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astropilot

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Hey guys I am in charge of designing a pilot lounge for my FBO. I would like to find out from you, what are the must-have items, those WOW items and things you would not put in there. Currently, we have the Big Screen TV, Cable DVD player, Chairs and tables. Thanks Mark
 

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Couch for those nice long freight delays, a stripper pole or two and a seperate tiny room for the pompous fractional guy to go eat his crew meal alone in.
 

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I saw a pilot lounge with a monitor that displayed a camera feed of the front doors so the pilots could see when their pax were arriving. Since I flew freight I always wanted a live camera feed of the gate so I could see when my truck arrived. It would actually be pretty cheap to install something like that.
 

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I am in full agreement with Timeless and Landlover. I'd also suggest blackout curtains for the freight dawgs who try to catch a few zzzz waiting on the courier.
 

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Internet computer, and/or WiFi. More important, separate quiet room or individual "snooze closets" with nice recliners for pilot napping, not in the same room with the regular lounge and TV.
 

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Oh yeah, snooze closets. Lane at CMH has the best ones, they have 4-5 really small rooms with little beds. They are away from everything upstairs between the pilot lounge and game room and quiet. I got 4-5 hours of sleep on one delay, that made a big difference that day. A game room would be sweet too with a pinball game or something. Be careful, you know pilots, if you make it too nice you might get a pilot or two move in.
 

timeless

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F' yeah on the snooze closets. A big meal + ear plugs + recliner or bed in a dark room = good bye world. I would settle in for my food coma with a stupid grin on my face because I was getting paid to sleep. Some of the pilots that like to complain have lost perspective of how laid back our jobs can be. Well, my job got a little too laid back and went away.
 

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Massage service from HOT fbo chicks...absolutely essential
 

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I saw a pilot lounge with a monitor that displayed a camera feed of the front doors so the pilots could see when their pax were arriving. Since I flew freight I always wanted a live camera feed of the gate so I could see when my truck arrived. It would actually be pretty cheap to install something like that.

Flightcraft in PDX used to have one. I was there a couple weeks ago and I thinks its gone. You could even move the camera around and zoom in on stuff. It was only for the ramp though

Get a pool table.
 

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How about some transportation to the main terminal or a local strip mall/restaurant area to get some food other than the vending machine variety?
 

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Popcorn machine and a Sweet Tea machine...and ditto on the snooze rooms.

I really did like that job, it just didn't pay well.

It's okay though, I got a snooze room in my plane now!
 
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