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Pilot,a Boring Job?  
User currently offlineUrp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Everyone at this forum who isn`t a pilot want to be
one .Is it something to be?

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

A bored pilot is a happy pilot!!
Iain


User currently offlineLatechpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

"Routine" is the best way to describe the job. I'm sure some pilots get bored because they just turn on the autopilot and order their coffee, but at the airline I fly for, the aircraft are not equipped with autopilots, so we hand-fly 100% of the time. It keeps us from getting bored.

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
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Put it like this:- They can make an automatic pilot's but they can't make automatic engineers

User currently offlineTOP From Germany, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4667 times:

...A dyslexic also thinks that someone who reads does nothing...

Do you know what I mean?  


User currently offlineMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4629 times:

There is no better job. At times it can be boring, at times it can be demanding (usually during recurrent sim training). I spend alot of time away from home(2-4 days a week). To quote my wife "you don't have a job, you have a hobby that pays well".

User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Boring is good. And 99.9% of the time, that's the way it is. It's the other 0.1% un-boring stuff that is not so good!

Latechpilot - what do you fly? Enjoy it while you can, because glass and autopilots is the way of the future!

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

I believe this quote (From Commerical pilots) sums it up perfectly:

"Flying, Sure beats working for a living"


User currently offlineLatechpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

Buff,

I fly a Beechcraft 1900 D. The airplanes were built the same time as the 777, still with no autopilot. I think it has something to do with weight. I'm sure an autopilot would add almost 100 pounds to the empty weight of the aircraft. Most GA aircraft are better equipped than the Beech. No GPS, FMS, INS...just good old VOR/DME and ADF. Flying it keeps my basic skills up. It does have GPWS, TCAS, Radar Altimeter, WX Radar, EFIS, etc. No automation whatsoever.


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Not everyone wants to be a pilot! The more I see of the life our regional pilots have, the happier I am to be an engineer. They fly the same routes, day after day, back and forth, then get to stay overnight in some dinky little town. I don't like to see people putting others down in this forum, and I'm not doing it either. A job is only boring if you think it is. More power to them if they like it, but it is not for me.  

User currently offlineMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Your not alone, flying isn't for alot of people. Once you get past the regional stage it does get better.

User currently offlineVictor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Ok this is probably off the subject a bit but what do you think is the best way to become a comercial pilot, I was thinking of trying to get a bachelor of science and aviation, any suggestions would be great.
VH


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Victor Hotel - Go to Jetcareers that site will answer your questions.
Iain


User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Pilots often say things about their jobs similar to: a pilot lives in a world of accute fear and rank boredom.

What is important ultimately is that a pilot can justify being scared to death, but s/he cannot ever justify being bored to death!

G

Ps-stark terror is superior to complacently hitting Pikes Peak.


User currently offlineGalaxyEngineer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Flying is hours of boredom shattered by seconds of shear terror!!! -- Seriously, there can't be a better job in the world!

User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

I was trying to remember that phrase. You said it well. Thanks.

Are you a flight engineer on a C-5? If so, do you sometimes fly over Kentucky? C-5s seem to fly over my garage from time to time.

G


User currently offlineSuper Em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4307 times:

Well I doubt that it's a boring job.Pilots go all over the world for free.I believe that's exciting enough.All pilots that i've spoken to say that they enjoy their job.

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