Hickory, North Carolina

slowjet

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Anyone know of any quality corporate or charter jobs in Hickory (HKY)?
Thanks for any info.
 

Viliamu

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Not many

Hey, not too many going around there in Hickory. You may want to take a look at Mountain Air Cargo. Aside from them, you may want to stroll up the road to Greensboro and ask around there. If I think of some more operators, I'll let you know.

Good luck.

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Someone told me Comscope was in need of contract pilots, but I haven't checked into it myself. The race teams might be looking, they seem to have a pretty big turn-over.
 

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Aside from them, you may want to stroll up the road to Greensboro and ask around there.
Nothing around GSO, unfortunately. Lotsa contractors all chasing the same few seats. :(

Unless, of course, you have 250 PIC B-58 and are sim current on it. If that's the case ... I can help. :D


Minh
(I hate insurance companies. I'll be in the right seat till I'm so old I can't pass a medical. :( )
 

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I found these operators in Hickory, NC off of www.Bizjetjobs.com Corporate Flight Department directory, hope this helps.

COMM/SCOPE, INC.
2908 2nd Ave.
Hickory, NC 28601
828-323-4954
Fax 828-322-6118
Jeff Wofford, Manager
jeffw@commscope.com
They 1 Lear 55 and 1 Lear 31A.

FLIGHT WORKS, INC.
P.O. Box 2268
Hickory, NC 28603
828-323-8250
FAx 828-322-7084
Jim Dubois - Aviation Manager
jdubois1@triad.com

(1) BE400

PROFILE AVIATION SERVICES
2910A 2nd Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3291
Fax 828-345-1930

(1) BE-200

These were the only 3 operators that I had listed. There are about 15-17 operators in Greensboro, too many to list here, hope this helps,

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KeroseneSnorter

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Snakum said:
Nothing around GSO, unfortunately. Lotsa contractors all chasing the same few seats. :(

Unless, of course, you have 250 PIC B-58 and are sim current on it. If that's the case ... I can help. :D


Minh
(I hate insurance companies. I'll be in the right seat till I'm so old I can't pass a medical. :( )
Sim for a 58? Don't tell me that the insurance companies are requiring it now.

I am in the area and I might be interested in some side work on a 58. Got 1000+ hours PIC single pilot part 135 in one, however I have never even seen a sim for the thing. I have flown a Baron through every type of weather imaginable while hauling freight, and brought 3 back with one engine failed, however if they require a sim check.....I guess I am underqualified to fly a light twin nowadays!!

Know anybody that needs a Citation driver? Current in that puppy and i could use some contract work on my days off.
 

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To slowjet

You would be well advised to avoid at all costs Profile Aviation Services since back in the mid 1990's they were doing on-demand charter with no PT. 135 certificate,had atleast a couple of accidents,bent some metal,did not hear of any injuries.They were supposed to have acquired a PT.135 certificate a couple of years ago.They also were operating aircraft,for #88,Dale Jarrett,the NASCAR driver,don't know if that is still the case.Would you really want to fly for someone who cuts corners like this outfit?????????I don't believe I would,it could mean certificate action by the FEDS!!!!!
 

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Sim for a 58? Don't tell me that the insurance companies are requiring it now.
There is a well-known, local guy who wants to contract on the Barons when he can (excellent pilot and a good guy), and he has almost 1000 B-58 PIC, in addition to prolly 4000 total. The insurance company said "No sim ... no go."

If I had 250 hours B-58 PIC (not B-55 mind you) and a week at Simcom, I'd get the seat over him, even if I only had 500 hours. Can you believe that crap?

I brought in resumes from two FlightInfo members earlier this year, one an airline pilot and with (again) hundreds of hours B-58 PIC. Insurance said "Don't bother unless you're going to send them to school."

It's a Baron fer Crissakes!

:uzi: [Insurance Companies]

Minh
 
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slowjet said:
Anyone know of any quality corporate or charter jobs in Hickory (HKY)?
Thanks for any info.

Slowjet,

I don't know your particulars, but if you do have 6000hrs , and the fractional business interests you, CitationShares has just opened a pilot base in GSO.

Just trying to help.

X
 

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Snakum said:
There is a well-known, local guy who wants to contract on the Barons when he can (excellent pilot and a good guy), and he has almost 1000 B-58 PIC, in addition to prolly 4000 total. The insurance company said "No sim ... no go."

If I had 250 hours B-58 PIC (not B-55 mind you) and a week at Simcom, I'd get the seat over him, even if I only had 500 hours. Can you believe that crap?

I brought in resumes from two FlightInfo members earlier this year, one an airline pilot and with (again) hundreds of hours B-58 PIC. Insurance said "Don't bother unless you're going to send them to school."

It's a Baron fer Crissakes!

:uzi: [Insurance Companies]

Minh
Gotta love insurance companies. They will insure a guy with 1500 hours to be PIC in an RJ but will not let a 9000 hour guy fly a Baron that he has 1000 hours PIC in, Gotta love bean counters huh?

Guess I will stick with the 747 for now. I miss flying the little ones though, would have liked a side job in one from time to time.

The real bad part is that I should be making enough to buy my own Baron.....if this were 1985. Bad when the guys flying the things professionally cannot afford the airplanes, and the ones that have no business in an airplane can buy a KingAir or Citation.

Oh well, pardon me whilst I go kick the crap out of the neighbors dog......and cat.....for good measure!:smash:
 

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G-force said:
You would be well advised to avoid at all costs Profile Aviation Services since back in the mid 1990's they were doing on-demand charter with no PT. 135 certificate,had atleast a couple of accidents,bent some metal,did not hear of any injuries.They were supposed to have acquired a PT.135 certificate a couple of years ago.They also were operating aircraft,for #88,Dale Jarrett,the NASCAR driver,don't know if that is still the case.Would you really want to fly for someone who cuts corners like this outfit?????????I don't believe I would,it could mean certificate action by the FEDS!!!!!
Profile is one of those companies you never hear anything good about. Even when you allow for ticked off pilots and the "sour grapes" types there isnt usually this much smoke without an ember or two lurking around. Probably good advice from G-force
 
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