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Old 01-11-2012, 05:50 AM
Sig600 Sig600 is offline
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Talking Show us your day job!

Prompted by Pierre's post, how about it? Lets see you guys doing what you do to pay the bills!

If you're retired, pictures sitting in the hangar drinking beer is acceptable.

Edit: This means pictures! Driving a tractor, canning beans, manning your cubicle, etc.
Next?, TBD

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Old 01-11-2012, 05:53 AM
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Default You're reading it.

Good idea for a thread!
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:59 AM
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I used to design hangars for a living.
Now I'm doing jails.
Trust me, you don't want to see.......
VAF #136
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:25 AM
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I am an electrical automation engineer that works for Bush Brothers.

Here at the Chestnut Hill, TN plant I hold responsibility for all electrical, automation, process control and batching systems. This facility is state of the art, built about 8 years ago. At the time it was the largest expansion in TN.

One of my roles is as one of the keepers of the "secret family recipe" (I put the configuration and formulas into our batching system).

If you are ever in the East TN area, be sure to check out our visitor center/museum!

I really enjoy my job and the company I work for. Working here is a privilege and a Godsend for me and my family.
Brantel (Brian Chesteen),
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:39 AM
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I am a farmer in North Dakota, fourth generation. We have been turning some of the same dirt since 1895. Wheat, corn, soybeans, and some of the edible beans Brantel talks about.
RV-8 108LF
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:49 AM
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Very cool thread. I'm a Materials Review Board engineer at Spirit AeroSystems, a company that builds major sections of planes for Boeing, Airbus, and others. I design repairs to broken and mangled Boeing airplane parts. Comes in handy when I screw up something on my 9A, which happens more than I'd like. Since you asked for pictures, imagine a guy sitting at a desk in front of a computer. That's me.
Kurt W.

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:01 AM
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General Surgeon and family by marriage to Pierre
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:09 AM
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Red face I'm supposed to be retired.

First I retired from the Air Force (A-7, F-4, F-105, F-16) then from USAirways. Then I got a job with a part 135 outfit and my boss picks up every odd ball contract he can find. We do wildfire suppression missions (Air Attack) for the US Forest Service, marine mammal surveys (whale hunting), air sample missions for NOAA, forest surveys for USFS, radar calibration missions for the Navy, and many others.

Here's our primary mount, the old Cessna 337, Skymaster with a camera mounted on the left side. This was part of a test program to see if marine mammals and birds could be surveyed by digital photographic means.

This is the LCS (littoral combat ship) Independence, a prototype of a navy vessel that is designed to go after drug runners and pirates, among other stuff. We usually use three airplanes to "attack" from various angles and altitudes to calibrate the ship's radar.

The LCS uses laser rangefinders so we have to wear special laser goggles to protect our eyes when we "attack" the ship.

So now that I'm "retired" I have two jobs! The second one really isn't a job, it's a lot of work and even more fun. I fly with Alpha flight on Team RV. That's me with the invasion stripes. (And that's Widget on the opposite wing. He flies for the same 135 outfit. Close formation in C-337's isn't as much fun as in the RV-8.)

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:16 AM
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work hard for 8 months, play hard in the RV for 4 months.

By grassy2040 at 2011-11-23
Gary Wilcox
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:17 AM
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Default Well.... You asked for it

Spent 4 years doing this (radar/missile guidance F-4J's) That's Da Nang for those that were there.

Then, I spent 30 years doing this.... (I'm the fat guy Police Chief on the left)
ps. My 2 1/2 years on the Motorcycle Patrol was my favorite police duty assignment.

Police Chief donut eating contest for charity....That's me bending over stuffing my face ..... the reason why I'm the fat guy on the left.

Then I did this for about 8 years after I retired from the police department ... aerial photography.

Retired after the real estate market took a dive.

That's what paid for my RV-6. I sure couldn't do it now on retirement pay.

Now I'm back to eating donuts.....

Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
Venice, Fl
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