Master of the Cowbell
- Dec 11, 2001
- Total Time
Are u crazy!!! Stay in
Your example is not representative of the outcome the median separating pilot, or any pilot outright, would be able to benefit from. From a cursory anecdotal poll I've done among my peers in the AD AF (I'm Reserves and do not pursue civilian aviation professionally, only recreationally) most are simply staying in. These cats make way too much money for what they do, and they privately admit it. If your wife is an anesthesiologist and you can afford to walk away and do nothing, sure, that beats all the AF hassle any day of the week and twice on Sunday. But when you're the primary income winner and you married "for love" and the wife makes squat? Yeah, civilian aviation won't put you on the black, post-military life, with screaming kids and tired wife in tow.Get OUT!!!!!!!
Best move I EVER made. Boozing in Hong Kong as we speak, made 50% more money last year then I ever did in the Navy as an O-4, 6 weeks of vacation every year, NO ground job, and more days off a month then I ever had. BTW, no fitreps, no deployments, no bucking for command. JUST A GREAT JOB!!!!!! Geeettttt OOOuuuuTTTT!!!!!!!!!!