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What Is Everyone's Profession And Why Do You Fly?  
User currently offlineDimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

I find that people on this forum fly alot, some on a weekly basis, even if they're not flightdeck or cabin crew.

So, I'm just interested in knowing what everyone does for a living, why do fly so frequently (for those of you who do) and where do you fly to?

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

My profession is a grey area somewhere between prostitution and bounty hunting.

I fly to break bread and drink grape juice.


User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Professional killer, which explains why I'm on the road a lot.


E volavo, volavo felice più in alto del sole, e ancora più su mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggiù ...
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

hi guys,

well, I work for an airline and I got my money for flying... I think I am a lucky guy  Wink

WILCO737
 airplane 



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8680 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1867 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...  banghead  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.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

See profile.

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 . . .  Smile


User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

I work for a company that has plants and offices across Canada and in the US. Most of my flying for work is done on company aircraft. We have 2 jets and both are posted on A.net


Citizen of the World
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Mechanical Engineer

Small Aerospace business owner


I fly because it would take forever to walk, swim or let alone drive a car to Europe or to the East coast. However, visiting cutomers here in the southland is no problem.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1836 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.

Logan


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

I work for a major software company providing backup and restore solutions. I help people figure out why re-directing their exchange server system state to their DC is a bad idea :|

I do not fly often at all save the trips I made as a part of the company DR team last year. My last LOGGED hour was in 1994.

I would fly (if I had the money) because you don't see things on the planet like you do up there. I also enjoy the freedom and responsibility.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8680 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

ever-broke Med Student flying for pleasure as funds permit...

read: way too less often



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1821 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.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Airline staff = cheap flights.

(although I have not flown since the end of April when I came home from SA.)

Not done any ppl flying either since April due to lack of funds but should be going up in next 2 weeks I hope.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1808 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....


אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1806 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.

Mark


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3606 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Well, currently I am on break from school.

I've got three part time jobs.

1. Cleaning out horse stalls everyday at a barn.
2. Cleaning my dad's office complex.
3. Shooting weddings with a local photographer.

I fly for pleasure with friends and occasionally on airliners for vacation.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1759 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.  crying 


User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

What do I do: Pilot, low-time

Why do I fly: So the boss won't fire me...

Sure beats driving a desk 40 hours a week.  biggrin 



Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer A&C on the B737s.
Ensure Aircraft Fly & Await their return,Thats when My Work Begins.
 bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer A&C on the B737s.
Ensure Aircraft Fly & Await their return,Thats when My Work Begins.

Why Do You Always Type The First Letter In Caps??

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

I fly whenever possible, and, living on an island, that is fairly often. Working for an airline helps Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1705 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.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Travel agent = discounts.

Fly around 30-40 segments a year, about 6-8 of them longhaul. LOVE IT!!!


Regards
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I´m graduated in business economics and I work as an administrator of my family business, wich consists of two clothes store for hole sale.

I got the love for planes since a kid, my mom´s father was in the Brasil Air Force, and he took me to see planes and all a lot of times.



Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlo, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldo
User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3312 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 23):
wich consists of two clothes store for hole sale

Is there a future for selling holes in Brazil ?
I mean you buy them small and sell them bigger ?  Wink

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.


25 Bully707 : 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
26 Post contains images AC_A340 : Flight Instructor. I guess that's kinda self explanatory
27 Post contains links and images CB777 : Work for CO OPS at EWR View Large View MediumPhoto © Fernando Gomes CB777
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