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airline mechanic and built on the knowledge Mr. Farran already
had. Mr. Farran received a certificate or some other type of
credential for completing the program. Mr. Farran drove back and
forth from petitioners’ home in Farmington, Minnesota, to the
college on the days his classes met.
Mr. Farran ultimately accepted a position with Gulfstream
Aerospace in Atlanta, Georgia, starting November 17, 2003. Mr.
Farran worked for Gulfstream Aerospace until July 2004.
Mr. Farran’s positions in Detroit, Chicago, and Boston had
no specific end dates. The timing of a return to the Minneapolis
area would depend on NWA’s needs for mechanics in that city as
well as the choices of other mechanics also subject to the
Mr. Farran’s family stayed in Minnesota at the family
residence while Mr. Farran was working for NWA in Detroit,
Chicago, and Boston, and Mr. Farran returned periodically to
visit them. While Mr. Farran was working in Detroit, Chicago,
and Boston, he found that hotels were quite expensive and
determined it would be impossible to get an apartment. He
decided it would be impractical to move his family to these
locations and mostly lived in his car. Mr. Farran kept a
calendar for 2003 in Minnesota on which he and his wife
periodically noted amounts Mr. Farran incurred for hotels,
mileage, and food.
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