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Old 01-09-2008, 11:42 AM
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I also smack the co-pilot in the back of the head when he/she says or does something stupid.
I was always amazed at how someone so well educated could be so stupid.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:32 PM
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Pipefitter/boilermaker.....get paid to look busy most of the time.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:28 PM
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:52 PM
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Firefighter/Paramedic.... On the job 14 years now... just got back into flying rc after a few years off.. I also play bagpipes in our pipes and drums band..
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:38 PM
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School teacher in a small school. 14-20 students k-12. I am one of a three teacher team in this school I have the K-6 students. I am also a father of two and husband. Planes is what I do to relax.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:22 PM
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Retired USAF. I work with horses now, training them to ride, etc.

I'm a "wing-nut" though, been flying since I was 7 (53 years total). I used to fly for pleasure (and that'll always be my main aim) but here lately I've found that I spend more time instructing new pilots than anything else when I'm at the field. 4 brand-new pilots just last weekend.

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Old 03-05-2008, 03:52 PM
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Interesting! I've seen this question on a couple other sites, and I don't think I see too many names crossing from one to another. It is fascinating to see the variety of occupations we have to supply our fixes.
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I am a software developer, currently working part time out of my field just to keep from going broke while something comes along. I started flying U/C when I was 8 years old.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:30 PM
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well, since I've started this hobby 20 years ago, I've sold TVs, fixed medical equipment, installed postal sorting machines, installed Home theaters, and played with a bunch of other cool stuff and gotten paid for it. Now I'm maintaining machines that make computer memory. So, if you're looking for the perfect job to pay for this hobby...there isn't one, because as you make more money, you want more toys.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:56 PM
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I,m an energy production supervisor at a large powerplant, Play dobro and steel guitar , and I'm into classic trucks, new in the RC field and having a blast
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:03 AM
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I also smack the co-pilot in the back of the head when he/she says or does something stupid.
I was always amazed at how someone so well educated could be so stupid.
HA, the co-pilot's life, being so stupid! It always amazed me how a totally stupid individual (CP) one day when he leaves that right seat to move into the left seat (Capt.) could become INSTANT GENUIS! BTDT!
I remember one of the big furloughs at UAL: sign on Bulletin Board -- "For sale, One Captain's Hat size 15, Wanted to Buy, One First Officer's hat size 5 Up and down the seats was a way of life at UAL.

One year after High School, I entered the USAF Aviation Cadet program for Navigator training. Later to Bombardier training, then a couple years later, Pilot training. I served 12 years, 8 mo. and 18 days USAF, and managed to pick up a couple years college credits. Then I went for the easy money at UAL. Had to retire after 28 years there at age 60, Federal Law, just recently changed to 65. Been retired now 12 years. Now some management of investments in real estate, and play with toys. Never before been so busy while being so totally unproductive. [] Where the HECK did I ever find time to work???????

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:11 PM
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I have 4 years as a Jet Mech for the Navy and another 6 years as a machinist/CAD designer for the Air Force (C-5 Galaxy Cargo planes - You want to talk BIG hangars?)

Many more years as a machinist/CAD designer for civilian companies.

Now I'm a Graphic Artist/Digital Imaging Specialist for a Marketing/Software Development company and a Staff Writer and Product Reviewer for RCUniverse Magazine.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:42 PM
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One of these electronic techs that said computers would never make it

It was TV And radio that didn't make it. I am still going
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:42 AM
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Okay, you guys will never believe me but here goes': I have held a Class A CDL w/doubles,triples,and tanker endorsements since I was 19 (im 20 now). I am a heavy equipment operator, welder, and a carpenter in the commercial construction trade. I currently work part time at Lowe's as an electrical asscociate and a forklift operator, and last but the most important, im fixing to be going to school to get my commercial pilots license. I will be a commercial pilot when I am 21. Jeff
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:29 PM
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when do you have time for rc? last time i checked there were 24 hours in a day! good luck to you. the sky's the limit
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:03 AM
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Right now work for Lowe's as my primary employment and use the skills that I have gotten on the jobsites to do side work for people in order to make more money to pay for flight school. Only $58,000 left (lol). I usually get out to the field once a week. Once I start school I will wit working at Lowe's and use my side jobs as my source of cash during school since I make my own hours Jeff
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Here's my wish for the best ever to you, fasterjman. You seem to be a young person focused with a definite goal for your life and out there making it happen. Most refreshing to an Old F_rt like me.

In the commercial pilot world, you will find a lot of hills, valleys and mountains, however my money says you will be able to climb those mountains. Again, the best of everything to you.
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my money says you will be able to climb those mountains.
Better yet, Fly over them!
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:50 PM
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Thanks to all you guys for the encouraging words, sometimes it feels like its impossible to do everything. Especially when I tried to explain to Lowe's that I had to go to part time work so I could go to flight school and I got a response from my managment like ooookkkkkk, whatever you gotta do. I like to use people like them for motivation to accomplish my tasks. I guess its kinda like when the guys at my flying field would always make jokes about me not being able to hit the runway when I first started. 2 months after that and to this day, I harrier in for my landings Jeff
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Fasterjman , Go for it, dont let anything stop you ! Those were my exact plans, (even to the point of working for a hardware store at the time). then this girl came along! now 10 years later I still work for a (different) hardware store, dispatching trucks during the day and driving them at night to provide for my pretty wife and 3-1/2 kids.
Thank god for planes They keep you from going crazy!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:18 AM
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LOL @ Mountain. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I plan to save up some cash between now and July. I will have my vacation time in July so I will be going to Florida with my family and as soon as I return I will be turning in my 2 weeks at Lowe's and starting school. I used to have a girlfriend...too expnsive though and without an operations manual...hard to figure out, so im single again. Jeff
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Thank god for planes They keep you from going crazy!
depending on what youre building- sometimes they DRIVE you crazy [sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:18 AM
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My wife told me it'd be a short drive for me, if it hadn't already been made.
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I'm an Electrical Engineer, working for Verizon in a test lab testing the broadband service equipment for services (DSL & FiOS) we deliver to customers. Basically a QA Test engineer. Not the most galmorous job, but we get to play with new toys, watch TV (yeah Jerry Springer, court shows, Rachel Ray ...) all day, play XBox, Playstation, and Wii a lot as well as pratically live on YouTube. So basically we get to do all of the things related to the Internet so that we can make sure it works for you guys.

One of my favorite signs in the lab says:

WARNING
Explicit or objectionable video content may be displayed in this work area


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Old 03-31-2008, 05:52 PM
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Absolutely nothing! . Well, almost... i'm a student, but I do have a part time job
which I use to pay for rc equipment!
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