A380 and a fighter jet

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This was found online- I don't have a way to credit the author.

An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h at 30,000 feet, when suddenly an Eurofighter with a Tempo Mach 2 appears.
The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: "Airbus, boring flight isn’t it? Now have a look here!"
He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, and then swoops down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks: "Well, how was that?"
The Airbus pilot answers: "Very impressive, but watch this!"
The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly straight, at the same speed. After 15 minutes, the Airbus pilot radios, "Well, how was that?
Confused, the jet pilot asks, "What did you do?"
The Airbus pilot laughs and says: "I got up, stretched my legs, walked to the back of the aircraft to use the washroom, then got a cup of coffee and a chocolate fudge pastry."
The moral of the story is: When you’re young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great. But as you get older and wiser, you learn that comfort and peace are more important.
This is called S.O.S.: Slower, Older and Smarter.
Dedicated to all my senior friends ~ it’s time to slow down and enjoy the rest of the trip
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They should compare paychecks. I think the Airbus driver likely makes as much in one month as the military jock does all year.
 
They should compare paychecks. I think the Airbus driver likely makes as much in one month as the military jock does all year.
You would have to ask Astro what an Airbus pilot makes, but I think you would be suprised what a military pilot makes today. Base pay, housing, sustenance, flight pay, retention bonus, etc. Above entry level (major, lieutenant colonel) they are well into 6 figures.
 
They should compare paychecks. I think the Airbus driver likely makes as much in one month as the military jock does all year.

Which military pays their pilots that poorly?

I'm related to both military and airline pilots, at a family reunion last year, talking with them, incomes were not far apart.
Both make more than the lawyer who was there.
Who knew that an Associate lawyer makes so little.
Truck drivers and equipment operators make as much as an airline pilot, and far more than a 3rd year associate lawyer.
 
Which military pays their pilots that poorly?

I'm related to both military and airline pilots, at a family reunion last year, talking with them, incomes were not far apart.
Both make more than the lawyer who was there.
Who knew that an Associate lawyer makes so little.
Truck drivers and equipment operators make as much as an airline pilot, and far more than a 3rd year associate lawyer.
You can also compare wages per working hour. My BIL is an internal medicine Dr. He has two brothers whom are engineers, one electrical, the other computer science. The Dr. makes more overall in annual income, but his hourly wage is far less as compared to his brothers.
 
Which military pays their pilots that poorly?

I'm related to both military and airline pilots, at a family reunion last year, talking with them, incomes were not far apart.
Both make more than the lawyer who was there.
Who knew that an Associate lawyer makes so little.
Truck drivers and equipment operators make as much as an airline pilot, and far more than a 3rd year associate lawyer.
A good friend went through law school in the mid-'80s, and told me the following after he'd been working for a year or so. Bear in mind these would be c. 1988 wages, so bump them up accordingly:

"Yeah, when I was in school I decided I didn't want to be one of those guys who works 80 hours a week to make $80,000 a year - I'd be happy with 40 hours and $40,000.

As it turns out, I work 80 hours and make $20,000."
 
Which military pays their pilots that poorly?

I'm related to both military and airline pilots, at a family reunion last year, talking with them, incomes were not far apart.
Both make more than the lawyer who was there.
Who knew that an Associate lawyer makes so little.
Truck drivers and equipment operators make as much as an airline pilot, and far more than a 3rd year associate lawyer.
Military pay is a fraction of airline pay, but it’s more complicated than just that simple statement.

Military pilot pay, and the US pays more than Canada, by the way, depends on rank.

Airline pay depends on position, a function of seniority.

When I first started as an airline pilot - I made half of what I did as a Navy LT.

Now, 26 years later, my airline pay is considerably more than any military officer, including a 4 star admiral.

So, yes, with seniority, after a couple decades, airline pilots are well paid.

Anyone remember this thread?

 
Another take on this involves a fighter and a B-52. The fighter zooms around impressively.
The B-52 crew says "Match this" as the big boy continues on its stately way.
The fighter jocks asks after a bit "What did you do"?
The B-52 crew replies "we shut down two engines."
 
The fighter pilot will have his fun* then retire and have a full career as a commercial pilot. Have your cake and eat it too @Astro14 ? (y)

(*In a deadly serious kind of way)
There is definitely a coolness factor and where else in the world will you get to fly fighter jets and go into combat? I bet some guys would do it for free if qualified, it's a dream come true.

A buddy of mine was a radio reporter and the station paid him and the crew next to nothing but it was his dream job.
 
There is definitely a coolness factor and where else in the world will you get to fly fighter jets and go into combat? I bet some guys would do it for free if qualified, it's a dream come true.

A buddy of mine was a radio reporter and the station paid him and the crew next to nothing but it was his dream job.
It was a dream fulfilled. But it’s a hard life when you start to raise a family. The reality of deployments, time away from home, etc. start to weigh in on career decisions.
 
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