Amazon Coming to Lakeland FL

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  1. ByrdmanFL

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    Wonder how that will impact sun n fun ?
     
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    It will become "Amafun & Sun" and you'll need a prime membership. They will have 9,235,129 booths setup...each moving to you so you don't have to walk or think.
     
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    I dunno. We’ve had one here for several years now and it’s employed a lot of folks, but I’m not sure how many (if any) flying jobs it’s created.
     
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    That is what I am wondering. I'm sure there will be pilots, probably already employed, for the 7-10 big cargo jets, but didnt know if their business model employs other flight jobs like smaller hop subcontractors to locations to places like the Caribbean, re-routes to other shipping facilities, etc.
     
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    Probably very few net new pilot jobs there. From a pilot perspective, the cargo companies that actually fly for Amazon just need pilots when they add new aircraft. How many departures per day do they expect and at what time?
     
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    Pilot jobs will probably be ABX, ATI, or Atlas. I think those are the 3 for Prime Air unless I missed someone. I don't think they've been opening a "pilot base" for each of those individual sites.