Air_Chick_757
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I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 6:10 am

...I want somehow to be involved with aviation, more than just being an enthusiast and a spotter.
I know a guy from Seattle and he works at Boeing and he builds the wing section of the 747s. I am good drawer and designer (even if I am 17), but I want to make the aircraft design or something like this...
Explaining in a few words: is there other safer things to do related to aviation except being a pilot?
 
UAPilot7
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Yes There Is!

Sat Jun 26, 1999 6:52 am

Ok, well, there is another great job. You get to fly everyday, a flight attendant! Paywise, well lets just say this, the flightattendant in my sectiomn of the 777 was wearing a REAL gold diamond ROLEX watch!
 
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RE: I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 7:53 am

Do you mean as you don't want to be in a flying airplane, to be safe?

There are so many jobs in the aviation business then just being a pilot.
There is one book, Airlines Careers, I'm not sure from who, but I'm sure in your nearest libary to find some information on airline careers.


Rooz
 
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That Doesn't Mean Anything

Sat Jun 26, 1999 7:53 am

Hi-

Just because she was wearing a gold Rolex watch (how could you tell without looking close anyways) doesn't mean that job pays well. My dad owns a huge painting company and a lot of the big wigs whose houses his company paints for have wives who are fligt attendants just because they like airplanes. Flight attendants do not get paid very much, but I'm sure it would be fun.

Jack M
 
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Perfect Source And JWM AirTrans

Sat Jun 26, 1999 9:59 am

First of all, call 1-800-JET-JOBS they can provide you with the info.

JWM SkyTrans:

Yes, she was doing the safety show next to my isle seat on the 777. So are you telling me that she spends her money on a rolex watch and not pay rent?
 
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RE: I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 10:32 am

Hey there, I'm 17 too and i have the exact same question... I'm leaning towards mechanical and aerospace engineering which will allow me to design aircraft or whatever. BA has a program that makes you an airliner engineer by partly working and training for them for 4 years. Check the program out at http://www.britishairways.com
 
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RE: I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 10:45 am

I have been thinking about this same question. I want to work with airplanes in the future. That BA airliner engineer program sounds great, does anyone know if other (European) airlines are offering similar programs?

Lufthansa747
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From My Pont Of View.

Sat Jun 26, 1999 10:56 am

Look forward to what you wanted to do. There are more than flying 747s. You can be a flight attendant, aviation artist. But my dream is to become a 777 pilot.

Males think females are crappy pilots but the fact is that female pilots are more careful at things in the cockpit. Last night Tony was flying the IGS (his fave approach) and crashed 2 times out of 10. When I did the same thing, I did it 5 times and no crashes (althought 1 near miss)!

 
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What About Crs?

Sat Jun 26, 1999 11:02 am

Have you looked into being a Customer Service Agent? (people at the gate) They are always around planes, with pulling up the jetways, and also being onboard doing head counts handing off paperwork, etc. In addition, you'd have access to the tarmac, so you could spend your breaks down there eating!!

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Computer...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 12:16 pm

Whether you're designing an airplane or flying one, one bit of advice: Learn Computers. It doesn't really matter if you are good at drawing because todays jets are designed and tested on computers (the 777 was the first jet TOTALLY designed on a computer!!!!) and more and more the flying relies on computers. You'll hear the term "glass cockpit" refers to modern cockpits with everything on crt displays. But you still have to be good at math & science & stuff.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
 
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RE: F/a's & Watches

Sat Jun 26, 1999 1:26 pm

My mom is a f/a, and she doesn't make that much (because she doesn't work that much). My dad bought her a $3,000 dollar Rado watch for Xmas which she wears on all her flights. He is Vice President/General Manager of Rolls-Royce Energy Systems in Canada. Maybe that f/a's HUSBAND bought her the watch!
 
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RE: F/a's & Watches

Sat Jun 26, 1999 3:46 pm

More than likely it's just a $2 Folex that she picked up in Seoul....


FLY777UAL
 
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FAs And Watches

Sat Jun 26, 1999 4:18 pm

GOOD one FLY777UAL!!!
 
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RE: I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sat Jun 26, 1999 8:15 pm

There is always the forgotten Dispatcher. Basically, you require the same operational knowlege as a pilot, i.e. flight planning, basic systems, weather, FAR's ( or whatever your aviation authority calls its rules of operation). There are a lot of non-flying aviation positions out there, good luck finding the one that suits you. ADIOS
 
Air_Chick_757
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RE: F/a's & Watches

Sat Jun 26, 1999 9:21 pm

Folex... good one!
Maybe instead of buying for 2 bucks in Seoul, she got it from Rice Crispies surprise gift... a Dolex or Rolax...
Snap! Crackle! Pop!
 
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RE: I DON´T Want To Be A Pilot But...

Sun Jun 27, 1999 1:06 am

That's what I meant. I was either a $10 RoMex from China or her husband bought it for her. Most F/A's husbands/wives are wealthy.

Jack M

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