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Flight Options GIV - Still Operating?

On Your Six

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Thought I saw/heard a Flight Options GIV the other day. Just looked it up in Flightaware and seems to confirm it.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OPT181

So, what's the deal? Do you contractually have to hold onto one aircraft for certain owners? Does it fly much? Have other former owners bounced over to the Legacy? I presume the most senior pilots at FLOPS are still on it.
 

Sandhawk

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Thought I saw/heard a Flight Options GIV the other day. Just looked it up in Flightaware and seems to confirm it.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OPT181

So, what's the deal? Do you contractually have to hold onto one aircraft for certain owners? Does it fly much? Have other former owners bounced over to the Legacy? I presume the most senior pilots at FLOPS are still on it.

Whatever happened to the 2 female pilots that taxiied one Legacy into the other Legacy at CGF?

Rumor was that a CP had carnal knowledge of one of them and she was back online right away......

:confused:
 

jetwash

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Thought I saw/heard a Flight Options GIV the other day. Just looked it up in Flightaware and seems to confirm it.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OPT181

So, what's the deal? Do you contractually have to hold onto one aircraft for certain owners? Does it fly much? Have other former owners bounced over to the Legacy? I presume the most senior pilots at FLOPS are still on it.

The aircraft is K.R.'s personal aircraft that is coming on our certificate. It is flown by his pilots. As for the other GIV's we keep hearing rumors and seeing little signs but no official announcement yet.
 

993_Pilot

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Thought I saw/heard a Flight Options GIV the other day. Just looked it up in Flightaware and seems to confirm it.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OPT181

So, what's the deal? Do you contractually have to hold onto one aircraft for certain owners? Does it fly much? Have other former owners bounced over to the Legacy? I presume the most senior pilots at FLOPS are still on it.

That is Kenn Ricci's personal aircraft, we don't have any more GIV owners. Not sure why it is using an Options call sign... must be a charter, but it isn't being flown by options pilots. Just one more example of why the pilots need a contract

Whatever happened to the 2 female pilots that taxiied one Legacy into the other Legacy at CGF?

Rumor was that a CP had carnal knowledge of one of them and she was back online right away......

:confused:


Yes, they both still work for options, but the PIC was busted back to SIC for a year. As for the "Carnal Knowledge" rumor, I won't even address that.
 

ProFracPilot

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That is Kenn Ricci's personal aircraft, we don't have any more GIV owners. Not sure why it is using an Options call sign... must be a charter, but it isn't being flown by options pilots. Just one more example of why the pilots need a contract

Every OPT181 trip you see is indeed a charter, but maybe not a "sub" charter. They could be hauling Flight Options owners. Whomever they're flying, it is uplift that should be flown by one of our aircraft with our pilots. Rumor has it that he's going to limit the charter flying to 40 hrs/mo. We'll see. Even if this holds true, it is still 40 hrs/mo of flying being taken away from our work group. This is a very bad precedent that is being set, and just another example of KCR thumbing his nose at both the union and his pilots.
 

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Yep..Just as I been saying all along..KR is laughing at the Flops union..He slaps them in the face and they stand there and say " Thankyou sir may have another" PATHETIC UNION LEADERSHIP
 

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Yep..Just as I been saying all along..KR is laughing at the Flops union..He slaps them in the face and they stand there and say " Thankyou sir may have another" PATHETIC UNION LEADERSHIP


Dude you just don't get it, what is the union leadership to do? They can't just stamp their feet, Its in the pilots hands themselves, So your "Pathetic union leadership" statement needs to be thrown in the faces of the guys that are not supporting, and those who lie about their status within the union.

We the pilots give the UNION LEADERSHIP THE AMMO THEY NEED, not the other way around.
 

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Shanes,

Of course without any knowledge of what our "Pathetic Union Leadership" has negotiated in our now complete scope article, you really are lacking the big picture, aren't you? BTW everyone knows who you are. You might notice the conspicuous lack of responses your posts generate. No one respects the opinions of someone who would rat out a fellow pilot.

BTW a little bird told me our "Pathetic Union Leadership" has already arranged the return of several of our hostages. So stick that in your pipe...

HB
 

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Oh really HOG..Your scope cause is complete?????? So are you saying your Union negotiated to have non options pilots flying options trips???..I guess your leadership is worst than I thought..You follow blindly Hog..Thats what Ricci is hoping for..The blind wont see it coming when he gets that union of the property cause they were to incompetent to play hardball..There so worried about being politically correct while there being laughed at by management..
 

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So are you saying your Union negotiated to have non options pilots flying options trips???..I guess your leadership is worst than I thought..

Scope in not in force until the TA is ratified and the CBA takes effect.
 

waka

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Whatever happened to the 2 female pilots that taxiied one Legacy into the other Legacy at CGF?

Rumor was that a CP had carnal knowledge of one of them and she was back online right away......

:confused:

Why did you feel the need to point out their sex? If they had been males, would you have highlighted that as well? I doubt it.

No one gives a rat's ass about a rumor you have heard unless you can back it up with some facts.
 

ProFracPilot

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I wonder if the guys flying OPT181 - operating on Flight Options 135 certificate - are aware that they're not in compliance with the requirements of the GOM? If I were them, I'd be asking a LOT of questions of their CP - such as how they're supposed to be complying with 135.379...
 

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Anyone have an idea as to what the pay is for that crew flying the GIV? I heard a rumor a couple of months ago about the pay and the numbers were extremely low even for K. Ricci. Just curious if any knew the exact numbers.
 
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gulfstreameric

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Don't you love paying those unions dues ..
And feel so good about your return on investment ???

How far are you from the bottom .....
 

Fedmagnet

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Shanes,

Of course without any knowledge of what our "Pathetic Union Leadership" has negotiated in our now complete scope article, you really are lacking the big picture, aren't you? BTW everyone knows who you are. You might notice the conspicuous lack of responses your posts generate. No one respects the opinions of someone who would rat out a fellow pilot.

BTW a little bird told me our "Pathetic Union Leadership" has already arranged the return of several of our hostages. So stick that in your pipe...

HB

Who are are the "return of several of our hostages" that you speaketh. Go ahead and proudly display their names, we probably would know them.
I know of a few that the Union has turned their backs on. This is why many pilots have stopped paying dues.
Dubinski is being paid to heard the sheep and keep them quiet while Ricci does what he wants.
If Ricci brings in a few more pilots to fly the planes he wont care about a strike, Dubinski will continue to tell you it is OK and things are great.

Flight Options pilots have been played by management and the Union consultant.
 
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