View Full Version : OT -- What do you do for a living?
04-03-2002, 10:07 PM
Just wondering...I'd like to know what you do for a living. See what kind of people we have here...as for me, I'm a 29-year-old (I know...old isn't it?) student at the University of Florida.
Look forward to hearing everyone's responses
04-03-2002, 10:15 PM
27 Year old ESE (Equipment Service Employee, or Ramp Agent) for Northwest Airlines here at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Brian A. Neuman
04-03-2002, 10:16 PM
I am a 19 year old student at Santa Monica College in Southern California. I am also a rave promoter and a graphic designer
Peace and Love, One Vibe
04-03-2002, 10:21 PM
I'm a 41 y.o. Business/Network Systems Analyst, living in Phoenix, AZ (Go Diamondbacks!!)
04-03-2002, 10:25 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-03-02 AT 10:30PM (EDT)[p]I'm a 24 yr.old Avionics Technician
04-03-2002, 10:29 PM
I am a 29 yr. old conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, New Jersey, USA.
04-03-2002, 10:30 PM
I 2nd that!! Go D-Backs!! (Moved here to MN from Tucson 7 years go, lived in Tucson for close to 20 years!)
Brian A. Neuman
04-03-2002, 10:37 PM
34 years old. 10 year veteran 911 Police/Fire/EMS Dispatcher.
Steve W Stewart
04-03-2002, 10:45 PM
40 yrs old. Network Architect for a large retailer in Michigan, and its not KMart :) and part time faculty at local community college
04-03-2002, 10:59 PM
39 years ,KLM CARGO agent,doing tracing,documentation and customs clearances at SCHIPHOL-EHAM.
04-03-2002, 11:05 PM
37 year Old father to my two kids, Husband to my wife, and a Financial Advisor with a Wall Street Firm.
04-03-2002, 11:16 PM
38 year old London bus driver (Those big red things).
Low flying is FUN :D:D:D
:-wave STEPHEN :-wave
04-03-2002, 11:18 PM
14 year old er...kid whos gonna take PPL training this summer.
AKA. MachineGun Hyena
http://www.flightsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3c6d9b1c5009106a.gif Canada Power
04-03-2002, 11:26 PM
27 years old, disabled. I am an author currently writing an autobiography.......
If I wouldn't have had the flight simming community, I wouldn't have my ppl. We are a strange breed, diverse and different yet, bonded to one another by the need to here the winds whistling by and seeing our problems on the ground, far, far away...
04-03-2002, 11:36 PM
29 year old, sick and tired of his cubicle job for AT&T highspeed internet billing...moving from Madison, Wi and going back to school at Mankato University, Minnesota this fall to pursue a degree in general aviation (piloting stuff).
04-03-2002, 11:50 PM
What an interesting diverse lot.
In what passes for real life, I'm 59, engineering editor at Road & Track magazine, a car magazine. I live in Orange County, California, not far from KSNA. I'm a mathematician, taught college for a while before this career.
All in good fun. -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@aol.com
04-03-2002, 11:54 PM
38 yrs im a jack of all trades and master of none. spent 10 yrs Working in the airfraight industery. 5 yrs truck driving currently self employed.
04-03-2002, 11:58 PM
I am a 17 year old that is........... Master of the Obvious..... Just Kidding... Actully woroking on PPL and then hope to be a ATP for a major airline one day.
04-03-2002, 11:58 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 00:01AM (EDT)[p]
47, single dad (and mom) to three boys, 9 yrs, 8 yrs, 1 yr . . .
I make scenery. Run a small home internet business. :-)
04-04-2002, 12:00 AM
39 years old DC8 pilot, F/E and system instructor
The only way to earn a living!!!
04-04-2002, 12:25 AM
I do Jack Sh*t...:-)
[font size=1]"...It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one..."[/font size]
04-04-2002, 12:33 AM
Student at University of Michigan (Go Blue!!!!!!!). Unemployed B.S. artist.
Detroit, Michigan USA
04-04-2002, 12:36 AM
I'm a 30 year old, father of 2 boys, husband of my wife and i hang out of helicopter doors with a big gun! (Door Gunner) in the British Army. }>
04-04-2002, 12:44 AM
47 years old. Superintendent, Systems Technology Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Oversee (among many other things) entire LAN operations for the base and associated agencies.
