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  1. Groundpounder replied to the thread [NA] Digitizing vaccination info.

    Two things. No mandate to have the vaccine to fly The TSA has nothing at all to do with vaccine mandates. Where there are mandates,...

    Nov 25, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  2. Groundpounder replied to the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    Fun Fact: There has not been a fatality following an engine failure in a PC-12. The same cannot be said about the King Air. My former...

    Nov 24, 2021 at 8:57 AM
  3. Groundpounder liked Bell206's post in the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    FYI: you'll find the main reason you see PW PT6 engines mounted on front of most single engine aircraft vs other engine models is their...

    Nov 24, 2021 at 8:13 AM
  4. Groundpounder replied to the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    I flew the PC12 for a long time, it was never unreliable.

    Nov 23, 2021 at 7:15 PM
  5. Groundpounder replied to the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    Another advantage of the jet over the PC-12, is you could do a day trip to the east coast much easier. While it would be a long day in...

    Nov 23, 2021 at 5:29 AM
  6. Groundpounder liked SethV's post in the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    CJ3+ would be great for the mission. Can fly single pilot, high enough at FL450 to get above the weather, does not burn a crazy amount...

    Nov 23, 2021 at 4:45 AM
  7. Groundpounder liked rsleeds's post in the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    ^^^ Good ballpark. I was about to post $480,000 using an all-in number of$4000/hr. Regarding fractional - be prepared in today's...

    Nov 23, 2021 at 4:44 AM
  8. Groundpounder replied to the thread Help Me Pitch A Company Plane Solution.

    Really really rough math, 120 hours of charter of a light jet would be around $450k.

    Nov 22, 2021 at 3:11 AM
  9. Groundpounder replied to the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    The only people I know of that have left the airlines for a non airline job have been guys flying for commuters, and that was 2-3 people...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 10:04 AM
  10. Groundpounder replied to the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    I've done 91/91K/135 for all of my career. Currently flying a large cabin bizjet 91 for a large corporation with a pretty cushy...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 10:03 AM
  11. Groundpounder liked kayoh190's post in the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    I feel well respected at work, most of the time at least! But you seem to be full of reasons why you didn't go the airline route, and...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:58 AM
  12. Groundpounder liked Sluggo63's post in the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    Pay scales aren't everything. NOT BRAGGING OR GETTING INTO A PITOT TUBE MEASURING CONTEST, but I'm not close to the "forced retirement"...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:58 AM
  13. Groundpounder liked Tarheelpilot's post in the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    It’s not about making big money. It’s about saving money. That’s where you find the big difference. I work at a not so top tier airline...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:57 AM
  14. Groundpounder liked Tarheelpilot's post in the thread Could an airline pilot sport a beard with reverse goatee?.

    I’ve been in both worlds. I chose differently than you. You essentially picked all the bad from one and all the good from the other...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:56 AM
  15. Groundpounder replied to the thread End of home cooked meals.

    My wife and I split the cooking almost 50/50, she probably does a little more than me. Whoever isn't cooking that night cleans the...

    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:39 AM