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31st Oct 2002, 12:28
If you could not be a pilot, what would you be?
I know (guys) that a sun cream applier on Baywatch or Holly Valance's underwear selector are good, but if you seriously had to choose a career, WHAT WOULD IT BE?:)

31st Oct 2002, 12:55
Bed tester, working nights.


Select Zone Five
31st Oct 2002, 13:06
Astronaut...does that count? :rolleyes:

31st Oct 2002, 13:09
Bl00dy he11, Elvis, d'you want to ask a hard one next time???

I really couldn't count the number of people I know who are unhappy in their current career, who know they want to get out, but don't have a clue what they want to do instead. I was in this situation for quite some time before I eventually decide to start training for an ATPL and become a pilot - something I always said I wouldn't do, because flying was something I wanted to always be able to enjoy. Eventually I figured that I spend more time at work than any other place except possibly my bed, I may as well do something I really enjoy and get paid for it, even if it does have an impact on my recreational flying.

A friend of mine has told me, several times, that she'd love to pack in her job to teach yoga. Unfortunately, until you build up enough of a reputation for students to start coming to you, the money which yoga teachers earn makes low-hours pilots look well-paid, so she's stuck in her marketing job for the forseeable future.

Sadly, far too many people stay in jobs they don't like simply because there is no answer to your question - my friend and I, who both have an idea of what we'd like to spend our time doing, certainly seem to be in the minority.


31st Oct 2002, 13:36
maybe I am an aviation nerd... but.. ATC ??


31st Oct 2002, 13:39
Always wanted to be the guy that built space probes :p
Now I just build robots and try to work on areas that could be used for planetary probes :)

Grim Reaper 14
31st Oct 2002, 13:58
Ball boy for the Oakland Raiders. Not big/strong/fast/clever/young enough to play, not smart enough to coach. I think I can organise balls though.....;)

31st Oct 2002, 15:54
Work for NASA has always appealed but don't have an engineering and mathematical orientated brain i'm afraid. Faniced running my own bar once but you don't get out much then do you really? Freelance journalist, oh problem here i don't bend and manipulate the truth in the name of a good story. Finally MI6 spook always intrigued me, as long as it could be like Andrew Osnard out of the Tailor of Panama, oh boy do i likeCatherine McCormack......................................

31st Oct 2002, 16:07
I would aim for Air Traffic Control,

but It would depend on the reasons for not becoming a pilot.

If its medical :(

Anthony Carn
31st Oct 2002, 16:33
Consultant cardiologist/cancer specialist, subject to me having enough brain power (bit dubious in that respect--duhhh).

MUCH more worthwhile than flying !

31st Oct 2002, 19:40
I would love to run an airfield. Somewhere like Compton Abbas... Small grass strip, and lots of nice a/c homed there (which I'd have free access to of course)... :cool: :)

31st Oct 2002, 20:27
Some job which means you get free access to all a/c types, and that requires you to have an airfield in your back garden :p

But the Holly Vallence idea aint bad either ;)


1st Nov 2002, 00:13
Some one asked me the other day what I would do if I could do anything, and I was stumped....

either I'm v happy, or don't have a clue about what I really want....

I hope it's the former and not the latter..... :rolleyes:

Bio Kitten
1st Nov 2002, 06:53
What I am now!
But for the CDC in America, I wanna play with Ebola and Lassa but they wont let me play with them here in NZ.

But thats just till I "grow up" cos I want to be a medical missionary when I "grow up."

1st Nov 2002, 08:00
Professional cricketer in the summer, professional Ice Hockey player in the winter.

Shame I was crap at cricket and didn't discover hockey until it was much too late.

Always had a hankering to be one of you pilot chappies when I was younger but at the time Hamble was closing and a load of pilots were on the dole.

1st Nov 2002, 09:41
Receptionist in a knocking shop? But seriously, things I have seriously considered: butcher, blacksmith, farrier, paramedic, horse trainer or game keeper. I reckon that I am a better doer than manager.

As for 'why?' any of those, well, why flying? Not completely sure.

Whiskey Zulu
1st Nov 2002, 10:26
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...

Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (LETS JUST THINK HERE FOR A MINUTE; Is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)

Capt. Amazing
2nd Nov 2002, 05:22
Hmmmm, lets see now...

First professional pirate astronaut?

World chess champion?

Own a little book store in the south of Ireland and drink tea all day?

I can't decide they all seem the same to me.:( :confused: :rolleyes:

2nd Nov 2002, 18:44
.... to be the author of a bestseller! :)

Maybe, just maybe one day,.... who knows? ;)

tony draper
2nd Nov 2002, 18:59
I always fancied being a gold prospecter for some reason.

2nd Nov 2002, 19:36
Lumberjack ;) :D :D

2nd Nov 2002, 19:54
Ant farmer.

2nd Nov 2002, 22:21
I'd be a proctologist....specializing in "intra-cranial inversion". :D

3rd Nov 2002, 03:10
I wanted to become a gynecologist, but I couldn't find an opening.

3rd Nov 2002, 07:28
Whiskey Zulu..

There is NO comeback for that one!!!

:D :D :D

3rd Nov 2002, 07:58
As a pilot, I fancy having a go flying relief for UNHAS to dodgy countries here and there. Great flying, to all these hard to reach places, with a side of danger. Then arriving at your destination and seeing greatful faces approaching the aircraft and knowing you contributed to saving some lives. What a rewarding job.

If flying had to exit my life, I would definately go into metorology. I love the weather. Especially the bad stuff. No, I would never fly an aircraft through it. However I love passing by a beautifully formed, perfect CB. Im hooked on the weather. Everything about it. Just love it.

.....sorry, you guys and girls a probably thinking in some strange way Met turns me on.....not quite. Thats not to say I dont fancy a few of the good looking weather girls....... :p


Flip Flop Flyer
3rd Nov 2002, 12:05
10 The guy who applies make-up to babewatch girls t1ts
9 Porn star
8 Professional golfer
7 Ferrari engineer
6 Ferrari F1 driver
5 Owner of several oil wells
4 Rocket scientist
3 Brothel owner
2 Sex Instructor

but most of all I'd like to be

1 Beach Manager at a dodgy resort on a cool little island, with plenty of horny girls needing attention.

3rd Nov 2002, 16:30
I think I had the dream aviation job and for some stupid reason I left it.
I used to fly a Twotter to tropical islands off Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
Also flew a Bandit to various ports in northern Queensland but that doesn't sound as nice. (Hotter too).

3rd Nov 2002, 18:46
Apparently, there are no "openings" for expats for the "deflower service" in Guam. Bloody racism if you ask me!!

Formula 1 Driver or tennis player, downhill skiing in the winter!

3rd Nov 2002, 18:53
I have always loved the idea of being a travel writer, travelling the world visiting all the unusual and quirky places such as the giant ball of string in the United States of America.

3rd Nov 2002, 21:07
Stunt man in a blue movie.


3rd Nov 2002, 22:44
If the was such a thing, Father Christmas.

4th Nov 2002, 04:58
ATC.... or if I was feeling gutsy, medical profession of some sort, maybe a family Dr.

4th Nov 2002, 17:50

My dad (really) used to be a Gynaecologist: after he rired he did a bit of part time work, just to keep his hand in!!:D :D :D

5th Nov 2002, 02:04
1. Paediatrician...not hugely removed from what I do now, I guess....only you get paid bucketloads more!!

2. Flight Nurse/Dr - not fussed which.

3. Musician (I'd have to inherit some better musical genes tho, as mine are only barely average)

4. Pilot (since I'm not one)