Yeah...and some of the settings in Flight Simulator STILL confuse me!!
04-04-2002, 12:46 AM
51, "Professional Bum" (kidding) Seasonal Road Construction Dump Truck Driver for a lime stone quarry
From the left bank of the Mississippi River.
04-04-2002, 12:53 AM
I'm 31 y/o, just passed my oral defense last week (Ph.D. in physiology). Currently waiting for the beginning of the new job in a US government research institute.
Since my major is physiology, I have a tendency of physically "abuse" myself in the name of challenging my physical limits -- I have run two marathons, done some distance swimming. I'm waiting for chances to go up in the air (flying), or to go down (scuba diving). So far flying seems to give me much more fun than expected ....
04-04-2002, 12:55 AM
23 year old Ramp rat for Air Canada in Toronto
04-04-2002, 01:07 AM
Im a 40 year old VP of Sales for a Global Logistics company.
My son is 15 and will get his PPL this december. Probably
(certainly) will get his PPL before his auto drivers license!
04-04-2002, 01:28 AM
I'm a 22 year old student at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Aviation Sciences and working on my Commercial and CFI. I'm also a boat rigger/mechanic during the summers.
04-04-2002, 01:36 AM
I'm a second year medical student, age 35.
04-04-2002, 01:40 AM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 01:50AM (EDT)[p]21 year old student majoring in Aviation Flight Science at Western Michigan University. I will start work on my Private this Fall. Hoping to get my Commercial by April of 2004. Then I'd like to work on my CFI and ATP.
04-04-2002, 01:49 AM
63 year old Service Engineer, retired from the largest Air-Conditioning manufacturer in the world. Picture below from a few years ago.
04-04-2002, 02:09 AM
I'm 33, husband and father of twins. I'm an attorney-at-law and landscape photographer. I live in Switzerland, Europe, but simfly in the USA only, because I love the USA.
04-04-2002, 02:10 AM
22 years old
I have commercial licence
multi engine rating
working on cfi
hope for airline job or air force after I get my degree
skydiver mainly freeflyer with about 1000 jumps
04-04-2002, 02:29 AM
39 year old human, husband, father, american, cub scout leader, and computer architect working for intel.
04-04-2002, 02:36 AM
32 year old (still can't compute that) IT Systems/Network Engineer of eight years waiting for the bloody tech industry to wake up again. Can't wait to get back to the ol' smoke, either to work or to get my Masters Degree and then settle in London town.
What routes do you drive? I used to take the 52 or the 6 from Willesden Green every Saturday to go down to Portobello Road. Great scenery there!
04-04-2002, 02:47 AM
39 years, married,3 kids,working as an electrical technician.
"I'LL BE BACK"
[link:www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/josve|Johnny's Fly! Zone]
04-04-2002, 02:49 AM
Retired Air Force Officer, computer/network security engineer
04-04-2002, 03:03 AM
I am a 30 year old husband, and an active duty NCO in the US Air Force. I am a KC-135R crew chief by trade, currently an instructor for new crew chiefs. I will be starting my training for my PPL this summer, and hopefully will be cross-training into Air Traffic Control by the end of the year. When I'm not at work, I'm usually flying for DVA, or controlling on occasion for KZMA on VATSIM...
Delta Virtual Airlines
04-04-2002, 03:08 AM
14y/o Turning 15 1st May.
Student at High Skool. Student Pilot at local Aerodrome. Hope to be a Pilot for the RAAF or ATP Pilot for an Australian Airline.
04-04-2002, 03:47 AM
31, working with computers in Borås outside Gothenburg, Sweden.
working at a large clothing retail company, JC Jeans & Clothes
in the area of databases (sql server, oracle) web servers (IIS), Active Directory and various rollouts of windows XP and other windows
[font size=1 color=white]Dell PowerEdge GX400[font size=1 color=white]P4 1.7 Ghz[font size=1 color=white]512 MB RDRAM[font size=1 color=white]Nvidia GeForce 2GTS 32 MB[font size=1 color=white]the owner is color blind
04-04-2002, 03:48 AM
I am 20 years old and living in Germany, Munich... I'm looking foward to make my A-Level next spring and then have much more time to live my hobby ;) than I have now....
