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How long has your boss kept the plane idle?

pushntin

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Just curious to see how long some of you have gone without moving the aircraft and still stayed on payroll? We are going in two month increments, sometimes more since this economy downfall.
 

slickmagneto

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I used to work for a wealthy individual that would go 6-8 weeks a couple time a year and not move the airplane. I would update my resume just in case. If you end up on the street I can show you where the government cheese line is located.
 

Abe

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i fly for a nascar driver and only worked 90 hours last year, just wonder how long a good thing will last?
 

siucavflight

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i fly for a nascar driver and only worked 90 hours last year, just wonder how long a good thing will last?
I have a friend in Chicago who has a gig like that, he has been flying less then 100 hours a year for 17 years now. Sometimes you just never know.
 

pushntin

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Well the boss is about to park it for a while and who knows for how long. And the paycheck is going to stop. Time to join the rest in the unemployment line. It was a good ride.
 

Abe

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the nascar guys usally do but we have been lucky with our boss flying on the team airplane trying to save some money with the way gas prices were later last year. I know at the dover race gas was almost 8 a gallon with 400-600 dollar landing and ramp fees. The average driver flys 250 to 300 hours a year.
 

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the nascar guys usally do but we have been lucky with our boss flying on the team airplane trying to save some money with the way gas prices were later last year. I know at the dover race gas was almost 8 a gallon with 400-600 dollar landing and ramp fees. The average driver flys 250 to 300 hours a year.

Thats got to make you nervous.
 

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I know a company that has not had a plane in 3 years and still has a chief pilot. I think he has something on the boss though...pictures, etc.
 

Brett Hull

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I know a company that has not had a plane in 3 years and still has a chief pilot. I think he has something on the boss though...pictures, etc.
Is that the one in the Condo with the same name as the greeting card manufacturer? First office on the right upstairs?
 

blzr

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Is that the one in the Condo with the same name as the greeting card manufacturer? First office on the right upstairs?

Hey MAN!! where ya been? P.M me with your info if you are still in town.

No, not that one. we were supposed to get that office after they sold ehr WW, but we still have the closet down stairs. The company I was talking about had a Hawker. The before-mentioned office is now occupied by a company with a C-90. OH the indignity!!!!
 
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