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Do You All Want To Be Pilots?  
User currently offlineEasy_fella From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

I haven't been on this site long, but from what I've seen, all of you are really keen aviation enthusiasts.

I'm sure some of you are professional pilots. As for the rest of you, how many actually want to become pilots as a career?

Do many of you have friends/family who are professional pilots?



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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

NO!
I don't want that kind of responsibility Big grin.

I'd rather work within an airline.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Nope, i'd rather be sitting at home with a can'o'beer watching a webcam of Bristol Airport (my personal live linkup Big grin ). If i had become a pilot London would have been destroyed by now.

EGGD


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

ROFLMAO!!!!! Big grin
Why London? There are many other airports in the world that'd be gone by now. hehehe.

My goal is to be a professional pilot such as flying with an airline or a corperate company. Whoever hires me first.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

hey  Angry I wasn't joking, first time i flew a Cessna 172 i did a loopdy loop  Wink/being sarcastic

EGGD


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

No... I think my eyesight (20/50 in one eye, corrected by other eye) would forbid me from doing so... but anyways I'd rather work with the business aspects of the airline instead... like Aaron  Smile

Moi,
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

I'd rather be an F/A or something...

User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

I've already started looking for colleges.

Jake



EMBRY-RIDDLE BABY
User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

...aviation colleges


EMBRY-RIDDLE BABY
User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Say hello to a future Delta throttle jockey!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy hehehe. I'm getting my license as soon as I turn 17! Look out sky, here I come!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy that was crazy.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Kai,

I think that airlines allow glasses, dont they?? I am 20/400 w/o glasses (REAL BAD), so I need them anyway, and Mister Contacts and me are not exactly best friends...

Greg



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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I dunno... possibly... but I'm not interested in being a pilot anyways... I love to fly on them but I don't know if I could handle transporting between 100-500 people and having their lives in my hands... must be quite the adrenaline rush.

Moi,
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Greg.....as long as you can correct to 20/20 with glasses you will be fine. I'm 20/400 uncorrected, too. I talked to another UPS pilot the other day who had laser surgery and was very happy with it. It might do that myself, soon. You still can't be accepted into the military as a pilot unless you are perfect 20/20 uncorrected...as far as I know.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I don't think I want to be a pilot, unless I could figure out a way around all the travelling. From various airlines I've gotten info from about piloting...pilots can expect to spend 3-6 months away from home. I would like to have some sort of social life, and being a pilot doesn't sound like the best way to acheive it. I would, however, love to be involved in the airline industry...somehow.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4204 posts, RR: 37
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

I am also 20/400 uncorrected, but wear contacts. I have full intentions of becoming a pilot for a major airline. Ive got my eyes set on Northwest or Delta mainly... but we'll see.

The military is accepting 20/70 uncorrected now..but you would have to be rear seat...you cant be PIC.



Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

I have 20/200 (ick), but as everyone else has said, you can become an airline pilot (which I hope to do in the near future). I might have liked to go the military route (GO NAVY!), but I couldn't get in if my life depended on it. So its off to Western Michigan U (hopefully) for me...

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

DE-

I know about the military, that was my original goal, until I found out about the stringent vision requirements last year (I had no idea up until then they were THAT strict)...so now I am focusing towards the airlines...My parents say they will get me laser surgery when I am 18...just about another 25.5 months to go!

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Greg, tell me hoe your laser surgery goes in 25 months, hehe. I'm very interested. Since the new tchnology is soo new, it's very risky and being 20/200 or 2/400 uncorrected, well, I'm not sure after the laser surgery if you'll go nearly or completely blind or maybe you'll be 20/20 corrected. I was thinking of getting it, but not totally sure bC it might ruin my airline career life.
I cannot see without my contacts, so with them on I'm around the 20/20 borderline.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Most of the airlines now only require a FAA first class medical. The FAA allows laser surgery. There are risks but I think they are minimal. I know of several pilots at my company that have had it done and are happy. I'll probably have it done, soon, myself. I'll make a post at general aviation and we'll see what people have to say.

User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Yes, I want to become a pilot, for American Airlines. Go AA!

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Yeah, and I'll be the guy on the ground who bosses you all around. I plan to be an air traffic controller.


