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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2202 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7016 times:

To all airliners.net members what is your aviation dream job and why.

My own is to become CEO of BWIA.

I think that I can make a difference I day dream of building this mini aviation empire in the Caribbean and offer such good service that the airline interms of service is seen in the same light as Singapore, BA, Emirates etc.

Eagles Soar!
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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6885 times:

Well when I get tired of being a f/a, I wanna be the CEO for Continental.

Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6886 times:

Some of you might think I'm an idiot for this, but I would love to become the CEO of United Airlines. I know the problems they have, but I just love this airline too much.

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 9248 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6881 times:

At my age, something that would be sitting at a desk working on improving customer/ff programs with a lot of non-rev flying . . .

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3407 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6873 times:
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to work for KLM at Schiphol.

Ja ik spreek nederlands goed... well ik versta een beetje nederlands!

Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

I would eventually love to be the CEO of CO, but I would be extremely happy as a CO CSA or F/A.

User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

767 Captain. Plain n simple. Dont want to be a CEO, dont want to deal with the jerk passengers. I just wanna fly.

A318, A320, A332, A333, B1900, B722, B732, B733, B734, B735, B737, B738, B772, CR1, CR2, CR7, CR9, MD80, MD81, MD82, MD8
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

Right now, I'll take anything in the industry, because I desperately want in and to stay in for the rest of my life... it's taken me this long to make the final decision!!

My dream job would be involving the fleet - whether fleet planing, liaising with manufacturers on new types - those kinds of things. That'd be fun - meeting the requirements of the route planners in equipment!!


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

My home airline, Malaysia Airline is currently not attached to any of the 3 alliances but I'm hoping that they'll join SkyTeam together with their partners KLM/NWA soon.

So my dream job would be to coordinate MH's entry into the alliance and manage the cooperation with other members. I speak some french so hopefully that would ease in dealing with Air France.

p/s - I've just finished my studies, so few weeks back I submitted my application to the airline for a management post (they are looking for fresh grads). I'm so desperate that they'd call me for an interview!!!

User currently offlineN612UA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6810 times:

I agree with TheFLCowboy I would love to get a commercial pilots license and FLY all I want to do.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6784 times:

Some of you might think I'm an idiot for this, but I would love to become the CEO of United Airlines. I know the problems they have, but I just love this airline too much

Fellow idiots unite!  Big thumbs up Actually, I'm with you...I've thought that on more than one occaision, and seeing Stephen Wolf talk in PDX in 1990 inspired me. That and that huge mansion he owns near Middleburg, VA...

After Jim Goodwin left, and the executive search began to replace him, I thought about sending in a resume just for shits and giggles, I mean...United NEEDS DESPERATELY a management team made up of folks who really believe in the airline and want to see it succeed. I'm one of them.

Who cares what someone else says? If your goal is to become CEO of UAL, go for it! Just get in line behind me! Big grin

As for me, I'd be happy being CEO or CFO....but I'd also LOVE to be able to fly, especially 777 or 767. I'd be happy being based out of IAD and living in Steve Wolf's old place... www.thomas-talbot.com It's the Rock Hill estate...only $12m

[Edited 2004-03-18 05:10:02]

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22870 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

A pilot flying business jets around the country and around the world. What could be better?

7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

I would LOVE to be a Citation X pilot flying out of California.

23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Professional Passenger  Big thumbs up ....maybe a mystery shopper type gig.

But in reality, flying for Delta would be mine.


User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Call me crazy but I either want to turn wrenches of throw bags. (mechanic or ramp)

There are too many self indulgent weiners in this town with too much bloody money" Randal Raines- Gone in 60 Seconds
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6714 times:

My dream would be to fly 747s for Thai Airways! That would be a rush!

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2642 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

My dream job is being a pilot, for the Navy then fly for an airline someday.

Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

Id be perfectly happy fixen em, loaded em, or flyen em....


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

I would like to fly 737-200's for Alaska Airlines. None of this wide body electronic crap. Flying short hops into 4000 ft gravel strips just sounds like the most awesome job on earth. Id be just as happy to fly a Beaver/Otter/Twin Otter for promech air though  Smile


Trikes are for kids!
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6666 times:

Ok, this may sound nuts, and I don't know how seniority works at BA, but I would love to work as a Senior Purser for BA.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8227 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6647 times:

I don't want to be an employee or officer of an airline or aviation-related company, but I would love to be retained as outside counsel to AeroMexico after its sale by CINTRA to private investors. I would negotiate the leases and purchases of aircraft, codeshare agreements, loan agreements, etcetera; represent the company in offerings of bonds in Mexico and abroad; design the corporate governance policy of the company; advise it in connection with its regulatory matters (i.e., civil aviation, antitrust, etc.); be the Secretary of the Board of Directors, take care of the corporate books of the company and make the calls for Shareholders' Meetings; maybe lead the team of law firms that would advise it in its acquisition of a healthy, smaller airline in South America or elsewhere; and, the cherry on the cake, take it public in the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Latibex and in New York (through an offer of ADR's). The only thing I won't do is advise it in connection with its collective bargaining agreements with the unions.

