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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:25 am

A&P Mechanic and run/taxi instructor on the CRJ-200. Nothing like taking a $20 million toy for a ride around the patch Smile
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:45 am

Quoting P3Orion (Reply 97):
Aaron747, Hi, I've noticed on other threads you don't like American aircrew's way of checking in with Japanese ATC facilities with phrases like "Good afternoon..." or "Narita Approach, United three twentyone heavy with you at one, one thousand, how ya doin?" Why is that?



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 98):
Often I've seen in Asia that any non understood request or question will be met with total silence. I've assummed that the controller doesn't want to admit he didn't understand so he says nothing.

Local controllers here cite their unfamiliarity with casual expressions as the greatest concern they have on frequency in normal operation. They spend a lot of time memorizing textbooks with examples of emergency transmissions and what might be said but are very off guard when non phrasebook language is used in normal operations. Most students say it's not so much that they're hanging on every word, but generally confused as to intention or attitude of the pilot calling with such language. It's just easier for everyone involved if they stick to recommended terminology and phrasing on frequency.

A lot of controllers can handle it better these days than before as they've been urged to study general English in their free time to improve their overall confidence, but there are still those, especially trainees, who are not at all confident when hearing anything they didn't learn in their manuals. That said, when it comes to Japanese, a friendly "konichiwa" in afternoon or "ohayo gozaimasu" on initial contact in the morning, followed by a "mata ne" or "sayonara" on hand-off really warms the hearts of the locals.


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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:16 am

Thanks for the response. I thought it might be something like that. Good day.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:02 am

Currently Aircraft Dispatcher with a business jet operator, before that with an ACMI operator, and before that Crew Training Coordinator with a regional airline.

Also freelance aviation writer and photographer, hoping to start on several new projects in the near future.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:20 am



Quoting Levent (Reply 104):
Also freelance aviation writer and photographer,

Any links to some articles.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:46 am

Happy to see so many reply's Big grin
i'm a few days away from starting on my new job, pretty nervous tho Big grin
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:33 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 105):
Any links to some articles.

As Airliners.net seems to be a bit jumpy about me linking to my own aviation site, I sent you a PM with the link  Smile
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:33 am

I prepare and certify commercial aviation safety analyses for The Boeing Company; I'm a DER and have been with McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing for over 20 years. Great job - great companies! I saw the introduction and certification of the MD-90, MD-11, MD-10 and 717 airplanes, and saw first flights of the T-45 and C-17 too. I work in Long Beach and do modifications, fleet sustainment and production support for all of the current and past BCA models. I hit the jackpot for an avaiation-related engineer!
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:12 am

Currently an aircraft dispatcher for a small cargo airline with a large hub in Louisville, KY.

Formerly an aircraft dispatcher for a couple of ACMI carriers (World and Transmeridian), before that a ramp agent, plane loader, load planner, box thrower for FedEx. And before that, an annual go to work with dad night at Delta as a kid, the good old days when a 8 year old can "play" in an L1011 for hours.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:21 pm

For a period of 3 years I was a mechanic in the workshop for engine related components, maintaining HMUs (CFM56-5) and Fuel Pumps (CFM56-X, V2500, CF6-50, CF6-80, PW4000, CF34).
Since 3 years I am working as product planner for CFM56-X, RB211 and Trent ERCs.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:59 pm



Quoting Levent (Reply 107):
I sent you a PM with the link

Still awaiting the PM.  Smile
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:46 pm

Great thread!

I spent 10 years working for the UK CAA as an Aircraft Registrar, which involved adding and deleting aircraft from the register, and registering changes of ownership and aircraft finance.
Fascinating job which involved contact with all parts of the UK industry from airlines and corporate operators to flying schools and private owners, and airliners to microlights, gliders and hot air balloons and everything in between. Something like 20% or so of the UK's 21,000 aircraft have a piece of paper with my signature on!

Now moved up to a different post in the CAA which means less involvement directly with aircraft and operators, but with a view of Gatwick, so it's not all bad.....
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:44 pm

ATC with Rhein Radar, Germany
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:47 pm



Quoting Skyman (Reply 114):
ATC with Rhein Radar, Germany

Maybe we spoke yesterday!!
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:36 pm



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 115):
Maybe we spoke yesterday!!

