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Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:19 am

...to be a Sky Marshall? I mean, you get to fly all the time like a Pilot - but without the hassle of being a F/A and serving coke & pillows to passengers, but once in a while having to act as a "bouncer"! and everybody would love you, because they know you are there to protect them. Plus, you're serving your country as these will be Federal Agents. For those who love aviation, I think it would be great!

The FAA is actively recruiting Marshalls now. They are looking at some private security firms, retired military, and other forms of recruitment. Training is provided!

I'd love to sign up!
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:22 am

The few, the proud...The Sky Marshalls  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:33 am

No thank's - not when the bullets start flying or the knives come out.
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:50 am

And all you get to eat is peanuts and coke.

And the same inflight movie for 40 hours a week.

And you would be in coach all the time, watching everyone in front of you.

If that is heaven, I sure do not want to see hell!!

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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:56 am

I'll take the job. I still love to fly, and even tho it may be a dirty job...someone has to do it.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:57 am

To be squished into one of those seats and breath recycled air all day long is not my idea of fun
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:32 am

Than what are you doing on this fourm. J/k tho it would be my 2nd dream job first being a pilot. If you got full tacticle training and it paid well id do it in a sec. Just have to wait a cople of years
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:54 am

I guess some people take the risk of this job too lightly... yeah, it's great to have free flights, but if the unthinkable happens, you perhaps need to identify the bad guys and pull out your gun and shot in maybe 3 seconds! I watched such a video on TV (TLC?) And you pray every shot hit the target(s) and of course the bad guys may not look like those in arcade games at all.
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:10 pm

I don't think they'll sit in coach.

I think the best place for a Sky Marshall is Row #1.

Be close to the cockpit - in case a passenger tries anything funny.
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:16 pm

WIth my size I freelance as a bouncer for some extra $$$ from time to time. I would sign up in a minute if I thought I could pass the physical (my size is great for being a bouncer at a club but I doubt they want anyone who has had open heart surgery as a sky marshall). Oh well, I will have to put that behind pilot and NFL D-Lineman as dream jobs I will never be able to have.
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:27 pm

Would you get FF miles?
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:30 pm

There is a similar, but not so dangerous job: Become B717 mechanic for Olympic Aviation! Due to the fact that OA is the only 717 operator in Europe, and even Lufthansa Technik wouldn't be able to fix a broken 717, OA has got a mechanic on nearly every international 717 flight! He flies as a normal passenger, and all he has to do is doing the pre-flight walk-around. That must be a cool job!
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:44 pm

Ndebele, I believe Finair has some 717s as well, but Finland is probably too cold for Olympic to fly to  Smile
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:45 pm

as to Skymarshal, they'll probably have to fly coach. Cheapest seat on the plane of course to save some money. Wonder how that goes down with laws about workconditions?
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 6:00 pm

Jwenting, Finnair doesn't have the 717, they have DC-9-51 and MD-80. They used to have MD-87s as well, which really look very similar to the 717, only a smaller engine. Now Finnair decided to go for A319  Crying. But I think Spanair-AeBal has got two of those lovely 717s.

Skymarshals in coach? I always thought they would travel in the very first row (at least ElAl skymarshals), to be close to the cockpit in case of a hijacking?
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 6:05 pm

hmm, did see a non-Olympic 717 at AMS some time ago, thought it was Finair but apparently not.
Maybe some one-day chartercompany.

best option is to have them in front and back.
In front to have easy access to the cockpit, in back to have an overview of the complete cabin. Hard to dodge a knife in the back when you don't see it coming.
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:11 pm

I don´t believe there will be an actual profession "skymarshal". My guess is those would be normal agents being assigned to a/c from time to time.

IF they become a reality, though.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:15 pm

As you know, I work in L.E. (law enforcement) some of my friends are seriously considering this. Remember to work for the feds, you have to be under 37 to apply. My best friend works for INS and he barely made the cut off age. Another friend was an air traffic controller in the Air Force for 20 years, but was 38 when he retired, so couldn't do it for the FAA. I thought that sucked.
 
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To Beckaru

Wed Sep 19, 2001 2:48 am

why "37"? why is that a magic number age?

I am 36 now.
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 2:58 am

What do sky marshalls make?
 
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Here Is Some Info

Wed Sep 19, 2001 4:17 am

...what I was able to find on Sky Marshalls. They are kind of like an undercover special forces. Listen to this from the FAA:

"The marshals’ training facilities are extensive and include three different outdoor ranges with moving targets, a 360-degree live-fire shoothouse configured as both a narrow-body and a wide-body aircraft with computer-controlled targets and a bulletproof observation platform, an indoor laser disc "judgement pistol shooting" interactive training room and a close-quarters countermeasures/personal defense training room with protective equipment and dummies. The program also uses an inactive five-story air traffic control tower, a retired B-727 narrow-body aircraft and a retired L-1011 wide-body aircraft for on-board exercises, a modern classroom, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and an operations center capable of secure communications worldwide...

...The FAA will not reveal the number or identity of the marshals, the details of their training, nor the routes they fly. No one on board a flight will know an air marshal is present except for the pilot and flight crew...

...Those who volunteer for the marshals must first pass initial psychological screening and fitness testing. Those who make the force must then undergo sophisticated, realistic law enforcement training. All Federal Air Marshals must meet stringent physical fitness requirements and firearm proficiency standards. In addition, before every mission they fly, the marshals go through recurrent training and standardized preparation. "

I don't even know how to apply!
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:13 am

The initial 'thrill' will wear off real quick. I lived in hotels for a year and after a while it's good to get back home and get reall cooking and creature comforts.

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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:41 am

I'd do it but only if I got FF miles.
 
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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:12 am

I'd do it...

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RE: Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?

Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:28 am

no FF miles - it's your job

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