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I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...  
User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1988 times:

...I want somehow to be involved with aviation, more than just being an enthusiast and a spotter.
I know a guy from Seattle and he works at Boeing and he builds the wing section of the 747s. I am good drawer and designer (even if I am 17), but I want to make the aircraft design or something like this...
Explaining in a few words: is there other safer things to do related to aviation except being a pilot?

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User currently offlineUAPilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1987 times:

Ok, well, there is another great job. You get to fly everyday, a flight attendant! Paywise, well lets just say this, the flightattendant in my sectiomn of the 777 was wearing a REAL gold diamond ROLEX watch!

User currently offline767-400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Do you mean as you don't want to be in a flying airplane, to be safe?

There are so many jobs in the aviation business then just being a pilot.
There is one book, Airlines Careers, I'm not sure from who, but I'm sure in your nearest libary to find some information on airline careers.


Rooz


User currently offlineJWM AirTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Hi-

Just because she was wearing a gold Rolex watch (how could you tell without looking close anyways) doesn't mean that job pays well. My dad owns a huge painting company and a lot of the big wigs whose houses his company paints for have wives who are fligt attendants just because they like airplanes. Flight attendants do not get paid very much, but I'm sure it would be fun.

Jack M


User currently offlineUAPilot7 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

First of all, call 1-800-JET-JOBS they can provide you with the info.

JWM SkyTrans:

Yes, she was doing the safety show next to my isle seat on the 777. So are you telling me that she spends her money on a rolex watch and not pay rent?


User currently offlineJetplane32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Hey there, I'm 17 too and i have the exact same question... I'm leaning towards mechanical and aerospace engineering which will allow me to design aircraft or whatever. BA has a program that makes you an airliner engineer by partly working and training for them for 4 years. Check the program out at http://www.britishairways.com

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

I have been thinking about this same question. I want to work with airplanes in the future. That BA airliner engineer program sounds great, does anyone know if other (European) airlines are offering similar programs?

Lufthansa747



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User currently offlineAussiechick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Look forward to what you wanted to do. There are more than flying 747s. You can be a flight attendant, aviation artist. But my dream is to become a 777 pilot.

Males think females are crappy pilots but the fact is that female pilots are more careful at things in the cockpit. Last night Tony was flying the IGS (his fave approach) and crashed 2 times out of 10. When I did the same thing, I did it 5 times and no crashes (althought 1 near miss)!



User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Have you looked into being a Customer Service Agent? (people at the gate) They are always around planes, with pulling up the jetways, and also being onboard doing head counts handing off paperwork, etc. In addition, you'd have access to the tarmac, so you could spend your breaks down there eating!!

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Whether you're designing an airplane or flying one, one bit of advice: Learn Computers. It doesn't really matter if you are good at drawing because todays jets are designed and tested on computers (the 777 was the first jet TOTALLY designed on a computer!!!!) and more and more the flying relies on computers. You'll hear the term "glass cockpit" refers to modern cockpits with everything on crt displays. But you still have to be good at math & science & stuff.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineUnited#52 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

My mom is a f/a, and she doesn't make that much (because she doesn't work that much). My dad bought her a $3,000 dollar Rado watch for Xmas which she wears on all her flights. He is Vice President/General Manager of Rolls-Royce Energy Systems in Canada. Maybe that f/a's HUSBAND bought her the watch!

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

More than likely it's just a $2 Folex that she picked up in Seoul....


FLY777UAL


User currently offline777rules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

GOOD one FLY777UAL!!!

User currently offlineDC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

There is always the forgotten Dispatcher. Basically, you require the same operational knowlege as a pilot, i.e. flight planning, basic systems, weather, FAR's ( or whatever your aviation authority calls its rules of operation). There are a lot of non-flying aviation positions out there, good luck finding the one that suits you. ADIOS

User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Folex... good one!
Maybe instead of buying for 2 bucks in Seoul, she got it from Rice Crispies surprise gift... a Dolex or Rolax...
Snap! Crackle! Pop!


User currently offlineJWM AirTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

That's what I meant. I was either a $10 RoMex from China or her husband bought it for her. Most F/A's husbands/wives are wealthy.

Jack M


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