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I get a call from one of the USA Jet pilots that I used to work with. He tells me a story about a guy he sat next to while flying on an airline. This guy he is talking to is a retired DAL MD-11 Capt. They chat a bit more and it comes up they are both ex-military, the ex DAL pilot mentions he used to fly P-3's. The USA Jet pilot says oh we had some P-3 guys flying for us and mentions my name. The ex DAL almost spits out his peanuts. The ex DAL guy was my PPC when we flew the P-3’s in Vietnam. We did alot of very long missions together. He left the Navy in the summer of 1969 and I had not heard of him since. We got to swap phone calls yesterday and will get together sometime in the next year. It was fun catching up. He was truly a lucky guy, hired a DAL without a college degree and never furloughed his entire career. So watch out when you spread wild stories about what you flew and where you flew. You are only 3 pilots away from someone who knows you. BTW both of our kids are pilots
 
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I get a call from one of the USA Jet pilots that I used to work with. He tells me a story about a guy he sat next to while flying on an airline. This guy he is talking to is a retired DAL MD-11 Capt. They chat a bit more and it comes up they are both ex-military, the ex DAL pilot mentions he used to fly P-3's. The USA Jet pilot says oh we had some P-3 guys flying for us and mentions my name. The ex DAL almost spits out his peanuts. The ex DAL guy was my PPC when we flew the P-3’s in Vietnam. We did alot of very long missions together. He left the Navy in the summer of 1969 and I had not heard of him since. We got to swap phone calls yesterday and will get together sometime in the next year. It was fun catching up. He was truly a lucky guy, hired a DAL without a college degree and never furloughed his entire career. So watch out when you spread wild stories about what you flew and where you flew. You are only 3 pilots away from someone who knows you. BTW both of our kids are pilots

Great story! :beer:
 

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I get a call from one of the USA Jet pilots that I used to work with. He tells me a story about a guy he sat next to while flying on an airline. This guy he is talking to is a retired DAL MD-11 Capt. They chat a bit more and it comes up they are both ex-military, the ex DAL pilot mentions he used to fly P-3's. The USA Jet pilot says oh we had some P-3 guys flying for us and mentions my name. The ex DAL almost spits out his peanuts. The ex DAL guy was my PPC when we flew the P-3’s in Vietnam. We did alot of very long missions together. He left the Navy in the summer of 1969 and I had not heard of him since. We got to swap phone calls yesterday and will get together sometime in the next year. It was fun catching up. He was truly a lucky guy, hired a DAL without a college degree and never furloughed his entire career. So watch out when you spread wild stories about what you flew and where you flew. You are only 3 pilots away from someone who knows you. BTW both of our kids are pilots

completely irrelevant detail, maybe you should take a writing class yip.
 

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Can always use sppeling help

completely irrelevant detail, maybe you should take a writing class yip.
I did take a writing course back in 1961 got a "B" in it. All Freshmen were required to take it. Thanks for being my proof reader, help like this is hard to find for free now days. Here work on this one for awhile. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in awrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos nto
raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and yuo awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
 

Princedietrich

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Yip, that made my eyes hurt.

But yes, I could still read it.
 

waka

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completely irrelevant detail, maybe you should take a writing class yip.

landlover,
I agree with the point that you're tring to make.



Yip,
Why did you include that? Is it because of your lifelong FI crusade of trying to tell aspiring airline/corporate pilots that they don't need a degree?:rolleyes:
 

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landlover,
I agree with the point that you're tring to make.



Yip,
Why did you include that? Is it because of your lifelong FI crusade of trying to tell aspiring airline/corporate pilots that they don't need a degree?:rolleyes:
Of course I did, because it has nothing to do with flying an airplane. As you see many others agree with.
 

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Yes it can be a small world. The guy who was my CFII in the 90s showed up recently in a G3 here in Boise on a charter flight. He had offered me an G3 FO job last year, which I turned down, a good decision since I would have been laid off.

So we are having an APU party, deep into the minibottles and the FA has a friend who shows up to join in, who lives in Boise too.

The friend just got back from Kwaj in the Pacific with her Army pilot husband, and she recognizes the name of the CFI for my private, and he was out at Kwaj as a Safety officer for a contractor, which I had known about.

Anyways, she tells me a story about how when this guy showed up out there, he bragged about having been a Captain at Delta for 5 years. He actualy had been an FO at a regional, and prior to that, an UH-60 pilot.

They figured out he had not been at Delta or even a captain at a regional. So to have fun with him, they ziptied his bike (you can only have bikes there) toward the top of a rather tall chain link fence, with a made up sign that says "Parking for Delta Captains".

Apparently he was not too amused, but then aviation is too small a world to go back up bogus claims and have it not come back on you at some point.
 

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Of course I did, because it has nothing to do with flying an airplane. As you see many others agree with.

Heck, I agree too. I just disagree with you on the extent to which you consider a degree's importance to an aviation career. Nevertheless, your point is irrelevant to the thread.
 