04-04-2002, 05:00 AM
34 years old, single, father to a 5 year old daughter. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium, as Assistant Manager in DHL Aviation. Main job is Weight and Balance instructor, but loads of other tasks as well. Holder of a PPL, IR and ME rated but not maintained, roughly 200 hours in various bugsmashers.
04-04-2002, 05:05 AM
22 y/o college student. I just dropped out of my study Information Science and Technology, but will pick up the study Human Technology next college year.
04-04-2002, 06:08 AM
40 year old ICT Systems Network Engineer specialising in Cisco Systems, for the local council. I live in Shetland, the most northerly group of Islands in the UK, with my partner, two kids and our cat.
Most of my spare time is spent relating to FS, my WidevieW setup, and running a multiplayer flying group - oh, and the family!
All the best,
04-04-2002, 06:23 AM
49 year old semi-retired electro-mechanical aerospace engineer now working as a graphic artist for a newspaper. The kids are grown up, the house and cars are paid for, a new wife and enjoying the time I now have to fly and play with my grandson.
04-04-2002, 06:35 AM
just turned 22 today!!!!
User Acceptance Testing at the soon to be laid off First USA.
Husband to my wife and father to 0 kids. Currntly trying to wrap up my ppl.
04-04-2002, 06:56 AM
I'm a 33 year old research scientist working as a research associate and post-doctoral fellow at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. I specialize in viral immunology. Waiting impatiently for some old professor to die off so I can have their job. ;-)
Pass the oral portion of my PPL ASEL checkride yesterday. Weather was too bad for the flight test. It was rescheduled for next week.
04-04-2002, 08:04 AM
51 year old husband, dad, grandad and electronic hardware/software/cad engineer.
04-04-2002, 08:10 AM
Retired, 66 years old, and loving it. Still not enough time in a
day for simming. I was a Weather Service Specialist for the NWS
for 37+ years
Jeff S KDTW
04-04-2002, 08:37 AM
Well, I'm a 32 year old Intellectual Property Attorney (Patents/Copyrights/Trademarks) with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
I've heard all of the lawyer and engineer jokes. ;-)
04-04-2002, 08:45 AM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 08:47AM (EDT)[p]22, no kids (that I know about), copywriter at an advertising agency in bucharest
04-04-2002, 08:48 AM
I'm a 70 year old retired FAA Navaids Tech (ILS, VOR, DME, TACAN etc.) in the Seattle area. Still have the PPL on my wall to look at while I'm flying FS but can't pass the medical anymore. Fly all you can while you're healthy, kids.
04-04-2002, 08:56 AM
I'm 59, the VP of construction underwriting for one of the USA's largest insurance carriers.
04-04-2002, 09:01 AM
Hi... 28 year old Air Traffic Controller (don't shout at me!!) living in Scotland, UK.
04-04-2002, 09:18 AM
47 , traffic signal electrician for a living, serving Jesus to live.
04-04-2002, 09:25 AM
Hey there, I'm a 30yr old Aircraft Broker/Appraiser/Researcher
04-04-2002, 09:41 AM
42 year old Nuclear Medicine Technologist working in a Cardiology office.
04-04-2002, 09:45 AM
36-year-old freelance technical translator, translating car repair manuals from German into English.
Half English, half Welsh (bydded i'r hen iaith barhau!) but living in Thessaloniki (Salonica), Greece, for the last 10 years. Married with 2 young sons.
Flightsimming since FS II on the Atari 800XL (with a longish break between FS4 and FS2000!)
Under the Glideslope
LGTS Rwy 16
04-04-2002, 09:55 AM
51 yrs old..father of 3 adult kids, 3 step kids and husband.
Owned by 6 cats, and pack leader to 1 golden retriever puppy.
Employed by Computer firm for 25 yrs, currently manage escalated
customer satisfaction issues. Live in Litchfield, NH...work
in Andover, MA.
