PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5401 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.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5383 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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Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6195 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5221 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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B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5204 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...
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5189 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.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5163 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.
Mikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5129 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,