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I'm learning to fly but don't seriously think it will ever be a career. Maybe part-time sometime down the road, but I'm too far along with other career goals. Also, I'm not sure I'd like it was much if I HAD to do it every day.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

I dunno. I have a glider license but haven't gone flying for almost a year and a half because it is too expensive to go flying AND go to university. However, when I finish my degree and work full-time for a few years I may decide to go to college for an aviation management diploma...inculding multi-engine and atp ratings. However, we'll wait and see.

My vision is good enough for the Canadian air force, but my marks aren't! They require an engineering degree and pretty much straight A's. Yikes!


User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Yep i hope to fly for one of these airlines someday: United, American, Delta or Continental. (if they dont merge). I start flight school next year.


"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I am working on my PPL, but I am not sure if I want to be a pilot. I'll probably decide during college.

25 CVG777 : I hope to be a pilot for Delta Airlines. I am only a sophomore in high school now, but I have already started at looking into going to Embry-Riddle or
26 Sushka : I plan to fly for the majors on a big jet like the 777.
27 DeltaRNOmd-80 : I would not want to be a pilot. For one, I would like to have a social life. True, getting to see most of the airports around the world would be the b
28 Che : Yeah I want to be a pilot. My uncle works for AA. He is a maintenence inspector. che
29 DeltaRNOmd-80 : My dad used to work for Mark Air, he was a baggage guy.
30 Leftseat86 : YES i want to be a pilot. It has been my passion since the age of 5. Hope to someday fly 737-700s out of Burbank for Southwest or maybe do CAT III apr
31 Soku39 : I want to start getting my PPL in 2 years. I hate my relatives jobs teachers and (cringing) accountants.
32 Joona : Check out my user profile...... But, yes, I'd like to become an airline pilot. At least I will get my GPL this or the next summer. Then, as soon as I
33 Post contains links and images Mr. 717 : We all wish we were pilots... but we wanted to have more FUN! I want one ride in the pilots seat on the 717 (AirTRAN ONLY!)! Click for large versionPh
34 Blink182 : I might consider a pilot for a career, but it is definately not a top choice. I will probably go into business(NEC,Citigroup etc) because I can fly mo
35 Indianguy : I too wanted to be a pilot, but that was when i didnt understand the "realities" of what being a pilot meant. When i turned 18 i along with a friend
36 Post contains images AeroGlobeAir7 : I'm 20/20 uncorrected. I plan to get a pilots license as soon as I'm old enough, and I'll be working really hard at earning flight time after that so
37 Nicolaki : I'm 20/20 uncorrected, and yes I plan on being a pilot, but not especially with the majors, I'd fly anything, no questions asked, floats, twins, singl
38 Post contains images Classic707 : I am starting to seriously think about it. Isn't that scarry!
39 DALATL : I want to work for Delta Technology when I get out of High School and finish college. That way I can work in the Computer Field (Which I am an expert
40 G-KIRAN : One of my friends is a BA 747-400 captain.My maths teacher in Singapore flies F-16s as a reservist of the RSAF.I would like to be a fighter pilot and
41 Post contains images Guerosinfe : I don't want to be a professional pilot, but maybe a weekend pilot I know many people working in airlines but not as pilots, anyway i'm a guitarist. G
42 Joona : I quit the GPL class. I don't give a shit about Gliders. They just aren't for me. Anyway, got a new job and probably will start my PPL-training in hal
43 ILOVEA340 : hell yes. I would love to be a pilot especially for swissair or united or something.
44 DeltaAirFreak : Nope, I don't plan on becomming an airline pilot because I can't even drive a car safely, let alone fly a big jet with 300 people on board. Trust me f
45 JRodriguez136 : I would like to become a pilot, no, I am going to be a Pilot!
46 Boeing747F : It is nice to do a career that no one in your family is, like mine...
47 Post contains images Transactoid : I'm not interested in an aviation career at all. I'd like to get my PPL at some point, but only for personal enjoyment. No real rush either.
48 AerLingus : I have a little follow-up question- If you were a die-hard fan of a particular line and were offered a job by the rival, would you accept?
49 XFSUgimpLB41X : I guess I could say yep... I would lovingly accept any offer from Northwest, United, or Delta (my top 3 choices).
50 EGGD : I'd accept from any airline that wasn't African or South American, although it would probably be a Kamikaze mission (airline would probably claim insu
51 DG_pilot : I am a third generation pilot in my family, and yes, I do plan on becoming a professional pilot. I'm working on my Instrument rating now, and then wil
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