04-04-2002, 10:14 AM
21 year old Student at LA Tech University.Got my Private Pilot Ticket,working on my instrument.Hope to become a airline pilot in the future!
04-04-2002, 10:38 AM
I am 30 and I work as a project manager for an electrical contracting firm in St. Louis.
(sorry D-Backs fans - you had your year last season)
04-04-2002, 10:44 AM
Im a 18yr old, full Time airline fueler at KBDL hopefully gettin my PPL SOON. even though i like to party and etc, my friends think im a lil weird playing FS2002 all the time and buying all these add-ons.. ya know what i tell them? I dont think im allowed to say that here, Later
04-04-2002, 11:00 AM
Retired commercial aviation management in the north half of Alaska.
04-04-2002, 11:10 AM
Nope!! D-Backs to Repeat!!! Cause lord knows the Twins arent going to win a d*mn thing!
Brian A. Neuman
04-04-2002, 11:26 AM
Fascinating thread you started - more people involved in real-life aviation than I would have guessed. You know, I bet the general aviation industry owes a huge debt to MS for stimulating interest over the years. Anyway, I am 34, and work as a tour manager for an international travel company based in the States. And I went to FSU :P
Liam S. Dunch
Tour Manager, Collette Vacations
04-04-2002, 11:29 AM
Oracle DB/Unix admin for a company based in San Francisco
Currently working on my PPL.
04-04-2002, 11:30 AM
30 yr old owner of transportation company
04-04-2002, 11:31 AM
Computer Systems Hardware Consultant (For my 'part time' income) ;-)
for a 'meagre' wage....
Network Security Consultant the the UK NHS Private network.
04-04-2002, 11:33 AM
27 y/o Network Administrator for a local 5-branch bank.
3.2 hours PPL training (but that was 7 years ago!)
Hope to get a little cashflow problem (more like my EMPLOYER's cashflow problem)solved so I can attempt to get that PPL!
04-04-2002, 11:39 AM
Twins? who said anything about MinnesOta (accent highlighted).
YEAH, GO CARDINALS!
04-04-2002, 11:41 AM
28 years old. Currently a software engineering consultant (VB.Net, ASP.Net, C#.Net, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.). Past careers and almost-careers: Ex-commodities trader (grains and energy), med school dropout.
04-04-2002, 11:51 AM
25 year old chemist originally from Cleveland, OH (Go Tribe). Computer jockey in spare time.
04-04-2002, 12:02 PM
39 years old (for a couple more months anyway) father and husband, motorcyclist, A&P rated Hardware Solutions Specialist (sort of a computer MR. Fixit and Findit) for a hospitality software company in Maryland USA.
Never got to use the A&P in the field.
04-04-2002, 12:09 PM
27yr old Geophysicist for my national oil company. "Geeky guys that find oil using seismics and ultrasonics and other neat stuff.
First copy of FS - 1983's Flight simulator 2 by Sublogic for apple iie. I was 10. What was my father thinking?
ps. live in the Southern Caribbean. :D
04-04-2002, 12:10 PM
Might as well huck mine in here too.
17 yr old student, joining the Canadian Forces next year, hopefully going to Military College for a fighter pilot slot, but I'd be happy flying anything in the RCAF.
04-04-2002, 12:27 PM
57 m retired [ i wish] hardware retail sales[ love it! tom t
04-04-2002, 12:30 PM
50 year old retired USAF Master Sergeant, former B-1B Maintenance Supervisor. Currently own a small business and work as a technician at a plastic molding company.
Started flight simming on the Timex/Sinclair 1000 in, I think, 1982. Then Commodore 64 and most of the PC incarnations. Also 35 real hours in the Piper Cherokee from 1975. (Ran out of dough...)
MSgt, USAF, Retired
35 year old International Tanker Support Manager (Boeing 767 Tanker Transport program).
04-04-2002, 12:43 PM
40 Year old working as a project manager in the IT Dept. of Delta Air Lines at LGA. Been with Delta for 17 years. My first 13 years as a Technician past 4 as a Project manager. I am also married with 2 kids living on Long Island, NY. Not to far from ISP.
