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Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2054 posts, RR: 20
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

I am fairly certain I'd love the job. My only concern would be whether, after a while, the romance of flying would become jaded and I'd wish to become landlocked. But for the privilege of thwarting terrorists plus flying all the time, sign me up.

II Cor. 4:17-18
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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

Hell no! Have you ever worked in a very low humidity environment? It´s hell for your olfactory mucosa after a week, and after a year you won´t have any left.

Daniel Smile

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

But for the privilege of thwarting terrorists

That's exactly where you're wrong. The chances that you'll ever come face to face with a terrorist are next to nil, and the result is that the novelty will wear off within weeks. Boredom is already taking its toll on the current bunch of addicts who signed up to be marshals after watching too many 'Die Hard' movies. They think they'll be waltzing in like John Wayne to save the day and instead they're having to pretend to be just another passenger.

At the end of the day you're just another low-paid, bored-riged security guard, without even the freedom to walk around the thing you're guarding. No glory, no kudos, not much fun. Count me definitely out.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

The pay is great and I guess with the job security it would be a stable job. Now if I could read a book while doing the job, I would definitely apply.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Yes, I'd definately do the job, just the chance to fly around all day looking at the totty onboard would do for me !!. Big grin

"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

If I got the FF points, definitely Big grin

M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4826 times:

Oh, you mean a security guard. I was thinking of an Air Marshal in the RAF!

I say, tally ho, chaps, chocks away, eh what!

(It's one "L" of a difference!)

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4800 times:

Let's see:

1) Federally issued M9M 9mm pistol.

2) Federal pension.

3) Free flights wherever I want to go.

4) Doing my part to protect my country.

5) Training in marksmanship, law enforcement, and hand-to-hand combat.

6) Freedom to use my own discresion.

7) Protecting FAs from unruly passengers.

8) Access to airport areas the way no one else has, and the chance to get the spotter photos no one else can.

9) Chance to learn the proceedures for many different airlines.

10) Working for the US Government.

Well, 9 out of 10 ain't bad.

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
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