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#21 avbug

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 14:06

Nope!  The message was crystal clear.  He even said the words, "get your CFI"!

 

 

And yet you still didn't take it to heart.  You got the counsel, and you let it go.

 

Can't work well with others in the cockpit?  A professional cockpit is not for you.  You want to carry passengers, but don't work well explaining things to those with little or no aviation experience?  Your goal is to fly tourists over the Grand Canyon?

 

When I flew the ditch full time (two years), virtually everyone I knew with whom I worked held a flight instructor certificate.  What an amazing coincidence, isn't it, that everyone had experience as an instructor?  You're different, though, aren't you?

 

Some pilots just don't make good CFIs!  Accept it, move on, and be happy that that's one less pilot you need to compete against!

 

 

As a primary instructor you'll never be in competition with me, so personally I really don't care.  You may be one less pilot in the work place, however, because without your willingness to learn to teach, you may be stopping your career progression in the early stages.  

 

So stubborn, yet so convinced you know it all.  


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 15:38

 

I really don't care.   

 

Yes I know you don't.  Everyone you attack on this forum knows you don't!



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 16:08

The mere fact that you think what's given you is an attack speaks volumes about you as a person and as an aviator.  

 

You think the employer who counseled you to get your instructor certification was attacking you.  You're prejudiced against those who give you advice, counsel, who help you.

 

You are one who cannot be helped, and will not.  Your forward progress in your career isn't the fault of anyone but yourself, just as it is for Butters.  



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 18:16

You forgot to call me a 14 year old!



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 19:23

Ah, I missed VR.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 22:48

Drive safely Lindsey


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 00:49

The fun never stops.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:37

For those who fail to understand, the avenue to fly for compensation-or-hire is like a staircase and each step has significance.  If anyone attempts to reach the upper floors by skipping a step or two, makes the endeavor more difficult and far more risky.  Even so, some folks can skip a step and continue to climb, but these folks have something in them that allows this to happen. Meaning; they weren’t stuck on a step but rather leaped over it and the momentum carried them upward. Conversely, some will find themselves stuck on a single step, unable to leap. While there, they watch others who understand each step, walk on by……..

 

In my experience, employers appreciate those who climb the staircase step-by-step….


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 20:52

"If you had any experience with confined area, slope landings, hot and heavy, in a 20kt tailwind we'd consider you",...said a Chief Pilot to me recently.

 

I guess its better than "when you get 16 more hours in the r-44, feel free to re-apply with us"

 

Maybe next year?

:mellow:


The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fifteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,...

Aaaaaaaany day now! :D

#30 rotormandan

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:47

Is there a lot of people with that experience applying for that low time job that I assume you'd be applying for?

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 12:27

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Edited by RagMan, 02 April 2015 - 12:44.

 


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 15:48

Well three rejections in three weeks, I don't think I've ever been this busy! :lol:   Seems like the hiring season (well for at least the jobs I can hope for) is over for this year, so I guess that's it,...again.  :mellow:

 

See ya next year.

- Butters

:)

 

 

By the way, just in case anyone is actually following this, I postponed the trip to Guam due to these sudden interviews / "we'll let you knows".  I'm not sure if I'll go now or wait until the beginning of the season next year, like April / May when he said they usually need pilots?,...still thinking about it.

 

,...and yeah, I expanded the topic title for,...relevance, I guess?  :P 


Edited by r22butters, 08 June 2015 - 15:49.

The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fifteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,...

Aaaaaaaany day now! :D

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 13:44

God this is a pathetic thread. 

 

I've been in 12 years, spent enormous amounts of money that I should be saving for a liver transplant that I will eventually need, and faced death numerous times doing insane jobs. 

 

I could not get a helicopter career, but you know what, that's life. If you spend even 30 minutes researching this beforehand you would know the success rate.  

 

Wallowing in self pity about how you couldn't get the particular job you want is insane. There are far worse things that can happen to a person. I know because they have happened to me. 

 

You should be grateful that you even had a chance to try. 99% of the people in the world could not even attempt to be a pilot. 

 

I have a friend with a fused spine from a crash who put more effort into it then you ever will, and he would never make a thread like this. 

 

Not trying to be mean here but you are not a unique snowflake who deserves special consideration, and that idea is offensive to those of us who have truly suffered for a dream. 


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 19:56

God this is a pathetic thread. 

 

I've been in 12 years, spent enormous amounts of money that I should be saving for a liver transplant that I will eventually need, and faced death numerous times doing insane jobs. 

 

I could not get a helicopter career, but you know what, that's life. If you spend even 30 minutes researching this beforehand you would know the success rate.  

 

Wallowing in self pity about how you couldn't get the particular job you want is insane. There are far worse things that can happen to a person. I know because they have happened to me. 

 

You should be grateful that you even had a chance to try. 99% of the people in the world could not even attempt to be a pilot. 

 

I have a friend with a fused spine from a crash who put more effort into it then you ever will, and he would never make a thread like this. 

 

Not trying to be mean here but you are not a unique snowflake who deserves special consideration, and that idea is offensive to those of us who have truly suffered for a dream. 

 

I offended someone?

 

...awesome! :lol:

 

By the way if you want to whine about how much worse off your life is than mine, you may want to start your own thread.  No one really comes to mine anymore,...too much whining I guess?   Anyway, this is more of a "Dear Diary" thing for me anymore, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D

 

Truth is I never really dreamed of being a career pilot, I just thought flying tourists around Vegas would be a nice way to "run out the clock".,...driving a truck ain't so bad though.  The boxes don't smell and they never suddenly puke on you! :lol:

 

OK, see you next year starting,...........................................now!

:)


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Aaaaaaaany day now! :D

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 09:53

Who's whining, I'm proud of my achievements, I'm grateful for the time in the sky, and I regret nothing. 



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 18:14

I never saw a wild thing

sorry for itself.

A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough

without ever having felt sorry for itself. 

 

D. H. Lawrence


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 19:47

Sending resume's out like buckshot isn't going to get the job done….or get you a job in this case.

 

Spike is right, employers want to see someone who hasn't skipped a step on the way. I have seen many low time pilots thinking they could "jump into" something they were not ready for. 



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 22:49

View this thread however you want, its simply a summary of the last nine years as experienced by one pilot,...and I like it, so sphewwwwwwwwwwww (that's me blowing a raspberry :P ).

 

 

Ok starting,.......now!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Damn, I need another hobby!

:rolleyes:


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Aaaaaaaany day now! :D

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:23

View this thread however you want, its simply a summary of the last nine years as experienced by one pilot,...and I like it, so sphewwwwwwwwwwww (that's me blowing a raspberry :P ).

 

 

Ok starting,.......now!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Damn, I need another hobby!

:rolleyes:

That sucks brother. Well, I hear driving is...kinda like flying...at least you can pay your bills. I'm actually glad to see someone share their experience like this; gotta suck serious monkey nuts. All that money and time gone (not wasted, but gone). Too many threads out there making it sound like flying is inevitable once you start. But, as with all jobs, minimum competitive credentials are everything. Go get that CFI even though your hours are low (I understand you don't want to but, do you want to drive or fly? Its not really about wanting the cfi; its about wanting that first flying job). Good luck and stay safe out there.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:25

View this thread however you want, its simply a summary of the last nine years as experienced by one pilot,...and I like it, so sphewwwwwwwwwwww (that's me blowing a raspberry :P ).

 

And hey butters..."sphewww?" Really? I mean....really. *shakes head.* I just died a little inside...







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