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    So THIS is Autumn...

    After 33 amazing years of having the most incredible job a mere mortal could have, I have had to "hang up my spurs" on May 1st. Don't know yet how I'm going to come down from that "high," but I guess the bright side is now I can get caught up on my "honey-do's" and tackling some of those projects I've put off like bedding my GG stocks. I'm hoping to find something similar to do nearby that can at least satisfy my habit somewhat so as not to have to quit "cold turkey." Sure gonna miss the "high, untresspassed sanctity of space"* and "...footless halls of air."* I'm already bored. Maybe Wally World will bring back their Door Greeters...

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    *With apologies to John Gillespie Magee, Jr.


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    Tell us about what you did at your job that made you love it.




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    Except the airplane shot, these are a few from my retirement flight. My Bride of 30 years. went along. (Sorry about the orientation; can't for the life of me figure out why they're loading sideways...) It has been quite a ride!

    Tim
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    My crew at the little Shindig the company threw for me at the departure gate for my last flight.

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    Kitty Hawk, NC, Dec. 17, 1903. My heroes...

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    Live well enjoy! you did have a great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vooch View Post
    Tell us about what you did at your job that made you love it.




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    It was the whole magic of flying! Looking down from thirty-some-odd-thousands of feet, away from the hustle and bustle, away from the politics--a temporary respite from life's realities--seeing the inherent beauty of the Earth. Scootin' along at 600 mile per hour yet feeling like you're sitting still. It wasn't always Nirvana; it had its moments. And every flight had its busy (REALLY busy) times but on the whole, it was a very nice place to be. I can't believe they paid me to do that! Yep. Magic...

    Tim
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    "The Cowboy Way"

    I'm not really a cowboy but I still want to be one when I grow up.

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    Congrats on reaching the milestone that many of us haven't quite gotten to...yet! A few years left before I'm there myself, but realize it can be bitter sweet if you really enjoy what you're doin'! to the "sweet" part of it!
    If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
    Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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    Congrats Tim.... Another chapter of your life is about to begin. I wish you the best in whatever you may choose.


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