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Old 12-29-2018, 07:06 PM   #111  
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Great info yaíll! Thank you so much!

Regional guy here thatís burned out of Midwest overnights and really just needs a change of pace. Got into this job to see the world, not just North Dakota. Been chatting with some alumni from my current airline that are at Atlas that say I would love the schedule, destinations and lifestyle.

Just wanted to pick yíalls brains on the right fit. Currently living in LA and understand all three (kalitta, Omni and Atlas) are home based, but is any one of the three better for quality of life out of LA?

I have read enough of the forums to know better then to ask a typical schedule. But Iím curious if being this far west will doom me to exclusively Asia and Oceania flying. I would prefer to fly to places that I would never consider going to on vacation but from conversations Iíve had it seems most those locations launch from the east coast.

Lastly I plan on renting cars, kayaks, sailboats, motorcycles and getting out on the overnights. Of the three, which would be more conducive to an adventurous lifestyle?

Hope these questions stir some interesting debate! Iíve already poured through the monetary pros and cons and know my order in preference with all things being equal. Just looking for which one will lead to the best bar stories later in life.

Happy New Year!
My friends at Atlas are not happy. The ones at Atlas who are on the 767 are miserable. Donít know much about Omni but didnít AtSG or someone just buy them? Things are going really well at K4, everyone seems to be happy with the money and growth.
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My friends at Atlas are not happy. The ones at Atlas who are on the 767 are miserable. Donít know much about Omni but didnít AtSG or someone just buy them? Things are going really well at K4, everyone seems to be happy with the money and growth.
Canít speak for the other two places but I have always enjoyed my time at K4, even before our new contract. Never had a problem with anyone in management, training, or crew members. Sometimes I get a little irritated by the schedule and bid packets but other than that, itís a great company.
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My friends at Atlas are not happy. The ones at Atlas who are on the 767 are miserable. Donít know much about Omni but didnít AtSG or someone just buy them? Things are going really well at K4, everyone seems to be happy with the money and growth.
Plenty of happy people at Atlas/Southern. Plenty of unhappy too, thatís what happens with this large of a pilot group. YMMV. Hard to get the real scoop on anything here when the 1% shout so loudly over the top of more reasonable points of view.
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Doesn’t matter, they’ll fly you to the plane from wherever you live. I’ve seen them fly guys that live in Vegas to Boston to do a contract airline charter, and at the same time fly a guy from Massachusetts to Vegas to go fill in on a Hawaii run.

Lots more time off at the RON’s with Omni. Average guy flys 25-45 hours a month and takes the 64 guarantee. The rest of the time is in various cities on short or long call reserve. Plenty of time to go sightseeing. You’ll make more money at Kalitta, but will fly 2-3 times the hours monthly.
I had Omni fly me from LAS to Kuwait to start a trip. You'll fly 300-400 hours a year at Omni but that includes 3rd and 4th pilot time.
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Lastly I plan on renting cars, kayaks, sailboats, motorcycles and getting out on the overnights. Of the three, which would be more conducive to an adventurous lifestyle?
As far as the K4 74 goes, opportunities for the type of adventures youíre interested in will appear every now and then, but realistically you will spend much of your downtime tired and jet lagged. Luckily you will have plenty of adventure time during your two week breaks between trips.
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As far as the K4 74 goes, opportunities for the type of adventures youíre interested in will appear every now and then, but realistically you will spend much of your downtime tired and jet lagged. Luckily you will have plenty of adventure time during your two week breaks between trips.
I just literally slept 18 hours during my 1 in 7.
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