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Aviation related topics / Re: RIP firefighters
« Last post by Baradium on September 19, 2015, 05:23:45 AM »
The forest service seems to love throwing their weight around.   Like what they did with the air tankers.   The career bureaucrats seem to really enjoy that type of power, especially since they feel nothing can be done about it.   I hope the time is approaching for them to get a reality check.
The Classroom / Re: The scary part begins.
« Last post by Baradium on September 19, 2015, 03:19:45 AM »
If you're willing to go anywhere, then there plenty of places to go.  I'm not sure about warmth being easy unless you don't mine crazy hot...
There I was... / Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR RIDE !!
« Last post by Jean Loup on August 29, 2015, 07:49:59 PM »
My favorite ride in FS 2004 "a Century of Flight" ::cowboy:: This is the Tante Ju that flew me from Pamplona to Madrid in January 18 of 1950: my 7th. birthday & 1st. aircraft ride (because I was dying ::banghead:: ). But I survived  ::loony::
Aviation related topics / Re: RIP firefighters
« Last post by Ragwing on August 25, 2015, 04:04:24 PM »
The U.S. is in the midst of one of its worst fire seasons on record with some 11,600 square miles scorched so far. It's only the sixth-worst going back to 1960

As the state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday exceeding 400 square miles, calls for help were answered from far and near.

Fire managers from New Zealand and Australia arrived to contribute to a ground campaign led by firefighters from across the West and augmented by U.S. soldiers and for the first time, untrained civilian volunteers from the 4,000 volunteers.

Since 1987, active duty military personnel have been mobilized to serve as wildland firefighters a total of 35 times. The last time was in 2006.

Aviation related topics / RIP firefighters
« Last post by Ragwing on August 20, 2015, 04:27:58 AM »
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TWISP, Wash. -- The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office confirms three firefighters have died and three to four more have suffered injuries as raging wildfires advance on the towns of Twisp and Winthrop in north-central Washington.

A Spokane Fire Department spokesman confirms the firefighters who died were with the U.S. Forest Service.
The Classroom / Re: The scary part begins.
« Last post by YawningMan on August 03, 2015, 01:00:02 AM »
I'm in San Antonio, TX.  ::cowboy::

I don't have any particular need to stay here. My wife would prefer FL, but we've also discussed KY, the Carolinas. I think we're both open to anywhere, but would prefer warmth.
Aviation related topics / $75,000 reword for help catching Drone Operators
« Last post by Ragwing on August 02, 2015, 06:31:26 AM »
Drones impede California Forest Firefighting >:D.  Acres burn as firefighting ships sit idle.
San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos said that the drone operators could be prosecuted for ::rambo:: murder if the drones caused delays that led to deaths of any firefighters or civilians.

The Classroom / Re: The scary part begins.
« Last post by Baradium on July 31, 2015, 01:34:59 AM »
A lot of companies need avionics techs, but it depends on where you're willing to live.  If you're really tied down to where you live now, it makes it more difficult.  Where do you live now?
The Classroom / Re: The scary part begins.
« Last post by YawningMan on July 30, 2015, 08:01:12 PM »
Hello! I thought I'd drop in to make an update.

I finished school with a 3.5 GPA in August of 2014! Yay! I'll get into the details in a moment. For now, I'll touch on the more relevent stuff.

So, I haven't found a job yet. Well, I think It's more accurate to say I've scarcely tried to find a job yet. I've been busy. I started a relationship with a great gal in July of 2014, got engaged to her in September, and we got married in January of this year.

I've been focused more on her for the past year than anything else. She and I have been coming back down from the clouds, and we think it's time to really buckle down and start trying to get me the job I'm qualified for.

So, the details. The last two semesters of school were one hell of a ride. I came out of the second to last semester with an In Progress grade. Halfway into the last semester, I still wasn't sure I was going to make it through school. I'm sure many of you have been there, too. Those last couple of months, though.

Man, I made such a push to get through it that I really amazed myself with what I was capable of. I mean, at the beginning of the last semester I... Huh. Maybe I shouldn't mention that incident until AFTER I get a job...  ::sweat::

At any rate, I was on top of the world knowing I graduated with As in almost all of my classes. I actually had a classmate I graduated with who pulled off a 4.0.  ::unbelieveable:: He has already been working for Gulfstream for about three months now.

My wife is pretty much incredible. We're both really hurting for money, otherwise we'd get her paid up to test so she can finally get her A&P license. She graduated from a different school in May 2014.

I've been working for UPS since October. I started out as a driver helper during the holidays. I've been loading package cars (the big, brown trucks) since a week after I got married. I'm grateful for the bills it has helped me pay and the work ethic I have learned there. It's time for me to move on, though.

UPS wants me to be hired as an A&P to work in their avionics shop, so that's a door I can't quite get into right now. (Many of the larger companies seem to have the same requirement.) I am signed up for school to start earning my A&P in less than a month. After having a discussion with my wife, I think it would be good to get my A&P, but we think it would be better to get the avionics job now and see if the company that hires me will be willing to work with me to get the A&P. I don't care if they send me to school or let me study and work a lot of OJT. I just think it would be really good to add to my toolbox.

So, that's pretty much what I've got in front of me in a nutshell. Prayers and well wishes are encouraged. I'll have to pass on the beer dousing and strippers, but I know that won't stop others from enjoying themselves on my behalf.  ::rofl:: ::drinking::

It's good to visit this old forum again. I hope I'll have good news to report sooner than later. Cheers!
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