Could be. Were you the one asking when the October Fest starts?^^
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:47 pm

Ha! I wish. I was the one asking "direct ROKIM? ATIS says you're landing 07L&R Let me put in the box".
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:14 pm

I am a ramp supervisor at LHR, work out of T2 but moving to T4 in november, been here 14 and a half years, how time flies when you are having fun.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:52 pm

well, i did my first day as cabin repair today. was a nice start. looking forward to tommorow  Wink
above expectations  Smile
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:52 am



Quoting Desmet (Reply 119):

well, i did my first day as cabin repair today. was a nice start. looking forward to tommorow

congrats.....1st day at work is a memory that always remains.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:22 am

Airworthiness Engineer for Cessna Aircraft. Manage a group that is responsible for foreign and domestic certification for all Cessna Part 23 aircraft. That includes the Citation CJ4, CJ3, CJ2, CJ1; Mustang, Caravans, Corvalis, 206, 182, 172, and Skycatcher (162), and all out of production singles and twins.
Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,73G,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773,788.
 
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Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:50 pm



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 121):
Airworthiness Engineer for Cessna Aircraft. Manage a group that is responsible for foreign and domestic certification for all Cessna Part 23 aircraft. That includes the Citation CJ4, CJ3, CJ2, CJ1; Mustang, Caravans, Corvalis, 206, 182, 172, and Skycatcher (162), and all out of production singles and twins.

All that access, and you still can't get me my single most sought-after photograph! Am I going to have to start bribing you with beer?  Wink

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Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:51 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 122):
you still can't get me my single most sought-after photograph

What is the photo of?
Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,73G,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773,788.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:13 am

Citation X driver. Used to fly DH8's and various assorted other things.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:27 pm



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 123):
What is the photo of?

I described it in a private message to you. Have to keep it under wraps in case it could be used for a future round of "Identify This".  Wink

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RE: Your Aviation Job

Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:39 am

Ramper at YOW - just finished my first week on the job.
You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:23 am

I am a tug driver at the UPS hub at SDF. I haul ULD containers (some full of packages, some empty) from aircraft to aircraft and between aircraft and sort facilities.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:00 pm

Flying A320 for Condor as FO!
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:10 pm

Licensed aircraft engineer working on widebody Boeing's and Airbus
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:44 am

Hiya Andy, welcome to the site!

I was cabin crew for a few charter airlines in the UK, until the last one went bust. Still hoping to get back up there  Smile

Phil
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:38 pm

Airline AMT. I've worked on the 727, 737-200/300/500, 747-200/400, 757, 767-200/300, 777, DC-10-10/30/30F, A319/320/321, A330-300, A340-300/600.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:16 pm

Product demonstration division for the best business aircraft manufactrurer  Wink

Quoting Levent (Reply 104):
Currently Aircraft Dispatcher with a business jet operator,

VJS?
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:55 am

I am an Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) engineer for a British aero engine manufacturer (no prizes for guessing who!).
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:06 pm

I am senior in aerospace engineering at georgia tech, graduating this coming spring. I am also a private pilot flying C172/PA28.

Currently looking for jobs in the industry. I have co-oped at a helicopter manufacturer in their flight controls division and looking for a full time position in flight controls/flight test, fixed or rotary wing. Can anyone offer and advise or assistance?
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:21 am

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer ot AMT in the US based in JFK
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:15 am



Quoting Flypig687 (Reply 134):
Currently looking for jobs in the industry. I have co-oped at a helicopter manufacturer in their flight controls division and looking for a full time position in flight controls/flight test, fixed or rotary wing. Can anyone offer and advise or assistance?

Give Rotorcraft Support Inc. a look. They do a lot of helicopter maintenance and overhauls but I'm not 100% sure if they employ dedicated pilots. I do however know that after work on a helicopter is completed they send up an A & P with a company pilot just to make sure everything is working the way they should.

