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    Mt next micro-career

    Need some ideas...

    32 years as a Military/ Airline/ Corporate pilot. Need a change. Lets here some suggestions.

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    air traffic controller?

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    Greeter at Wal*Mart?

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    Bush pilot
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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    Come down here and fly me around. Maybe we can steal that Cessna Skymaster I always see parked at Palo Alto airport. Failing that, I wouldn't mind riding in the PC-12s that come in and out all the time.
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    Playboy photo shoot robe boy?

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    Drones...........

    32 years as a Military/ Airline/ Corporate pilot. Need a change.


    Like piloting without the wear and tear of travel and jet lag.............
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
    Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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    Forest Fire Fighter plane pilot? That seems like it would keep you on your toes.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Get a job with an aviation based charity. I have a friend who works for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Idaho, but there are tons of aviation based charites I would imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    air traffic controller?
    Funnily enough, wanting a career in ATC got me into flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Greeter at Wal*Mart?
    I'm under qualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Playboy photo shoot robe boy?
    Now we're talkin'!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Get a job with an aviation based charity. I have a friend who works for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Idaho, but there are tons of aviation based charites I would imagine.
    This might not be a bad idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Forest Fire Fighter plane pilot? That seems like it would keep you on your toes.
    All summer work. Not a bad idea though.

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    Have you considered... "jsharr's cabana boy"? You may have to compete with Couch for it, though.

    Or maybe you can just trade jobs with Couch. I would fly on any airplane with Couch at the controls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Have you considered... "jsharr's cabana boy"? You may have to compete with Couch for it, though.

    Or maybe you can just trade jobs with Couch. I would NOT fly on any airplane with Couch at the controls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    I'm under qualified.
    Why don't you try to get a "00" number and help put S.M.E.R.S.H. out of business once and for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    walk right in and punch the first guy you meet in the head
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    Go see Buffalo Joe and learn to fly real planes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Go see Buffalo Joe and learn to fly real planes?
    Those guys are the pimple on the ass of aviation.

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    Well, considering Chris and Couch may soon be working together, which means they'll likely be thrown into jail at some point for inappropriate photography and lewd t-shirt production at the workplace, I'd say you have a unique opportunity to jump into the Bail Bondsman field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Well, considering Chris and Couch may soon be working together, which means they'll likely be thrown into jail at some point for inappropriate photography and lewd t-shirt production at the workplace, I'd say you have a unique opportunity to jump into the Bail Bondsman field.
    Excellent suggestion!

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    We've got this National Agricultural Aerospace (Cropdusters of America or such) convention going on here in Savannah. These single seat planes they are showing kick total ass! Get off the bus, Gus. Join the war on fungus, cutworms and boll weevil and fly a real machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    We've got this National Agricultural Aerospace (Cropdusters of America or such) convention going on here in Savannah. These single seat planes they are showing kick total ass! Get off the bus, Gus. Join the war on fungus, cutworms and boll weevil and fly a real machine.
    Now that would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Bush pilot
    always a wise choice
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