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#21 mudkow60

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:05

I just got retired from the Coast Guard.



#22 Azhigher

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:08

I just got retired from the Coast Guard.

 

You got retired? Was that not by choice? What's up next?

 

 

 

Been working as an A&P on helicopters in Kabul, Afg and Baghdad, Iraq on a 90/30 rotation since I left school after doing 2 1/2 semesters at Guidance Aviation/Yavapai College. Found out my wife had a kid on the way and ditched school the end of 2013 to pay off debt and save a bunch of money. 4 years and 3 kids later I'm still working here because the money is too good and the job pretty satisfying. Plan to go back to school as soon as I find out if I can get a spot in the UHI/DC3 program in Prescott. Can't go back to Guidance because they haven't been able to accept new students into the program for a few semesters now, due to the inability to meet the VA's 85/15 rule. Eventually I WILL finish flight school and find a job flying. 

 
Good man, gotta do whacha gotta do for your family. Flying will always be there for you should you want to pursue it. Gotta say though, the A&P field feels like it has more job security nowadays. If the bug has already bitten I know these words will fall on deaf ears, but there it is anyway.

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#23 mudkow60

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 16:46

20 years flying so no complaints.



#24 Azhigher

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 18:56

20 years flying so no complaints.

 

So now what's the plan? Civi flying? Civi normal job? Actual retirement?



#25 mudkow60

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 15:30

Flying somewhere...



#26 RockinRob

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 14:20

Got a new job flying in the Canadian Rockies! Just passed my flight interview yesterday. Start in 2 weeks when I'm done with my 2 weeks notice.

I am pumped!
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