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AIR, Inc Ceasing Operations.

wmuflyguy

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I guess it got too hard to sell "the dream job"

http://www.jet-jobs.com/navigationpage/navigationpage.html

AIR, Inc. will cease operations
effective 2/13/2009.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you during the past 20 years. However, the current status of the airline industry and the economy has made our business unsustainable, and we are closing.
We have made arrangements with FltOps.com to provide services at no cost to all current AIR, Inc. members or subscribers for the duration of their current membership or subscription. Enrollment in this special offer ends on April 15, 2009.
You will be required to enter a credit card to activate your FltOps membership, but it will not be charged until your current membership expires, and then only if you do not cancel your FltOps membership. You need to register for your new membership with FltOps.com and establish a new username and password for the FltOps.com Web site.
FltOps.com offers a valuable Web-based pilot career information service and a nation-wide job fair program. You will also be able to dial 800 Jet-Jobs (538-5627) to reach FltOps in the future after a short period of time to transfer the number. U.S. mailing address is FltOps.com, 803 Hermitage Drive, Suite 402, Florence, AL 35630. Fax: 404-935-9644. FltOps can be reached at 888 Left-Seat (533-8732) and their Web site is www.FltOps.com Email to admin@FltOps.com.
When your current AIR, Inc. membership expires your card will be charged $4.95 each month unless you cancel your service with FltOps.com. If you have a union sponsored membership other than ALPA the process will be the same at the end of your current term. (EXCEPTION - ALPA members with association paid membership will not be charged automatically starting at their expiration date, but must renew to continue with FltOps services.)
Free career counseling will still be available to AIR, Inc. members from 10-6, M-F Eastern time at 877 334-2939 toll free, 678 883-5620, or counsel@KitDarby.com for the term of your AIR, Inc. membership. Please provide your account number (phone number), counseling code, or the name on your account to receive your free counseling services. If we are not able to answer your call personally please leave a message with a good contact number and we will call you back the same day.
Resume customers will continue to be served by our resume staff through a new company KitDarby.com at phone: 678 618-8116, fax: 678 603-2580 or email to Resumes@KitDarby.com.
The current Web site www.jet-jobs.com will remain available to members or newsletter and magazine subscribers for the length of your AIR, Inc. membership or subscription. The Web site will not be updated in the future. The final newsletter will be posted on 2/11/2009.
No products or services will be available from AIR, Inc. in the future.
Keep your airspeed up,
Kit Darby
President & Publisher
AIR, Inc.
 

601Pilot

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We better start a bail-out fund for Kit, he might not be able to make it.
 

Salukipilot4590

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Heh right after ALPA hands out memberships...the place closes...
 

FR8mastr

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I dont understand how this could happen. The huge pilot shortage is just around the corner!
 

COOPERVANE

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I heard that all those pilots hired just after Vietnam are going to start to retire in 5 years..........................................................................No?
 

SBD

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Just think of all the a-holes who actually believed Mr. Darby and thought "I could do this!"
 

wooferdog

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Anybody remember the old FAPA?

Future Aviation Professionals of America?

Kit Darby was there, too, wasn't he?
 

35off

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some justice

Wow one piece of news that brightens my day. Maybe the world is finally gaining some common sense. If you make what we make you should not be paying hundreds of dollars to go to a job fair. Let me correct myself, it doesn't matter what you make you should not pay for a job fair. Job fairs by definition are employer's looking for employees. It always pissed me off when I would see and ad for a job fair $295 or whatever, smell ya later thieves.
 

G-force

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Aviation Rip-off!!!!

AIR,Inc was nothing but an aviation rip-off,just like FAPA was!!!!
 

aviatrix

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Good riddance! :beer:
 

NoJoy

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Don't worry there will be another to take Kit's place-
 

satpak77

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good riddance....I was always entertained by there "profiles" of new hires in the back of the Air Inc magazine. Almost all were "5000 TT F-16" etc nonsense

selling dreams, ole Kit, see video

http://www.atpflightschool.com/airline_training_programs/Industry_update.html

"you get 15 days off"

"airlines are laying off due to the housing market"

"30 year career at an airline is worth 8 Million dollars"

"if you make 250K a year, it only takes a few months to pay back 70K"

Straight from Kit's Mouth, on video.
 

belchfire

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Ya know...perhaps you can only sell so much snake oil until even kids with SJS won't buy it...


perhaps good ol' Kit finally realized the obvious...

There are no jobs at the majors!
 

crj567

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Good to see this Jackass go away!

HIs job fairs were ripoffs, his product and services were expensive, and his "projections" of "pilots shortages" were entirely endless..... Maybe someone who is better will take his place.

-Good to see him go.
 

Tim47SIP

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Good Riddance!

My first dealing with him was with FAPA. He sent me the subscription documentation , I sent it in, and the day after my check cleared he filed BK and then sent me a notice for Air Inc a short time later and you guessed it, no credit for the cash I just spent. He wanted more money. I have been fine without him!
 

belchfire

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The best thing that could be said for Kit Darby is that he used smoke and mirrors on the dreams of thousands of kids who are now flying their end game, on mainline routes in oversized barbie jets with no real hope of advancement.
 
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