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What is up at Cherry Air??

flyincheap

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Any old Cherry Air guys around? How are they doing these days? Is that grumpy old VP still there?
 

Lilah

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Also wondering....

I know they lost the TVF flying, and one can only wonder how much money you make flying around a 20 series Lear this last summer. When I was there I think we had 9 Falcons and 12 or so Lears.

Cheers!
 

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I believe cherry air is down to 1 lear and 5 falcons and min crews (1 crew per plane) - hanging on by a thread
 

cherry20's

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Grumpy VP is still there... Somehow...

I moved on but still have buddies there. Last I heard was 1 Lear and 3 or 4 flyable Falcons. 1 Lear crew and 3 Falcon crews is all that was left last time I checked.

With the way the economy is and how slow the auto business is, I can't see Cherry lasting much longer... I know the DO and CP are doing the best they can to ride out the storm, but they are facing a big hole to climb out of, and one stupid VP!!!

Best of luck guys!
 

falcondriver

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Heard they might be looking for a high time Da20 captain.
FD
 
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cherry20's

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Where did you hear that from? I haven't heard that one.
 

dhawk41

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Don't know why we would be looking for diamond captains. We only have FA20's
 
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cherry20's

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True, Just heard the same thing the other day... Good luck fellas!
 

Way2Broke

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I hate so see anyone lose their job. Have they laid off anyone yet?

Cherry, like every other on demand, was a place to get experience. Alot of people did there time there and moved on to bigger and better things. The other day, while riding upfront on SWA, the pilots both said, "Oh ya, Scary Air, we have alot of people from there, all great pilots, with alot of stories."

Between check hauling going away and on-demand shrinking, I am starting to wonder where people can get experience at anymore. After all, the regionals arn't for everyone.
 
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hammer2

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Crop dusting Way2Broke, it's going to be crop dusting!
 

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Don't know why we would be looking for diamond captains. We only have FA20's
Actually, falcondriver is right. Assuming you're typed and if you'd have bothered to look at your certificate, you would see the type designation for the Falcon 20 is DA-20. FA20 is the ATC designator. DV20 is the diamond's ATC designator.
 

falcondriver

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Cool I'm right , that usually never happens and I'm also have no idea what you guys are talking about.
FD
 

Way2Broke

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I am suppose to have a certificate to do this? Nobody told me. Where can I obtain such a thing?

;)
 

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I was at cherry when ATC told us to switch to FA20. Sometime around 2000 I think. Told me that they were having Katana's doing 450kts and Falcon 20's doin 100kts. Hope all turns out well for the boys still at Cherry.
FD
 

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Don't know why we would be looking for diamond captains. We only have FA20's
Sorry dhawk. Guess I didn't realize it was tongue-in-cheek. Woke up on the wrong side of the floor yesterday when I typed that. Plus I get real defensive when anyone messes with my man falcondriver. Kumbaya everyone?
 

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So is everything parked? Or are they still flying? Someday I'll have to put up some pics of the good times!

Lilah
 

cherry20's

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CCY1282 is flying today, so I guess not...
 

dhawk41

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Sorry dhawk. Guess I didn't realize it was tongue-in-cheek. Woke up on the wrong side of the floor yesterday when I typed that. Plus I get real defensive when anyone messes with my man falcondriver. Kumbaya everyone?

no problem bud i just catch crap from anyone watching on flight aware when the fss guy miss files me.

We have not parked any planes but i don't think anyone knows what this year will bring. Maybe Obama will save us all lol.
 
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