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Old 08-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #21  
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Who’s the toilet lady? I know of Lamp lady. LAMPS!!!!
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Kalitta fly a lot and make money.
Omni sit a lot and make guarentee.
Atlas make no money and fly bent airplanes.
This in spades.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:37 PM   #23  
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Comparing companies is a slippery slope, boys and girls...


On any given day, somebody has a better deal than you. Just the way it is. As we have all said on other threads, the object of the game is to drag our collective asses to the top, one contract at a time.


Right now, K4 is the place to be. Connie is looking to make a legacy. A juggernaut of an airline that has critical mass enough to not be another Southern or Polar and get swallowed by the competition. Although privately held, there is a clear and defined successor plan. (Yes, I am inside the circle just enough to know...)


ACMI is an economic crap shoot. We sway in the wind of commerce. But, if it is any kind of guide, I came here thinking it would be a 6 month job to hold me over while I looked for a "real job". Kalitta was just a place to pass time. That was October of 1992. Funny how plans change. Couldn't ask for a more entertaining and lucrative ride.


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Have an offer from two of these company's. Which one would you go to ? Seem's like Omni and Kalitta wouldn't be bad. Any advice would be appreciated.
Which has the better pipeline to UPS or FedEx?
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I would put western at the lower end next to or after atlas,
K4, omni, any wholly owned regional, atlas, western, atx
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K4 airplanes are embarrassing to be seen in...atlas planes are banana shaped, regional planes have someone else’s hopes and dreams painted on the tails, western global planes made a pit stop in Victorville for an extended nap in the California sun before being leased and Omni aircraft have fat flight attendants that smell like cat food.
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Comparing companies is a slippery slope, boys and girls...


On any given day, somebody has a better deal than you. Just the way it is. As we have all said on other threads, the object of the game is to drag our collective asses to the top, one contract at a time.


Right now, K4 is the place to be. Connie is looking to make a legacy. A juggernaut of an airline that has critical mass enough to not be another Southern or Polar and get swallowed by the competition. Although privately held, there is a clear and defined successor plan. (Yes, I am inside the circle just enough to know...)


ACMI is an economic crap shoot. We sway in the wind of commerce. But, if it is any kind of guide, I came here thinking it would be a 6 month job to hold me over while I looked for a "real job". Kalitta was just a place to pass time. That was October of 1992. Funny how plans change. Couldn't ask for a more entertaining and lucrative ride.


Skyguy out...
I agree with the "legacy" opinion. It appears to me that Mr. Kalitta doesn't do anything by halves. Kalitta Motorsports has two Top Fuel teams and two Funny Car teams. Watch the video of Doug winning at 2018 Winter Nationals. There's a very brief shot of Mr. Kalitta as Doug won, Mr Kalitta's smile was genuine. I suspect that Mr. Kalitta would love to see Doug and Richie and then JR and Shawn face of against each other in their respective categories in the final races at the next NHRA event (Brainerd?). If building a "legacy" and a "juggernaut" are the equivalent of winning the most Wally's, then that's a tremendous asset to any future or current employee of Kalitta Air.
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FDX: Atlas 767
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I agree with the "legacy" opinion. It appears to me that Mr. Kalitta doesn't do anything by halves. Kalitta Motorsports has two Top Fuel teams and two Funny Car teams. Watch the video of Doug winning at 2018 Winter Nationals. There's a very brief shot of Mr. Kalitta as Doug won, Mr Kalitta's smile was genuine. I suspect that Mr. Kalitta would love to see Doug and Richie and then JR and Shawn face of against each other in their respective categories in the final races at the next NHRA event (Brainerd?). If building a "legacy" and a "juggernaut" are the equivalent of winning the most Wally's, then that's a tremendous asset to any future or current employee of Kalitta Air.

The smile is genuine. A trip to the race shop is a must do for anyone who makes it here to YIP. Lots of toys and technology. They have a robotic machine that turns a chunk of alloy into an engine block in about an hour. Pretty cool to watch the show.


I generally don't reveal personal details on the internet. But, a story to explain why I became a lifer here. I had the unfortunate experience of having a child who almost died while I was on a trip. The voice on the end of the phone said "We got you a ticket. Go home." No discussion of who would cover the trip (leaving in less than 6 hours, that eventually cancelled). And, they never took a day of sick time while I was home. Try that at Delta and see where it gets you. Just sayin'
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I dont think any kalitta pilots have the leeway to nake fun of anyone "bending airplanes", lol. U really wanna go there?
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