I know that in the military it is hard to try and get the postings you want but one of my goals is to try and end up in BC on the coast or the Island with my wife. Does anyone have any info on opportunities to be posted there once in the trade?
Does the air frame you pick affect your posting a lot ?
How much are AVNs tasked out for other jobs or sent away on courses ?
I'm not an AVN but I can add some info:
In BC, the only postings are Victoria (Maritime Helicopter) and Comox (Aurora, Cormorant, Buffalo). Both are on the Island (ie. no postings on the Mainland).
Airframes do affect your posting - if you're trained on Auroras for example, you're either going to be posted to Comox BC or Greenwood NS. AVNs do get deployed - the Auroras have them in Kuwait and the Maritime Helicopter AVNs sail with the Navy.
Finally, and this is just my 2c, if the main reason to OT to AVN is because you think they deploy less, I'd do more research first and see if that's the case. I think you may be surprised how much time is spent away.