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astroglider

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.
1. Fishers and Related Workers
112 deaths per 100,000 workers
2. Loggers
87 deaths per 100,000 workers
3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
67 deaths per 100,000 workers
4. Iron and Steel Workers
45 deaths per 100,000 workers
5. Farmers and Ranchers
38 deaths per 100,000 workers
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Fire Bombers? Sure. Dangerous as it gets. Soft doughy airline pilot with USA Today and a cup of Boeing brew? Not so much.
 

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Fire bombers do not have to deal with
Screw scheduling
Management
Their own union blow hards
 

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Fire bombers do not have to deal with
Screw scheduling
Management
Their own union blow hards
Death by heart attack, high-blood pressure, stroke, etc, and is ALL related to the job. It's not the actual flying, it's the rest of the BS that gets us
 

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Let's see. In the past two weeks, just off the top of my head:

King Air 100 in Utah. Pilot and all passengers fatal.

Navajo Chieftan in Las Vegas. Pilot fatal.

Homebuilt in Vegas (being flown by professional, CFI, ATP, A&P, retired airline pilot). Pilot and two on the ground fatal.

CL-66 Turboprop cargo flight in the midwest. Three crew fatal.

P2V Neptune firebomber in Reno. Three crew fatal.

MD-8? in former Soviet republic. Dozens fatal.

Banner tower in California. Pilot fatal.

I'm sure I missed a few. This IS a difficult and dangerous profession. It's not brain surgery, but aviation is extremely intolerant of mechanical failure, neglect, or inattention.

Fly safe all and rest in peace to those gone west.
 

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I can name a few friends I've lost in Airplane crashes. I can't name any that have died in a car crash.
 

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Fire Bombers? Sure. Dangerous as it gets. Soft doughy airline pilot with USA Today and a cup of Boeing brew? Not so much.
Ask the Alaska guys who went in off of SBA with all souls onboard, how that last cup of MickyD coffee was. Mechanic phukks up we die, you keep telling yourself how soft and doughy this job is. Its all about selling yourself short, this industry has always been about profit and big money, and the pilots are always expendable. Managment isn't your friend, they are the enemy, they would have you flying pax while sitting on a milk crate, and wearing goggles to save money for their bonus plan instead of seat and window overhauls. Don't like your pay? Look in the mirror, the problem will be staring you in the face.
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PBR, that got me laughing. Thanks. :beer:

(I'm in a very poor mood today.)
 

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I can name a few friends I've lost in Airplane crashes. I can't name any that have died in a car crash.
Good point and I can say the same.
 

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PBR, that got me laughing. Thanks. :beer:

(I'm in a very poor mood today.)
No worries, I've been in a wondering WTF for the last 10 years, this industry is swirling round the porcelain and just keeps picking up speed down the pipes.
Chuckles are few and precious, enjoy!
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Ask the Alaska guys who went in off of SBA with all souls onboard, how that last cup of MickyD coffee was. Mechanic phukks up we die, you keep telling yourself how soft and doughy this job is. Its all about selling yourself short, this industry has always been about profit and big money, and the pilots are always expendable. Managment isn't your friend, they are the enemy, they would have you flying pax while sitting on a milk crate, and wearing goggles to save money for their bonus plan instead of seat and window overhauls. Don't like your pay? Look in the mirror, the problem will be staring you in the face.
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Put Down the PBR Mav You're holdin on too tight. Sorry to ruffle your fragile self image as a daredevil.
 

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Many of the young pukes don't realize the danger. Maybe someone died during flight training. That is as close as they get.

I have flown 11 airplanes in my career that someone else has crashed after I flew them. Out of the 16 pilots 10 were killed in the crashes.

I am furloughed now, but the big difference is I have been doing this for 16 years, and I have a family. I am older and am not in a rush to build time. I just assume do something else than expose myself to GA bullsh!t. I hope I can atleast get in a turbine.
 
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So, take out:
1. Firebombing
2. Banner towing
3. Flight instruction
4. Freight Dogs
5. Piston engines
6. Alaska

then it's pretty safe.

CE
 

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Paper cuts from the release that get infected by dirty flight controls.
 

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And don't forget those mysterious deaths following a visit from your friendly TSA Gestapo...
 

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So, take out:
1. Firebombing
2. Banner towing
3. Flight instruction
4. Freight Dogs
5. Piston engines
6. Alaska

then it's pretty safe.

CE
Yea, but add in military to that list and just about everybody has done that kind of work, in my case 4 out of six to get to their "Cushy job". Unless you bought your 121 job you have probably walked through the valley of death a couple times.
 

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So, take out:
1. Firebombing
2. Banner towing
3. Flight instruction
4. Freight Dogs
5. Piston engines
6. Alaska

then it's pretty safe.

CE
Yea the cream of the industry stays away from flying freight. Now I'm scard.
 

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Maybe you should be. FEDEX has the worst accident rate of any 121 carrier over the last 12 years.
 
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Maybe you should be. FEDEX has the worst accident rate of any 121 carrier over the last 12 years.
*snicker*

CE
 
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