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135 CP/DO/etc - anyone doing this?

Discussion in 'Corporate/Fractional/Charter Aviation' started by BigZ, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a tough forum for the non-121 to come out of the closet and admit enjoying the 135 (or larger 91 department for that matter) [/s], but I was talking to a gentleman the other day, ex crappy 135 scheduled and not much better 121 ages ago turn "crystal ass GIV CA" and a DO for a sizeable 135 and I couldn't help but wonder if that's not a bad place to end up in.
    Granted, average 135 tends to have a shorter life span than a proper airline, and all that, but still, wanted to see if we have guys doing this sort of thing here and if we do, whether they wouldn't mind providing their input on overall QoL satisfaction and such.
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Do you like flying and airplanes? If so I cannot in good conscience recommend 135 management. You have to like people and working with them.
     
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  3. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    I do like flying and airplanes
    But I also have a solid background in solving problems and managing projects (and speaking the government language), and while flying only feels very good most of the time, sometimes I do get the urge to "do something 'bout it" when I have to deal with mismanaged bs and I also wonder if it would make an economic sense to work my way up that valley.
     
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  4. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    That's cool. Just know what you're getting into.
     
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  5. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    Exactly the reason for the "Hey guys, what's it look like on the inside?" inquiry :)
     
  6. NickH

    NickH Dank Meme

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    Most 135 management is the reverse of this....
     
  7. Fly_Unity

    Fly_Unity Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy my job. Quite a bit of work, problem solving. It has its moments like any job. I like being home "most" nights.
     
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  8. Fly_Unity

    Fly_Unity Well-Known Member

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    I dont think it starts this way, but after a few years of babysitting whiny pilots, it starts to go in that direction. A good group of pilots sure makes the difference in QOL!
     
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  9. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Quoted for truth.
     
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  10. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the replies
    The idea doesn't appear overly crazy then, it's a start
     
  11. EIR

    EIR Well-Known Member

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    I'm the CP for a very small charter department and enjoy it. I do most of my flying 91 on the bigger managed airframes, but our pilots are happy. I refuse to do rolling rest and give our guys a 48hr call. I did the rolling rest for 6 years and know first hand how terrible it is.
     
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    mikecweb Third Generation Arizonan

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    I hated almost every day I was in 91 management. Could be the people i worked for, could be me.
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Just apply the standards you apply to everyone else who posts here: it was definitely you, you have a bad attitude and why can't you just let it go.


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  14. MikeOH58

    MikeOH58 Well-Known Member

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    Is Alex still active on JC? If so, he would be a great resource for the Op.
     
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  15. CK

    CK Well-Known Member

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    Still here. Still a DO.

    Alex.
     
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  16. Crockrocket94

    Crockrocket94 Well-Known Member

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    You flying the 900 still?
     
  17. mikecweb

    mikecweb Third Generation Arizonan

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    lolz.
     
  18. EIR

    EIR Well-Known Member

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    900 and 50 mainly. We have a b200 and 840 on charter with a 250 on the way.
     
  19. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Attention on deck! :)
     
  20. djh1007

    djh1007 Flying Squirrel Trainee

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    Can Cole Mattman weigh in on this?
     

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