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bdc_p
07-25-2007, 03:35 PM
Hello there. I'm 16 years old and I live in the caribbean.
And i can't decide if i should become a pilot or not. I have to know by end of december, if I choose not to I'll probably go into computers.

What do you think i should do?

This decision will change my life.

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 03:35 PM
Hello there. I'm 16 years old and I live in the caribbean.
And i can't decide if i should become a pilot or not. I have to know by end of december, if I choose not to I'll probably go into computers.

What do you think i should do?

This decision will change my life.

MEGILE
07-25-2007, 03:36 PM
Do you like planes?

neural_dream
07-25-2007, 03:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Did the fortuneteller of the village die and you turn here?

Skunk_438RCAF
07-25-2007, 03:40 PM
No, dont become a pilot. Screw flying around in airplanes with a sense of freedom and accomplishment...work behind a desk for some jerk while typing code onto a computer screen. Leave the pilot jobs for me.

ploughman
07-25-2007, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Did the fortuneteller of the village die and you turn here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you trying for gold in the W@nker Olympics?

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 03:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Do you like planes? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, i gues i do.
I'm pretty sure that's why i bought the game.
since i was like 11 years old i had something for planes. Last year i saw this game in a store and decided to buy it

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Did the fortuneteller of the village die and you turn here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How the hell did you know?

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 03:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skunk_438RCAF:
No, dont become a pilot. Screw flying around in airplanes with a sense of freedom and accomplishment...work behind a desk for some jerk while typing code onto a computer screen. Leave the pilot jobs for me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Are you a pilot in real life?

FluffyDucks2
07-25-2007, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Did the fortuneteller of the village die and you turn here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you trying for gold in the W@nker Olympics? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

FluffyDucks2
07-25-2007, 03:51 PM
Better to try for it and hopefully succeed, than spend the rest of your life looking up in the sky every time an aircraft passes you, and wishing you had become a pilot/aircrew.

There's also the "cool" factor when walking through crowded terminals in your uniform, it really is a babe magnet no matter what you look like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I am assuming you are male, if you are female I would encourage you even more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 04:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FluffyDucks2:
Better to try for it and hopefully succeed, than spend the rest of your life looking up in the sky every time an aircraft passes you, and wishing you had become a pilot/aircrew.

There's also the "cool" factor when walking through crowded terminals in your uniform, it really is a babe magnet no matter what you look like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I am assuming you are male, if you are female I would encourage you even more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I still don't know... and male btw

neural_dream
07-25-2007, 04:16 PM
Is the entire IL2 community on crack? The guy is 16 years old and a bunch of faceless forumers he's never met in his life give him advice on what he should do with his life!
... and then I'm the w@nker! Unbelievable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.

Skunk_438RCAF
07-25-2007, 04:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bdc_p:

Are you a pilot in real life? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I could be.

texhill88
07-25-2007, 04:35 PM
You should be a pilot its better than computer jobs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Crash_Moses
07-25-2007, 04:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bdc_p:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Do you like planes? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, i gues i do.
I'm pretty sure that's why i bought the game.
since i was like 11 years old i had something for planes. Last year i saw this game in a store and decided to buy it

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Did the fortuneteller of the village die and you turn here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How the hell did you know? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Tough decision...what are the job opportunities for each profession in your area?

Saw my father spend years in a job he detested...make sure you like what you do regardless of income. Not that income shouldn't matter...just don't put it at the top of your list.

Monterey13
07-25-2007, 04:43 PM
The computer science/electronics industry is saturated, with all of the schools offering these programs.

Actually, you would probably live longer if you were a pilot. Sure, there's that crashing and burning thing, but the stress computers can cause kills a lot more people.

Do what interests you most, and find a job that you can enjoy. You don't want to get out of bed every day of your life thinking..."Oh man, do I have to go in and do it again?"

