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    Any Freight Pilots?

    Are there really no freight pilots here? Or none that will own up to it? (Or did everyone get laid off?) I dispatch in the freight industry, so figured I could post here and try to get it rolling. Freight DAWGS....show yourself!

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    Re: Really?

    Checking in! 1 year veteran of Central Air. Where do you work, randt?

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    Re: Really?

    jealous...i like those airplanes, waiting for the chance to fly one
    Commercial SEL, MEL, Instrument, CFI, CFII

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    Re: Really?

    I don't want to reveal my "true identity" and put my company out there for all to see. BUT, I have done cargo charters for the past 10 years. My first company was Kitty Hawk. I've also worked in TOL, YIP, ADS, and currently another small N Texas airport. We have medium jets and flying Winnebagos. I LOVE my job and what we do, but our section of the industry is massively in the toilet and if I don't get out, it'll be too late.

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    Re: Really?

    Toilet, yes. That's why I try, unsuccessfully, to get into ATC. So now I've got to start looking at other options. Hopefully a nice corprate job or fractional ownership job comes along.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    I used to haul UPS freight outta MKE, then flew beat up old falcons and lears outta YIP, ADS and ELP. Loved flying freight, hated the companies. Boxes dont b!tch

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Windsor, either you're one of my old pilots, or you worked for our competitor.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    I was on the "westside" of YIP

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Ahhhhh...my evil competitor I was closer to Millionaire in ADS. Where I am now is full of guys from where you were. At least you aren't still doing it in your 40s like these guys. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Good luck, but at least it sounds like you have a much better job now!

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Its all good. I had a hella good time with one of your crews down in boyz town in LRD one time. On of the most fun nights I've had ever. Granted I did not partake in the horizontal activities (was wiskey'd out) but I do remember the donkey show. Ahh the memories of freight doggin....... I bounced outta AJI as soon as I could. My current company was advertising "street Captains" so I took the chance. Coming back ot bite me though, I'm being downgraded. Hence the possible venture into ATC.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor View Post
    I was on the "westside" of YIP
    sounds like KFS to me

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    sounds like KFS to me

    Nope. I am, however, impressed with your knowledge of the field.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by randt View Post
    Nope. I am, however, impressed with your knowledge of the field.
    worked quite closely with kfs for quiite some time.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    That's cool. I worked for Kitty Hawk when they owned Kalitta.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by randt View Post
    That's cool. I worked for Kitty Hawk when they owned Kalitta.
    Oh that was a disaster.
    Back then I worked at jepp and the kitty hawk dispatchers used to call every night because they couldn't figure out how to use their dispatch software.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    That's pretty sad. Its pretty user friendly. We use Jepp FliteStar, and I swear, anything with at least 1 bendable finger and half a brain could use it.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by randt View Post
    That's pretty sad. Its pretty user friendly. We use Jepp FliteStar, and I swear, anything with at least 1 bendable finger and half a brain could use it.
    kittyhawk IIRC was running opscontrol which is/was sort of like an onsite server to run their plans, it's marketed to 121 ops.
    jetplanner would be better for what you're doing, it does the calculations on jepps server, similar to opscontrol just on the interweb.

    I had another customer called "magic jet" in ireland that called nightly before they went out of business, I believe on one of their maiden flights they had screwed with the tankering settings and nearly ran out of fuel but it's been 5+ years..

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Showin' myself for a job in cargo... so I guess freight aircrew to freight piloting.
    If there is any openings with jobs in this sector please don't hesitate to reply won't think anything of it. Comments wanted.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor View Post
    I used to haul UPS freight outta MKE, then flew beat up old falcons and lears outta YIP, ADS and ELP. Loved flying freight, hated the companies. Boxes dont b!tch
    Any piloting needed for frieghting. Experience needed, know the danger in it if I can't get to a class and do the travel.

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    Re: Any Freight Pilots?

    This thread is over 7 years old. 99% of the people that posted in this thread don't visit this site anymore or they're dead. Good luck.

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