Next flights: MEX-MZT AM E90; TIJ-MEX AM 788
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

My dream job is to work for AS as an A&P check mechanic in OAK. I dont wanna be a flightline A&P mechanic though.

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Air Traffic Controller.

I'm 3 weeks off finding out whether I get the job or not. (Not that I'm holding out too much hope after how bad my interview was last week)

User currently offlineCRJ'sRule From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6562 times:

As much as this makes me despised in the current economic world, I think it would be neat to be an airline analyst for an Investment Bank/Securities Firm. This way, you could see all the current trends of the industry and, from the M&A point of view, you could get involved with the deals that they do. And just so you know, just because I like this stuff does in no way mean that I approve of Carl Icahn or Frank Lorenzo (or even Gordon Gekko in Wall Street who tried to liquidate that airline Charlie Sheens dad worked for). I seriously would want to do good.


User currently offlineCO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

I would have to say be A pilot of a BBJ the 700

25 Post contains images EK345 : In the Finance division of any airline. If not there then M&A focusing on the airline industry. (For those who don't know M&A = Mergers and Acquisitio
26 Chicago757 : Anywhere in the left seat!!!!!!
27 WidgetBoi : I'd love to be in charge of fleet planning for an alliance. jeremy
28 Frontiers4ever : To start an international Carrier and be the head of it. -Frontiers4ever
29 THAIlover : I just want to be a pilot for THAI
30 Joerock7415 : I'm with Chicago757, all I live, breathe and dream of is that left seat in any a/c with any airline. Time to stop dreaming though!!
31 Sobelair : Hi My dream job in teh airline industry...almost any job would be great, as long as I can watch the airplanes, and have something to do with them. I
32 Post contains images QIguy24 : I agree totally with Sobelair.... Im only a ticket agent, but I really love my job. Because I love to see those excited passengers, and there are alwa
33 JetJock : Mine is to hurry up with my ATP rating, and start flying for NWA, then off to LH and retire at good ol age of 55!!! I just wanna fly the A330 and the
34 Post contains images ND : I want to be the corporate attorney for Boeing... It would be so awesome negotiating contracts with carriers .
35 AlitaliaMD11 : Hey I have to. The Airport Manager of LAX. And a piliot for the 773ER those are the jobs i hope to get when i grow up.
36 Post contains images MerC : Long haul pilot for a big airline. Hopefully that will come true..
37 Hawaii12 : CEO of aloha would be nice
38 TriStarEnvy : Pilot for cargo carrier.
39 Tavve : Airport capacity consultant.
40 Post contains images WorldAV8R : As much as I would love to fly, I would honestly love to apply my years of business and marketing skills to the commercial aviation sector. Either as
41 Fritzi : Pilot. I sent in my applications to TFHS in Lund, Sweden and BFSAA in Västerås, Sweden last week. (ATPL school) As a back up, I also applied to SATS
42 Brunswick737 : As many, A Pilot Im thinking for CO i just love that airline that what i've been wanted for a career since i was a young boy I just wish that dream co
43 SDFOH : Head dispatch for a major would be a great job You get to jumpseat on just about any airline, and the pay is real nice
44 JFKviaPHX : Let's see... My dream job would be an airport manager for a small airport in an up-and-coming area. I want to have the responsibality of shaping the l
45 JGPH1A : I have 2... 1. Airline Reviewer for Conde Nast Magazine - First and Business Class. Mmmmmmm freee travellllll !! 2. Airport manager/ticket + checkin g
46 Chriskam : I do love my job in revenue management of a major Scandinavian airline (guess which one...), but what would be fun would be to work full-time on marke
47 Ejazz : Been asked before and still haven't changed my mind. Dream job: Cabin Crew Gynecologist
48 Jafa : Cabin Crew Gynecologist! thats sick.... All cabin crew aren't young pretty and in shape. How about super models? My dream job is to be in charge of th
49 KYIPpilot : Definately a Customer service agent at a major US airport. Ok, just kidding. My dream job would be a 747 pilot, preferably for Northwest.
50 Aa777jr : AA 773 pilot flying ORD to LHR 3 times a month. I just got my PPL, so next up is instruments! I'm only 23, so I got plenty of time to make it happen!
51 ScottishLaddie : To be a captain for BA!
52 Post contains images Fritzi : Well being a cabin crew gynecologist on Hooters Air would also be nice!
53 Post contains images BMAbound : Bush pilot! Flying 206's, 182's, Beavers, Super Cubs and similar props in Alaska would be the coolest ever. Yup, I know, lousy pay, many nights out in
54 PIA777 : 777 captain. PIA777
55 Post contains images Duke : To be the owner of an elegant airline that uses either refurbished vintage aircraft (like 707/720s, maybe 727s and classic 747s) or MD-11s or both and
56 YEGspotter : I always thought that my dream job was to be a pilot of an airliner. A few years ago, and after a lot of research, I'm not so sure that's what I would
57 KLMflyer : As per my dream job, I'd submit my resume for the positions of CEO, CMO, COO of Singapore Airlines. 3E's as my contribution to SQ: Experience, Educati
