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It would be nice to find out what do "WE" do during the rest of the week when not Manufacturing "Space Ships".


I would love to be the first to the Plate...........I just started my new job: Please do not let my BRAGGING keep you from listing your job<SMILE>


As a Town of Taos Employee my Title is Airport Facilites Director


My Duties are Snowplowing the runways and taxiways, general security, Public Relations, General Maintenance, record keeping , and last but not least- watching Propguys and Jetguys land and takeoff..Someone has to do it


I am Building a Jo-Z IV StarShip.


What Do YOU Want?

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I'm a mechanical engineer I work for one of the various oil companies in Houston, TX.


I where many hats at my job, but this week I'm managing the completion of all customer generated actions or the resolution of perceived faults or misunderstanding of our equipment.



Primarily it is all subsea equipment i.e jumper cables, rov connections, trees, sdu etc....


Next week I go to Newfoundland for a month or two. I will be continuing my efforts and will be putting on a different hat again.








Cozy IV project.


Redheaded Stepchild of The Canard Community :bad:

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I'm an electrical engineer at Visteon, a major automotive parts supplier. We used to be part of Ford Motor Company unitl they spun it off (ala Delphi) a few years ago.


Although an EE, I've primarily written software. I've done engine control software for a formula one race team and now I support the testing of engine/transmission control modules from prototype to production.

Mike LaFLeur - Cozy MkIV #1155

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but by day I'm a Chemical Engineer doing simulation work for the industry.


I like this hobby because it seems to attract the fringe elements from all professions, no one in their right mind would do whay you guys are attempting :)(and I will attempt one day)

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I work at the same company as Mplafleur, Visteon, but a different department.


I design, release, and manage suspension components from concept through production.


I hope to be a builder soon. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my wife gets the hint for my birthday.

Mike T

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Perfect timing... I just had an interview this morning.


<--- ASP.net, C#.net, VB.net developer for hospital revenue consulting company.


Hopefully making the move to new company only 20 minutes from home instead of 1.5 hours. Home before the end of daylight along with 30 days vacation every year means building can commence!!! :banana:


Here's hoping I made a good impression this morning. :D

This ain't rocket surgery!

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I'm a mining engineer, working for a medium sized coal mining company in Virginia. We have underground mines, surface mines, and preparation plants... I get to help out the operations on a variety of projects. My title is a project engineer... lots of great projects. Some days are spent underground, some days are spent in the woods, walking out various proposed roads to future coal mines. I'm also on our mine rescue team, which is lots of fun (especially since we've never had a mine fire or an explosion in the seven years I've been involved). I also do alot of environmental monitoring... our construction crew can get a little overzealous if we don't keep em reigned in!

Andrew Anunson

I work underground and I play in the sky... no problem

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Autoworker for the Honda Motor Co. during the week.


Ohio Air National Guard one weekend a month and two weeks a year (usually in Turkey) as a KC-135 avionics specialist:banana:

I'm not aware of too many things. I know what I know if you know what I mean.

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Thank you for asking.....


My AKA says it all...CNC Doctor.


When CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines get sick, I make them all better.

I get dirty and sometimes go home with metal chips and shavings and smelling like a dill pickle or worse (from cutting coolant) or MDF dust in my jockeys (itchy stuff) and occasionally I help my sibling with his business which is electronics related.

I own my own company and get time off occasionally, but I can lose business when I take an extended vacation. Hopefully this airplane will allow less windshield time and more time at home, while flying and getting cockpit time! A good trade off in anyone's book....



Now back to work......:irked:

Back to building... #618 Cozy MK IV


My Cozy web pages, courtesy: Rick Maddy... :cool: WN9G :rolleyes:

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Everyone, I find all of this very interesting, so how about using this as an opportunity to update your personal profiles with additional information?


You can do this using the Control Panel link at the top of the page, or here: http://www.canardzone.com/forum/member.php?s=&action=editprofile

Jon Matcho :busy:
Builder & Canard Zone Admin
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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Awright. I've been reading posts for months now getting getting prepared for "the build" (while finishing the wife's project...ie, building our (i.e., "her") house). There have been several tempting threads to join in, but this one really got me.


I have ancient experience with aviation...crewmember in P-3A's as radio operator and airborne avionics tech. Even got 2 yrs into an EE degree before I changed majors. But that was awhile back. Forgot most everything I learned.




I'm an administrator for a psychiatric hospital, maintain a small independent psychotherapy practice, and do some teaching. After 30 yrs of off and on GA flying, finally earned my private certificate 5 yrs ago.


How's that for a twist? I've noticed that the technical and engineering occupations are WELL represented on this forum and doggone little from the liberal arts folks. Some of the stuff you engineers and techs write is so beyond my comprehension that I end up with a smile and nod as my best response. But I will continue to muddle through and if I'm not careful...I just might learn something.


David Crosby

Plans #1259 (possibly the last one Nat sold)

Chapt 1-3

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I put on a uniform, badge, and a gun, and become a Lawman four days a week. I've been pushing a scoutcar around the streets of a Detroit suburb for over 23 years. I retired last December and draw a pension, yet kept my job in grade, rank, pay and benefits. I can work for up to five more years double dipping like this!;) It's called the "Deferred Retirement Option Plan", or "DROP" for short. It actually saves the employer money!:cool:

Dave Clifford

"The Metal Man" Musketeer

Vise grip hands and Micrometer eyes!!


Cozy MKIV Plans #656

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I flew tactical jets in the Marine Corps for 13 years. Then I owned a couple of auto repair business' and was a diesel truck mechanic. When that wasn't any fun any more I got into programming, eventually started consulting and had a consulting company for maybe ten years. I'm now pretty well retired. Looking to start a business manufacturing airplanes and collateral bits and peices as soon as I can demonstrate competence get something started.

...Destiny's Plaything...

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I guess it's my turn to jump in.


I'm a recent collage graduate with a degree in Entrepreneurship from one of the most elite programs in the country.


That thing Mr. Slade mentioned he does for a living; writing business plans. I had to write a comprehensive business plan to graduate. Then I had to defend it in front of 5 professionals. Two of the five on my board are successful millionaires. After an hour and a half of grilling us, the board decides whether or not the BP is viable. If so we get an 'A' in the course and we graduate. If they do not believe it's viable, we get an 'F' and have to wait a year to try again. That's how the program got the rap for being the "spine sweating experience".


John, do you need any employees? ;)


Sorry about that. After reading John's post I thought it would be fun to ask for a job. :D

Drew Chaplin (aka the Foam Whisperer)


www.Cozy1200.com - I'm a builder now! :cool:


Brace for impact...

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I'm a structural PE and partner in a small engineering firm. My job duties are all over the board. My work entails designing and constructing roads and bridges. I also handle some airport work and structural analysis of whatever people want me to check.


I wear a second hat as a sys-admin/IT type where I manage our office network and write software for converting survey and design data.


Mostly, though, I'm a happy dad and husband. Interesting to to see what others are about.




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After practicing law for nine years, I "went over the wall" and entered law enforcement. Much more satisfying than my last career. My co workers keep telling me I did it backwards. Some of my lawyer friends think I am nuts, others are very jealous.

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I'm an elementary school principal for the past 10 years and elementary teacher for 7 before that. I get to make sure no child gets left behind while trying to maintain my own sanity. Remember, the goverenment is here to help! I've had my license for 15 years and just decided to get ratings to a CFI so I can combine my passion and my work. Won't get rich, but man what fun.

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