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How's the market in Detroit right now? Any word of GM or Ford? I know Ford let some guys go about a year ago, anybody have any recent info?
 

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A few of our pilots went to GM, one just a few months ago. He's being sent to school for the new Gulfstreams (replacing the X's), and is still flying the X's so I guess all is ok so far.

Couldn't tell ya about Ford though.
 

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Ford

Ford hired two pilots around January, no more hiring is anticipated.
 

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Doesn't Little Caesars family have a flight department?
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. Does Chrysler still operate the Bus shuttle over to Europe? I think I remember hearing it was crewed by a German company.

Yes, Little Ceasars does or did have a plane. Don't know much about it though. My last NBAA guide is a few rears old, I'd love to get a hold of a new one if anyone has an extra.

What are considered the good jobs in Motown? Anyone have any first hand info?

Thanks again
 
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I'd stay away from any company automotive related, including the "Big 2"; DaimlerChrysler does not have a US flight department anymore; Pentastar, out at Pontiac (PTK) would be your best bet for non-freight flying in the area, they are not connected with DC, and the Ford that owns it is not tied into the Motor Company anymore. I believe Little Caesars uses Pentastar for crews on the GII (if they still have it???), the DC9-50 (Tiger's and Red Wing's) is operated by Guardian Ind. out of DTW, and they also fly their own DC9-30 (Piston's). ADI, also at PTK, own a F28-4000 on a 121 certificate; plus they do some management work so I'd stop in there too.
 
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I remember Little Caesers having a GII (I think) out of PTK, but I thought they sold it. Not sure if it was replaced or they're using charter/frac now.

I would definitely second the Pentastar gig, good company that is expanding in a lot of directions with little sign of slowing.
 

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Doesn't Pfizer have a hangar and A/c on the north side of YIP? Something like a DO-jet shuttle and something else? Also Dominos Pizza is based in Ann Arbor. One would think that they would have some sort of flying device. Hanz mortgage has a flight dept based at YIP (near ameristar), they fly citations and a beechjet. They fly for the company and do netjets/flight options pickup work too.-kingaira90
 
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kingaira90 said:
Doesn't Pfizer have a hangar and A/c on the north side of YIP? Something like a DO-jet shuttle and something else? Also Dominos Pizza is based in Ann Arbor. One would think that they would have some sort of flying device. Hanz mortgage has a flight dept based at YIP (near ameristar), they fly citations and a beechjet. They fly for the company and do netjets/flight options pickup work too.-kingaira90
The DO-jet is Johnson Controls, Pfizer is located at Battle Creek (I believe?).
 

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fokkerjet said:
The DO-jet is Johnson Controls, Pfizer is located at Battle Creek (I believe?).
Thats right it does say that at the entrance on E Course. For some reason I thought they were sharing the space with Pfizer. -kingaira90
 

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Anyone know anything about Marlin Air. Based a YIP. I have been to their website, so I know thay have a saberliner and some citations. Anyone know about pay, qol, schedule? Thanks, Batfish
 

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Yeah, I hear you about the motor companies. Scary things going on in that industry now a days.

Is Pentastar all 135 stuff, or do they manage/crew planes, or both? Do they hire into left seat? Pay?

Thanks again for all the responses.
 

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kingaira90 said:
Doesn't Pfizer have a hangar and A/c on the north side of YIP? Something like a DO-jet shuttle and something else? Also Dominos Pizza is based in Ann Arbor. One would think that they would have some sort of flying device. Hanz mortgage has a flight dept based at YIP (near ameristar), they fly citations and a beechjet. They fly for the company and do netjets/flight options pickup work too.-kingaira90
Dominos has a Falcon at YIP

Pfizer flies an EMB135 ( i think) into YIP a couple times per day.
 
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Is Pentastar all 135 stuff, or do they manage/crew planes, or both? Do they hire into left seat? Pay?
Both. I don't know about the left seat stuff; they probably do if they add a management gig somewhere. Pay is descent, from what I here.....no numbers.
 
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