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Pilot's Wife's life

Post by trancemania »

My wife asked me this the other day so ill ask you guys here.

She wanted to know how is the life of a pilot's wife.

Im only thinking about the "big iron" guys who are making good $$$

Does your wife still work?

Im guessing she doesnt and if so does she just travel the world?

I need to show my wife some light at the end of the tunnel.
Especially when we start paying back the loan!

Thanks,
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Post by asdfasd »

I say, tell you wife to get a Job or have kids.
Share the house work 50/50.
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Post by pika »

Im only thinking about the "big iron" guys who are making good $$$
It's going to be a looooooooong tunnel... :(
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Post by Four1oh »

for your sake I hope she's the independent type! ;)
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Post by prop2jet »

"Big Iron Guys"? Don't they usually go through 3 or 4 wives cause they are never home? :shock:
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Post by moe »

you pick up a few wives in the long tunnel.
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Post by trancemania »

oh fcuk

I guess she wont be reading this.

Ok so when im on my third wife and im earning big $$$ in 20 years time.

What will it be like then?
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Post by pika »

It will be FC*KING awesome!
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Post by W5 »

Maybe she is the one that wants something on the side??? :twisted:
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Post by Four1oh »

trancemania wrote:oh fcuk

I guess she wont be reading this.

Ok so when im on my third wife and im earning big $$$ in 20 years time.

What will it be like then?
by the 3rd wife you'll likely be seeing about 5% of your take home. ;)
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Post by 4Stroke »

Check out these two sites:

http://wifeofapilot.blogspot.com/

and

http://www.jetgirls.net

I showed both to my fiance.....she really enjoys reading them. Gives a great perspective to any 'significant other of a pilot'. Great support groups as well.

Cheers.
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Post by trancemania »

Ok awesome.

Those sites look really cool.

Thanks!
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Post by pika »

Since you're not showing your wife things you may also not want to show her this. Lifted from PPRUNE...
Where are the best spots for a fledging Canadian expat to head for? I looked at CX but wasn't interested in what they were offering; the sandpit seems to be experiencing steadily deteriorating conditions for pilots....I am doing okay in Canada but growing extremely weary of the high tax conditions and resultant low wages. Yes we live in a fantastic country but we are starting to consider doing some overseas time to get the finances in order, as they have taken a beating from over 9 years in this Canadian industry. Currently over 5500 hours TT with 3800+ PIC, 1200 Jet, all B737NG but as F/O of course....

I have heard that you shouldn't head overseas unless you are a Captain, but interested in hearing some stories of guys that have done it.
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Post by Azure »

I just about gaged when I read your comment about piltos wives travelling the world.....ya right! Those that do...good on you, for the most of us that "really" love our husbands, the last thing you ask of them is to get on an aircraft and stay in a hotel. Home, meals made from scratch, their own clean sheets and pillow. Home is vacation for pilots.
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Post by Luscombe »

Actually, my wife works. It's her choice and I think she'd absolutely die of boredom if she didn't. I suppose there are days where she would sooner live the life of luxury at home, but she's way too proud to be a "kept woman".

I must say that she smiled at the wives travelling around the world. Although she has done her fair share of travelling, it's usually with me and we are headed somewhere on vacation.

The image of the "jet-setting" rich pilot's wife is by far the minority.
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Post by Sulako »

Both of us have to work in order to pay our bills.
I assume our children will be raised by the state.
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Post by Azure »

I'm definetely independant, crap I spent 4 hours under my daughters sink, changing her taps. The previous owner of our home was a mooron!

All's good now, fixed, working, no leaks! Replaced all, a learning experience for sure!
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Post by tofo »

just remeber "you don't lose your wife, you lose your turn" and you'll be good and she'll be satisfied
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Post by flyinphil »

Call me a pessimist, but I think you should be discussing "the worst case scenarios" as well as the best.

The facts are, the industry is cyclic and depending on the economy and world wide events such as 911, your career may flourish or flounder. This may be completely out of your control.

Many of todays youth have not experienced hard times in aviation and will be in for a real eye opener if/when things tank.

Is she ready for that? Maybe a forced move overseas, loss of a house, financial devestation, prolonged separation from you? All things to consider. There are no guarantees in this business or any business for that matter.

When things are good and the aviation gods are smiling on you, it is the best job in the world!
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Post by skudrunner »

tell her to read "The Pilots Wife"
i hear its a good novel
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Post by beechjockey »

what does the wife of a pilot do to her a**hole before having sex?







drops him off at the airport. :lol:
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Post by natureboy »

Don't worry, just like when you leave your plane maintenance will take care of your wife and like your plane we'll have her purring better than new when you come back.
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