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Thought I'd share my dreams

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shade, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. shade

    shade Junior Member

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    Hey guys, just thought I'd share my dreams and a little backstory,

    I'm a 16 year old male for the U.S.A. I come from a lower middle class family. What I mean by that is that were not poor, but were not exactly 'rolling in dinero' if you know what I mean. My mother is a waitress and my father is a...prisoner. I easily become infuriated with the the us' "educational system" because they expect everyone to just be another conformist, another McDonald's employ. They stifle any attempt at a creative outlook or idea, and are generally imagination killers. They have no tolerance for 'unique' people, people who do not 'fit' in with the rest of the rednecks, so naturally we have no tolerance for them.

    My entire life I've been interested in the sky, the air, flying. There's just something about taking off and soaring above the trees; free. I can often be found staring out windows into the sky during the thousandth explanation of the difference between right and acute triangles. Then, one day I read the book Jumper. It's a book about a man that can "jump" [teleport] anywhere in the world. He can be anywhere; go anywhere. I started thinking that that's not quite unlike flying. You can be anywhere in the world, and it would only take you a couple of hours. Thus, I decided to become a pilot.

    Therein lies the problem...

    There is this 'organization' that exists. This 'Administration' one day decided that it would put 'regulations' on flight. It decided to form into the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). They then decided that there is a fortune to be made exploiting pilots (more accurately, people wishing to become them). They make it incredibly expensive to become a one. They put these 'regulations' on everything imaginable from how much you can charge your passengers to how much fuel you can carry. They require these 'tests' which you have to pass to become 'certified'. I have no problems whatsoever with these tests. It's just they require something called 'flight hours'. It costs about $100 USD per hour of flight training and you have to have around 60 hours before your 'instructor' gives you the 'go ahead' even though it's only 'required' that you have 35.

    So basically a lot of money...

    I found this site. Since then I have been able to generate a recursive income of about $50 a week. I plan on being able to generate about $100 USD a day when is I've studied up a bit. Well, wish me luck!

    -peace
     
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  2. saturday1

    saturday1 Power Member

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    GoodLuck Bro..
    If life was too easy then i dun wanna face it :)
     
  3. neo

    neo Power Member

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    Good luck mate.
    It is good to see people willing to work towards achieving their dreams. Many just dream and never do anything to make it a reality. Those who work for it get it.

    But if you are thinking the US government is doing justice to you, you must think twice. I live in Asia. I have been to US and few other western countries. You have no idea how fortunate you are being born and brought up in US. ;)
     
  4. justthinking

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    What are you doing to generate the $50 a week? The reason I am asking is because if you can make $50, then do it twice to make $100. In other words, rinse and repeat.

    BTW, I also looked into flying when I was younger. I had the money to do it, but all the loopholes made it not worth it for me. But I am glad those regulations are in place. Can you imagine the 'average' car driver piloting an airplane? I can't. Most of them can barely drive a car.
     
  5. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    What kind of job can you get with a pilot's license? Or are you looking to do this just recreationally?
     
  6. shade

    shade Junior Member

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    @ Essential Clix,
    It's purely recreational, although in the case that emergency funds are needed, I could be 'tempted' ;)

    @justthinking,
    I understand your point. However, if one can pass both a written and pratical test. The pratical test being a demonstration of aptitude. Don't you think that shows they are capable? That's like failing a math class because you didn't do your homework even though you aced the test.
     
  7. virus_1720

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    best of luck dude........you got only 1 life make the most of it.
    Make your dreams come true