Flight Deck: Zoom With A View.
Wanted: the lucky few with vision.
Job title: Zoom With A View.
“Applicant must be willing to sit for long hours looking out window at ever-changing sky. Hours vary, as does the sky, and applicants must have the ability to stay alert regardless of the hour.
Must have the ability to play nicely with others, particularly in crowded airspace . . .
. . . where “bumping into a stranger” is never a good thing.
Job often requires eating on the fly.
Working with fun people in very close quarters.
Must keep an eye on details inside, while appreciating what’s going on outside as well.
Applicants must demonstrate innovative vision in traffic jams . . .
and an ability to capture a moment visually doesn’t hurt.
And on the ground . . .
. . . it’s helpful to have an eye for the sublime,
. . . and a tolerance for the absurd.
Workplace security is provided by a specialized force of hand-picked officials
trained and employed by a government agency.
How can you NOT rest easy when they are responsible for your security? Well, never mind that.
Paperwork is kept to a minimum,
. . . and stunning views are at the maximum
. . . if you just look.
Nonetheless, must see that people are what really matter anyway
especially when it’s “us against the world” of delays and weather and maintenance problems . . .
. . . you realize who your friends are,
sometimes, if you’re lucky, for life.
So vision is key, maintaining perspective crucial. Applicants must be able to perceive magnificence in the minute
in order to realize what really matters, and be able to recognize your own minuteness next to the magnificient
in order to see with humility
Applicants simply need several thousand pilot hours of jet time to apply; approximately one in two hundred will be selected.
Views provided free.