Empire Airlines

Gas Man

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I was wondering if anyone had any first hand info this small cargo outfit? Any hiring going on these days? I don't care about pay, just looking for free email and a kick butt 401K.
 

CA1900

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Dammit, now I can't get that Empire jingle out of my head....


:laugh:
 

avbug

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I talked to them at one point about an ATR position flying between Santa Barbara and Ontario. Their pay was pathetically low. I asked how people made it. They said their pilots often sleep in their car or the hangar in order to make it. That was from the interviewer. Enough said, in my opinion.
 

ATRCAPT

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I flew the F7 and the ATR for nearly 6 years. Great flying on the Alaska run, and some really good folks in the pilot group. However, it is an absolutely horrible company to work for. They treat the pilots and the mechanics as liabilities instead of assets. Management will do everything in their power to screw you if they can. If you do go to work for them watch your back.
 

fokkers&beer

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I wouldn't be as harsh as ATR Capt, but I didn't get screwed as much either. I actually enjoyed my time there, the pay was a little low but I guess it just preps you for the rest of your career.
ATR Capt is spot on about the Southeast thing, I live in Anchorage and Southeast is still my favorite part of the country. I'll also get my dig in and say the F was the far superior airplane for the area.
 

ATRCAPT

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When they screwed Fokkers&Beer they used lube. I wasn't so fortunate.
 

blingair

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You mean a good cup of "Gaudier?" (Sorry, spelling is off but you get the gist). The F and the French Purple Plastic airplanes only have one toilet in them and thats the coffee thermos'. Its the never been washed effect that gives it that chest hair growing taste. You either love it or hated it but if you can, grab one for personal use. If you put hot liquid in them, they will be steaming 3-4 days later. Their great for camping or stalking that ex.
Good to hear everyone's "voice." Man, if the moons could align and we all could have a beer or two together...the fishing stories we would tell.
Bling.
 

thunderworm

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i agree whole heartedly with ATR capt they will F you every chance they get. most of the good people that i knew there have left because they were tired of getting screwed.

glad to hear others are doing well. i don't know about fishing stories but i do know of one fatefull night in jnu when blingair found true love for the night and the bed in the room will never be the same.
 

fokkers&beer

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Blingair get in touch with me, I can get to Mumbai almost any month and would love to grab a beer with you.
 

inline

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Hey man! Let's go do some drinkin' & snagging in JNU![/quo


Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!


Duuuuuuuuuude?

That you duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude?


I see our eight graders are back. Spare us the torture and PM each other for crissakes.
 

Juan Trippe

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Hey, Yeah Man!!! It's Me! I can't believe it!! Wow, this is cool!!! What up dog??!! Uhhhhhh, what?
 

fokkers&beer

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I is in eight grade. Last year I was seven grade. Next year I am nine grade. Hims can't write good.
 

blingair

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Blingair get in touch with me, I can get to Mumbai almost any month and would love to grab a beer with you.
Hey bro,
sorry but don't live in Mumbai anymore. I call Chennai home, or at least for a little longer. Theres only so much India a man/boy can take.
Where do you come to Mumbai from?
P.S.-I P.M.'d you this too.
 

fokkers&beer

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Do any of you guys know who crissakes is? he must have came after I left.
 

DZ BUM & EFS

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Yes i'm still here. but I've been on paid leave/Vacation since I moved to GEG. Now this is the schedule to die for. Ahhhh yes the good ol' JNU day.
 
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