Viper2005_
07-25-2007, 04:44 PM
You'd do better asking at pprune:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/

(But be careful to select the correct forum)

ploughman
07-25-2007, 04:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Is the entire IL2 community on crack? The guy is 16 years old and a bunch of faceless forumers he's never met in his life give him advice on what he should do with his life!
... and then I'm the w@nker! Unbelievable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, I just found your inference that the west Indian bloke was taking advice from the village fortune teller racist and sh!te, which would make you a w@nker. Apologies if you were actually inferring that every village on the planet has a fortune teller dispensing career advice to the young. It's so difficult nowadays. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Avont29
07-25-2007, 04:56 PM
you could always become both, go work in the computer industry( which pays really well here in the US ) and on the side just go and cop a pilots license, then fly around all you want

neural_dream
07-25-2007, 05:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Is the entire IL2 community on crack? The guy is 16 years old and a bunch of faceless forumers he's never met in his life give him advice on what he should do with his life!
... and then I'm the w@nker! Unbelievable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, I just found your inference that the west Indian bloke was taking advice from the village fortune teller racist and sh!te, which would make you a w@nker. Apologies if you were actually inferring that every village on the planet has a fortune teller dispensing career advice to the young. It's so difficult nowadays. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What West Indian bloke and what racist? Sorry, don't understand what you mean.

marc_hawkins
07-25-2007, 06:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> should become a pilot or not </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you somebody who, while walking around, looks up and stares up into the blue sky occasionally flecked by wispy cloud above? The immeasurable depths of blue have suckered many into a life of flying, and good luck to you if you choose it!

neural_dream
07-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Alright, since you all take this seriously and not as the joke of a teenager, then I'll throw in my piece of advice.


Take a flight lesson. And a second.
If you will then agree with the following words of Da Vinci from the 15th century, then yes continue your flight lessons:

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"

And don't forget that you can always get a private pilot's license and not make it your profession.

Taylortony
07-25-2007, 07:18 PM
remember there will be a significant cost outlay....... It depends how far you wish to progress, are you looking at doing it as a living? because that can be anywhere around 50,000 Sterling to get there, you may get sponsorship etc, but you need to be looking at these things, also how are you at academic wise at school?

as said do a trial lesson to see if it suits you, some is does not. If you intend to go commercial, get your commercila medical done before you start to spend serious mioney, god forbid there is anything wrong that would prevent this, but you need to know before you are spending lots of money, you might find you are ok for say a private licence though, as they differ medical wise.

zardozid
07-25-2007, 07:19 PM
get the flight training now...it's expensive and if you start young you will have a good head start on others in the career world...

You can always start computer/engineering later on when you have more time and money...

(life is long, do it all) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LEBillfish
07-25-2007, 07:56 PM
bdc_p;

Either or really almost any career path can be both rewarding and exciting. Fact of the matter is though either or any path may not suit you and you'll not know till you try.

As to your two choices I'll say this....Those in the computer industry were rare long before you were born. Now they're dime a dozen and in fact even amature system builders/programmers/techs, etc. know terrabytes more then the average person 10 years ago......What that translates to is it is a flooded market, so unless you are exceedingly creative or intelligent there is a great possibility of becoming nothing short of a drone....and though the Caribbean is not the wealthiest of income bases, it is very wealthy compared to many others that offer people to compeat in this market. Meaning, it's no longer the high pay profession it once was.

In contrast becoming a "pilot" has many pitfalls to it. Physically you may not be capable as it has some very stringent conditions and any number of other things that even the slightest stumble may cause you to be out of the program. Lastly their are numerous military pilots already trained and looking for work doing what they know....So there is significant competition there as well.

However, personally given your situation, I'd consider aviation. First off it will offer you possibly opportunities to travel which I strongly advise all young people to do. Next, if it fails, you can always go back to computers. Yet as you age the chances of becoming a professional pilot grow more slim each year you age.

Lastly, though I say travel, there is no place like home (I myself having a home in Jamaica)....The Caribbean however is limited to most who travel, due to a means to do it. There is nothing saying in time you couldn't even start your own air taxi service, and with Cuba soon to open up the possibilities abound. In fact, and I can't recall the name of it there recently was designed a "sea plane" very fast, fair capacity (6 and luggage)...Yet it was designed to never fly higher then 4' above the water hence making for a very unique ride about the islands....Lot of possibility there, and always a chance to try the other in the future or even ONCE flying for a living http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

p.s....Also, worse comes to worse don't blow off other aviation industry possibilities other then pilot...Solid careers, that make for a good living and more normal life.

