30 October 2022

Forest Protection Limited | Pilot


Air Tractor AT-802AF and AT-802F Fire Boss

Forest Protection Limited is seeking talent for seasonal air tanker pilots in Fredericton New Brunswick for the 2023 season running from 11th April 2023 to 15th September 2023. Reporting to the Chief Pilot, pilots will operate during the wildfire season and fulfill the following tasks:

Operate assigned aircraft in accordance with FPL’s
Company Operations Manual and Standard
Operating Procedures

Perform all duties assigned by Flight Operations Team
Adhere to instructions issued by officers of the Department
of Natural Resources on fire suppression

Complete required pre-flight and post-flight paperwork
in a timely manner

Report all items requiring maintenance on the aircraft as
soon as possible

Responsible for the cleanliness of the aircraft at all
times, including occasional aircraft wash and wax

Successful candidates will be expected to work in a team environment during long hours of standby throughout the forest fire season. Assigned pilots can expect to fly between 70 and 130 hours per season depending on the fire index levels and any unforeseen circumstances.

The 2023 fire season will see AT802AF pilots on standby for fire suppression missions on a daily basis, depending on the Fire Weather Index. Re-positioning to other bases of operation may be required throughout the season, including short term fire suppression support to other International and Canadian jurisdictions.

Ideal candidates will be elite multitaskers who understand fire behaviour and suppression tactics, demonstrate a high level of effective communication, discipline, sound decision-making skills, teamwork, a willingness to learn, and sociability.


The successful candidate must possess a Commercial
Pilot Licence - Fixed wing (IFR), have obtained at least
2000 hours of pilot in command and 300 hours tailwheel,
experience with turbine engines and low altitude operations.

Preference will be given to those with extensive experience in:
- Fire Suppression flying the AT-802AF or AT-802F “Fire boss”
- Agricultural or forestry application with Air Tractor aircraft
- Mountain flying
- Float and amphibious


Conditions of employment are as below:

Legally entitled to work in Canada and are required to
obtain a Criminal Record Check.
Fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Have a valid driver's license for travel within and
outside the province.

Ability to communicate clearly in English
Have a valid Passport