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04-26-2004 11:14 PM  13 years agoPost 1
helijunkiejoe

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Minnesota

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I was watching a show on gantry crane operators (the guys that load cargo ships.) and I thought with the eye hand coordination they have they might be good at flying helicopters. So I thought I would see if anyone here works at a job that makes their flying skills better.
My job only helps by giving me a paycheck every other week to buy more helis and parts!

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04-26-2004 11:16 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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My job helps me fly cos when it's quiet at work I go flying I know that's not quite what you meant but it works for me


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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04-26-2004 11:27 PM  13 years agoPost 3
fotta

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Toronto, ON

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yep, I'm lucky enough to work for a company that is about to introduce a low-priced, indoor micro heli. I get to play 'test-pilot' at times. Very cool and very controllable. Actually that's what got me into nitro helis.

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Hawk Sport, TRex, Hummingbird CP

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04-26-2004 11:29 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Doug

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It lets me pay for it

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

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04-26-2004 11:59 PM  13 years agoPost 5
heliheaven

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Hampshire Sponsored by Quick UK

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I can fly in the field next to work at lunch times

30 mins lunch - 30mins flying (It's worth it when it rains all weekend and then sunny as hell on Monday )

Andy


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04-27-2004 12:09 AM  13 years agoPost 6
G-DAVE

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Tyne and Wear , England

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YES!!!
It's my job that allows me to afford to do the hobby.
Dave

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04-27-2004 01:13 AM  13 years agoPost 7
DrScoles

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Redmond WA

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A few people have suggested to me that looking through a tiny mirror all day and drilling tenths of millimeters away from teeth has aided in my flying... Kinda makes sense, if your brain was already trained to do things exactly oppposite as they appear


Would be intertesting to see any studies done on hand eye coordination exercises versus type of occupation.

Mike

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04-27-2004 01:38 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Bell 430

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West Grove Pennsylvania

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Yes my job helps, when I have nothing to do I tow out the full size heli and fly in the hanger i work in, But if the weather is bad, we move all the aircraft into one hanger and fly the R/C helis in the other!

Brian Porter AMA 232513 My money flies better then I do

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04-27-2004 01:53 AM  13 years agoPost 9
helijunkiejoe

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I'm very jelous of the people that have time to fly at work. I barely have time at home for my helis let alone at work.
DrScholes response is kinda what I was thinking about when i posted the question. eye-hand coordination and detail oriented jobs seem to help out with this hobby.

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04-27-2004 02:53 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Bell 430

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West Grove Pennsylvania

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I'm an Airframe and powerplant Mechanic, I have to be detail oriented

Brian Porter AMA 232513 My money flies better then I do

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04-27-2004 03:56 AM  13 years agoPost 11
S_Owen

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Wichita Falls, TX.

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God no. By the end of the day, I feel like my brains have been sucked through my forehead. That pretty much limits flying in the evenings. That and working 6 days a week, plus being "on-call" 24/7, limits it even more.

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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04-27-2004 04:45 AM  13 years agoPost 12
gwallace1

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Susanville, CA

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Yep...I fly in a scale AS 350 (paid passenger...Flight Paramedic) The pilots and personal knowlege from flying have definitely helped, but not as musch as the fliying in the down time at work!!!

ME!! .

Greg

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04-27-2004 04:49 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Fullagas

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Michigan

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.
I fly full-size planks for a living, but it was my interest in RC aircraft back in HS that got me motivated towards my present career.

I'm not sure about flying full-size helis being a help, as a couple of guys I know who are corporate heli types tried and blew up big time. I think their expectations (arrogance?) worked against them, they both thought 'nothin' to it'. 2 re-kits, both within a couple minutes of takeoff.


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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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04-27-2004 05:34 AM  13 years agoPost 14
mikefoy6

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Thief River Falls, MN

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i sit at my job, often with nothing to do...
up to 15 hours a day on the weekends

i bring my laptop with me and fly on reflex all day.

with all that time to practice you would think i would be better at flying the real thing

mike

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04-27-2004 08:09 AM  13 years agoPost 15
basdelfos

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The Netherlands

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My job helps me funding this addicting hobby


Bas.

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04-27-2004 12:39 PM  13 years agoPost 16
invrtd

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Victorville CA

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I fly a scale UH-60 black hawk. I get paid to do it too. I just wish we had multi engine rc helis when you get that low inverted flame outs. Alot of people think I am crazy because all I have is rotor on the brain.

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04-27-2004 12:58 PM  13 years agoPost 17
KMorgan

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Bonnie Scotland

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I've got the very bestest job for a UK based bloke. I fly commercially for a living. Doesn't help me fly rc helis but.........

I travel to Hong Kong two or three times a month and get to bring back a box of bargains each time.

K

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04-28-2004 02:09 AM  13 years agoPost 18
yapjy

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Singapore

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My job sucks except that it helps to fund this hobby.

It's so dynamic that I have little time to ready my heli for flight!!!! I feel that I'm losing it.....

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04-28-2004 02:57 AM  13 years agoPost 19
ReadyHeli

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Jupiter, FL

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my job helps me with my fingers.

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04-28-2004 06:13 AM  13 years agoPost 20
Fullagas

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Michigan

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JG,

You look vaguely familiar......

Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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