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10-25-2012 06:45 PM  5 years agoPost 21
MartyH

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We have P&G and Great American Insurance as well as some others out of LUK. Some of those guys stay busy even when the airplane isn't in the air if you know what I mean. They (usually co-pilot) has to refer to a list and stock the exec's favorite snacks and drinks, setup to handle pets, clean up after said pets and clean the cabin once back from a trip. They have to stay at the airport in the lounge at the destination and when not on a flight, are on call. If you have something better than that, awesome! Certainly the hardware you guys get to fly makes up for a lot of this, especially if you are single.

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10-25-2012 06:46 PM  5 years agoPost 22
davehour

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Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

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It has to be great to work in something one really like.

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10-25-2012 07:04 PM  5 years agoPost 23
cdrking

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Seattle

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It has it's up's and down's. We have to restock the airplane but we don't clean it or any other maintenance type work. With the economy and staff reduction we do have more responsibilities. I do a lot of flight manual updates and I am the keeper of the iPads that we use on the flight deck. Nothing too difficult and I enjoy it for the most part.

What is really nice about our job is when we're home, which at times can be two weeks at a time, no one bugs us or usually calls us. We have very few pop up trips.

Sitting in Mexico right now and no it's not a nice part of Mexico. They do have a Starbucks with internet though.

Jeff

To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.

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10-25-2012 09:29 PM  5 years agoPost 24
JPhillips

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Waco, TX

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Awesome! I use my iPad in the plane as well. What program do you use for flight following? I use ForeFlight. It works very well.

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10-26-2012 03:06 PM  5 years agoPost 25
unclejane

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santa fe, NM, USA

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Awesome! I use my iPad in the plane as well. What program do you use for flight following? I use ForeFlight. It works very well.
I've tried to use my iPad in my plank also, but it's invisible in the sunlight lol.

The only other worry I have is being able to use the touchscreen in turbulence. A smooth ride for most planes is usually stop-to-stop fun for me, so a touch-screen can really get comedic on a rougher ride with the stick stuck between my knees.....

Apart from that, Foreflight is pretty good. They improve and update it frequently too. I'm also checking out the Garmin app for iOS; it's got some neat features too (looks a lot more like an actual GPS)....

LS

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10-26-2012 05:24 PM  5 years agoPost 26
SGM Retired

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Toney, AL. USA

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So where do you store your Heli when you travel?? Or is your Mcpx under the seat? Got to love the hobby.

Trex 500FB Trex 600ePro McpX. Synergy E7SE

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10-27-2012 12:23 AM  5 years agoPost 27
GetToDaChopper

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Las Vegas , NV

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Looks the same as at sea level.......

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10-27-2012 12:28 AM  5 years agoPost 28
cdrking

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Seattle

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Yep, hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of shear terror.
So where do you store your Heli when you travel??
I have a case that I bring with me that can hold my MCPX and DX7. Tried to flip it in the hotel room one night and smacked the lamp. Oh well, next stop had a hobby shop.

To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.

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