Fleet (or is it Reserve Air)

That was one of my ideas, but so is American and United. Both airlines don't stipulate said requirement.

>>It would seem logical that a FedEx pilot might need a security clearance to transport classified cargo

That was another one of my ideas, but a pilot would have nominal knowledge of what he/she is carrying. A "don't ask/don't tell" policy if you will. The only thing that would be made clear to the pilot is whether or not the cargo is hazardous.

Also, a pilot would minimal contact with the cargo beyond checking to make that it is secure.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5986 times:

CRAF - Civil Reserve Air Fleet
Most cargo air carriers and supplemental air carriers are part of CRAF...
Some majors are as well (PanAm was in my days...)
xxx
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineMikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5965 times:

I am pretty sure this is the same clearance that all airport employees have to get now. Also, FedEx pilots do not know what they're carrying, don't check to see if it's secure (that's the load captain's job), and only have access to the front ULD (the DG, or Dangerous goods can).
Hope this helps,
Mikeclod


P.S. FedEx Express kicks a**


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5909 times:

Skipper, I was always curious if Airlines looked extremely down on an applicant with a speeding ticket in the past. Any insight on how serious a traffic offense such as that is taken by the airlines?

Cheers!
Brian


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