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Old 07-31-2022, 01:04 AM
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Apologies, Mods, but I hate to see people going "If only..." when there is an incredible hiring boom going on at all levels.

I think it's really nice of Al to post this, and for the Mods to let it go, it's the ultimate Pilots helping Pilots. (Al, tell Jeff P that his classmate Steve K from CoEx says Hi!!!)
I’ll say hi to Jeff P for you, I flew with him last week. I’ll send him a note.

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That's a fair point. I give you props on the 16/14 schedule, I'm not sure it's not something I could handle.

How is it working your way up through the smaller Kalitta companies? I've heard plenty of horror stories, mostly concerning maintenance..
We have some of the best maintenance in the business and do work for other airlines in our Oscoda Michigan maintenance hub (tires/engines). Old days and old stories die hard. Kalitta hasn’t always been as successful as we are now.

The other Kalitta companies hold on to their pilots. Kalitta Charters and Charters II fly their own unique cargo, like high value race horses and prototype auto parts. Check them out too, I know very little about them however.

We fly a lot of US military contracts which have limited hiring foreign pilots in the past to those who also have a US passport.

Having 14 days off in a row is highly attractive to me because I get a lot done at home building, flying, raising my kids, time with my wife, without stopping and starting. Momentum is my friend!

Stick and rudder skills are absolutely important for us. We fly boxes into lots of places, some passenger airlines don’t go. It can be challenging and fun at the same time.

I think this thread is relevant because Kalitta needs a different kind of pilot. If you want to move in base and fly short hops Kalitta isn’t for you. I’m reaching out to mostly corporate jet pilots and regional captains who are part of the RV community and are looking for a great place to call home that allows building, attending Airventure, small company atmosphere and a decidedly different flying culture from the majors.
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:10 AM
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Smile Opportunity open, letting this thread run its course

Any more folks meeting the minimum requirements want to avoid the passenger airlines?

This thread will close, but we will perpetually need pilots that are looking for something different than the domestic passenger scene as we grow.

Build on. Iím bidding three weeks off in a row, no vacation used to do it.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:30 AM
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Do you guys retire out at 65 like the 121 guys?
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Old 08-16-2022, 03:39 PM
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Do you guys retire out at 65 like the 121 guys?
We are 121 guysÖ
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:57 PM
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A point for someone considering a second career flying. Regional salaries have soared and they have no issues hiring 60 year old pilots. Several regionals now start at 90.00 a flight hour. Captains are currently earning 212 an hour and check airman can get a 100% override for 424 an hour when doing check airman duties. You can move to the left seat very quickly! If you have 1500 hours and 25 multi there is a job for you.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:04 PM
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Hey Al. I would be all over this! Iím a 757/767 training Captain flying cargo in Canada. Would love the home based, 2 week schedule. Unfortunately donít have a green card.
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Hey Al. I would be all over this! Iím a 757/767 training Captain flying cargo in Canada. Would love the home based, 2 week schedule. Unfortunately donít have a green card.
No card no problem. I can direct you where to go in Huntington Park Kalifornia...
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