Where do you want to end up?

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What sector, if you could, of aviation would you like to end up in?

Airlines, Large Cargo
60
40%
Flight instruction
2
1%
Floatplane, Bush
8
5%
Fire Bombing
30
20%
Medevac
4
3%
Charters
6
4%
Aerial applications (Ag spraying, Aerial Inspections, ect)
2
1%
Corporate
32
21%
Other
7
5%
 
Total votes: 151

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Where do you want to end up?

Post by RVR12 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:21 pm

Just wondering where everyone is wanting to be at the end of their careers.
If you select "Other" could you specify where?
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Post by flyinhigh » Sun May 01, 2005 12:58 am

executive corporate flying in something like a hawker 125
that'd be pretty sweet
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Post by Right Seat Captain » Sun May 01, 2005 3:07 am

Production Test Flying for someone like Bombardier on something like the RJ or the Dash 8.
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Post by fougapilot » Sun May 01, 2005 5:30 am

8) I am there. Other= Left seat on a Challenger 8)

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Post by LostinRotation » Sun May 01, 2005 5:32 am

I voted for charter, with the idea of executive charter in mind. Something like a Falcon 10 or a Citation for Movie star brats or PGA tour members. Something that would keep me in the air alot and getting into as many different airports as possible. Plus I like the idea of meeting the people I'm flying for, not just packing a bunch of faceless people into a bird, flying to the same airport and getting them off for the next herd. On the opposite side of the coin though, airline guys get the sweet Airliners and stews : D

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Post by ... » Sun May 01, 2005 6:31 am

Owning a few companies and charging 30K for training per pilot.

Now that's where the money is.
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Post by whipline » Sun May 01, 2005 6:40 am

Lying in my casket with a HUGE smile on my face knowing I had spent every dime I ever made. Break down as follows. 70% on beer and cheap women and I'll blow the rest!
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Post by desksgo » Sun May 01, 2005 6:47 am

I am Birddog wrote:Owning a few companies and charging 30K for training per pilot.

Now that's where the money is.
Working for a few of his companies and paying 30K for training.

Now that's where my money goes.
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Post by spoiler » Sun May 01, 2005 8:23 am

What? No one wants to be a career medevac driver??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
:D :D
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Post by Dog » Sun May 01, 2005 9:33 am

I've got some competition... Fire Bombing. Maybe I want to do that just because I haven't. You just can't beat the smokey barkin' starts on 2000cid+ radials. :D
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Post by FUBAR » Sun May 01, 2005 10:00 am

Instructing circuits on a 150...
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Post by RVR12 » Sun May 01, 2005 9:38 pm

Thank you whom ever added "corprate"... i dont know how it slipped my mind!
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Post by Holy Magenta » Sun May 01, 2005 9:52 pm

Fire bombing would rule, but I also think in the "other" category flying the tilt-rotors is gonna be pretty cool. Verticle capability, yet still able to do sweet enroute and IFR... I think it will be damn cool. Also probably excusive, so decent money most likely. Get your heli license to go with your IFR time and you'll be laughing on the cutting edge, well in theory.

P.s. Do your conversion in Alberta, the government there practically gives them away with tuition credits and student loan write-offs. Its insane!
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Post by bandaid » Sun May 01, 2005 9:56 pm

The Walmart greeter or that guy at Wendy's who passes out the mints and cleans a few tables. To old to be a golf pro or gigallo. Opps sorry that wasn't one of the answers.
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Post by I_Drive_Planes » Sun May 01, 2005 11:01 pm

I would like to be in the military, flying Griffons preferably. I'm actually just waiting for the call now.

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Post by Flying Low » Mon May 02, 2005 6:34 am

Ok....kinda off topic but....

Shouldn't it be "Water Bombing"? I'm pretty sure "Fire Bombing" is what the allies did to Dresden, etc.

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by Cry of the Wind » Mon May 02, 2005 6:49 am

Turanga Leela wrote:What? No one wants to be a career medevac driver??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
:D :D
What's wrong with medevac?....EMS...earn money sleeping...lol. I think flying a S-76 out of City Centre would be a great job. Now all I need to do is stop wasting my money on fixed wing and hop into an R22.
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Post by CLguy » Mon May 02, 2005 7:05 am

Flying Low it is actually called Aerial Forest Fire Suppression if you want to get technical. You can't actually call it Water Bombing because very few fires anymore are actually fought with water. Mostly it is chemicals, like long term retardent or foam retardent.

The land based Air Tankers dropped Fire Retardent and pretty much all Scoopers are dropping a Foam Retartent. After we scoop up a load of water we inject foam concentrate into the water tanks. When we drop the agitation created by dropping the load into the wind stream causes it to mix and turn to foam before it hits the ground.

The only time we are dropping straight water is when we are close to water sources such as shorlines etc. or we run out of foam part way through a mission.
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Post by spoiler » Mon May 02, 2005 7:08 am

Cry of the Wind wrote: What's wrong with medevac?...
If you have to ask, well.....
And remember, not all medevacs are done by rotary.
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Post by Doc » Mon May 02, 2005 9:07 am

I want to be gunned down on my hundred and fourth birthday after being caught in the act by seven of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders husbands. After I've finished the "act" of course! Would have to cum before I go!!
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Post by gelbisch » Mon May 02, 2005 9:23 am

:smt087
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Post by Yoyoma » Mon May 02, 2005 11:22 am

Portfolio Manager, 1M$/year salary and whatever Doc said without the death part of it...
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Post by snaproll20 » Mon May 02, 2005 12:39 pm

Guess you missed out Transport Canada as an option.
Where do you go to study "useless" and "dishonest"?
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Post by snaproll20 » Mon May 02, 2005 12:42 pm

guess you missed out the option of Transport Canada
Where do you go to study "useless' and "dishonest"?
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Post by flynbutcher » Mon May 02, 2005 7:47 pm

Anybody who flies has got to want to make it to the big ones. How can you not say the Airlines. I think a lot of those responses are BS. :!:
Medevac? Charters? Aerial application? HAHAHA (It's like saying I played hockey all my life with the goal of someday,somehow making all the way to the provincial Junior C league) :lol:
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