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Old 01-20-2015, 08:47 PM
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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Summer job

Winter job
Bob Edison
Anchorage, Alaska
Let me know if you're RVing to Anchorage!
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:37 PM
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Location: Dallas area
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6 years USAF avionics, 41 years engineering and quality control at Texas Instruments, last 15+ years I get paid to look at airplanes!

Call me, I'll look at yours. If I like it I may even issue an Airworthiness Certificate. Did one today.
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished. Discount for Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters.
EAA Flight Advisor/Tech Counselor, Friend of the RV-1
Recipient of Tony Bingelis Award and Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
USAF Vet, High School E-LSA Project Mentor.
RV-6 Flying since 1993 (sold)
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:58 PM
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Location: Savannah, GA
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Trying to figure out what business jet cockpits should look like in ten years. No pictures allowed on that, of course!!
RV-9A at KSAV (Savannah, GA; dual G3X Touch with autopilot, GTN650, GTX330ES, GDL52 ADSB-In)
Previously RV-4, RV-8, RV-8A, AirCam, Cessna 175
ATP CFII PhD, so I have no excuses when I screw up
Vaccines kept me out of the hospital but COVID still cost me a month of living, all told...
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:49 PM
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Retired at 42 years of age and very comfortable. No need to digress on what "I used to to do" as this thread is asking for the"day job."

Timely speaking, hanging out with my English Springer Spaniel every day and flying my RV is the highlight of my daily schedule; weather permitting. Crappy days-my ESP Zeek has me fulltime. Good days; my butts in the air!
RV-4 0320\D3G 160, Whirlwind 200GA 70".
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:10 PM
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Location: Omaha, NE (KMLE)
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Wow. So many incredibly smart, talented people here. Even the ones who claim "boring" jobs get my respect.

In a previous life I turned wrenches on pretty much everything IBM built in the 60s, 70s and 80s. From the S/360 and S/3 to the 308x and I even babysat a 3090 for a while. It was a lot of fun being the guy with the answers. Too bad the bottom dropped completely out of that business in a very short period.

I ran my own company for a while, but I feel much better now. Network engineer, technical manager, systems architect. Now I work for an enormous bank , and they don't let me drive the stagecoach. I haven't had an office outside of my home in ten years now. I work in infrastructure monitoring and alerting, and occasionally I'll have to mute a conference call so no one hears the air compressor. My desk is too much of a mess to ever take, let alone show, a picture.

Oh, and I have a sideline business producing and selling electronic kits to ham radio operators; it helps pay for the RV.

Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:28 AM
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I was a cotton/hay farmer for 23 years before my brother in law talked me into the drilling business. I have never been employed or had a salary, always been a contract (daywork) hand. I represent the oil company onsite during the horizontal drilling of oil/gas wells. I work 14 on and 14 off. This works out great for my airplane building. During my 14 days on I live and work out of a mobile home. I am very fortunate as my rig is 40 miles from my home. This is the view from my office window.

Mike Hillger
Garden City, Texas
First Flight
Dues Paid
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:08 AM
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Location: Jeffersonville, IN
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This year I will be heavily involved in building of this.

This one is a bit older but still built often.

I basically program and support the machinist on some CNC machines large enough to build a billet RV3.
Jeff Scott
RV9A First Flight 9/30/19
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:20 AM
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I work for the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Ma.

I'm on the ACIS (Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer) Instrument Team. ACIS is aboard the Chandra X-ray Orbiting Observatory. We control the satellite, upload maneuver and science loads to the sat, get the data from the sat, process it and make it available to scientists.

So I drive an office during the day:

This is the view out my office window:

Flying RV-8 N880BC
2021 Dues - happily paid.

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Old 01-21-2015, 09:54 AM
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Gregg, does the name Chris Anderson strike any bells with you? used to fly a RV 6.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
Gregg, does the name Chris Anderson strike any bells with you? used to fly a RV 6.
Hi Mike,

No can't say that it does. At present there is no Chris Anderson here at the CFA. There is a Craig Andersen but I don't think he's a pilot.
Flying RV-8 N880BC
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