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    Last Flight

    Tomorrow my son takes his last flight in the F-18 Superhornet. So ends a 23 year career as a Jet Jockey in the Navy. What a great career he had.

    Friday he heads to Tennessee to start his new career flying for FedEx. He will be flying the MD-11. He had interview, and tests with the three major ones, Delta, United and FedEx. All three offered him a job. He choose to fly for FedEx. They wanted him to start as soon as possible so he is getting out of the Navy three months earlier than he planned. He went to FedEx because he can make more money with them, have a good retirement plan and not have to put up with passengers.
    "We the People ......"

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    And what a proud Papa you are!!! Congratulations all around, Paul!!!!!
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    Still flying and doesn't even miss a step. What's not to like. Congratulations to your son on a great military career! No more carrier landings!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Still flying and doesn't even miss a step. What's not to like. Congratulations to your son on a great military career! No more carrier landings!!
    Ha! The reason FedEx wants him badly is because the MD-11 is know for being somewhat more difficult to land than other big jets. They like to hire x-Navy pilots because they have more experience making the difficult landings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    .... FedEx wants him badly...
    I like the $ound of that!!

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    That's an awesome career and sounds like a great future. You should be proud.
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    Congratulations to your son
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    Paul, please convey my thanks to your son for his service to our country. Also, congratulations are in order to him for being the type everyone wants and to you and his mom for raising him right.
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