Recession Flying

o2bflyn

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Not really.....its slow this time of year anyway. From November on should tell the tale.
 

ozpilot

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Been flying the X for Netjets for 8 years. Summer is traditionally quiet but I've never seen a summer as quiet as this one.
 

say again

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Extremely quiet. Lost my job because of it.

Hey Blueridge, what did you fly for ACA? 328 here.
 

Just Peachy

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Seasons......

I dont get to fly the line as much as everyone else but a few weeks ago got to TEB (thats 3 times in the past year) and I asked the gal that is our greeter, howsitgoing? She said a LOT slower than normal for this time of year............:(

A sign of things to come. However, we will see what the winter brings as its usually pretty damm busy! :)
 

DAS at 10/250

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I've been pretty busy in the Sovereign in the last two months. Bumped up against 10 in 24 a few times. Seen a fair amount of X owners coming over for the fuel savings.
 

blueridge71

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The majority of people that I talk to from all companies say things are slow. NJA guy at breakfast was asking me the same question. He said it's been really slow for him lately as well.

I guess even the rich are pinching pennies.
 

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Well the FBO's all report 15% to 20% off in fuel sales which goes along with NBAA and other numbers so I think it is clear that the business has slowed. Recreational flying in middle America is really dead.
 

GSXR600

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Flops, flex, cs or xojet. Any info from you guys?

Overall flying here at FLEXJET has slowed down about 7-10%. But our 300 still is the working horse of the company. Flying on the 300 still going like the energizer bunny, so to be honest, I haven't noticed any slow down yet, in fact I keep seen the sales department bringing more owners on board either thru a share program or the Flex 25 card.
But who knows!!... aviation is a very unstable industry and we can be out a job tomorrow, and my best advice to all of you out there is save your money and be safe!
 

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I've been flying my arse off. 6 legs yesterday and that's a first. Day one was ORL DAL SNA VGT. Next day was 7:42 of block.

Avantair.
 

GSXR600

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I've been flying my arse off. 6 legs yesterday and that's a first. Day one was ORL DAL SNA VGT. Next day was 7:42 of block.

Avantair.

Does your experience speaks for the entire company? or where they just bitting you up on that tour?
 

StarHustler

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We do a lot of Sentient work as well as some other smaller broker's and it has been a very, very, slow summer and early fall (the dispatcher says we are down at least 25%). We are based out of PBI flying Hawker 800's and a GIII, and usually our 'season' kicks off around late Nov. That will be the point at which we will truly know how bad things really are. At least Jet A prices are falling though....
 
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