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Question For Pilots

Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:17 am

Is it Hard to be married and to be a pilot? that is all that the question is.
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RE: Question For Pilots

Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:22 am

Your wife has to be very, very, very flexible. However, not being married myself I do have this story to tell.

I worked for XJ in TOL. There would be this pilot who will send his wife/mistress/girlfriend one flight ahead of him on all of his overnights so that she would be there every time. Infact I think that he was banned from DTW ops for delaying flights. LOL

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RE: Question For Pilots

Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:55 pm

Difficult question. I personally have been married for over 20 years. From my perspective it's been easy, but it takes a special kind of woman. There is a certain amount of independence she has to have. It seems like the only time cars break, plumbing leaks, appliances quit and kids get sick are when I am on a trip. So, she has to be able to handle those things, and I have to make sure I don't criticize what she's done.

Hope that helps.
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RE: Question For Pilots

Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:37 pm

In a word..... no. The majority of pilots remain married to the same spouse their entire career. The minority who do not get all the "press." OTOH, it does take someone special to be the spouse of an airline pilot. Then again, it usually takes someone special to remain married for any length of time anyway. Thankfully, after 21 years things are still getting better for me.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Question For Pilots

Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:56 pm

I was on a United flight the other day and got a chance to speak to the Captain. He said it was very very difficult, however, it can be done and is. He told me about a friend of his who works for Singapore Airlines, but his family is in Scotland.
Funniest thing he said though (and in his own words)
"No matter how much our wives trust us they always think we out screwing stewardesses" Big grin
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