04-04-2002, 01:13 PM
Will turn 81 in June. Retired project engineer with Honeywell division designing and building military trainers for the US Navy and Air Force. Interest in flight simming is result of service as a B24 Navigator with 15th AF during WWII.
04-04-2002, 01:18 PM
I'm 72, had 2 careers so to speak.
Spent 24 years in the RAF (Chief Technician Aircraft Fitter)
then went in to industry as a factory maintenance engineer.
Now retired for 15 years and loving it. Not enough hours in the day. What with 'er indoors and my grandchildren plus FS, I really have a busy schedule.
Thanks Chris for an interesting thread.
04-04-2002, 01:21 PM
You making fun of us Minnesotans? Sheesh....And contrary to popular belief, we do not all talk like the people did in the movie "Fargo" ;-)
Brian A. Neuman
Jeff S KDTW
04-04-2002, 01:24 PM
Retiring at 57.....that sounds good to me. :D
04-04-2002, 02:17 PM
23+ years in the airline industry, employed by the best and safest little airline that ever was, the "Original" Frontier Airlines! When they collapsed in 1986, started driving trucks throughout the Lower 48 States and Canada. Medically disabled/retired since 1994, at the age of 48. Am now 56, and enjoy wood working in my shop, messing around with computers. Six grandkids on the ramp, and at least 2 more in the hangar!
[link:flightsimmers.net/airport/dkrobson1/|Darrell's Page of Plane Things]
04-04-2002, 02:41 PM
>32 year old (still can't compute
>that) IT Systems/Network Engineer of
>eight years waiting for the
>bloody tech industry to wake
>up again. Can't wait
>to get back to the
>ol' smoke, either to work
>or to get my Masters
>Degree and then settle in
>What routes do you drive?
>I used to take the
>52 or the 6 from
>Willesden Green every Saturday to
>go down to Portobello Road.
>Great scenery there!
I know those routes My wife and I normally visit London every year and we take either bus to visit my aunt in Kensal Rise. I studied at Aston ,Leeds,and Sheffield uiverities in the 70s.
04-04-2002, 02:44 PM
40 years old, based in Milano (Italy), head of fixed income sales at an italian investment bank, husband to a beautiful wife (ti amo Arianna....!!), no kids (so far).
Flightsimming since FS98...I would love the real flights....maybe one day....
Always enjoy your flights......
04-04-2002, 02:50 PM
I am the CEO of a number of companies operating in the Caribbean. Undergraduate from Aston and postgraduate from Sheffield in England in the 70s. MBA in finance from NYU (USA).
51, married with 3 kids.
04-04-2002, 03:37 PM
33 year old Field Operations Manager for a government department - spend most of my time stuck behind London buses (those big red things!).
04-04-2002, 05:41 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 05:42PM (EDT)[p]30 yrs old- Software Engineer for a dot com
04-04-2002, 06:22 PM
...Being a Wisconsin-born Californian living in KSTC...
YES YA DO...!!!!;-)
Just kidding - it depends how far north (Around here they say 'up north' for some odd reason, I thougth the sky was up?) you are. South it's more midwestern. North it's more Canadian. And here in central MN it;s the worst - half of each.
[font size=1]"...It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one..."[/font size]
04-04-2002, 06:26 PM
36, Ex-nuclear power plant operator, quit that, spent 2.5 years as a bicycle courier in Washington DC, went back to school, got a degree in biology, been working as a 17th century carpenter building historical reconstructions since graduating, just got an assistantship for a PhD program in coral reef ecology at the University of Georgia (ummm, Go Whatever-the-hell-their-mascot-is !!!). Never been married, rumours of one kid. Flight Simming since FS2002
04-04-2002, 06:40 PM
19, just finished NAIT Aviation program, PPL, Multi, working on Multi-IFR and CPL. Bartend part time and webdesign on the side....
My New Signature...
04-04-2002, 07:25 PM
33yrs old. Pilot for Continental Airlines, I fly the B737 out of KCLE.
Did 4.5 years at Continental Express before going to CAL, Flew the EMB-120, and EMB-145 while there.
So far, it's been a really fun ride!
