The spirit of Steve Jobs meets aerospace

Um, welcome to Aerospace Nation. This would be the introductory post.

I’m starting this site on a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of whim. (Pun intended.) And as of yet, I don’t have a really clear idea where it’s going to go.

My motive stems from a comment left on my own personal blog by a young chap newly-graduated, and trying to land his first job in the field he’s gone into debt for.

It left me thinking, This sucks.

This guy should not be struggling like this.

Especially when I know managers screaming because they can’t find people with the rights skills (or enough enthusiasm), and sunken-socket graybeards on the edge of burnout.

And when I know people who, despite the dreariness of a 9-to-5 existence, still have a deep-down fascination for flying machines, and compassion for the industry.

There’s got to be a better way. A way for airplane nuts like me to do work that they enjoy and that matters. Make more than enough money to pay the bills. And effect change.

I’m hoping this site will become a place where aerospace techies, airplane nuts, plane-spotting geeks, rocket scientists, etc, can hang out. And have a voice.┬áMaybe even post some of your own designs, thoughts and ideas (once I’ve got the plugins figured out).

What would Steve Jobs have done if he started off in aerospace?

Let’s do that.

So welcome to Aerospace Nation. I hope that in due time, this site makes your life better, and provides you with an outlet to make others’ lives better.

If a year from now, I’m still the only one posting on here, then something’s wrong. I’ve misjudged something. In which case, I’ll rejig this site or shut it down.

Somehow, I don’t think that’s going to be necessary.

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