desmet
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Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:44 am

Hi all,

i'm new here and was curious what people got a job at the airport here. (i've searched for a thread like this but didn't find anything? excuse me if i looked over it pls  Smile )

So please, tell us what you do, where you do it, and some more details about it i guess??

myself i've always worked @pauwels Belgium, a company that design electrical power transformers for all over the world. I got tired of it and one of the coming days i can start @
Brussels Airlines as Cabin Repair performer

i don't think i need to explain much about it? i'll tell more after a few days on the job Big grin
 
JRadier
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:15 am

Currently I'm studying Aviation Management at the 'Hogeschool van Amsterdam' or University of Applied Science in English!
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wilco737
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:04 am

I am currently flying an MD11F from the F/O position...

wilco737
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:21 am

Currently Working Line & Major Maintenance on the B737/757,five nights a week.
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Shhpanked
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:03 pm

Fly an AS350 for a company out here in Los Angeles. We do the ENG broadcast stuff for the several of the local news agencies out here.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 2):
I am currently flying an MD11F from the F/O position...

Sounds like a good gig to me.
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dispatchguy
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:18 pm

Currently an unemployed aircraft dispatcher - with a possible line on a SABRE Key User gig (flight planning system administrator) for an airline here in the States...
Nobody screws you better than an airline job!
 
FlyDeltaJets
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:26 pm

Operations Tower Coordinator in JFK for a small Atlanta based airline.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:31 pm

I'm currently a stay at home dad who, if there are no unforeseen hitches, is about to publish a non-fiction book (not about aviation). I also do some part time computer stuff, mostly helping housewives with their crashed/slow computer.

Hang on, NONE of that has ANYTHING to do with aviation!!! Big grin
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:36 pm

B767 Captain, based in YYZ
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IAHFLYR
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:22 pm

Air Traffic Control, Houston, Texas.
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
 
wilco737
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:24 pm



Quoting Shhpanked (Reply 4):
Sounds like a good gig to me.

Can't complain Big grin

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 9):
Air Traffic Control, Houston, Texas.

I hope you are not one of the Texan controlers I never understand  duck 

wilco737
 
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Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:34 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 10):
I hope you are not one of the Texan controlers I never understand

 Cool

Could be but then I'd never tell ya until you said "say again" about 4 times, the very next transmission I'd make would be "hi WILCO".

Actually I talk like I hear, really sloooooooooooooooow.
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Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:38 pm



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 11):
Could be but then I'd never tell ya until you said "say again" about 4 times, the very next transmission I'd make would be "hi WILCO".

 laughing  Alright. Good to know. I will try when I fly to IAH - one day...

But on a serious note, some accents in the US are harder to understand than others. My head flight instructor at flight school was from Texas and we all were like WTF?! Is that really English  crazy  Big grin

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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:46 pm

I am currently in my 3rd and final co-op at a Tier III operator based in YYZ. I drive pilots between the office and the terminal as well as other operations related duties. After my co-op I will be completing two more semesters of school before I am finished the college diploma.
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britjap
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:43 pm



Quoting Desmet (Thread starter):
I got tired of it and one of the coming days i can start @
Brussels Airlines as Cabin Repair performer

I wish you all the best with that!! I am also just about to start my new job. Gonna be in Tokyo doing aerospace & defence trading for Japanese industrial clients and the JSDF.

Rgds
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:39 pm

Photographer by profession, pilot by passion.

I got my Private Pilots License in December 2001, had only been in flight school a few weeks when 9/11 happened. Cessna 152/172.

I also run an ebay business selling aircraft parts from the inventory of a now defunct flight school, for a comission.

Starlionblue you'll have to give us a link to that book when its done, I'd want to buy it.  Smile
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desmet
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:52 pm



Quoting BritJap (Reply 14):
wish you all the best with that!! I am also just about to start my new job. Gonna be in Tokyo doing aerospace & defence trading for Japanese industrial clients and the JSDF.