04-04-2002, 07:42 PM
55 years old, and I own a TOSHIBA copier/fax business for 18 years, also authorized dealer for Hewlett Packard Printers, and Minolta Color Copier systems. Love simming and it is, without doubt, the best therapy in the world for business stress.
04-04-2002, 07:47 PM
You live in St. Cloud?? I'm sorry to hear that! ;-) My wife went to college in St. Cloud, so I spent many a day up there before.
Brian A. Neuman
04-04-2002, 08:14 PM
I'm 29 and I work in the shipping department where I work. I've been flying since I bought FS2002 shortly after it was released.
04-04-2002, 08:15 PM
Own and operate three seperate business. An environmental consulting business. Also own a waste water treatment system manufacturing plant. Also an oilfield equipment rental company that supplies equipment to the deep water drill ships in the Gulf of Mexico. Do I flight sim everyday? not exactly. If I could I would though.
04-04-2002, 08:44 PM
I have GOT to show this thread to my ex! One of her complaints was "Real adults don't PLAY with that kind of stuff!"
Glad to meet you all!
04-04-2002, 09:07 PM
If you keep finding yourself behind those big red things,why don't you get yourself a moterbike or scooter like I have.You won't find me using a bus unless the bike is bust.:D
Low flying is FUN :D:D:D
:-wave STEPHEN :-wave
04-04-2002, 09:11 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 09:19PM (EDT)[p]LOL...
Me..im a poor student.
14 Year old poor student being very
thankful for the student discount!
(is that 50% off at the gliding club? i hope so!!)
Auckland, New Zealand
04-04-2002, 09:32 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 09:34PM (EDT)[p]I'm a 60 y/o newbie who was given fs2k2 for Christmas. I'm hooked big time. Married for 40 years to the same wonderful wife. I'm an outside salesman with an industrial supply co.
Wischeesehead from behind the Cheddar Curtain.
04-04-2002, 09:39 PM
59 Employee Benefits Specialists..well that's what pays for the
04-04-2002, 09:40 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-02 AT 09:43PM (EDT)[p]Main character from popular 1982 video game, eat ghosts for a living, negotiate mazes, married to Mrs. Pacman, one child - "Pacman Junior."
To see me in action and actually play the game on-line, go to
What can I say? It's a living...
04-04-2002, 09:45 PM
Joe..is this a poll?
04-04-2002, 10:00 PM
43, married (twice!), no children, none planned. I think you all know what I do these days, but before that, well, this should give you an idea.
04-05-2002, 01:32 AM
47 year old field service technician (for now), got my Instrument rating last December and Commercial/Multi-engine in January. Working on the CFI now. Getting closer to actually getting paid for doing something I love.
04-05-2002, 02:06 AM
42 year old dad grandad and coach driver airside and landside at egcc UK
04-05-2002, 02:32 AM
15 yr old , currently study
Love flight simulator and wanna be a pilot someday :-lol
Minimum Flight simulator hours = 5
04-05-2002, 02:41 AM
Retired AudioVisual producer/director & KLU electronic-engineer
still going on with producing all kinds of AV & FSsoftware
04-05-2002, 03:34 AM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-05-02 AT 03:39AM (EDT)[p]I got the best job in the world. I fly a corporate Super27. i.e.Boeing 727-200 with winglets, upgraded cockpit (EFIS, FMS etc.) and more powerful and 'quieter' engines (JT8D-219) on the pods =12000 lbs additional thrust.
Since I just can't get enough of flying, I fly FS2002!
That is why I am desperately looking for a Super27 for FS 2002!!!
Does anyone know where I could find one?
04-05-2002, 03:38 AM
29, Production Engineer and fed up with it. Completed my studies in Computer Science a few month ago and looking for job in software design.
04-05-2002, 03:51 AM
29 Year Old, Software Engineer at General Electric (GE). Married and Have a kid 2 months old!
04-05-2002, 03:55 AM
31 years old, consultant for an IT company in the Netherlands and gauge programmer for Dreamfleet, married with 1 kid :-)
Flightsimming a major hobby, as well as driving my motorcycle.