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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:06 pm



Quoting Flypig687 (Reply 134):
Currently looking for jobs in the industry. I have co-oped at a helicopter manufacturer in their flight controls division and looking for a full time position in flight controls/flight test, fixed or rotary wing. Can anyone offer and advise or assistance?

Watch FAA.gov for jobs. We are always hiring engineers etc. especially under the aircraft certification side of the house.

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RE: Your Aviation Job

Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:14 pm

I just started as a CSR for Porter.
DH1/3/4 MD11/88 L1011 A319/20/21/30/50/80 717 727 735/6/7/8/9 744 762/3 77E/W 788/789 E40/75/90 CRJ/700/705 CC150
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:14 pm

Always wanted to be a pilot but the closest I got was a ramp rat loading and unloading cargo aircraft for a now defunct airline in KSEA. Now I spend my days driving a train across southern Arizona. It was fun times to say the least, even on the not so good days. Lots of fun stories and memories
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:50 pm

Welcome to Airliners net. I just joined a few weeks back. I am a Lead Aircraft Mechanic for a major out of LAX and work on A-320 / 319 / 747-200F / 737NG / 757-2&3 / 767-3 / 777 / MD-90 and once in a while a BBJ/767-4/MD-88 / MD-11F & 747-400. over the years I have worked on the Concord / 727 / 737-2/3 / 747-1/2/3/SP / 767-2 / L-1011 / DC-10 / MD-11 / DC-9 and 707. I am a 3rd generation Aircraft mechanic and grew up with my dad working for WAL in HNL and LAX. I have worked at Wardair, Qantas, and Contract to turn the Concord in HNL when they use to fly around the world on a charter  

[Edited 2009-11-20 08:54:50]
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:24 pm



Quoting N901WA (Reply 140):

Thats a vast resume there.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:47 pm

For HAWK21M. Thanks. Its funny how fast time flys and if your in the right place at the right time things happen  Smile My brother is also a Aircraft Mechanic but in HNL. We both like aircraft and he has some great stuff too. I wonder how many people here have stories that could fill a book. BTW if you ever seen a TV show called Junkyard Wars or Scrapheap Chalenge, I was on that TV show too  Smile Back a few years ago.
One of my favorite pictures. Were standing on the right Wing of N814DE just after delivery from Long Beach.
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:13 am

In my corporate aviation days on the Lockheed JetStar, we had one airplane so our flight department consisted of 3 and a half people (we shared a secretary with another company), the Chief Pilot, a full time Captain and myself, so I was the following:

Director of Maintenance/Chief Inspector/First Officer/Purchasing Agent/Parts Manager and Parts Chaser/Commissary and Stores Manager/Food and Beverage Manager/Baggage Handler/Shop and Office Handyman//Flight Line Ramp Assistant/Part Time Jeppsen Chart Updater/Part Time Chauffer/Part Time Secretary/Part time Aircraft Cleaner and Aircraft Washer all at the same time.

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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:57 pm

And now you are all unemployed, wishing it was just a dream...............................
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:36 am



Quoting Jetstar (Reply 143):
Director of Maintenance/Chief Inspector/First Officer/Purchasing Agent/Parts Manager and Parts Chaser/Commissary and Stores Manager/Food and Beverage Manager/Baggage Handler/Shop and Office Handyman//Flight Line Ramp Assistant/Part Time Jeppsen Chart Updater/Part Time Chauffer/Part Time Secretary/Part time Aircraft Cleaner and Aircraft Washer all at the same time.

Or in other words, a full time bi... ermm... female dog Big grin  duck 

(That's exactly how my former CFI described his current job lol)
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:07 am



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 145):
Quoting Jetstar (Reply 143):
Director of Maintenance/Chief Inspector/First Officer/Purchasing Agent/Parts Manager and Parts Chaser/Commissary and Stores Manager/Food and Beverage Manager/Baggage Handler/Shop and Office Handyman//Flight Line Ramp Assistant/Part Time Jeppsen Chart Updater/Part Time Chauffer/Part Time Secretary/Part time Aircraft Cleaner and Aircraft Washer all at the same time.