58 Post contains images Bullpitt : My dream is to work for a mayor Airline....... Hey, Hold on, I just remembered I DO work for an Airline I have to say I'm a lucky guy. I changed the n
59 SK901 : I would like to work for SAS in CPH, even though they have problems now.
60 Nycfuturepilot : I was actually talking about this with a friend yesterday, I want to be the CEO of an airline but would like to take it a step further and be like bra
61 High_flyr69 : I have always wanted to work in the Aviation Rescue And Fire Fighting Service at YMML i did 2 weeks work experience there and loved every second of it
62 Mikesairways : I'd like to be in Marketing/COMM and PR of a small-midsized airline.
63 Post contains images DABZF : Would love to supervise a loading of An-224 ))
64 Post contains images Dxb : I would have to say be A pilot of 777LR I know that I have to wait. So till that day I'll go for 340-500
65 Post contains images TI717 : Bullpitt, Did they hire you because you glow??? Need someone to lay down on the runway so plane can find the airport
66 Macmac76 : Captain of any airliner...but my ultimate DREAM JOB is to be a Captain on the 777-200 of either United or Continental.
67 Post contains images Tappan : The official St Maarten (SXM Princess Juliana) Airport photographer Mark Garfinkel
68 Post contains images Pepef : Sounds good Mark, I could be the Assistant to the official St Maarten Airport photographer -Peter Fagerström-
69 Elwood64151 : CEO of the reformed Vanguard Airlines. Hey, he did say "dream job."
70 Post contains images 727200er : CEO of the all new Canadian Airlines International Proud wings forever...
71 Post contains images Sabena332 : Select the (mostly alcoholic) drinks for every cabin class could be a nice job for me . Patrick
72 Post contains images FoxBravo : CEO, or at least general counsel. Forget NRSA...I want positive space!!! But seriously, although I currently work for a law firm that does a lot of ai
73 Nonrvsmdmf : Doing what I do now....just in a better city like Capetown SA...
74 737captain : 737-300/500 captain for WN-nothing more, nothing less
75 Henpol747 : That´s an easy one: 744 AF captain flying the CDG-Mex leg! is this too much to ask?
76 Post contains links and images Psa53 : Well, if it's a dream, Lot's of capital,private,no IPO, bringing back PSA(Pacific Southwest) calling it PS2, F/A,M/F outfitted in Hooter style clothin
77 Post contains images Cactus739 : My ultimate dream job would be a 737-900 or 757-300 (since I'm dreaming) for Alaska Airlines. More realistically, I can see myself eventually becoming
78 N766UA : My dream job is exactly what I plan on doing after college: Flying for the airlines on the weekdays, and flying heavies in the ANG on the weekend.
79 Post contains images Cactus739 : I guess I should dream of becoming a 737-900 or 757-300 PILOT for Alaska Airlines... although actually being a 737 or 757 would kinda cool too...
80 NotSoFrqntFlr : I always wanted to be a flight attendant, or ticket counter agent as long as I am close to the airport or aircraft. Just a fetish I guess.... cheers f
81 Post contains links and images Vaporlock : To work for a small company up north and fly one of these for them..... View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Graham Phyllis
82 Jumbopilot : When I was a young east German boy I dreamt of being a pilot of an IL-62 of state carrier Interflug and to discover the world. Now I could imagine two
83 AFROTC : uhhh, pilot...duh, lol, just kidding! well i have my heart set on the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB flying some DV's or VIP's on C-34's etc... Its
84 Flymia : I would like to start off small with a small regional. I would love to fly in Alaska and Bahamas first then the Rockies. Then move on up to a Major. A
85 Ts-ior : ...pilot,ATC,fuel supplier agent
86 FullThrottle : Left seat on AS with a type rating for the 400, 700, 900. Oh that would be nice.
87 Texan : Buy a couple DC-3s and puddle jump around the Caribbean as a pax and cargo charter. Friend and I are saving up money so that we'll be able to hopefull
88 Post contains images SNBA319 : First work my way up with licences etc....and of course i have enough money, and this is after all a wishlist, i would set up my own small airline fly
89 Thrust : To design aircraft engines. The most interesting thing for me in aviation are are aircraft engines.
90 Post contains images SoAmSky : Dream Job.... huuumm, let me think..!! Ok... Hooters air flight attendant manager.
91 Aircraft88 : Well, my dream job in aviation would be to become a flight attendant for First Choice Airways. Im only 15 but have wanted to be one ever since I was a
92 Sammyhostie : Aircraft88 There a charter! There staff are crap, there planes are crap, ther pax are scuffers! Why is your ambition so low? Believe me they are low.
93 Post contains images JayDavis : Well SoAmSky stole my idea and thunder more or less. I'd like to be the "hiring" manager for Hooters Air's "Hooter Girls" on the flights. Or, the hiri
94 ZASpringboks : Simple.....Work my way up to an administrative position, collect every dime I can, screw the pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews, give myself
95 Post contains images TRENT500 : Forget airlines,, Be a proffessional musician, its loads of fun! But i still love those planes
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