Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8591 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3): well, I work for an airline and I got my money for flying... I think I am a lucky guy
Damn lucky one! Lufty thought I'm "too introverted" for an FQ even though I passed everything else the BU had to offer... Suppose it's meant to be a nice way of saying "Thank you, but we hardly need employees."
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
I've always liked planes and traveling.
In a different profession I traveled constantly. Literally, even commuting between DCA and CLT for work and (ex) wife. I put 200,000 miles a year or so aboard US, CO and occasionally NW and AA in the mid through late 1990s.
Now I'm retired from my previous life and still have to fly to work . . .
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
Environmental Scientist. I don't fly as much as I'd like to, but I do fly to DC and Cincinnati to meet with my major clients a few times a year, and to various conferences. About half of my flights are for business, and half for pleasure. Well, they're all for pleasure, it just depends on what I do after I get there.
TheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
I fly because I have always been infatuated by airplanes and flying -- ever since I could remember.
It's captivating to see a several thousand lb object climb into the sky by manipulating something so intangible as air. To be in control of the airplane is exciting, as you have the freedom to go just about anywhere and get away from your earthbound life, even if it's for just a little while.
My profession entails many things including software engineering, art, psychology, and business. Right now I work with fortune 1000 companies to increase their sales over the Internet. Specifically, I work on web sites so that they rank higher in the search engine rankings (Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc...). Previously, I have been the webmaster for the University of Advancing Technology as well as a graphic designer and illustrator in other jobs. It's fun stuff. While I have considered becoming a professional pilot, I'm leaning more toward sticking with what I do now, and keeping aviation a hobby.
I think if I were to become a professional pilot, the freedom I see in aviation may be restricted. I like aviation because it symbolizes freedom in many ways, and I want to keep it that way.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
I'm a student, I usually visit family in different parts of the country and overseas (I have family in India, South Africa and USA), and the cheapest and best way around Australia is by air...and flights are pretty cheap....
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
I'm a registered nurse and paramedic. I'm also an electrician (automotive and structural), but I do that as a hobby, now. I'm in the middle of rewiring a 12000 sq ft former car dealership that is now an EMS station. Converting 3-phase to single phase...oy!
I fly when I have to. I fly when I want to go somewhere. I fly for a hell of it.
I like European flights the best. The domestic ones are usually impulsive purchases when I discover I have a few extra bucks and a few days off.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1691 times:
To pay the bills, I work as a test administrator in the mental health department of a state corrections facility.
Like TheCoz, I've been interested in flight since a very young age. My love affair began by wanting to be able to tell which type of airliner I was looking at while I waited at PIT for my connecting flight to CRW. I had to be about 10 or 11 at the time.
I had planned on making flying my career, but due to some unfortunate circumstances, I may not be able too.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 49
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
At the moment I'm unemployed, but I am currently trying to get an AFIS education. So I have a few flights to Oslo for testing and interviews etc. Other than that I don't really travel by air all that much.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Is there a future for selling holes in Brazil ?
I mean you buy them small and sell them bigger ?
Flew long haul (alone) at age 6, at a time where it was a real adventure.
(DC-6B, DC-4, DC-3)
Logged many hours in my father's friend yellow Piper Cub in totally uncontrolled airspace. Scaring the crocodiles at 5ft over the river was his favourite.
Had a friend in the Air Force and became kind of mascot of the (transport) wing. (C-119, Pembroke)
My father worked for an airline (non flying), cousin of my mother was a high-level manager in the same, my older friend started flying Caravelles for the same (ended Sr Captain 747).
Worked for an airline, enjoyed many jump and observer seats as voluntary crew member. (B-707, B-720, B-737, A-300)
Had more f/a gf that I can remember.
Did my ppl (PA-28-140, -150, -200).
Had one boss who owned his own plane.(C-172, DR-400, Seminole)
Had some travel extensive jobs, became one of Samsonite's best clients.
My better half works for a CAA.
: In the past: German Air Force, flew on NATO-AWACS ( Missioncrew ) from 1993-2000..... Now: Airport Operation/Duty Manager at STR and also Aviation Sup