View Full Version : What would you have done different?

13th Apr 2002, 21:30
Question for all airline pilots who have "made it" so to speak.
If you had to do it all over again, or when you look back at your career so far in retrospect - what would you have done differently?

14th Apr 2002, 00:29
I wouldn't have spent time browsing the 'Questions' forum answering bandwidth-wasting questions like yours, shon7. Go visit the library!

14th Apr 2002, 01:53

By the way overstress: what did you do with the money?

14th Apr 2002, 17:07
In 1977 I would have bought $10,000 worth of Wal-Mart stock; December 31, 1999 it would have been worth $6.3 Million!:cool:

14th Apr 2002, 17:45
Never turn down a wide body right seat in favour of a turbo prop command.

Don't get married until you'r over 40.

Seems obvious now, doesn't it.

14th Apr 2002, 18:08
I would have done what GlueBall mentioned: Wll Mart stock, then retired after huge gains.

As for flying. Would have done a bunch of things different, but without a crystal ball, it would be impossible to out-smart the future and the airline industry.
With 17 flying jobs on the resume (C.V.) I am tired of the whole thing.
Should have married rich or something.

Instead, as the kit-bag sticker says: "I owe, I owe, so off to work I go"


14th Apr 2002, 23:42
Not much really, pretty happy with my choices.

Except for GlueBall's point.

Moritz Suter
14th Apr 2002, 23:48
I would have gone back to the fresh-faced 17 year old that I was then as said to myself...

"Quit while you're ahead."