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User currently offlineEastern L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7681 times:

I am searching for some good ideas and any suggestions would help. I am a 25 year old female with a social work degree. I have always wanted to be involved with aviation. I unfortunately cannot be any more than a private pilot because I am legally blind in my left eye. The past 2 years I have worked in customer/technical service for a science supply company and it is no career, the time is coming soon that I will have to leave that place for my own sanity. I would love more than anything to have a job in aviation, and I have a couple ideas. Does anyone out there have any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Eastern L1011

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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7575 times:

Have you ever thought about becoming an airline dispatcher? I'm not exactly sure about what they do, but I know that they do the weight and balance, weather briefings, filing of flight plans, etc. for the airline flights going out. Seems like that might be right up your alley.

Here's some other ideas:
Airline Customer service (just kidding)
Airline Management
FBO managment
Flight Attendant
LPGA touring proffesional
Travel agent

And I can't think of anymore...

PS, I'm also 25, and I love Eastern Airplanes. My first model I ever made was an Aloha 737, but the second was an Eastern L-1011.

User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7557 times:

Being a Flight Attendant would provide the opportunity to travel but not great pay. However with your Social degree, advancement to management is very likely.

Do some time in the cabin and then work your way into a Training position. The pay gets better and travel, (free) is still there.

Your skills in human factors will be a big plus.

User currently offlineRamper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7547 times:

Who said you couldn't be a pilot if you have sight in only one eye? People in these situations apply for a "SODA" (Statement of Demonstrated Ability). That means you just have to prove that you can fly safely with just one eye. There is a pilot at American Airlines who lost sight in one eye due to a car accident...he still flies. Anything is possible with a waiver (almost anything).

User currently offlineZiggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7537 times:

I checked the CFR 67 and nothing is in there about having vision in both eyes. Just that you do have qualifing vision.

Ziggy  Big thumbs up

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7517 times:

I can't believe people didn't bring up these two things:

1.) Dispatching

2.) ATC

Being a controller is actually fun. I'm taking a class in that currently and it's a blast!

- Neil Harrison

User currently offlineDnl65 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

Don't overlook working for a state aviation department, an airport (operations manager) or even gasp!!! the FAA. Take a look at www.fa.gov for both agency job listings and opportunities in the industry. By the way I hold a SODA for defective vision , I'm not blind but don't meet the standards for one eye. Consult with your AME or contact FAA at Oke city to find out what you need. I had to take a special check ride for PPL but went on to get Comm/Inst ME and CFI with little or no problem. I know of several others with similar stories many doing Part 121airline flying.

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7460 times:

I'm a management major and work on the ramp and I've always wondered if there's an occupation called Fleet Manager.

A person who's in charges of an airline's fleet and such. Does this job title exist?

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7439 times:

Fleet management? Well, I'm sure that somebody does that sort of thing. I'm just not sure who they are and what their title is.

User currently offlineRamper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

Fleet managers are usually pilots who elect to be removed from line flying duties and take jobs in an office, usually in an airlines training center. Their job is to oversee training programs for a certain fleet of aircraft, i.e. B-737, ERJ-145, MD-80, etc. I've never known this to be a "non-pilot" position.

User currently offlineYwg_jy From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7423 times:

Pilot1113: You can't be blind in one eye and still be an air traffic controller.

User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7396 times:

"Fleet manager"...you might be thinking of a scheduler. They "manage" fleets by making sure the aircraft are in the right locations at the right times and shuffling what you've got when a scheduled aircraft has issues...

As for jobs...
ramp rat (although involved in aviation not a whole lot of room for advancement)
line (ramp) supervisor
anything in maint.
et. al.

Just my 2 bits,

is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineHB-IQF From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7371 times:

Yeah !

They all right ! Just try out the
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there a lot of aviation related jobs, most pilots but
also some good management jobs or also
Just try it out !
If you want some more links just contact me via Mail
or here in the forum and i´ll check out some more.
Even our company in the states are searching at the moment.


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