Rgds

thanks, the best of luck to you to  Wink
 
Soku39
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:53 pm

I'm a Flight Instructor in Ohio.
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futureualpilot
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:21 pm

Flight Instructor, stuck in Indiana. Waiting/hoping for the economy/airlines to turn around!
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:37 pm



Quoting JRadier (Reply 1):
Currently I'm studying Aviation Management at the 'Hogeschool van Amsterdam' or University of Applied Science in English!

I'm doing exactly the same thing! Next to that I am a journalist for two Dutch aviation-related magazines. Attending meetings, fly-in's, airshows and press conferences. Nice job considering I'm only an 18yo student.
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:01 pm

Aircraft maintenance apprentice on HS748s / 737-200s / 737-200C and also fueling for a northern based airline.


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Dalmd88
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:26 pm

Airline AMT. I work on MD88, DC9, 737NG, A320, 757, and sometimes 767.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:13 pm



Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 19):
Next to that I am a journalist for two Dutch aviation-related magazines. Attending meetings, fly-in's, airshows and press conferences. Nice job considering I'm only an 18yo student.

Now that is a nice gig. I'd kill to have your CV!

I'm studying aerospace engineering at Queen's University Belfast, just about to start 3rd year.
 
airbuster
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:36 pm

Fokker 70 & 100 F/O, Amsterdam
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josekmlb
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:47 pm

Ramp agent out in MLB for 10years. Just never had the money to be a pilot or anything like that  Angry
 
pilotboi
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:12 am

Started as ramp agent for DL at DAB.

Then moved to MCO and became a ramp agent for UPS, DHL, and BAX.

And now I'm a ticketing agent for VS at MCO. It's a fun and challenging job, however I'd like to get back with Delta eventually.
 
2enginesonly
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:10 am

Ground engineer ( AMT ) with MP on AMS since 1990.
Licensed B763, MD11 and limited licensed ( Cat A ) F70/100.
I was licensed on the F50 and B757.

Regards, Arjan
 
tb727
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:26 am

Falcon 20 Captain transitioning to Boeing 727 FO. Will probably be flying both once I am checked out on the 72.  Smile
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wingscrubber
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:01 am

I WAS a design engineer for the Cessna Citation X business jet on hydraulics/landing gear & environmental systems - none of the changes I made are visible from the outside, however I did help with icing certification on the new winglets it just sprouted.
Now I'm an unemployed layabout/handyman since it's no longer in vogue to travel by private jet.
It would be nice if there was a 'cash for clunkers' scheme for airplanes so I could have my old job back... ho hum.
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Mr AirNZ
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:05 am

Previously worked in a ground based role for Air New Zealand. Also worked for a large tour operator and flew people throughout Southern Africa.

Currently in New Zealand flying freight around the place in the evenings.
 
saab2000
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:07 am

Pilot based in Norfolk, VA.
Started my aviation career by answering an ad in the newspaper in Switzerland to be a 'traffic agent' for Jet Aviation Handling AG. Spoke English, German and French and so they hired me.

Got to see how ground ops work and decided I wanted to fly. Flew for LX and now fly in the United States.

Have seen the best (and worst) of US and European aviation. If I could choose I'd choose European in a heartbeat. But that's a whole 'nuther story.

Just an airplane driver here.
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WrenchBender
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:55 am

I run a transient servicing crew at the busiest single runway airport in the world KDH (OAKN). We deal with all kinds of aircraft from tha largest freighters (civil and military), medium size freighters and pax (civil and military), to the odd diverted go fast type and some helos.

WrenchBender
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DeltaGuy
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:05 am

Just another airplane driver here too....

F/O on a Gulfstream IV, and am currently in school for the next 2 weeks (1 week done!) to get my type rating on the GV/G450/G550 series. Rough life, gotta keep them all straight somehow.

DeltaGuy
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ThePinnacleKid
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:34 am

F/O on the EMB-145..... still.
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larshjort
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:07 am

Aircraft maintenance apprentice on PC-12, Citation 560 and various small Pipers

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PWMRamper
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:36 am

PSA/Ramp Agent out at PWM. Been there for almost a year now, I love it.