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Not me?

Heck, I agree too. I just disagree with you on the extent to which you consider a degree's importance to an aviation career. Nevertheless, your point is irrelevant to the thread.

I am not the one that brought it up. BTW I am not against the degree, my stance that you start flying, build hours and do your degree on the side. This way you could be 24 years old with a 4-yr. degree 2500 hours TT, 1500 ME, and perhaps even a jet type rating. Those are the numbers that make a resume look good. How do I know I have seen too many succeed going this route. I have also seen NJ; SWA, etc make it without a degree. I just offer a different route from the "You must go to a 4 year college before you start flying" I don't why this is such a hot-button issue.
 

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I get a call from one of the USA Jet pilots that I used to work with. He tells me a story about a guy he sat next to while flying on an airline. This guy he is talking to is a retired DAL MD-11 Capt. They chat a bit more and it comes up they are both ex-military, the ex DAL pilot mentions he used to fly P-3's. The USA Jet pilot says oh we had some P-3 guys flying for us and mentions my name. The ex DAL almost spits out his peanuts. The ex DAL guy was my PPC when we flew the P-3’s in Vietnam. We did alot of very long missions together. He left the Navy in the summer of 1969 and I had not heard of him since. We got to swap phone calls yesterday and will get together sometime in the next year. It was fun catching up. He was truly a lucky guy, hired a DAL without a college degree and never furloughed his entire career. So watch out when you spread wild stories about what you flew and where you flew. You are only 3 pilots away from someone who knows you. BTW both of our kids are pilots

When I was a young FE wannabe, I did a cross country to the West Coast with an old Chief who was giving me some training. We went out for a few brews with an old retired navy buddy of his, who turned out to be my dads old high school buddy. When I eventually got stationed there, my dad and his buddy hooked up after 28 years! Truely a small world.
 

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I am not the one that brought it up. BTW I am not against the degree, my stance that you start flying, build hours and do your degree on the side. This way you could be 24 years old with a 4-yr. degree 2500 hours TT, 1500 ME, and perhaps even a jet type rating. Those are the numbers that make a resume look good. How do I know I have seen too many succeed going this route. I have also seen NJ; SWA, etc make it without a degree. I just offer a different route from the "You must go to a 4 year college before you start flying" I don't why this is such a hot-button issue.


PilotYIP,


I am with ya! I was a 60 College Credit wonder that was a NAVCAD-got hired at UAL when I was 27-and finished my degree on the side before hand.

My Degree is WORTHLESS....

I would take a "Hard Knocks" Pilot anyday. I have no idea why people are SO WRAPPED around the AXEL about a Four Year Degree!
 

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PilotYIP,


I am with ya! I was a 60 College Credit wonder that was a NAVCAD-got hired at UAL when I was 27-and finished my degree on the side before hand.

My Degree is WORTHLESS....

I would take a "Hard Knocks" Pilot anyday. I have no idea why people are SO WRAPPED around the AXEL about a Four Year Degree!
A true believer, I tell you, here is a true believer, a man who has seen the light, a man who has been released from the bondage of "You must go to a 4 yr college". Welcome aboard brother. BTW. You can be a P-3 A/C, but a P-3 A/C is only allowed to fly on non-mission events. A PPC is mission qualifed in all mission areas of the airplane. Goes back to the pre-WWII era, they were called PPC's on the PBY's
 

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Patrol Plane Commander = Captain

Interesting. When I was in the Navy ('80-'03), you had to be a commisioned officer to be a pilot, which required a 4 year degree. The marines still had some enlisted navigators, but not RegNav.
 

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Not true

Interesting. When I was in the Navy ('80-'03), you had to be a commisioned officer to be a pilot, which required a 4 year degree. The marines still had some enlisted navigators, but not RegNav.
When Layman (sp?) was Sec Nav he brought back the NavCad program. A number of pilot/NFO's were admitted without a degree.
 

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When Layman (sp?) was Sec Nav he brought back the NavCad program. A number of pilot/NFO's were admitted without a degree.

And now they have the Enlisted to Pilot program. If selected, you become a W2 and fly P-3, C-130, DC-9, C40(B737) or H60's. Not a bad gig if selected.
 

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Interesting. When I was in the Navy ('80-'03), you had to be a commisioned officer to be a pilot, which required a 4 year degree. The marines still had some enlisted navigators, but not RegNav.



Wrong-

NAVCAD 1986-1991 Open to prior Enlisted or Civilian, one of the BLues, slot guy (#4) was a Navcad (mid 90's).


"TWICE THE PILOT HALF THE PAY"
 

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I did take a writing course back in 1961 got a "B" in it. All Freshmen were required to take it. Thanks for being my proof reader, help like this is hard to find for free now days. Here work on this one for awhile. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in awrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos nto
raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and yuo awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

I too got a A in psych, yes, even a ex-USA Jet pilot can do it. :) I agree, not everyone has to walk down the same road to get to the ultimate destination.
 
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