What I wanted to be when I grew up; what I was; and what I thought of it:
I wanted to do something interesting.
To beat the draft I joined the Air Force by entering the Aviation Cadet Program.(1960) After three days of testing and qualified for pilot, they said only navigators were being trained thru the program. So I became a navigator and 2nd lieutenant, flying on transports, worldwide.
Leaving the service after more than 6 years as a captain, I became a civilian pilot.
Found a temporary position with an aviation company out east, left 18 years later and returned to Chicago.(1985) Obtained a captain position flying a Gulfstream on domestic and international routes. I Retired 2005
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Fortunately, I never worked a day in my life. Most of the people I had contact with, fellow workers and passengers were the best.