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I spent 4 years in the U.S.C.G. fixing helicopters then six years on Uncle Sam's dime at school (A&P license, programming, engeneering). Have woorked for the last 27 years for major airlines New Yorks Air, merged with Continetal, merged with United, as a mechaninic. I can't wait to retire, I was out injured for 3 months and got a lot of building done but also had time to plan my next build (OK my next 5 of so). Being in a cast is ok for modeling but the honey do's just keep adding up.   Maybe someday. 

 

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I'd like to restate my profession, since I was just laid off today because of the sequestration and defense cuts!  So now I'm a newly-unemployed engineer, beginning the job search once again!!! 

 

(and to think my 5 year anniversary with the company would be next month...)

 

yippee~~~ :omg:t RIch.

 

 

sorry to hear that Rich.

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Wayne, Jeff, and Mark,

 

Thanks for the support.  I know I'll turn it around for muuuuch better and I'm keeping a really open and positive mindset (the initial shock is finally passing).  Now, I'm gonna make my job search my full-time job until I get something better.  :)  (there'll be limited time for my build, but priorities first obviously.)

 

The support and friendship on here are what make this such an awesome site and hobby!!!  ;)

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I'm working as a post-doc in quantitative genetics at the University of Aarhus here in Denmark. If you're unfamiliar with this kind of work it involves improving animal and plant breeding, e.g. improve the genetic potential for milk yield in dairy cows. Currently working on a project about utilization of automatically recorded data in automatic milking system to improve udder health in dairy cattle. I'm also teaching a undergrad course in basic quantitative genetics.

 

/Lars Peter

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Pilot for FedEx.  Captain on the MD-11.  In earlier days, flew a bunch of different passenger and cargo type aircraft for the US Air Force. (CT-39, C-21, C-141, C-130).

Fun way to make a living but when I go to work I'm gone for a week or two at a time.  Definitely slows down the progress on the ship building.

 

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Ahoy maties

I was fascinated with the sea and the ships since I can remember myself. I was born in Bulgaria in a town some 50 km from the sea but  after reading a lot of sea stories I start building the ships of my heroes as I could image them and see from pictures in books and the few movies in the late 60's which I have seen After that I was sailing them in the small lake near the town. It was a kind of sport because I had no remote controls so I had to run on the leeside of the lake to get them back or swim for salvage purposes. Sure there are at least a dozen of shipwrecks left by me on the bottom of that lake.

 After that I joined a seaman school and in 79 got me first job onboard cargo ship. Soon discovered that the seaman's life is not that fascinating and actually was quite boring so I returned to my hobby. But however I plowed a lot of miles around the world and was lucky enough to see ancient sailriged arabic dous, far east junks, south pacific canoes whit all kind of rigging. At that time they were still at full use.

After around 1999 I settled in Miami Fl. and decided no more sailing deep oceans still captaining the yacht of some rich guy. But after one and a half year seeing the yacht at sea only once and most off the time driving his wife for shopping I discovered that "the life on land is not a life for me" as it is sung in a popular shanty.

So I am back to sea working currently on the tankers in the Gulf.

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Electronic technician.  Air Force for 20 years (aircraft radar) then Wang Labs for 20 years(install and repair) then several brief stints in calibration labs.  Throw in a few years part time in a music store repairing amps, keyboards, speakers etc.

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I'd like to restate my profession, since I was just laid off today because of the sequestration and defense cuts!  So now I'm a newly-unemployed engineer, beginning the job search once again!!! 

 

(and to think my 5 year anniversary with the company would be next month...)

 

yippee~~~ :omg:

Rich, sorry to hear about your hardship. I went through that 2 years ago, and spent a year job hunting. It stinks, I know. Hopefully, you will find a great, and better job quickly!

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Eric O;

 

i assume you never flew a C-124 while in the Air Force?  Great plane, sometimes called 10,000 rivets in loose formation. I was a loadmaster on one while in the reserves.  For those interested see John Waynes movie "Hellfighters" the story of Red Adair the oil well firefighter. There is one in that movie where he brings some equipment to a fire.

