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Under $25,000 per year
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$25,000 ~ $50,000 per year
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$50,000 ~ $75,000 per year
21.58%
$75,000 ~ $100,000
20.55%
$100,000 ~ $150,000
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Over $150,000 per year
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How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

Old 02-06-2008, 11:05 AM
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Default How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

Do you have to be financially well-to-do to fly model jets? Tell us (anonymously) how much you make...

(In U.S. dollars...)
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:22 AM
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

I used to have money before I got into RC

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Old 02-06-2008, 11:35 AM
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?



...This is an utter and absolute joke thread right...?... ...is it April the first already...
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:43 AM
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

Sorry if I've shocked anyone's sensibilities with a crass discussion of money, but I don't think I'm the only one who's curious about this...

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...This is an utter and absolute joke thread right...?... ...
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:45 AM
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

I am very curious also?? I put my turbines on a credit card and save for other items. You don't have to make $75,000 a year to fly jets..
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

This should be interesting..........if most of us answer honestly
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Well ask the scammers to participate in this thread
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:00 PM
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Why don't we all come to an agreement like, You don't have to be rich to fly jets, but....... MM PS, To JABK, How safe is it in Monrovia nowdays, wuz born there 54 years ago and have been gone for as long too.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:20 PM
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Actually it's none of your business what I make. But I'll tell you this. I worked hard enough in high school to be offered a full four college scholarship. Got my BS degree. I then went on and got a Masters after that. Spent 20 years in the Air Force defending our freedoms. Buried 12 of my friends too, after we dug them out of the "smokin' holes". After I retired got a job with a major corporation flying airplanes. I am gone from my family 18-20 days a month flying people around who think I lead a cush life and make too much money. (Just remember who's in charge when the "fire light" is burning brightly, or the weather is doggy doo and you want to get to where ever.) Yea, you struck a nerve. I have spent my entire life working hard so I can enjoy the things I like. If I want to buy a new jet I just might do it. Now I feel better.....going to go get a nice shot of scotch and work on a jet!
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ORIGINAL: MormonMike
PS, To JABK, How safe is it in Monrovia nowdays, wuz born there 54 years ago and have been gone for as long too.
The recent outbreak of gang shootings here have made it less safe for some (unfortunately the conflict seems to be race-based - between black and Mexican gangs). But for the majority of people in Monrovia, safely hasn't really gotten worse. Monrovia is a beautiful place - designated an "All American City". I think it's just a sign of the times that this All American City has to deal with the growing gang problem...
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: tp777fo
Actually it's none of your business what I make. But I'll tell you this....
Just to be clear, it's my understanding that these RC Universe polls are totally anonymous. When you click and vote, your username doesn't get recorded - just your vote. So nobody will be able to associate your vote with you...

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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

Tom,
I thought you were going to say "get a nice shot of scotch and go fly a jet"
You need to come see this F16. Youd love it.

By the way Im on my second million. Gave up on the first.
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Me too, I work so our corporate execs can lead the good life. Cant wait to see it. I have been talking with Tailormade decals for a set in the 111FS scheme. I'll redo my Avonds until I can save enough $$ for a big one.
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

When my Boss moans at me, I tell him

"Pay peanuts, get monkeys"

There should be a < $10,000 selection in the poll !
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:03 PM
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I see the upper middle class is beginning to vote now!!
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I think this is a fun thread
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

Hey, is that family income or just the pilot? There's a big difference.
I don't know why anyone is upset to vote in an annonymous poll If you don't want to vote then don't. If you don't want to know the results, then don't look.
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ORIGINAL: tp777fo

Actually it's none of your business what I make. But I'll tell you this. I worked hard enough in high school to be offered a full four college scholarship. Got my BS degree. I then went on and got a Masters after that. Spent 20 years in the Air Force defending our freedoms. Buried 12 of my friends too, after we dug them out of the "smokin' holes". After I retired got a job with a major corporation flying airplanes. I am gone from my family 18-20 days a month flying people around who think I lead a cush life and make too much money. (Just remember who's in charge when the "fire light" is burning brightly, or the weather is doggy doo and you want to get to where ever.) Yea, you struck a nerve. I have spent my entire life working hard so I can enjoy the things I like. If I want to buy a new jet I just might do it. Now I feel better.....going to go get a nice shot of scotch and work on a jet!
Tom,
Diddo, This is Matty that used to be at Randolph and Universal City/ Seguin RC club with you.
I ended up doing 22 years in blue and fly for that purple cargo carrier now after being furlowed from the big U.
Its great I have yet to have a package complain to me about the cabin temp or critique me on my landing.
I have 2 jets a Falcon120 and Red Arrows Hawk. F-16 is next.
Have fun
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Depends on the year, can I check more than one[&:]

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I see a tottaly forseeable trend. Good poll.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:44 PM
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My Jets keep me as poor as a church mouse!!!!!! LOL
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Since early childhood I fly models, but only 20 years later i have built the first Turbine Jet

I actually have a good income, unfortunately, the money runs out so much and there is still months left. But I will be happy to fly my chopper through the valleys of our beautifull swiss Alps.

greetings Guido
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Default RE: How financially well-to-do are jet pilots?

if you like fun go here http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_44..._1/key_/tm.htm

this in a nice post.but


ORIGINAL: JustABigKid

Do you have to be financially well-to-do to fly jets? Tell us (anonymously) how much you make...

(In U.S. dollars...)
if you are serius ,what you ask is not nice

so lets take it from the start before we start WW3
i dont want to start guessing so

my post to you after LOTS of thinking: why you care sir??

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No Scholarship, just 5 years of full time college concurrent with full time work. I worked my ***** off washing airplanes, fixing 'em, ferrying totally clapped out ones for FREE just to build time so that I could trade my spleen (literally, after car crash and lawsuit) for the bucks get enough ratings for an instructing job making $5/hr and then a charter job for $10/hr...all to get hired by a commuter airline for $775/month (!!) (worked out to about $2.50 /hr when divided by time away from base). Uncle Sam never paid for a stinking DIME of my flight training (but I've paid a LOT of taxes so that others can learn various trades courtesy of the federal government) and I've buried a few friends too. I work hard STILL because after 30 PLUS years in the private sector I STILL can't quit and get paid just because I'm ready to retire in my 40's or because I got passed over for promotion. I hope the corporate execs I work for make a boatload of cash because they've worked pretty hard too, and if I don't like what they make then perhaps I should have gone to business school instead of flying for a living. Oh, wait...I DID go to business school, but decided to keep flying because it pays OK and I don't have to do the 9-5 thing. And for me, personally, 11-something on a weekday morning is too early for a scotch because I'm usually WORKING!

New Poll: Who cares that I walked to shool barefoot thru the snow, uphill, both ways?
Other New Poll: Who thinks I should stop taking myself so seriously?

BigKid, I think your poll is silly and pointless. But I also think it's harmless, so I answered.

tp777f/o, Playful jabs aside, I do thank you for your service to my country. No matter how tuff I had it or how many dues I paid, at least no-one was shooting at me ! Yet.
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I work in the Communications indusrie and they pay well.
All of my kids are grown up and don't need my help, I own my house and car, so most of my income is disposable. The money i spend on jets and RC models generaly is low compared to what some guys spend on their pashions (Golf, Fishing, Boats etc).

It just sometimes seems to others that I spend a lot of money on big "Toys".

I don't want to be laying in hospital on the last day wishing I had purchased that new jet last year.


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