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Old 08-19-2005, 04:23 PM
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During many of my park flying time, I've noticed that my fellow flyers have varying careers from electricians and computer wizz's to doctors and lawyers. I was just wondering what many of my fellow RC Pilots do for a living?
As for me, I'm a Food Scientist/Quality Assurance Speicialist for the food industry. I used to work for a company called Edner of Nevada, Inc. (company was a JOKE!) but left to work for the Mars Corp. Since I'm between jobs, I've been doing a lot of flying so life is good:p
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Pyrock
During many of my park flying time, I've noticed that my fellow flyers have varying careers from electricians and computer wizz's to doctors and lawyers. I was just wondering what many of my fellow RC Pilots do for a living?
As for me, I'm a Food Scientist/Quality Assurance Speicialist for the food industry. I used to work for a company called Edner of Nevada, Inc. (company was a JOKE!) but left to work for the Mars Corp. Since I'm between jobs, I've been doing a lot of flying so life is good:p
Well being in between regular jobs at this time I do lawn care for myself on the side,Or well at least I try to this year hasn't been a good one for work not sure why maybe I should get away from the people I am trying to deal with.
I would love to go to school and become a web site designer person or something like that with computers but not sure it will happen.i run sereveal websites for myself and friends.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:41 PM
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I am an Operations Manager for BellSouth. Our division installs, repairs and perform MAC work (moves adds and changes) on large and small business systems from 10 set customer systems to Universities with 4-5K end users. We also install and maintain Cisco products from Cisco 837 NetVPN routers to Cisco AVVID (Voice over IP), to the complete infrastructure. Never a dull moment around here, thats for sure.

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Old 08-19-2005, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons
I am an Operations Manager for BellSouth. Our division installs, repairs and perform MAC work (moves adds and changes) on large and small business systems from 10 set customer systems to Universities with 4-5K end users. We also install and maintain Cisco products from Cisco 837 NetVPN routers to Cisco AVVID (Voice over IP), to the complete infrastructure. Never a dull moment around here, thats for sure.

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Wow,you have a exciting job.
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:44 PM
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Hi,
Good thread topic! I always like to see the what and where of fellow hobby lovers.
I have worked for 19 years for Caterpiller of north america. I started as an equipment washer/light maintenance work. By 20 I had a degree in ground vehicle maintenance technology, specializing in track drive systems and hydraulic systems.
Our shop NC Cat is based in Fairbanks, but I usually work 20 miles north of here at fort knox gold mine. and once in a while I get sent to prudhoe bay, (The big oil fields at the top of the world) I love my job and it has taken good care of me. It keeps me in rc's, and that is the main thing! The winters are long here, but it is paradise in the summer and a good paying job make it worth sticking out the winters here. Not to mention the fact that my best fishing hole is a 2 mile quad ride through the woods. Fishing being my only other addiction.
My wife is an RN. and I have a two year old daughter.(My rc's cringed the day she started walking!)
Anyone coming to Alaska for vacation is more than welcome to look me up and do some rc'ing and fire up the jet boat and see some of the best fishing in the world.
The door is always open and the coffee is always hot. Just keep an eye out for "Dirk" My 160 pound japanese akita. He has to be introduced or he's not to friendly. Thank you kindly for taking a second to read this and it has been great getting to know some of you here, and thank you again Marc for making this all happen.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:53 PM
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Student but i am looking to go 2 medical Uni
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:13 PM
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More under the about me section of http://www.cliffwhitney.com/ but for 24 years I helped to build the nations largest photography company and the worlds first online photo sharing company (now called You've got pictures on AOL and O-Photo and others by the Eastman Kodak company).

Since retiring from the Photo industry I am continuing to run Atlantahobby.com, which I started in 1978 out of my home as Whitney’s Glider Supply. Along the way I also built and ran Sequatchie Valley Soaring Supply north of Chattanooga TN where I had one of the largest Hang Gliding and mountain biking schools in the nation.

Today I have the hobby shop in a large warehouse and run it mostly as a mail-order operation. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, two kids an old cat and the ability to live and raise the kids on our own grass airstrip community
(http://www.sphoa.com) where I can have all of the local E-pilots over from time to time to play with our toys both large and small!

