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    Dream Aviation Job?

    We posted in the past our favorite planes, airlines, etc, but given the chance what would your dream job in aviation be?

    Mine B777 pilot for Cathay Pacific.
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    Official Photographer for Boeing or NASA.
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    I'm already living the dream as an aircraft dispatcher, but if I had to change, I like Manny's idea. Staff photographer...and I don't care with who, Boeing, Gulfstream, even Airbus. As long as I still get to travel and shoot, I'm happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Official Photographer for Boeing or NASA.
    An assistant to Official Photographer for Boeing or NASA...if salary would be good....
    [URL="http://www.airport-data.com/photographers/gbmax:5834/"]My Aircraft Photos[/URL]

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    Well, since Hugh Hefner's "Big Bunny" has been grounded, flying that is not an option.

    So, I'd have to say my dream job would be flying a Twin-Otter in the arctic (Check out Jason Pineau's website for some incredible photos).

    Running a close second would be doing air to air photography like Moose Peterson or Ed Darack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari707 View Post
    Mine B777 pilot for Cathay Pacific.
    Cathay Pacific - 5 Star rated airline (only 7 airlines has 5-Star rating)

    Could you handle that?
    [URL="http://www.airport-data.com/photographers/gbmax:5834/"]My Aircraft Photos[/URL]

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    My dream growing up was to fly the SR-71 Blackbird. I never was a fighter pilot type, just wanted to fly faster and higher than the missiles trying to kill me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gintaras B. View Post
    Cathay Pacific - 5 Star rated airline (only 7 airlines has 5-Star rating)

    Could you handle that?
    why would i have to fly differently then for a 4 star?
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    Hard to choose just one, so here are a few dream jobs I'd want - all as pilot:

    Captain on a BA Concorde
    Like Megatop412, I'd want to fly a Blackbird. Not sure I could handle the tiny cockpit for as long as they had to sit in them on a mission, or endure the constant engine unstarts and flameouts, but hey, it's a dream.
    Doing cat shots off a carrier deck in a Tomcat and then bringing it home catching a 3 wire.
    And what the heck, why not fly left seat on the B747.
    From the corporate world, it would be fun to fly a Beech Starship, or perhaps an Avanti.
    Most of all, I would want to have Stringfellow Hawk's job flying Airwolf on top-secret missions. Doesn't get better than an armored Mach 1+ helo. If only...
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    F/A-18F Pilot if we're talking about currently flying aircraft, though if we could step back in time I'd love to have a Tomcat to call my own.

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    If you want to find out about the life of a "REAL-LIFE" flight dispatcher, they interview one on the "Airplane Geeks" podcast this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHNA57 View Post
    If you want to find out about the life of a "REAL-LIFE" flight dispatcher, they interview one on the "Airplane Geeks" podcast this week!
    We have a few in the ranks here too... unless John Klos and Phil Derner are not real?
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    Emirates A380 captain would probably be mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    We have a few in the ranks here too... unless John Klos and Phil Derner are not real?
    I am just a figment of your imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604 View Post
    I am just a figment of your imagination.
    Manny Gonzalez
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