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Barry Greenville
Name: Barry Greenville
Company: Air Canada
Position: Captain
Current Aircraft: B767
Age N/A
Country Canada

Airline experience: yes
Corporate or fractional experience: no
Cargo experience: no
Military, government, or law enforcement experience: no

Mentor profile:
I always wanted to fly from a young age. Started to take lessons at 17yrs old. Did a little university found that I was not that interested in any thing but flying so decided to pursue it full time. Instructed for a couple of years then flew mail and cargo for a few more. I got lucky and got in to the Airlines at about 26yrs old. In the first 8yrs I was a second officer on the DC8, L1011, and the B747. From there I went on to the right seat on the B727 and spent a few years there, enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. My right seat career went on to include the DC8, A320, B767 and the B747. Did the left seat about 6yrs ago on the little Airbus and the last two years have been on the B767, which is a wonderful aircraft. The last year has been a little stressful to say the least, but still could not see myself doing anything else. Hopefully my last 10trs will be as enjoyable as the first 25.

Favorite thing about flying:
Disadvatages of being a pilot:
You have little say in the welfare of your company, as you join it you have to marry it if you are going to get in the years to become a senior Captain and that is your goal.

What you would have done different:
Started younger and probably would have gone to a aviation college
Advice to aspiring pilots:
Be sure you really want to do it, because there is going to be a lot pitfalls along the way, mostly in the first few years
Problems encounterd along the way:
There hasn't been any big problems. I have always looked back on all the stages with smile. I guess it is not much being poor in the beginning, but even that is not that bad when you have a goal. If you really enjoy it, all of it is fun.

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