Yeah I was thinking of emigrating to another country Italy maybe? ...But then I remembered I wanted to work for Boeing
shine a "light gun" that you will have to correctly identify the red, green, and white lights.
QuoteYeah I was thinking of emigrating to another country Italy maybe? ...But then I remembered I wanted to work for BoeingWouldn't you be emigrating to another country if you went to work for Boeing, or are you going to commute?Don
In the US, you can get a pilots license with color blindness by having a Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA), as along as you are not totally colorblind.What you will do is go to an airport and they will shine a "light gun" that you will have to correctly identify the red, green, and white lights. This is important for landings when your radio has gone out, they will shine the lights for to indicate not cleared to land, cleared to land, etc.In the US, the local FAA office has a local flight doctor (maybe called something else) that has to approve taking of the test. Not sure what Canada's FAA equivalent does.If you want to get a commercial license, the requirements may be stricter, I never looked into that. But the SODA is sufficient for Private Pilot and for an Instrument rating.
Congrats on the school. Have not heard of it, the only school I know in Canada is McGill University.You can make out traffic signals? Light gun test is similar. I can't see majority of the dot tests either. Light gun was not a problem.
damn it looks like I really struck a chord with you guys. Well thanks for your thoughts!Yeah I was thinking of emigrating to another country Italy maybe? Somewhere warm..But then I remembered I wanted to work for Boeing and be around planes since I'm not allowed to fly them (color blindness).So what better way to work around planes than to design them!
Flying isn't fun anymore
Flying is a blast. We took a month off summer of 2004 I think and airport hopped across the country & back. Saw a lot of stuff we couldn't have seen trying to make the same trip driving, and stopped at lot of airports the you couldn't get to commercially. Had to do some planning ahead of time, the trip was basically fly 3-3.5 hrs in a morning, then spend a day & a half some where. 55 hours of flying over the course of the month. Would call ahead to the next stop the evening we landed to arrange a car & a room. Land somewhere, lot of places they would pull the car up to the airplane! No terminal lines, no dealing with all the commercial delays.If you haven't flown yourself around, you're missing out on a great experience. Go take a few lessons just to try it. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't, but ti will always be something you can talk about and I have always found others too afraid to try it themselves will be enamored by your experience.Pilots are a pretty small percentage of the US population - something like 600,00 total of of us is all.
Throwing in my 2 cents a bit late... so I'll make it short.I was severely picked on all through school and my mom would always tell me "Some day they will have to call you Boss." I used to think "Yeah right!" Since graduating High School I've taken just a very few college classes and self-taught myself computers, programming and Linux administration. I now make pretty good money working in the IT department at a credit union. And all though non of those bullies calls me Boss, one of them does work in the branch as a teller which in my opinion is just a small step up from working the counter at McDonalds. Don't get me wrong. I worked as a teller from age 19 to 25, but since I've worked my way up to bigger and better things. Sounds like you will too.
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