AT802 TANKER PILOT – Forest Protection Limited

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Published 11th March 2024
Location Fredericton, Canada
Category Pilot Jobs  
Job Type Full time  




Air Tractor AT-802 


Company Name: Forest Protection Limited

Address: 2502 Route 102 Highway, Fredericton (Lincoln), New Brunswick E3B 7E6

Term: Seasonal (April 2024-September 2024)

Employment Type: Full Time

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Forest Protection Limited is inviting applications for seasonal air tanker pilots in Fredericton New Brunswick for the 2024 season running from 8th April 2024 to 15th September 2024.  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 key job duties and any other assigned by the Flight Operations Management team from time to time
  • Adhere to instructions issued by officers of the Department of Natural Resources on fire suppression or instructions from the base manager when assigned to aerial application projects.
  • Complete required pre-flight and post-flight paperwork in a timely and thorough manner
  • Report all items requiring maintenance on the aircraft as soon as possible
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the aircraft at all times

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 2024 fire season will see AT802 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, a willingness to learn, and work in a team.



The successful candidate must possess:

  • a Commercial Pilot License-Fixed wing
  • have obtained at least 1500 hours of pilot in command time and 300 hours tailwheel experience.

Preference will be given to candidates having experience with turbine engines and low altitude operations like aerial application or fire suppression.



Conditions of employment are as below:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada and are required to obtain a Criminal Record Check.
  • Have a valid driver's license for travel within and outside the province.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Have a valid passport


  • Competitive salary & flight pay
  • Competitive FPL group benefits plan
  • Robust initial training program with in-season weekly practice missions
  • Modern fleet AT-802 with state-of-the-art avionics


Established in 1952, Forest Protection Limited (FPL) is the largest 702 aerial operator in eastern Canada. Our core mission is to protect and preserve the forests that sustain us. As a leader in full-spectrum forest health management, FPL excels in aerial firefighting and forestry management.

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Important Information:

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact Norah Haslett, HR Manager, at to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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