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Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?  
User currently offlineCaptain777 From Kuwait, joined Dec 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4897 times:

I was wondering if pilots who spend so much time in the air ever get bored of there job. I hope most off the answers are NO because i am planning to become a pilot.



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Bilal
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the sky is the limit.............actually FL410 is the limit
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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4865 times:

Jobs? Probably. Careers? Less so.




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User currently offlineSlamclick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4842 times:

Bored is good. Believe me!



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4805 times:

My cousin says he gets bored because of the same route over and over again.  Nuts


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User currently offlineCaptain777 From Kuwait, joined Dec 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4800 times:

What do you exactly mean Slamclick by bored is good ??

BILAL



the sky is the limit.............actually FL410 is the limit
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4793 times:

Bored of the plastic airline food? Yes
Bored of the unsociable working hours and night flights? Yes
Bored of the 04:00 starts on those dark winter mornings? Yes
Bored of not being home for Christmas for the third year running? Yes
Bored of the potentially career-ending annual medical checks and 6 monthly sim sessions? Yes

Bored of watching the sunrise from FL390? Bored of a crisp clear approach into Milan or Venice over the Alps? Bored of that feeling lifting a jet into the sky at 150mph?

NEVER!

We are priveleged to do the job we do, taking the rough with the smooth is a fact of life in any job. Fact is, our smooth is so damn good, it always outweighs the rough. Even the 04:00 starts  Big grin



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineSlamclick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4730 times:

BILAL

Emergencies are not boring.
Bored is good.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

In my opinion -- and it is only my opinion -- pilots may get bored with things about their jobs, but I don't think they ever get bored with flying itself.

I think the overwhelming majority of them absolutely love to fly.


User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

To echo two comments above, it's a lot of work and planning to have a boring flight. And those are the preferred type.

User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Some pilots are bored by the whole process. The security hassles, the medicals, the checkrides, geeky line check airmen, bankruptcy threats, poor employee relations, antiquated and overworked ATC, drug screens, alcohol screens, a Days Inn quality layover room next to the Waffle House and a major interstate highway, and 5000 other joy robbing requirements. Many airline pilots have decided that the joy of aviation is now overshadowed by the tons of crap that the job now entails.

Others just absolutely love the job no matter how tedious the job requirements.

Yes, we get bored but not always by long hours in the air.


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Flying is 98% boredom and 2% sheer terror
 Smile



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

An airline pilot job can't be boring.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

I'll NEVER get bored of flying, because it's just a living passion!!!

God Bless Always,
Adel


User currently offlineDmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

If any pilot get´s bored of their job, call me and I´ll switch job with you. You´ll be a cashier and I´ll be a pilot. Ok??? Well don´t think anyone would ever do that so just keep flying those lovely planes and keep earning good money, no better than that. I want to be a pilot !!!

Dani


User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

I don't think that any pilot actually gets "bored" I think they might get fed up with some of the things that they have to do and they might get irritated sometimes however I would have to say that 99.99% of them LOVE their jobs and couldn't and wouldn't do anything else. I think the ones that get bored are the ones that stop trying to fly with commercial passenger airlines before the 10 years it takes to get a job with a "major" airline. Now as you can see im talking about pilots that fly for the majors. I don't think that it would take that long to get a job with a smaller airline.


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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Most pilots I talk with said they don't neccesarily like all of the crap that is associated with being a pilot like some other members posted. But these same people also love to fly. I've never met an airline pilot that does not love to fly.


User currently offlineMog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

I took off my stripes almost 21 years ago when I was about 27 years old because I, simply, wanted to do something else and get along with my life. However, I also wanted to keep travelling, meeting new people, seeing new places and if possible keep my certificates alive.

I would think it is not just bored, it is also question of accomplishing the "what next" question factor. I mean, ok, you command the newest biggest aircraft, and have an executive job with Director or General Manager written next to it, what next?

A few I know have gone on to start their own small airlines. More have moved on. I personally think that commercial flying should be an alternate competency for an intelligent person, and treated as such, if possible.


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