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What previous jobs have people had?

Old 1st Jul 2011, 18:05
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What previous jobs have people had?

I'm hoping to start flight training soon, I have a job at Heathrow as a ramp agent and am trying to save up as much as I can.

has anyone else worked on the ramp or similar? how long did it take you to get CPL+IR?
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 11:36
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I know one guy who used to work on the ramp, he's now a 737-800 Captain.
I worked as a night ops assistant, now fly bizjets.
How long did it take to get the CPL+IR isn't quite relevant as I converted an Australian ATPL to a JAA one.
Don't expect to get a flying job directly because you've worked on the ramp but contacts are every thing. (Also, good flying passes etc when you're low houred)
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 15:54
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Crewing/Ops for 10+ years...
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Old 10th Jul 2011, 13:54
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Cabin crew for 3 years, Flight Dispatcher for 5 years.

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Old 12th Jul 2011, 14:30
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Rampy, Cabin Crew, Instructing.

Now driving 757's.

Best of luck with it.
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 23:48
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Paper round, worked in a fish a chip shop, shelf technician (Tesco ), driver, aerospace engineer, flight instructor and finally airline pilot flying the Airbus A320 series.

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Old 13th Jul 2011, 09:31
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I worked as Aircraft cleaner, baggage service agent (lost and found), administrative assistant (airline flight operations) and crew driver.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 10:58
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 11:05
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Waited on tables, worked on the ramp (loading), cleaned hangar floors and aircraft. Took about 5 years to get the first licence, working by day and courses/studying at night. It IS possible to do it without having access to the big money. Best of luck to you, just keep going, no matter what.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 13:05
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 16:36
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Geez Slasher, I'd have stuck with that last one and worked my way up.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 16:49
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Worked as a dispatcher for 4 years and did many odd jobs in supermarket, Petrol stations, quarry and offices , now 757 Captain and also run my own business. If you have the determination then you will get there.
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Old 15th Jul 2011, 23:34
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 09:01
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Burger King 1991-1992
Tesco 1992 - 1998
Endsleigh Insurance 1996-1997 Held two jobs during this time, worked 7 days a week
ICS (aircraft cleaning company) 1998

Now flying A320's LHS for UK airline.

The first two jobs I held were whilst studying, flipping burgers and stacking shelves. I got onto a graduate training scheme in 1996 at Endsleigh Insurance (to help finance my ATPL) and continued to work at the weekends at Tesco. The last at ICS was to fill in the gap between finishing my ATPL training and waiting for my start date with my first Airline position, Debonair on the 146. So within a week went from cleaning the cabin's of a BAe 146 to learning how to fly it!


Happy happy days indeed!
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 09:57
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Geez Slasher, I'd have stuck with that last one and worked my way up.
don't you mean down ?
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Old 18th Jul 2011, 11:12
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Old 18th Jul 2011, 11:39
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Swept sawdust off a workshop floor during school holidays, Cooked burgers for 3 years around the same time, Roller Driver for 6 months, Insurance Sales for two years, Mobile phone sales for 6 months (cold calling, hated it), painter/decorator in between other sales type jobs in the last 12 months and now working as Cabin Crew - My first aviation related job since getting the blue book (1 year) and Im loving it, although Im not quite where I want to be just yet.
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 18:38
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Policeman for 18 years...

Now RHS in the sandpit
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 22:29
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cinematographer (electrician, camera operator) now RHS B-737
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 22:31
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@ cjuk28 probably we were together @BGS Year 2008
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