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 145):
Or in other words, a full time bi... ermm... female dog

(That's exactly how my former CFI described his current job lol)

Not really, even with all these job titles, I had plenty of time off, if the JetStar was out and I wasn’t flying, then my boss was out with the airplane and I did whatever I wanted to do, shop work, paper work or no work, which meant not even coming in to work that day.

I had no one looking over my shoulder telling me what to do, I set my own schedule and my boss, the Chief Pilot didn’t care one bit what I did when he was out flying, as long as the paper work was up to date and the shop was clean. And when the airplane was in the hangar, on some nice days my boss was out playing golf and he would just check in by phone. During these times when the JetStar was out flying I maintained my Cessna 150 and even overhauled the engine in our shop, the engine was in clear view in the shop and my boss didn’t care the least.

And when he was in the office and everything was caught up on the JetStar, sometimes I would spend the whole day just washing the airplane, do one wing and take a coffee break, then the other wing and take another coffee break and so forth so he would not see me sitting on my butt drinking coffee all day, or open up the nacelles, spread a few tools out on my roll a way and make like I was doing some work.

But when there was work to be done, there was no time clock, I was salaried and I worked until the job was done and put in many long days and weekends doing the inspections and maintenance, sometimes even sleeping on the office couch at night or on the divan in the JetStar, so it evened out in the long run.

It was definitely not your average 9 to 5 job, it was stressful at times with a lot of responsibility, but it was a great job, specially being able to log over 600 hours in the JetStar. I was younger then, but I would not want to do it again.

JetStar
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:35 am



Quoting N901WA (Reply 142):
Were standing on the right Wing of N814DE just after delivery from Long Beach

Nice pic.I have one post snag rectification on a B752PCF with the tired looking gang but decided to opt off the wing photo & chose the Tarmac one below the Radome instead.

Some of my best times have been at work.Many memories to remember at old age.  Smile
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:11 pm

I'm a pilot without a plane.. Just decided to change career after selling computers for many years. Having always dreamt of being an airline pilot now I just need the airline part to come together and I'm hoping my lifelong dream will be realized. It's quite lot easier said than done but with perseverance and goals pretty much anything is achievable..

I really like the initiative with this thread!

cheers!
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:12 am

Hello everyone!

New to the board, I'm an aviation lover like most of you!!

Being that I've always been fascinated by aviation, i went to school and got a BS and MS in aerospace engineering. I really wanted to become a pilot, but an uncle of mine, who worked for Air France, suggested I go get an engineering degree first... so i did, but never crossed over into piloting. I interned at Air Senegal, in their maintenance dept, for a few months, and then got a job at Boeing (after an internship there). Started out doing some composites structures work, but a year into my time there i got to do what i always wanted; aerodynamic design on the 787 (worked on the -9/-3/-10, the latter 2 of which will prob not be built). After 4.5 years I left Boeing for the FAA; mostly because i wanted to move back to DC to be closer to family... at this point i'm not sure if that was a wise move. What I do is interesting, but mostly space related. I really want to get back into the world of airplanes... given the current economy, I don't know if i want to go back to industry.
My dream job, though, would be to buy and sell / lease airplanes for businesses, airlines, individuals, etc...
anyway... that's my 6.5 year old career in a nutshell...
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:33 am

Looks like I finally got my first aviation job, been over a year since I graduated. Right now I'm basically working on picking a plane for my new boss (most likely a King Air 200) and after that is taken care of I'll be flying right seat and eventually left seat on it. Of course, pending I don't screw up the buying-the-airplane part, as I've never done this before.  blush 
 
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RE: Your Aviation Job

Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:54 pm

I was a software engineer for an airline that used to exist in the US.

Initially I worked on back-end stuff, such as the database that contained all the ACARS data and optimizing which aircraft should go to which gate for greatest efficiency. Then I worked on the website and had primary responsibility over the ticket-booking part of it (although I would sometimes help out with online checkin, etc.)

Once the writing was on the wall I left for a job that was more stable but not nearly as cool. I would happily do the same thing for another carrier, but nobody else is hubbed in my city and due to family commitments moving will not be an option for several years.

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