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I am thinking of going to Teterboro School of Aeronautics (East Coast) and work on Helicopters or something cool like that. Either that or be a cop... both sound fun but I have trouble deciding. So that is why I started this thread.... to ask you which you think is better. I know your proabaly going to say "follow your heart" but I want some advice from people. Maybe you know someone who is a cop or aeronautical engineer? If so please tell me about it

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Well, Chodder...I don't have any personal experience in either field but as far as being a cop, there would be a lot of not-so-fun things to deal with too. This was something I had to consider when I originally planned on getting into Child and Family Services.

Domestic disputes, battered children, car accidents with dead or severely injured people. These are things that you'de be likely to see as a cop. Not to mention, your own safety is more at risk with this profession, probably more than with any other.

I don't think that the decision to become a cop is based on coolness. If Aeronautics and working on helicopters sounds cool to you, I would go with that idea. Or, I would at least suggest talking to some cops about the not-so-cool aspects of their jobs, to see if you were up for all that.


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I am friends with all the cops in my town and they make insanely amounts of money and very little happens. They happen to be fortunate and be working in such a nice town, but in surrounding towns it is pretty bad. Just last week a guy was gunned down in front of his family. Then I think a year or two ago a guy was running around real late at night with an Ak-47 shooting at random houses. I know it is a dangerous job but I really think it is good to be helping people.

I have been leaning towards the aeronautical profession and if you get lucky you get paid to service a private air plane for some big companies that use the airport regularly. Plus it is something that I see myself doing.

Does anybody else want to share their opinions about this? I am all ears.

My next question is should I start taking courses now while I am still in high school or just wait until after? because I asked them for a packet of info and they called me up and wanted me to go on a tour and decide if I liked it because classes were starting soon.


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I came across your thread by coincidence. I know nothing about the two jobs that interest you, plus I am a foreigner, but common sense would lead me to advise you for a career in Aeronautics. For people will more and more need to travel and in proportion experienced service men needed to maintain planes and copters. Keep up in attending classes and get as much skills and diploma as you can at school, it will help you to adapt yourself to the technological evolutions in the future.

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Thank you for your advice. When the people at the school contacted me that classes were starting my parents wanted me to go on the tour but I decided not to and just stick with finishing school now. I didn?t want to flood myself with work and just concentrate on high school for now. What I think I should do is just go and take a tour just so then I have an idea if I like it or not. Then I can find out what I need to have to be accepted. What you need to get on your SAT?s etc. I think it is a good idea to check it out now because if I don?t like it then I still have some time to decide what else I possibly could do.

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I've got the solution chodder:

work on the helicopters that the police have!

Actually, I personally would be more interested in aeronautics. I'm not good with seeing bad things happening to people. I'd get stressed out, and I can't guarantee that I'd get a good job in a quiet neighbourhood. Plus, I wouldn't want to put my family through the stress of having to worry about me making it home every night, or dealing with parolees in the neighbourhood that I had a hand in arresting and putting in jail. Too many little things that would affect me on a day-to-day basis in such a job.

However, Aeronautical Engineer sounds like a lot of fun (also hard work of course). The pay would be good, I'd be unionized (sometimes a bad thing, but generally good...), and the only worry I would have is of some form of accident, which would be minimized by safety precautions and procedures drilled into my head while in school and on the job.

For me, Helicopter engineer would be the way to go, no question.


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My initial choice was to work on helicopters because I have expressed interest in building miniature models. I was attracted to being a cop because of the pay. Then after you retire you get a lot of money. But I really should do something I enjoy instead of just doing something for the money. I know model making is very different from the real thing but I think I am up to the challenge. I just cannot picture my self in an office job just because I am a hand?s on type of guy. My dad was a carpenter, my dad?s dad was an electrician, my mom?s dad was a welder, etc. I guess you could say it is in the blood but then again my brother is a computer genius.

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Ok so I am going on a one on one tour with the director of emissions in early June. So it should be fun, I am kind of excited too because this school had been praised highly by a lot of people. The air force heavily recruits from this school. I have no plans on going into the air force though (but it would be nice to travel and if I do go I am automatically an officer because I have received my training already) So then after the school, which is 18 months, I should be able to find a job and start to pay off my student loans

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If you're still interested in being a cop, I have a couple of suggestions:

We have something in Australia called Police Cadets. It is sort of like Boy Scouts but for 16-21 year olds who are interested in getting into the Police force. See if your Police force does anything like that.

Otherwise most Police Stations here do Open Days. Again, I don't know if they have similar thing in the USA, but just by ringing your local station, you can probably find out more.

Good luck whatever you choose Chodder.


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Ok, so I have taken a tour of the facilities and it seems pretty nice. He said that the field is in desperate need of new people because all of the old guys are getting ready to retire in a few years. The only thing I need to get into the school is a high school diploma. They don?t care about SAT's

The good part is, they only teach me what I need to know. I don?t have to take other classes that I don?t need in what I am trying to succeed in. they do teach me simple physics though, but it makes sense when you?re dealing with plains. I am really considering doing it now.


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doh!-it's Sherry. I thought Ron switched me over to Fuscia .

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Somebody?s sleeping on the couch tonight?

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Chodder, I'd go with working on helicopters and what not. I've talked to some cops that deal with the "bad stuff", and they've said that the honor is just not there anymore. No one they worked with cared about helping people.


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I think it depends on your personality. I know an ex-cop. He was a Marine before that. He is the kind of guy that cant wait for somebody to get out of line so he can bust some heads.

I also know an ex-marine who was a helicopter mechanic in the corps. I think he is an airplane mechanic now , not sure. He is a bit more laid back , go to work, do your thing ,go home.

Which one of these sounds more like you?

What sounds worse to you, being stuck behind the same desk for the rest of your life, or wrestling with a 200lb drunk soaked in his own urine?


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I wouldn't say being an mechanic is behind the desk for the rest of your life. I am layed back and the "mechanic life" seems more like me.

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chodder I'd suggest taking a few classes while you are still in high school

I assume you are talking about classes that are offered at the high school but will get you credit once you go to the Aeronautics school?

I took a lot of pain-in-the-ass classes in high school but got credit for them once I got to college. I'm glad I did.


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