 

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Pilot for FedEx.  Captain on the MD-11.  In earlier days, flew a bunch of different passenger and cargo type aircraft for the US Air Force. (CT-39, C-21, C-141, C-130).

Fun way to make a living but when I go to work I'm gone for a week or two at a time.  Definitely slows down the progress on the ship building.

 

I've had my share of rides on the C-130 and I can say that its not my favorite transportation mode. :)

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Aw, c'mon, Jeff, you didn't find those webseats and the mind-numbing roar conducive to a restful nap?  ;) Seems like it was a lullaby for my loadmasters.  As soon as the doors were closed and the engines started, those guys were out cold.

 

Bill, you must have been Captain on that carrier.  On all the Navy vessels I've ever toured, the personal space for the average guy was barely big enough to store a toothbrush, let alone model building supplies.  lol.  By the way, toured the Midway at San Diego a couple months back.  Very impressive.

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Aw, c'mon, Jeff, you didn't find those webseats and the mind-numbing roar conducive to a restful nap?  ;) Seems like it was a lullaby for my loadmasters.  As soon as the doors were closed and the engines started, those guys were out cold.

 

um, no, not really. not for 15 hour trips anyway. the last time i flew on a c-130 was from kuwait international airport to Ahmad al Jabir and i would swear we were upside down at one point. i just remember the sensation of floating. :huh:

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Eric;

Amen to that, and I was flying them when they had all been turned over to the reserves. Spent the week Christmas to New Year in Pago Pago American Samoa, flew supplies in for the radar tracking facility, and in route blew a manifold on one engine. Book said to replace it before flying again. So the radioed Hickam and were told to get it fixed somehow or wait two weeks for a replacement to be flown in. Well short version a cruise ship was in the harbor and our engineer went to the ship and talked them into welding the manifold for us. We took the manifold off carted it to the cruise ship and they fixed it then invited the crew to dinner on the ship.

 

Great trip to a different place.

 

Runner63

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Good Day

 

To start over again: I spent 28 years in the South African Defence Force, left I 2005 as I did not agree with standards being dropped. Have been a security contractor overseas and am at present providing security on Puma SA 330J Helicopters in Afghanistan. Started building airfix model airplanes and decided to build model ships due to it being a challenge. Have never looked backed. Cannot wait for the day to start scratchbuilding. With my time here in Afghanistan, I am redrawing the Santisima Trinidad plans, with CorelDraw (find Turbocad difficult) as a method to teach myself how to draw plans and also to understand how ships were built, which will make it easier when scratch building.

 

Cheers

Andre

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 I worked in several fields ( electrical, nuclear, pneumatics, to name a few) at small companies as a design engineer.  That’s what they call the person that takes what the customer wants, designs the product, draws the manufacturing drawings and sometimes helps build the product, and is also responsible if it doesn’t work.

 

Now I am retired; I still do the same work, but now it’s for me on my scratch built boats.  I use to build RC boats but now they're all static.

 

Bob

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I spent 5 years in the USAF, then to my current occupation, paramedic by trade, I currently supervise remote paramedics and safety specialist for the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico

 

The picture next to my post is the DB16 a pipe lay barge I used to work on as an offshore medic when I first started.

 

 

Scott

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I have been a technical designer for the past 35 years.  In the olden days we called ourselves draftsmen.  The terminology has changed over the years as well as the type of work.  These days I sit in front of a computer all day long.  35 years ago I grabbed my T-square, my scale and my pencil and put lots and lots of lines on a piece of vellum.

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Hello everyone.

 

I work as a high school science teacher specialising in the education of gifted students. It's a great job that has taken me (and the students) all over Australia, Thailand as well as the US and the UK. I have done nothing else since graduating (56 now). Retirement? Maybe in 10 years but I am having too much fun at work now.

 

Grant

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