THINKING about going to school for Dispatch. It seems like something I'd really enjoy, can anyone comment on it?
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:50 pm



Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 29):
I WAS a design engineer for the Cessna Citation X business jet on hydraulics/landing gear & environmental systems

Amazing CV.....Did you ever consider working on any new designs ever?
regds
MEL...
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cornish
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 pm

Aviation consultant here - doing a range of projects for airlines, airports and governments around the world. My main area is market demand forecasting, route and fleet development, aviation policy and strategy
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
 
mmedford
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:52 pm

Technician for JFK Airport dealing with Navaids/Communications/ILS systems...
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:47 pm

Senior Customer Service and Reservations agent for BA at LHR

Fantastic job  Smile
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Dufo
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:42 pm

Saab 340 F/O based at home airport.. and enjoying it Big grin
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meristem
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:45 pm

Ex-tech manager, gearing for career change. Planning on grad work on human factors and cognitive psychology as applied to aviation line operations.
Curiosity killed that cat. I still have some lives left.
 
tdscanuck
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:04 am

Flight test director. I put together test flights, then sit between the pilots to make sure we actually get the data we went out to get.

Tom.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:07 am



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 43):
Flight test director. I put together test flights, then sit between the pilots to make sure we actually get the data we went out to get.

Pilot: "Who the "#¤"#¤"¤% put 'barrel roll' as the next test step?!?"
Tdscanuck: "Who's the flight test director, me or you? Now do it. But wait until I get my video camera out. This is totally going on YouTube."
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:49 am



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 43):
Flight test director. I put together test flights, then sit between the pilots to make sure we actually get the data we went out to get.

Are you on the DH8 or RJ?
 
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Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:36 am



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 44):

haha, good one.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:22 pm

Welcome to A.net - I would be considered a 'part-time lurker' around here since I read a lot more than I post...

I started back in 1985 as a mechanic initially, then learnt to fly over in Texas (just small, noisy aircraft, nothing too fast! - I could understand the Texan accent juuuuust fine, they sometimes couldn't understand me though - ha!) - got itchy feet and so I tried ATC for a few years, got a bit stressed there so now I'm happily teaching others how to fix, fly and talk to 'em! Might write a few aircraft reference books some day  

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 46):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 44):
haha, good one

     

Edit: typos all over the place (what is wrong with me today!!)

[Edited 2009-09-08 06:30:29]
It's better to ask a stupid question during training, rather than make a REALLY stupid mistake later on!
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:12 pm

I work at the Airport Authority of a regional airport in the Netherlands.
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SLUAviator
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:36 pm

After college, I could not get a instructing job so I started on the ramp at ORD, moonlighting as the captain of an Archer. Finally moved on to instructing. Did that for 10 months and got a job flying the 1900. Now I am flying the CRJ 200/700/900. Since upgrade is not coming soon, I am debating my next challenge. Do I go to grad school for my MBA with a focus on aviation, or law school and specialize in international aviation law? Any input would be appreciated!

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 9):
Air Traffic Control, Houston, Texas.

I was just down there a couple weeks ago! Huge storm rocked IAH, diverted to AUS sat for 2 hours. Finally got released and promptly yelled at because I could not get a word in on the frequency to acknowledge the guy we were going direct to Riice. We heard him, we were direct he just did not see it yet. ha ha! Hope that wasn't you!
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tdscanuck
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:58 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 44):
Pilot: "Who the "#¤"#¤"¤% put 'barrel roll' as the next test step?!?"
Tdscanuck: "Who's the flight test director, me or you? Now do it. But wait until I get my video camera out. This is totally going on YouTube."

I think that's how I'll execute my retirement. What great way to go! Although some of the pilots I know wouldn't bother asking, they'd just do it then blame the test director for putting it in the sequence (because they've secretly always wanted to!).

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 45):
Are you on the DH8 or RJ?

Neither. Officially 787, but mostly 737-900ER right now. I'm a Canadian citizen (hence the flag) but I live in Seattle.

Tom.

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