If you weren't a pilot, what would you do?

Groundpounder

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Those of you that are pilots, what would be your career of choice if you weren't able to be a pilot?

If I could do it all over again (and I'm still not a 'real' pilot) I'd get a degree in civil engineering and make enough money to own a nice 182 and fly it on the weekends.
 

MTpilot

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I would sell insurance to people who fly airplanes, that's where the moneys at.
 

coolyokeluke

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Everyday I ponder that question.

I did the Navy thing, then merchant marine, commercial diving, engineering consulting stuff, then I tired of them.

I guess if I could find some kind of field that interested me I'd want to own my own small business. But from having self-employed parents I know just how hard you have to work, so I'd have to be really into it. Haven't figured that out yet.

Other careers of interest: hotel management, firefighter, marine biology, develp wind/solar/etc power technology, forester.

Maybe the question is: what will I do when I'm furloughed?
 

icefr8dawg

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I ran a little 5mm consulting firm and couldn't stand watching the air traffic for HPN's pattern outside my office so I quit and got back to flying freight...

I'd probably be a train engineer :)
 

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I think I would have ended up an engineer.


Scratch that. Make it an "imcompetent engineer." haha
 

Thedude

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Porn Star...of course
 

Kream926

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same here


kream the dream as my pron alias
 

bigD

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My porn name would be:

Girth Brooks
 

Captain4242

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I always wanted to be a chef.
Problem is I'm too damn skinny. Nobody would trust me!
 

dash8driver

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a ceo.

you get a huge paycheck, you dont even have to know what you're doing. you even get bonuses for no good reason. you get huge severance packages no matter how badly you ruin the company. its a no-lose employment option. if the company goes under or you do wind up losing your job, you just take your golden parachute and other bonuses and move on to the next company to ruin.
 

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Dolphin Trainer. Don't laugh guys, it's a hit with the ladies. Stuff the 'I'm a pilot" shiite, tell the babes you're a dolphin trainer - works every time ;)

Barring that, co-founder of Microsoft would do the trick.
 

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I'd either be a commercial diver or marine biologist. Anything that would allow me to do lots of diving and get paid for it. Hell, I'm considering a change of field to commercial diving if I can get in with the right company. Saturation diving is all I would have an interest in, though....
 

dash8driver

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FracCapt said:
I'd either be a commercial diver or marine biologist. Anything that would allow me to do lots of diving and get paid for it. Hell, I'm considering a change of field to commercial diving if I can get in with the right company. Saturation diving is all I would have an interest in, though....
yea.. diving would be nice.. but i wouldnt be interested in saturation diving. i would only be interested in lbfm diving.
 

Immelman

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I'd make millions running a bankrupt airline!

...oh wait, I'm not a professional pilot, I'm an engineer. Looks like I missed the boat on that one.
 

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I'd buy a farm and get up early every day. Work hard, till the land, really MAKE something. After the day was done, I'd volunteer with sick children or maybe the elderly. I'd like to give something of myself to others and make the world a better place.
OK the porn star thing is sounding good.
 
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