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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 PM   #11  
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Airline flying is terrible for creative people.
Wrong! My time off and exploring on overnights is great!
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In the YouTube comments he admits that he actually took an ex-pat job flying heavies in China for more money.
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:24 AM   #13  
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The thread is couched as a story about a pilot quitting aviation, and that's not true. It's about an inexperienced pilot who got bored with his job and left for another aviation job. Not really earth shattering, and not a pilot leaving aviation. Just switching jobs.

To yawn and say "nothing to see here" would be a massive understatement.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:25 AM   #14  
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Airline flying is terrible for creative people. A boring job that is just busy enough to interfere with the process. At least he didn't get beat down in an "under the wing" position. You know, like maintenance!
An airline career requires creativity. Our imaginative PAs and excuses, acting skill, and artistic whining about the job are worthy of Hollywood.
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:54 AM   #15  
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couldn't agree more lol
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In the YouTube comments he admits that he actually took an ex-pat job flying heavies in China for more money.
in my opinion, if he left for long haul in china then I'm sure he is going to regret leaving BA later on.

He made it sound like he didn't want to do long haul flying and spurted about being a programmer. Maybe he realized the grass wasn't so green on the other side, who knows.
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I get more writing done on the road than I do at home. It's November, which is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each year, which is 50,000 words in the month toward a novel or other project. Easily done each year while on the road.

You're right. If anything, getting out and traveling, working, seeing, doing, does nothing but stimulate creativity.

I've lost track of the number of authors and writers who have commented that they wished they could travel so much, that it must be a treasure trove of material. They're right, though I have never liked travel. It does generate a lot of free time, and the characters are endless.

One of my very best writing sessions took place on in a window seat on a flight home from a trip, once. It was an amazing experience of five hours of material that flowed; it almost never happens like that. Creativity in this business (flying), if lost, is a personal fault. There's no shortage to be had.
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I get more writing done on the road than I do at home. It's November, which is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each year, which is 50,000 words in the month toward a novel or other project. Easily done each year while on the road.

You're right. If anything, getting out and traveling, working, seeing, doing, does nothing but stimulate creativity.

I've lost track of the number of authors and writers who have commented that they wished they could travel so much, that it must be a treasure trove of material. They're right, though I have never liked travel. It does generate a lot of free time, and the characters are endless.

One of my very best writing sessions took place on in a window seat on a flight home from a trip, once. It was an amazing experience of five hours of material that flowed; it almost never happens like that. Creativity in this business (flying), if lost, is a personal fault. There's no shortage to be had.
One of the best pilot authors was “Duke Elegant”. Perhaps there are more to come.

The Big Chill -Tales of an old aviator -Duke Elegant
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in my opinion, if he left for long haul in china then I'm sure he is going to regret leaving BA later on.

He made it sound like he didn't want to do long haul flying and spurted about being a programmer. Maybe he realized the grass wasn't so green on the other side, who knows.
It’s very possible. I always felt a bit bad for the folks that never had a taste of the non-aviation career. It really adds a lot of perspective, and clears up a lot of misunderstandings regarding the 8-5 lifestyle. It’s not nearly as great as it sounds.
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One of the best pilot authors was “Duke Elegant”. Perhaps there are more to come.

The Big Chill -Tales of an old aviator -Duke Elegant
Duke Elegant is missed.
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