K2

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 08:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Saw my father spend years in a job he detested...make sure you like what you do regardless of income. Not that income shouldn't matter...just don't put it at the top of your list. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well i live on a small island, that explains alot doesnt it?
Recently a new Air line company open here...
but other then that, i dont think so...


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Originally posted by Avont29:
you could always become both, go work in the computer industry( which pays really well here in the US ) and on the side just go and cop a pilots license, then fly around all you want </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I thougt of this alot, this is my best options so far. When im done studying and started working if i dont have a big deb on my back and if im still up for it i will hopefully go take some lessons.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
Are you somebody who, while walking around, looks up and stares up into the blue sky occasionally flecked by wispy cloud above? The immeasurable depths of blue have suckered many into a life of flying, and good luck to you if you choose it! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Since i was a kid i use to stare at planes that fly above my house till i can barely see then anymore, and i still do.

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 08:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Alright, since you all take this seriously and not as the joke of a teenager, then I'll throw in my piece of advice.


Take a flight lesson. And a second.
If you will then agree with the following words of Da Vinci from the 15th century, then yes continue your flight lessons:

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"

And don't forget that you can always get a private pilot's license and not make it your profession. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think that is out of the question, to expensive just to take 1 lesson to see if i like it..
My father told me i have an uncle that is a pilot, but i dont even know who he is or is he still flying. i just want a experiece to sit by the pilot then i would know for sure what i want

bdc_p
07-25-2007, 09:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
bdc_p;

Either or really almost any career path can be both rewarding and exciting. Fact of the matter is though either or any path may not suit you and you'll not know till you try.

As to your two choices I'll say this....Those in the computer industry were rare long before you were born. Now they're dime a dozen and in fact even amature system builders/programmers/techs, etc. know terrabytes more then the average person 10 years ago......What that translates to is it is a flooded market, so unless you are exceedingly creative or intelligent there is a great possibility of becoming nothing short of a drone....and though the Caribbean is not the wealthiest of income bases, it is very wealthy compared to many others that offer people to compeat in this market. Meaning, it's no longer the high pay profession it once was.

In contrast becoming a "pilot" has many pitfalls to it. Physically you may not be capable as it has some very stringent conditions and any number of other things that even the slightest stumble may cause you to be out of the program. Lastly their are numerous military pilots already trained and looking for work doing what they know....So there is significant competition there as well.

However, personally given your situation, I'd consider aviation. First off it will offer you possibly opportunities to travel which I strongly advise all young people to do. Next, if it fails, you can always go back to computers. Yet as you age the chances of becoming a professional pilot grow more slim each year you age.

Lastly, though I say travel, there is no place like home (I myself having a home in Jamaica)....The Caribbean however is limited to most who travel, due to a means to do it. There is nothing saying in time you couldn't even start your own air taxi service, and with Cuba soon to open up the possibilities abound. In fact, and I can't recall the name of it there recently was designed a "sea plane" very fast, fair capacity (6 and luggage)...Yet it was designed to never fly higher then 4' above the water hence making for a very unique ride about the islands....Lot of possibility there, and always a chance to try the other in the future or even ONCE flying for a living http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

p.s....Also, worse comes to worse don't blow off other aviation industry possibilities other then pilot...Solid careers, that make for a good living and more normal life.

K2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
thank you for replying i didnt think there would be so much replies to read http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
Well i most concern about what will happen if i have a family? i will probably find a job in another place, but i don't know how much time do i have for my self.. here i see planes come from a 9 hour fligh staight back for another 9 hour flight with even the same pilots. Do you have more knowledge of this? commercial airlines?

Crash_Moses
07-25-2007, 09:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">quote:
Originally posted by Avont29:
you could always become both, go work in the computer industry( which pays really well here in the US ) and on the side just go and cop a pilots license, then fly around all you want

I thougt of this alot, this is my best options so far. When im done studying and started working if i dont have a big debon my back and if im still up for it i will hopefully go take some lessons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That rings a bell. One of our corporate pilots doubles as the IT contact for his group. Handles all the computers and networking as well as carting employees hither and yon.

