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huggy87
02-11-2006, 02:18 PM
Well?

Taylortony
02-11-2006, 02:24 PM
A lot of my friends are

ploughman
02-11-2006, 02:32 PM
I know one. He had his last go in a Boeing the other day, converting to Airbus next week.

msalama
02-11-2006, 03:53 PM
My ex-workmate from way back is currently a MD-11 captain. Has a typerating for the MD-83 as well IIRC...

darkhorizon11
02-11-2006, 09:39 PM
Not yet still working on CFI right now... three or four more years hopefully...

I know a ****load though, unfortunately the job market isn't exactly stellar right now.

Stackhouse25th
02-11-2006, 09:50 PM
there are jobs out there, u just gotta know somebody

Gold_Monkey
02-11-2006, 10:02 PM
I'm also looking for a new job, preferably a CEO of a company that can pay $100 million a year as I run it into the ground and lose millions in profit. Others have done it why can't I?

VonKlugermon
02-11-2006, 10:43 PM
How to make a million dollars in aviation:

First, start with 5 million dollars and work down!

Don't think I'd consider airline captain such a grand job anymore. Look at the state of most airline companies. I believe it had a heyday and now is rapidly working toward glorified bus driver. (no offense to bus drivers) Corporate pilot might be more attractive, or perhaps even helicopters. Perhaps FedEx or UPS?

Just 2 cents from an old guy!

Willy

huggy87
02-12-2006, 08:56 AM
Yeah, it sure isn't a grand job anymore. I've met a few old timers who are working the same amount and making only 2/3's their pay of 4 years ago. Granted that 2/3's is equal to about 170k a year. Still, it beats being on sea duty for 7 of my next ten years in the navy and doing a mandatory 1 year ground job in Iraq. I understand the industry was on the upswing last year, for passenger count at least. And FEDEX and UPS are both hiring.

georgeo76
02-12-2006, 09:41 AM
I'd go for UPS or Fedex. I find the best work environments are in companies that make money, so the big commercial airlines are out.


I wish they would just let the big ones go out of business. But I guess we will have to subsidize the major carriers until we have a big flying Amtrak.

huggy87
02-12-2006, 07:54 PM
I agree completely. If they just let one of the biggies die a natural death, the market would adjust. They really need to raise their ticket prices. Consumers would have to say goodbye to the cross-coast $250 bargain tickets.