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Nov 25, 2001
I think I've asked this before, but I was just curious as to what you all do while you're not flying? If you're a pro pilot, do you have another way to make money? If you're not a pro pilot, what do you do? Just curious, thanks.
I'm a part-time slave to a housecat when not turning wrenches, picking up an occasional charter, or ghost-writing for a nationaly syndicated column on onion-sculpting in the alps. It doesn't really leave much time for flying.
Onion sculpting

Wow, that's you, avbug?

When I was living in Lausanne a few years back, trying to make a living sculpting onions (you know, between flying jobs), that column was like a godsend. I was able to get a copy only once every few months or so, but the insights it offered, I mean, wow, incredible.

Seriously, though, oilcanblend, I worked at a local bookstore, and at the local University before I was able to land a job onion-sculpting, er, flying. Whatever pays the bills.

I spend my days on the telephone, telling people to turn their copy machines on and off. Then I tell them that no matter how urgent their copy crisis is, the technician wont be there until tomrorow.

:D :D :D

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See, I'm a lowly air traffic control student. I fly when I can afford it.

When I am required to work, I work in sales and customer service for Socially Hazardous, the sticker and novelty company. It's wonderful here...

and Dieterly, we DO have stickers that say, among other things, "Pimp", "Porn Stud", and "Nice People Always Swallow"...


Hey alimaui
I think I've talked you a few times. J/K.

I actually sell Aircraft parts. It's amazing what people will pay for just to get something overnight.
I do narrations, commercials and writing.

If my former student buys that Cherokee six, I may do a little instructing.

I sing with my choir (2nd Bass), play a trumpet (within limits), and I'm working on finishing up my ATP.

Oh. I've become a pretty fair baggage handler, too.
My "side job?" I have a five-month-old son...let's just say I'm getting over my aversion to vomit and feces. :D

(Don't get me wrong. I love my son and we're having a ball.)

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