Best of both worlds if you ask me...

huggy87
07-25-2007, 10:08 PM
Or you could be like me. Fly for a living and play with computers for fun.

Alloy007P
07-26-2007, 01:29 AM
I would go for flying. With computers you must constantly rerlearn the language. And typing code up all your life ani't very fun. But really you should do some reaserch, this is something you should decide for yourself.

danjama
07-26-2007, 03:55 AM
Pilot, hands down.

TheGozr
07-26-2007, 04:01 AM
Well go with Pilots and then learn computers.. no problems you will have all your time in front of you

neural_dream
07-26-2007, 04:18 AM
and now go ask the same question to a forum of programmers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

nsteense
07-26-2007, 04:34 AM
You know, it is better to be sorry for the things you have done, then being sorry for the things you haven't done.
I only received my PPL half a year ago, and I'm now regretting it, that I haven't done this earlier.
So pilot would be the first choice

-HH-Quazi
07-26-2007, 04:44 AM
I have a squadm8 that has experienced both working as a pilot for passenger carriers & now as a corporate pilot basically flying charters in several different types of Lear jets. Let's just say to do what he does for a living, you had better truly enjoy flying because they keep this m8 in the air allot. Of the two, I believe he said he enjoys flying charters for corporations. I am sure if he sees this thread he will be glad to share his thoughts. The m8s handle here is Erco.

SOLO_Bones
07-26-2007, 05:07 AM
A career as a commercial pilot is much like any other job; the novelty and thrill wear off. Flying a commercial airliner today becomes actually boring to those who do it daily. Now, military flying, on the other hand...

buzzsaw1939
07-26-2007, 07:18 AM
Fallow yor heart....when it's check out time, you will be glad you did! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

erco415
07-26-2007, 10:01 AM
Hi bdc_p, I've been flying professionally for 12 years now, overall for 20. I've flown corporate aircraft and for a commuter airline. It's a
GREAT job. It can be a REALLY crummy lifestyle. But if you do it right, it can't be beat.

The question I have for you is simple, do you think you are good enough with computers (or anything else for that matter) that you could end up being the buy riding in back of the jet? If you are, then go that way and fly when you want where you want what you want. All those guys with the collections of airplanes didn't make their money flying.

But if you're like me, and have to make a life in the pointy end, here's what you do. Make sure that you co-ordinate your career with your other life's dreams. Want to get married? Consider: as a junior FO (First Officer) with a commuter airline, you'll be gone at least 15 days a month and making around $17000 a year. And other jobs can be even more demanding of your time - for less money! Not very compatable with a wife and kids. But not bad for a single guy or girl. As you move up through the ranks, your schedule will improve and you'll have more, much more, money. That's the time to start your family. Consider that AIDS (that's Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome) is rampant in this business. Making sure that your significant other is ok with your frequent absences would be wise. And don't take her word for it, make her live it before you commit. People will say anything when they're in love. Accept that you will miss birthdays and anniversaries and recitals.

The job outlook for pilots is great right now, and should remain good, barring any serious economic downturn. It's a good time to get in. When I started out, you needed 2000 hours of experience just to get the interview at a commuter. Now guys get hired with 500 hours.

NEVER work for free! Lots of new pilots, desperate for experience would give their services for nothing. This hurts everybody. And don't kill yourself for another hour or dollar. You know that show about the commercial fisherman, and how dangerous that is? The latest statistics out show that, as a percentage of people doing a particular job, piloting is the second most dangerous job out there. (Right behind those fisherman.) And it's generally not the guys flying the big iron who end up buying the farm. It's the new guys in the tired birds late at night flying checks or samples who get on the evening news. I've buried eight of my friends. That part SUCKS. And your wife won't like it much. A tip, if someone crashes a plane like the one you're flying, near where you're flying, CALL YOUR WIFE, no matter the time. You do not want her to find out from the news, trust me.

We play for keeps in this business.

