Eastern L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3234 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.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3125 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)
LPGA touring proffesional
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.
Ramper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3097 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).
Dnl65 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3028 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.
Ramper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2991 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.
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2946 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.
Just my 2 bits,
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
HB-IQF From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 103 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
They all right ! Just try out the
aviation Jobs at www.climbto350.com
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.