Best regards, Elmar
04-05-2002, 07:47 AM
Retired twice, 23 yrs with the USAF and 15 yrs in law enforcement here in So Calif. Fun pastimes: flt sims (what else), golf and cooking. Not so fun pastimes: yard work and more yard work.
04-05-2002, 08:29 AM
"To dis examartin ouk andros sofou"
Lou ask your wife to explain this to you.
Mind you I am also married twice so it applies to me too. 49 with 2 kids. Sales manager Alcatel Telecom equipment.
[tr][td][font size=2]Fly to [link:www.cyprustourism.org|Sunny Cyprus][i][font size=4 face="Lucida Handwriting"][font color=green]
04-05-2002, 09:00 AM
I'm 51 and work as a network tech at the local telephone company. I used to work on A/C radios and avionics part time.
04-05-2002, 09:09 AM
29 yrs old. Police Officer/Computer Forensics Specialist
04-05-2002, 09:13 AM
I just turned 47, 2 kids boy and girl, wife. I work as a Technical Analyst/Web developer for an Awards Company just outside of Boston MA. USA. I design/code ecommerce systems for them and integrate Oracle to anything else. If your company gives out awards for the length of service like 5year, 10year etc, then my company provides that service. I also have about 100hrs in a C150 25 years ago. I had to stopped flying due to an inner ear problem.
04-05-2002, 09:36 AM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-05-02 AT 09:38AM (EDT)[p]Sheesh Dennis... I read your stuff in R&T all the time.... I never made the conection :-eek
As for myself I'm a 35 year old Emergency Medical Tech working for a small muninciple ambulance service in VT
(I'm also a car nut... check my webpage for car pics too )
04-06-2002, 08:40 AM
Ummm...I'm sorry, but you do. And I'm not really making fun. I love the Minnesota accent....seriously. I was on a Northwest flight connecting through MSP to SEA. A lady boarded and sat next to me. We chatted a bit. She had a pretty thick accent. I loved it...totally fell for her accent.
Sorry if you thought I was making fun...I was only having fun. I apologize.
04-06-2002, 09:01 AM
32 married with 1 child - Director of R&D for a telephone company - Forum Moderator on AVSIM.com (that's my "community" work ;-))
04-06-2002, 09:08 AM
55 yrs old,
60's-Bass player for a little known N.Y. Rock band (you know...Woodstock and all that stuff)
70's-Travel agent-tour operator (everyone else played Disco-I played Blues)
80's-Trained by AT&T, Managed for BellSouth for 11 years
90's-Went back to college, earned a BS in Psychology
Currently-work as a Mental Health Counselor(sometimes a cigar is just a cigar), working on a Masters Degree, thinking of switching to MIS.
"What a long strange trip it's been..."
52 IT/Network Engineer, FS has become addicting.
04-06-2002, 03:25 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-06-02 AT 03:29PM (EDT)[p]28, IT support staff and chief PC builder for my local University as paid hobby, trained classical musician and composer as unpaid vocation......
Lived under the final approach to Southampton international airport from birth, so it's in the blood!!
Toyed with FS98 very briefly, then bitten by FS2002 and just can't put it down.
Daniel, Wales, UK
04-06-2002, 03:41 PM
23 years old getting ready to graduate from Kent State Univ (Ohio) with a BS in geology. worked last summer in the gulf of mexico. know where i can find a job seanf1?
04-06-2002, 04:00 PM
I'm 17 years old @ North Carolina State University. GO WOLFPACKS!!! :D
Majoring in Electrical/Computer Engineering!
04-06-2002, 04:06 PM
Have been working in adoption business. Arranging adoptions of Russian orphans for Americans. Work for an American adoption agency.
04-06-2002, 04:34 PM
Living in Cyprus as the ALCATEL GUY above me ;)
04-06-2002, 06:00 PM
I'm 24 years old and am currently majoring in mortuary science at the University of Central Oklahoma. My passion is flying and luckily I have a family member who works with aircraft on a daily basis.
04-06-2002, 07:09 PM
50 years young. design, test fly and manufacture ultralight aircraft.
it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it.
