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Old 09-17-2003, 12:18 AM   #21
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36 yrs at local papermill..Abitibi to Abitibi-Price to St. Marys Paper Ltd. as a "maintenance welder" and 12 yrs. of that as a "maintenace supervisor".

Married to the same woman for 35yrs.....2 Sons - 33 and 31,the oldest an "ironworker" and the youngest a "machinist"(shift supervisor).The youngest flys rc and is on this Forum (mikeM)...3 grandchildren..1girl, 2 boys.

I have "mobile" welding truck that I use (if I feel like working, or need another "plane")
I play "lead guitar" in a local band, regularly..(supports my habit).
And did I mention I'M A MODEL AIRPLANE NUT....'Been flying rc since 74 and was into "U control" for 15 years before that...

I'm not getting "older"--I'm getting "better"

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Old 09-17-2003, 06:35 AM   #22
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Wow, some of you guys have some pretty interesting lives!! Thats very interesting, and neat to find out.

Cecil, if I am getting better with age, then by the time I get to your age I should be pretty darn good, right?? :P hehheehhee....
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:13 AM   #23
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I put myself through school (with some help from my parents) playing in a Rock band. By rights I'm an Electronic Engineer but the first company I worked for was having some major problems with their software (embedded controllers). I stayed late one night, and had them up and running by the time the suits showed up in the morning.... I've worked in software ever since....
I've worked for many companies as a programmer, designer etc. and these days as a Software Architect for Scotiabank for the last couple years ... I love my job, I'm an "information addict" and they provide very interesting work/play/problems (somehow it doesn't seem like work) and a lot of training. In fact, I'm typing this message from the training centre at IBM in Markham.

What would I change? Life has been good to me so far, so I'd be afraid to change anything for fear of losing what I have. Maybe I'd wish for days to be longer, there never seems to be enought time.
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Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere - (If it ain't broke, don't fix it).
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:22 AM   #24
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I'm a licensed aircraft mechanic (or what the Ministry of Transportation calls us "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer") on corporate jets. After spending a few years of ping ponging around companies, I think I may have found one that is stable enough and treats its people decent to stay with.

What would I change??? Though I love what I do, I originally got into aircraft mechanics to pay for my pilot's license. I'm so far into it that I could never afford to make the career change. Thinking back to my teen years, I shoulda spent the money on pilot's training instead of that car.
No regrets though.

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Old 09-17-2003, 07:28 AM   #25
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First of all, I have studied in Aeronautics fabrication technics (my goal at this time are to work at Canadair). Finaly, no job available when the school was finish... I go take my airplane private license and, finaly, I work as draftman in R&D for a sawmill equipment company (don't search any link.... )
Now, I use my knowledge in R/C, design, drafting software and aeronautic to design R/C aircraft.

My goal ? Be able to earn my life from my R/C design..

What would I change? nothing. I'm very happy like that !!!
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:29 AM   #26
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I graduated as an copy writer for advertising, but couldn't get a job so I joined my dad in his business of acrylic fabrication. Since, then we have grown the business, my dad has retired and we are expanding our services. Basically we now produce P.O.P. (point of purchase displays). We do all the plastic parts in house. I also supply promotional items, such as pens, mugs etc...

My goal is to sell the business or walk away at 55. Then do some travelling.

I'm hitting the big 40 this year and have placed the not so subtle hints that I am expecting hummingbird for my new toy.

I have been married for 6 years and have a 3 year old daughter that loves the flying field. My wife started in the hobby, but took this year off. Hopefully, she will be back next year. (then I can get more stuff )

What I would change would be 3 day weekends and sometimes a lot less hours at work.
I never crash...I land with style!

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Old 09-17-2003, 10:03 AM   #27
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I started an apprenticeship as a plastic injection mould maker in 1978. In 3.5 yrs I finished the apprenticeship. I did this for 6 yrs before taking a job with Ford Motor Co. I now work in the tool & die trade as a machine repaireman. I've been there for 19 yrs. I love this job because of the many facets that being in the tool & die trade allows me to do. Here at Ford I can work in the lay-out lab, any of the tool rooms, Metal Pattern repaire or on the machining floors as a Machine repaireman. We repaire and maintain all the transfer lines and machining centers, trouble shoot and fix hydraulic issues, repaire presion spindles and laser align them. Any machine that drills, reams ,bores, mills, grinds or the comes into contact with any part of an engine we take care of. I've been married for 20yrs and have a son and a daughter. I'm happy so far with the way my life has been. Been flying R/C since 1990
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Old 09-17-2003, 12:03 PM   #28
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I'm an R.N.. I work in a long term care facility and up until a couple of months ago I worked specificaly with alzheimers residents. I know work with M.S., Leuk eriks disease and other dibilitating diseases. I am married with 2 amazing children and if possible an even better wife. She has no intrest in flying but has never given me flack about the sport and thinks there are worse things in the world I could be doing. AND I"M NOT GAY. Just smart! Out of 100 students in my class I was the only guy. . Girls/Nurses night out always included Dave. Braging? well maybe just allittle
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Old 09-17-2003, 12:15 PM   #29
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Retired and happy

Sold my mini brewery 7 years ago, and now winter at Ocala Florida, and my summers at Whiskey Harbour on Lake Huron on the Bruce Peninsula.
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Old 09-17-2003, 12:21 PM   #30
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Full time corporate pilot, Full time University student, Full time father of two, and part-time co-owner of a web-based hobby business....i'm too busy to think about what I'd change.
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