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#1 Post by EPR » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 pm

The Halcyon days of aviation are long gone...it's true though, the biz seemed awesome back in the day ( watching VHS tapes of "Flight In The Cockpit" and B727's/DC9's blasting off into the wild blue yonder leaving a "man trail" of smoke and noise) I think I came too late to the party, even though I was inspired by the past, this was before my time.. I also just like that word "Halcyon" and all the dirty things associated with it! :wink: (and yes I understand the past has paved the way to today's CRM)
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#2 Post by complexintentions » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:59 pm

I still very much enjoy going to work. Lamenting about the past is a waste of time. Those old documentaries are just the precursor to selfies, everyone showing themselves in the best possible light. Nice to look at, but hardly the whole story.

Try and enjoy what you have, not what you don't. I can assure you there are far worse ways to make a living than flying airplanes. :mrgreen:
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#3 Post by confusedalot » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:35 pm

EPR wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 pm
The Halcyon days of aviation are long gone...it's true though, the biz seemed awesome back in the day ( watching VHS tapes of "Flight In The Cockpit" and B727's/DC9's blasting off into the wild blue yonder leaving a "man trail" of smoke and noise) I think I came too late to the party, even though I was inspired by the past, this was before my time.. I also just like that word "Halcyon" and all the dirty things associated with it! :wink: (and yes I understand the past has paved the way to today's CRM)

Yes, the good days are aover, and hey I am not that old at 59.

Before, you went to work and everybody had fun.

Now......god help you if you missed on dot or one comma in your breifing, god help you if you made a good hearted joke that some primadonna considers to be offensive; yer butt will be menaced with job loss.........

But hey, it is happening all over. Miss the flying, don't miss the backstabbing bullshit.
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