The hobby shop has yet to pay me a salary but I have toys, and have not had a headache since getting out of the corporate world, life is good!
Good Winds!
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by atlav8r
(http://www.sphoa.com) where I can have all of the local E-pilots over from time to time to play with our toys both large and small!
Speaking of which
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:43 AM
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Just tonight we had a homeowners meeting and I will have a firm date soon. Big fall festival with band BBQ and a special time for RC demos and full size airplane rides.
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:55 AM
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I cant wait!
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:28 AM
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I am a Mechanical Engineer with NCR corporation. I live in a cube farm but the work is very interesting. I design self checkout systems and kiosks. If you have been to a Home Depot or Walmart you have probably seen our self checkout lanes. We are always challenged to do it faster and cheaper, oh and higher quality.

Cliff, can't wait either.

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Old 08-20-2005, 05:34 AM
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Actually I don't do much of anything antmore except for flying. I'm retired. Before that I was a Senior Planner for Lockheed Martin. Spent some time teaching Operations Management among other related sujects at a local College. Worked part time at a local hobby shop just for the fun of it.

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Old 08-20-2005, 05:49 AM
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I mow lawns.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:13 AM
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I manage a rural water district which allows me to work out of a home office only 100 yards from the sod runway on my place where I fly R/C airplanes. Can no longer afford to fly fullsize airplanes so went into R/C to stay in the air.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:10 PM
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:59 AM
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I'm on the sales team for a large electronics manufacturing company. In my previous life I was an Air Force instructor pilot (T-37) and a front line pilot (F-16) for 8 years. Flying RC brings me back to being a kid about aviation when it really was all about models.
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Old 08-21-2005, 07:20 PM
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Hmmm, I spent 31 years working as a supervisor in the steel mills around
Chicago. In addition I was a performing magician for 12 years. Then I retired and moved to Arizona. I work 4 days a week at a local convenience store to stay active and keep my self supplied in planes and model railroad stuff.

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Old 08-22-2005, 03:04 PM
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snr software developer... these days I'm working from home (I dig telecommuting) mainly on systems for the gambling industry :p
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailspin Ken
Hmmm, I spent 31 years working as a supervisor in the steel mills around
Chicago. In addition I was a performing magician for 12 years. Then I retired and moved to Arizona. I work 4 days a week at a local convenience store to stay active and keep my self supplied in planes and model railroad stuff.

Ken
Hi Ken,
I know this is a little off topic but, what scale and road(s) railroad do you model? I model Alaska rail road (ARR) in HO scale. It goes all the way around my home workshop. It is all athaern analog. I can't bring myself to upgrade to DCC and my daughter runs her HO scale thomas on it too
Take care and have a great day,
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:30 PM
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I have had a dull life compared to some of you guys. I did have to start over at 50 years of age when the steel mill I worked in for 25 years went under, but it ended up being a good thing. I now work one turn (daylight) and fewer hours then before. I am currently a PC-tech for a large energy company and hope to retire soon so I can fly MORE!

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Old 08-22-2005, 06:38 PM
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working in a pc sales company www.mikromaailm.ee and studying aviation company managemen in Tartu Aviation College www.tac.ee Currently trying to get really started in RC flying, which is hard, since there is only one Model shop in the whole Estonia
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:45 PM
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Currently I am a technical sales rep for a machine shop. http://www.emerycorp.com
Over the 19 years I have been with this company I have been everything from a toolmaker to plant manager.
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:00 PM
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I'm a US Navy Submariner stationed on Andros Island. I learned to fly RC in college (best thing about my Aerospace degree ) and have been trying to get back in the air ever since. Nothing like hurricane season to keep the planes on the shelf.
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:52 AM
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After a few other jobs, I've been an electronics technician and occasional test driver for a Tier One pneumatic brake systems supplier to the truck industy, in product development Engineering. In other words, a Dilbert World Cube Dweller. Been at it for almost 25 years now, and for the same company.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:23 AM
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I am an Instrument/Electrical Maint. Tech. for a major paper company. We work on anything in the mill with a power cord from the lights to a multimillion $ distributed contol system and its instrumentation, programming, and attached PLCs. Been doin it for 20yrs or so. The EC121 was the plane I was a radar tech on in the USAF. I fly it all. Giant scale gassers, gliders, electrics, glow.
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