Now that I've given you the gloom and doom, here's the good part. You get to fly. You work with some of the best people (generally). You see things that no one else sees, beautiful, terrifying, exhilarating, sublime things. You go places, some you'd never go to, some good some bad. You will scare the living **** out of yourself. Read 'High Flight', Magee got it right about how transcendent it can be. You take naps when the other poor stiffs are plowing through yet another spreadsheet. I could go on. But the fact of the matter is this: If you have to fly, you will. It's just that simple. Nothing else will carry you through what you'll have to go through. PM me any time if you'd like to talk more, I've just scratched the surface...

erco415
07-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Thanks for the intro Quazi!

Here's a list of books that I think might be of use to your decision:
Fate is the Hunter by Ernest Gann
On Extended Wings by Diane Ackerman
Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance and Gift of Wings by Richard Bach (in his pre-seagull days)

I've found these to present a accurate picture of what it's like to learn to fly, to fly for a living, and the experience of flight. Good stuff!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/ercos-hangar/beechcaptain.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-26-2007, 11:04 AM
Go into medicine.

You'll have more money and more free time and will be able to build/fix computers and fly recreationally as hobbies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

At least it worked for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LEBillfish
07-26-2007, 12:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
Go into medicine.

You'll have more money and more free time and will be able to build/fix computers and fly recreationally as hobbies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

At least it worked for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you buy yourself a Dr.Killer...err Twin Bonanza?

buzzsaw1939
07-26-2007, 12:15 PM
erco415.. Is absolutly dead center right on!!

and I'm sure he would be the first one to tell you, he wouldn't have done it any differntly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Blutarski2004
07-26-2007, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
...make sure you like what you do regardless of income. Not that income shouldn't matter...just don't put it at the top of your list. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


..... Truer words never spoken. You will welcome the arrival of every morning of your life. And when you like what you do, you'll do well at it. And when you do well at your profession, the money comes to you anyways.

Go for it.

erco415
07-26-2007, 02:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buzzsaw1939:
erco415.. Is absolutly dead center right on!!

and I'm sure he would be the first one to tell you, he wouldn't have done it any differntly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oy! I wish you weren't right! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Sometimes things have been harder than they needed to be, but it's been one heck of a ride!

buzzsaw1939
07-26-2007, 02:41 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

bdc_p
07-26-2007, 03:38 PM
Wow, so many replies.
Well... I'm starting to picture my self walking in the airports with my uniform on. but i want more information first... i probably won't find a job here if I become one. if i find a job in usa for example would i have time for family here?

neural_dream
07-26-2007, 03:58 PM
No

Airmail109
07-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Heres an inspiration for job ideas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXaiVKkmQMA

Airmail109
07-26-2007, 04:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bdc_p:
Wow, so many replies.
Well... I'm starting to picture my self walking in the airports with my uniform on. but i want more information first... i probably won't find a job here if I become one. if i find a job in usa for example would i have time for family here? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah airline pilots get tonnes of time off, especially if your flying long haul. Transport wouldnt be a problem, discount and free flights etc

bdc_p
07-26-2007, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Heres an inspiration for job ideas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXaiVKkmQMA </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

haha, I saw that movie, loved it...
and it seems being a pilot its easier then i though.. hmm not bad at all

Taylortony
07-26-2007, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by erco415:
Thanks for the intro Quazi!

Here's a list of books that I think might be of use to your decision:
Fate is the Hunter by Ernest Gann
On Extended Wings by Diane Ackerman
Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance and Gift of Wings by Richard Bach (in his pre-seagull days)

I've found these to present a accurate picture of what it's like to learn to fly, to fly for a living, and the experience of flight. Good stuff!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/ercos-hangar/beechcaptain.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Rest of the Village People couldn't make it for the photo shoot huh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

TheGozr
07-26-2007, 05:30 PM
LOL agree with Thunderbolt56..

erco415
07-26-2007, 06:52 PM
Nah, us pilots got left out of the Village People. Have you ever seen us dance? No rhythm... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

bdc_p
07-26-2007, 10:05 PM
erco415, check your privat messages