Colombia Restricts Kalitta

Classicdriver

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2006
Posts
271
Total Time
5000+
Rumor has it that Kalitta Cargo has been denied access to Colombia airports and airspace. True or false?

Atlas has picked up a bunch of Kalitta South American flights. Could be other issues, but I wonder if they are reacting to info leaking out on cause of BOG crash?
 

CWI

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2003
Posts
101
Total Time
10k
Kalitta Air decided to not fly into Bogota anymore, but still operates many flights into South America. It had nothing to do with the Colombian government.
 

countbat

Alea Jacta Est
Joined
Sep 15, 2002
Posts
3,381
Total Time
Enough
Why only Kalitta had fuel problems out of Bogota? .....and twice that is. What about the rumor of pulling the wrong engine fire handle?
Is Kalitta pulling out of Brussels also?
 

avbug

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2001
Posts
7,602
Total Time
n/a
The rumor is wrong. You assume fuel. Kalitta has announced no plans to withdraw from Brussels, nor is there a reason to do so.

Why would an engine fire switch have been pulled?

As always your information is poor, and in error.
 

countbat

Alea Jacta Est
Joined
Sep 15, 2002
Posts
3,381
Total Time
Enough
That or fire handles wired wrong.
Regarding Brussels? If I recall right you guys crashed there too.
 

countbat

Alea Jacta Est
Joined
Sep 15, 2002
Posts
3,381
Total Time
Enough
And BTW can you wonderful people of Kalitta stop using words such as ass, moron, idiot, stupid instead of some other form of arguments.
 

avbug

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2001
Posts
7,602
Total Time
n/a
I don't believe I said that to you. It's rather hard to stoop low enough to respond to your postings without using those sort of adjectives, however, because your mindless rantings warrant it.

Who, aside from you, said anything regarding a fire switch?

I don't know who you are referring to when you say "you guys," but yes, an airplane experienced a mishap at that location. Your point?
 

30West

NARF!
Joined
Feb 16, 2006
Posts
533
Total Time
@8000
And of course everyone knows that Kalitta has found itself in the absolutely UNIQUE position in the industry of incurring a hull loss......:confused:

I don't see what Batman is getting at.......
 

Birddog

On a mission...
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
259
Total Time
8k
And BTW can you wonderful people of Kalitta stop using words such as ass, moron, idiot, stupid instead of some other form of arguments.
For someone who has previously claimed to be retired and have no stake in the industry, you do seem unusually interested in Connie's company. Did he run over your dog at some point? Of course, I should thank you for helping me prove a point I was trying to make to someone else, namely, that there is no limit to the depths that a person can sink to. I will split the proceeds with you.
 

countbat

Alea Jacta Est
Joined
Sep 15, 2002
Posts
3,381
Total Time
Enough
Did he run over your dog at some point?

No, butt one of his DC-8 Guantanamo crash pilots was a good friend of mine, and I know how Kalitta was treating his employees. Young pilots don’t understand that sometimes the past can hunt you. I know today’s Kalitta is different from past Kalitta and that due to the Union and its willing to fight pilot group. The Union and the new contract has been a long effort with many sacrifices. Through the years many Kalitta pilots were jumpseating (very welcomed, to and from work) in my cockpit and listening to their problems, I always felt for their cause. I have nothing against Kalitta pilot group. I consider sad to see many good companies disappearing and people being forced to accept a job for a con man, but that’s life. At least now is different, although people should remember not always was a good place to work for, and older more senior pilots paid their dues for new guys to have an improved work environment.
Myself I believe a Con(nie) man will always be a Con(nie) man and as long he is there something bad is in the cook.
 

bukakke

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Posts
66
Total Time
17,000
Hey speaking of Con men, ours trumps yours. Ask any ABX pilot !
 

Birddog

On a mission...
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
259
Total Time
8k
Myself I believe a Con(nie) man will always be a Con(nie) man and as long he is there something bad is in the cook.
No job is perfect, but this one was better than the last and the place is better than it once was. Connie has done a pretty good job of keeping us employed so far. Your ill will towards our employer roughly translates to wishing us onto the street. I don't know a civil way to express the opinion of you that leaves me with.
 

avbug

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2001
Posts
7,602
Total Time
n/a
Interesting that when other companies are folding, Mr. Kalitta is adding more airplanes, including more Classics.

The accusation has been layed down...Kalitta is a Con man, by batbrain. Can he back it up, or are these just more meaningless words dribbling from his keyboard. Can he show that he's telling the truth, or is his credibility still at ZERO?
 

727Niteflyer

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Posts
184
Total Time
12000+
anybody that is selling lift and making money now a days is doing well. Who cares what kind of individual connie is. People are working and getting paid. More power to him.
 

dash8driver

Foamy Specialist
Joined
Mar 25, 2002
Posts
1,217
Total Time
~.2842
last i heard (from a kalitta guy) was that the latest theory re BOG has to do with the engine shop or P&W.

also heard a RUMOR... now we all know how rumors are so i only put this out as such and nothing more. if anyone can kill it or confirm it, please do.

RUMOR: FAA is dicking with/slowing down the 400 operation at kalitta.
 

embpic1

Well-known member
Joined
May 14, 2005
Posts
474
Total Time
>10000
Top