04-06-2002, 09:52 PM
60 yr Industrial Instrumentation Construction Estimator ..fly quite a bit in our company planes ...Grand Caravan, Aero Comander (sold), and now also a new Pilatus PC, no I'm not a pilot but I do get to ride in front alot..:)...was part of a USAF Missile Launch Crew in my younger days...
04-06-2002, 10:09 PM
I'm 55 also. I am impressed that you have remembered so much of the trip.
04-07-2002, 12:17 AM
50 years old, Electrical Engineer, University Professor and FS fanatic since 15 years ago. My Dad was a London bus driver.
Guatemala, Central America
04-07-2002, 12:39 AM
54 yr old Ford dealership mechanic, ASE Senior Master Tech.
Husband, father, grandfather.
04-07-2002, 06:07 AM
I am 30 years old, dutch and working as an nautical officer in the merchant marine.
04-07-2002, 06:40 AM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-07-02 AT 06:41AM (EDT)[p]32 year old F/O on Boeing 757/767 here in UK.
"It's not the fall that kills you, it's hitting the ground!"
04-07-2002, 06:40 AM
I'm sure I talk to your guys all the time here in CLE. I do ramp-control for Continental, and we also do your dash 8's, or whatever else you send to us!! Still looking for a good "jazz" model!!
Good flyin' Chuck
04-07-2002, 07:11 AM
Just been lucky so far...
04-07-2002, 07:12 AM
programming MS Office/VBA, VB apps, Access databases mostly.
04-07-2002, 07:52 AM
I'm a forty year old ramp-controller (ground control) for Continental airlines at CLE. New to the sim community, ( never had a computer that was worthy....til now that is!) Don't know how I've lived without it!!
Regards, and good flying!
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
04-07-2002, 09:35 AM
Chris, I didn't know this thread was running, or I'd have gotten on before now. I'm a 63 year old Retired Navy air traffic cointroller. Six grown and gone children and 11 grandchildren (at last count)who ain't grown and gone and they spend a lot of time with me and "Maw-Maw". I'm currently a Lead guitar picker and vocalist for a country gospel band at my church. Every Saturday night for the last 6 years.
I go to sleep on most of my FS2002 cross country flights but, Thanks to FSNav, I get there in one piece.
Still learning to land, since FS5!
04-07-2002, 09:46 AM
52 year old Assistant Chief Engineer with Wonder Bread here in Chicago Illinois. Retired from US Navy after 22 years. One son, One wife and no grandkids yet. Been FSimming since FS2 with a sidestep to ATP for a couple of years.
04-07-2002, 03:17 PM
34 years old. Truck Driver (local Only), and also own a small computer company providing custom configured computers and networks. Married and proud papa to 8 month old son. Live about 40 miles north of KORD. Intrest in flying and aircraft stems from my dad who was a 727 pilot for UAL out of KORD. Been simming since the Atari 400 days.
04-07-2002, 03:44 PM
55 Yrs Young, Born UK, former Senior Electronics Technician for Manchester Airport (MIAA) UK,
Currently Technical Officer, Telecommunications, Government of Ontario, Toronto Canada.
04-07-2002, 10:28 PM
What have you had published? I'm an avid reader. I'll check my local library or bookstore for your work. Then, of course, there's the internet.
04-07-2002, 11:16 PM
I am a retired airport executive director and an accredited airport executive-used to direct Centennial Airport (APA).
Now am an RN and still semi-retired.
What are you majoring in?
04-07-2002, 11:17 PM
19 yrs old. Student at the Univerisity of Wyoming and GA ramp worker in Texas durring the summer. Single engine land- hopefuly multi-engine sea someday. A Grumman Goose would be nice!
20 years old, sophmore at Georgia Tech majoring in Computer Science. Was working part-time at Best Buy but I quit. Sometimes I do some graphic and web design. Most of the time I'm helping out my dad at his restraunt.
04-08-2002, 02:02 AM
Just answering...I'd like to tell what I do for a living. Show what people we have here. As for me, I'm a 14-year-old (I know...normal isn't it?) student at Highland Middle School.
04-08-2002, 03:34 AM
I am 32 yearld old software consultant, mainly undertake Paperless Office and document management projects and also software development. I am from India.
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