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Know what ? I'm in the process of giving up a six-figure income to become a "poor" helicopter pilot. AND I DON'T CARE !!!


You can make all the money in the world, but if you're not happy with what you're doin' it don't mean jack !


Flying choppers is what I've wanted to do since I was about six years old. After the deception of not making the medical requirements to enter the military, and not having a rich daddy to pay for my training, I actually managed to convince myself for almost 20 years that I was just as happy building computer networks.


Well, two years ago while on vacation on Vancouver Island, I went for a float plane ride in Tofino and BANG ! Everything became clear again. As soon as I got back home I told my girlfriend I was gonna be a helicopter pilot (she left soon thereafter) and I got the money together and started training.


I'd like to hear a single one of you old timers say you regret becoming a pilot instead of say, an investment banker or some other desk job...


As long as I make enough to eat, pay rent and put a little aside for retirement every month I'll be happy !


...and no, I wasn't lying on a shrink's couch writing this, just a bad day at the office. :stupid:

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