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I am an ex-Laker (ramper) from SLN. Spent 2 1/2 yrs hoping to get my shot at playing in the big show, which never did pan out before SLN went teets up. I havent talked to anyone in the company since last October. So whats goin on with the company? Any chance I might be able to live the dream soon?
 

Cornelius

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I don't think its going to be anytime soon since there are 100 pilots on the street. There were 40+ people released during training as well. Last time I talked to the director of training, he said it would be awhile which is quite understandable. Go look at the stock and company history on the NASDAQ web page under the ticker "GLUX". Its all pretty grim. Load factors are terrible and the stock price is unbelievable.

Good Luck.
 

AWACoff

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Who the heck is the director of training now? I heard the union got Davis his job back. I will no longer call the Teamsters worthless.
 

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AWACoff said:
Who the heck is the director of training now? I heard the union got Davis his job back. I will no longer call the Teamsters worthless.
What?!!!! JD is back?
If that's true, than that company may have a chance yet. If anyone can pull them out of the toilet, JD can.
 

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Ksus Aviation

Yo ksus aviator. I too am a Ksus av8turd. Did all my flt training there and instruct there now. When did you fly here and who you be flyin fo now?
 

AWACoff

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When I said Davis, I meant Steve Davis. When Tosty and JD left, it truly was the end of Lakes. Maybe, juuuuuuust maybe, Pommy can pull it out of the tailspin. It has always taken a true Laker to run that place and Pommy is a pretty kickbutt Laker.
See Yoooooooo!
Steve
 

ksu_aviator

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I graduated in December 99...I'm flying out of AAO right now doing some part time Baron work, but I'll be going back to Mesaba if they ever call me.

Woohoo we have Women's Basketball to cheer for.....Go Cats!
 

Cornelius

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Eventhough I have hung out and drunk numerous brews with Voss on one occasion in downtown Cheyenne, I blame him for what's going on. He just keeps hanging on and not changing anything. There have been some opportunites for some big changes at Lakes but he passed on them. Like the $5 a share that was offered from Tennebaum a half year a go. I hope things turn out well, cuz I wouldn't mind going back there since I'm stuck in hole right now trying to find 121 work.
 

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D. Voss

It would seem as though Voss runs his airline as if it were a hobby rather than a buisness. Anytime they get something going that works they immediatley change it. It was rumored by several that knew him personally that he made sure his airline showed very little profit to keep his ex-wife from getting anything. Im sure he makes a pretty penny off of his printing company selling his airline all the forms and documents they need for daily operations. I think thats where his bread is buttered. As for J.D. being back, I dont know for sure but I wouldnt leave Fed Ex to go back to Lakes. J. Pomeroy is an extremely cool dude, he is a true laker and no better person could be in the Chief Pilot slot. Despite all their problems I'd drop this instructor gig in a heartbeat to fly for em. Lakers have an excellent reputation throughout the industry and our pilots get hired by the majors or a good deal of them go to Air Whiskey at least and then on from there. The airline I work for now as a ramper, their pilots spend more than several years waiting for the call up to the big show. Hell I,ve seen upgrade times upwards of two years... before 9/11. Nope lakes is the place I want to start...if they can hold out that long.
 

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I'd be mad too if my wife ran off with the UPS delivery man. Don't forget about his FBOs that fill Voss's coffers as well. As I clearly stated, Jeff Davis did not come back, Steve Davis did. Sccf, how in the heck do you know Pommy? Most people don't even know who the current Chief Pilot is at Lakes as it changes so fast. I was 2 chief pilots behind before Pommy took over. Thank Allah that Shiithead Sherlock is gone.
 

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Any Lakers out there ever know a guy named Bill Forbes? If so, let me know what he's up to.
 
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