About: David B Robert
- Grew up in South Louisiana
- High School to Army Flight School
- 2 years in the Republic of South KoreaOct 74 thru Oct 76
- Note: Stayed in Korea long enough to turn 21 and make CW2
- Fort Rucker Army Instructor Pilot
- Left active duty after a 6 year tour because I was curious what being a civilian was like.
- Military life to Civilian life
- My Jobs
- Petroleum Helicopters Incorporated (PHI)
- Rocky Mountain Helicopters (RMH)
- Left after two seasons because it was seasonal work and I was ready to do something else.
- Did my 1st college semester at LSU. Learned the secret to making all A's in math
- ACE/DWS Instrument Contract Instructor Pilot for the Army
- Got married while working here, and my first two children were born.
- Left for personal reasons not related to the job.
- This job probably contributed to my survival of IIMC x2 when I was a HEMS pilot.
- Boone North Carolina Sewage Treatment Plant Dry Beds Poop Scooper
- Not something you want to make a lifetime career of.
- Did this for a couple of weeks while visiting a couple of friends: Dwayne and Penny Langham.
- Spent some time in the Arizona desert with Bob Sherman.
- Went to Magnolia, AR to reconcile with my wife's parents.
- Did my second college semester at SAU in Magnolia, AR where my wife's parents taught.
- Went to Southeastern Louisiana to be close to family and let my wife learn some cajun cooking.
- Did my second and third semester at SLU in Hammond, LA.
- First semester at SLU went really well. Earned a 4.0 average and learned I really loved computer science. My third child was born in Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
- Dwayne and Penny L. showed up during my second semester at SLU living in an old 1969 GMC school bus converted to a motor home.
- I dropped out of my third semester (2nd at SLU), bought Dwayne's bus and moved to North Central Arkansas in the Fall of 1988 as a self taught hammock maker.
- Found hammocks already made cheaper than my material costs. I knew I needed a different ball game. An ICS course for Surveying and Mapping was my ticket to my next job.
- Isabel Engineering & Surveying
- Trainee: $3.68/hr
- Rodman & Junior Draftsman: $6.40/hr
- Computer Operator
- Govt. Jobs: $9.20 an hour.
- Company Jobs: $5.80 an hour until. . .
- Air Evac Lifeteam HEMS Pilot (AEL)
- Starting pay in the Fall of 1990 was less than 20K a year.
- Left to attempt an entrepreneurial endeavor: EREPinc.
- also attempted to mimic Doolittle Lynn and make my wife famous.
- Mike Huett Surveying
- Needed something to help pay bills while I worked on my entrepreneurial stuff.
- Left to attend school full time and complete a computer science degree.
- Air Evac Lifeteam HEMS Pilot (AEL)
- 7 on 7 off schedule afforded a lot of time to work on entrepreneurial things, plus I love flying.
- Medically grounded in February of 2006.
- Air Evac Lifeteam Data Link (AEL)
- My medical issue caused problems too difficult to overcome, so I took a medical leave of absence.
- In November of 2006 AEL asked me to give them a date I could return to work or resign. I resigned since the other was unknown.
- My condition has grown worse. It would have been a disaster if I had attempted heroics to continue working.
- My closing salary with AEL was $52K a year.
". . .I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need." Philippians 4:11,12
I would have liked a double serving out of life, but the single serving I received was more than most could hope for. So, I have no complaints. It has been a good, full life. For that I am both grateful and thankful.
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,. . ."
1 Peter 1:24