captain777
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Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:53 am

I was wondering if pilots who spend so much time in the air ever get bored of there job. I hope most off the answers are NO because i am planning to become a pilot.



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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:56 am

Jobs? Probably. Careers? Less so.

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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:59 am

Bored is good. Believe me!
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:04 am

My cousin says he gets bored because of the same route over and over again.  Nuts
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captain777
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:05 am

What do you exactly mean Slamclick by bored is good ??

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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:08 am

Bored of the plastic airline food? Yes
Bored of the unsociable working hours and night flights? Yes
Bored of the 04:00 starts on those dark winter mornings? Yes
Bored of not being home for Christmas for the third year running? Yes
Bored of the potentially career-ending annual medical checks and 6 monthly sim sessions? Yes

Bored of watching the sunrise from FL390? Bored of a crisp clear approach into Milan or Venice over the Alps? Bored of that feeling lifting a jet into the sky at 150mph?

NEVER!

We are priveleged to do the job we do, taking the rough with the smooth is a fact of life in any job. Fact is, our smooth is so damn good, it always outweighs the rough. Even the 04:00 starts  Big grin
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:14 am

BILAL

Emergencies are not boring.
Bored is good.
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:18 am

In my opinion -- and it is only my opinion -- pilots may get bored with things about their jobs, but I don't think they ever get bored with flying itself.

I think the overwhelming majority of them absolutely love to fly.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:06 am

To echo two comments above, it's a lot of work and planning to have a boring flight. And those are the preferred type.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:37 am

Some pilots are bored by the whole process. The security hassles, the medicals, the checkrides, geeky line check airmen, bankruptcy threats, poor employee relations, antiquated and overworked ATC, drug screens, alcohol screens, a Days Inn quality layover room next to the Waffle House and a major interstate highway, and 5000 other joy robbing requirements. Many airline pilots have decided that the joy of aviation is now overshadowed by the tons of crap that the job now entails.

Others just absolutely love the job no matter how tedious the job requirements.

Yes, we get bored but not always by long hours in the air.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:40 am

Flying is 98% boredom and 2% sheer terror
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:01 am

An airline pilot job can't be boring.

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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:09 am

I'll NEVER get bored of flying, because it's just a living passion!!!

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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:36 am

If any pilot get´s bored of their job, call me and I´ll switch job with you. You´ll be a cashier and I´ll be a pilot. Ok??? Well don´t think anyone would ever do that so just keep flying those lovely planes and keep earning good money, no better than that. I want to be a pilot !!!

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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:45 am

I don't think that any pilot actually gets "bored" I think they might get fed up with some of the things that they have to do and they might get irritated sometimes however I would have to say that 99.99% of them LOVE their jobs and couldn't and wouldn't do anything else. I think the ones that get bored are the ones that stop trying to fly with commercial passenger airlines before the 10 years it takes to get a job with a "major" airline. Now as you can see im talking about pilots that fly for the majors. I don't think that it would take that long to get a job with a smaller airline.
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:23 am

Most pilots I talk with said they don't neccesarily like all of the crap that is associated with being a pilot like some other members posted. But these same people also love to fly. I've never met an airline pilot that does not love to fly.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Get Bored Off There Jobs?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:18 pm

I took off my stripes almost 21 years ago when I was about 27 years old because I, simply, wanted to do something else and get along with my life. However, I also wanted to keep travelling, meeting new people, seeing new places and if possible keep my certificates alive.

I would think it is not just bored, it is also question of accomplishing the "what next" question factor. I mean, ok, you command the newest biggest aircraft, and have an executive job with Director or General Manager written next to it, what next?

A few I know have gone on to start their own small airlines. More have moved on. I personally think that commercial flying should be an alternate competency for an intelligent person, and treated as such, if possible.