72 years young. Career (major path) in radio and electronics, design, manufacture, maintenance, service, teaching trade skills and safety in the workplace.
Designer and builder of strange and unheard-of electronic devices "just because I can". More pragmatic and practical rather than academic and this will sure show in my answers.
Flew sailplanes (real gliders with cockpits) for some years. I loved the winch launches, screaming into the sky at 2,000ft/min at an "impossible" angle of attack in a small, fragile aircraft - nothing like it...
My electronics work got me a lot of helicopter rides into amazingly rugged hinterland. Rode standing on the skids of a Hughes 500 one time while the pilot obligingly took me to another part of the mountain I was installing a radio repeater on. Another time belting through the narrow Mangaturatura Gorge 100ft under ground level in a Bell Jetranger, admiring those too-close volcanic rock walls. And to fly slowly over an active volcano and look into the entrance of hell... awesome!
Staff management in manufacturing environment; teacher of trade skills to adults at a tertiary college.
Certified Hypnotherapist for 20 years.
BA conferred in 2014 at age 69 after fulltime attendance at university, just because I wanted to - and damn proud of it! (Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand) major sociology, minor anthropology.
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