Pace just sold. top mgt let go over weekend.

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don't know the story. just heard the Pres and Veep let go. don't know who else. any news from the gang? heard they want to become the largest sports charter op...any truth to it?
 

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I heard the same thing. Wondering when we are going to get an official email, or something, about what is going on and what the new direction of the company is going to be...
 

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New owner guy named Bill Rogers with connections to a majority of the sports team flying. Plans for a all 75/76 fleet with a mix of md82's. Hiring rumors is that starting july will be full bore. Who knows though till it happens. I know training is already killing themselves getting ready
 

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the funny thing about Pace being full bore reminds me of the old Little Casear's commercial with grandma and grandpa in a 57 cadillac driving about 5 mph and gramps says, " you're driving like a bat out of hades."
 

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MD-82's?? Seriously?? Why switch out of a 737 platform with room for newer equipment to an equipment line that is a) not being built anymore, b) not on our certificate (training, proving runs, etc) and c)breaks down all the time. Just ask the people at Allegiant, AA, and DAL how reliable their MD-80's are.
 

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I see your point. But MD's are easy to get parts for. Who knows what will actually end up happening. I heard the FA's were having a meeting today in Winston. Waiting to hear what is said
 

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meeting with the FA's instead of the pilots..... now that's full bore like a bat out of hades... the Pace is killing me...
 

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Ok here's some tidbits I got from one of the F/A's at the meeting... Forgive me, for this is now third hand knowledge...

1. Bill Rogers made his fortune off GPS tracking technology for UPS
2. The old top three were doing some "criminal" stuff with the finances.
3. No word on pay raises... financials have to be evaluated.
4. ATG also owns an insurance company which is now going to insure Pace
5. 80 airplanes within 5 years (I'm not holding my breath on that one)
6. Plans to be the biggest sports charter operator
7. Meeting was recorded, so apparently those of us that weren't there (entire pilot group) can get a DVD copy of the meeting.

Again, I wasn't there, so I'm just posting what I've heard...
 

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Its hard to call it a "Company" meeting when there has not been ANY notification sent to the pilot group that the company has even been sold
 

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Hey mach, are you as lit off about that as I am? Who dropped the ball on letting the pilot group know about the meeting yesterday? I hope the new president is made aware of this.
 

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Right on Ramen....... I would have made an attempt to fly in, re3nt a car, whatever to attend this meeting, this is our future we are talking about and tomorrow will be a week and not a word from the company yet???? WTF???
 

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I know it was recorded and hopefully they will send it to everyone by email. The guy sounded like he meant business and has a plan. When I go in today I will check and see if they are going to email it to the people that wasn't there. But just my opinion forget what happened in the past this is a new regime and it might be best to give the company a clean slate. He seems to want to make this company into what most of us thought it could be when we first came here.
 

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Please ask him to bring the Hooters girls back.....
 

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how about Victoria's Secret Airlines? wouldn't that be a step up?

heard something about air Aruba... new division out of Aruba within a year. also, 4 used 200 advanced coming real soon from australia.
paid insurnace, pay raises, in house credit union... sign me up
 

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Help with Pace

Hey gang, glad to hear things are looking up for you at Pace. I have been sending resumes to Pace since ATA folded under me. But, no luck so far. Can someone PM me the name of the chief pilot and/or his email address? I always feel better sending to a name and not just a nameless H.R. email. Maybe with the new growth a former 757 Capt. like me can get back to work. Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
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