Kalitta Charters Moving?

Friedaloo

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Anyone hear that Kalitta charters is moving to Oscoda for good? My Roommate interviewed there and said that they hinted about that.
 

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I think I heard something about them possibly getting out of their hangars at YIP. I guess the lease is up or something. Would they be using the crew quarters at OSC?
 

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I believe they are planning on using the crew quarters so they can have "hot standby". I would like to fly for them, but would be hesitant to sleep in a bunkbed in a room full of smelly, male freighters...
 

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Wow

So what will happen to all of the pilots that have been there for a long time. Will they have to move? Will they be required to live in the barracks on hot standby? Will the company pay for moving expenses? What is the purpose for doing this?


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Kalitta Air...not Kalitta Charters

It might be kalitta air thats moving....or maybe kalitta charters II. Been no word of Charters (kittylitter) moving.
 

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Osc

I think that the old barracks on either the north side or the east side of the field will be available for living. I also heard that a deal was in the works with Alpena customs for outbound and inbound customs out of there for Kalitta Charters and Kalitta Air. That was the only thing holding the deal up. It makes sense since it is so cheap to live up there plus all the hangers that are already up there.
 

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I heard the same thing about the barracks. They are going to set up some kind of cafateria for a meal plan too. So that the pilots can just have room and board deducted from their pay pre tax. With the new living arrangements I think they are lowering the call out to 10min
 

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10 min

That must be why some of the dispatchers are giving 30-35 minute callouts, just to get everyone used to the 10 minute one. Seeing as how it used to be a SAC base, getting out in less than 15 should be no problem. I also think rwy 6 is getting an ILS.
 

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Locker room woes...

The 10 minute callout shouldn't be a problem since they are providing a locker room for showering and dressing and whatnot. But as a Female, I'm wondering if there will be a separate place for Women to get ready. Something to think about if I get hired for the September class. Also, since the crew rooms are going to be doubles and triples, I'm wondering what would happen with the roommate situation for me...
Other than these concerns the job sounds pretty sweet.
 

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Rooms

I don't know, there sure are a lot of barracks up there, I think they could probably give everyone their own room. There's gonna be a September class huh? CRAP.
 

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Get ready UP

I heard that part of the plan is to do scheduled service between Oscoda and the Upper Pennisula of Michigan in Lear 25's. It is a totally unserved market, ready to be cornered. I hope I can get on in the september class, I always wanted to be an airline capt. And I love the Lears.
 

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I haven't heard that. I don't believe that there is much of a need as we rarely fly up there as it is. We sometiems go to Sawyer, or to Pellston or Traverse City. I know that it wouldn't be "scheduled" service since we are an "on demand" operation. The only times we even take a Lear to Oscoda is to pick up "Connie" parts or move one of there flight crews or take a mechanic to fix a 747. But hey, ya never know...strange things happen
 

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There has never been any talk of hot-stby or moving domiciles. Sometimes it is hard to read mgmt/HR jokes or hints. This is a cool place to work with a really great pilot group. It is a hard job and is not for everyone, however the experience is invaluable. For example, did you know that there is a 4am, not just a 4pm.
 

ILuvKittyLitter

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BubbRubb said:
There has never been any talk of hot-stby or moving domiciles. Sometimes it is hard to read mgmt/HR jokes or hints. This is a cool place to work with a really great pilot group. It is a hard job and is not for everyone, however the experience is invaluable. For example, did you know that there is a 4am, not just a 4pm.
Yeah..been seeing too many of those 4am critters lately. It is a good place to work, we can complain no and again, but when it gets down to it it there are not a lot of places better. But if there is ever any talk about a BRO base...I'm outta here..<lol>
 

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I think you and I are going to be visiting the BRO base tomorrow, bro. Prepare for another Taco Palenque visit!
 

ILuvKittyLitter

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BubbRubb said:
I think you and I are going to be visiting the BRO base tomorrow, bro. Prepare for another Taco Palenque visit!
Yeah....I think I need my fix...gettin shakey! Bigo's is pretty good too...but kinda miss the Palenque!! Don't think we would have been there long enough, some of your mojo is coming my way...we got the backhaul back. No whining today!!
 
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