Laid Off, New Job

CK

Well-Known Member
I got laid off today. We sold the Conquest and it will not be replaced any time soon. My boss broke his back in July after a fall from a counter in his home. He is not paralized, but is in quite a bit of pain still and will be for quite a while. That combined with business being down 80% from this time last year and losing nearly $500,000 on the Conquest all adds up to him wanting to get out of aviation for a while. He does plan to buy an airplane early next year when his back heals up.

Literally a minute after I got off the phone with my boss, I got a call from a good friend of mine offering me a job. His company owns two Meridians and a Twin Comanche. He and his business partner are both pilots and fly the planes themselves, but have decided they would like to hire a pilot. I leave for SimCom on the 26th. They also have two new Meridians on order and two Piper Jets on order. It is funny how aviation works. I guess I was unemployed for about a minute. Any way, here are some photos of my new planes.

The two Meridians:





Panel


Twin Co


Panel


They have two of these on order


The last time I'll see the Conquest, all ready to go to Germany




Here are a few other photos

Another Twin Co I've been flying quite a bit


ILS19 at Dover




Climbing away from Dover


Enroute to ACY in a 150


That's all,

Alex.
 

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
One door closes and another door opens, man!

Sorry about the old job, but congrats on the new one! ;)
 

Bsmiller05

Well-Known Member
Geez...that first door wasn't even halfway closed before the next door was opened. I need a job, and you've got them flying (no pun intended) at you!
 

LineUpAndWait

Well-Known Member
That confirms it, we now know that CitationKid was Mother Teresa in another life and this is just the payback!

Seriously, congrats on the new toys man - that Commanche panel is nice. Great photos.
 

EineBeBoP

Well-Known Member
I love how you can go from a 6-pack panel to so many screens you think your in a pimped-out Escalade!

...Im jealous, as always.
 

Duck_Twacy

Well-Known Member
Congrats on the new gig, nice lookin' planes. I love the TwinCo, my favorite light twin for sure.

You are one lucky guy, enjoy every second of it!
 

MirageCM

Well-Known Member
Is the Piper Jet picture real or computer generated? It looks pretty real to me. I know that the jet has flown. Does anyone know how many flights have been made since the first flight?
 

CK

Well-Known Member
It is a real photo. It has made a lot of flights.

Thanks for the comments,

Alex.
 

ricecakecm

Well-Known Member
Hey, ask if it's possible to get Fred Schulz for your sim training, if he's still there. Good instructor and very knowledgeable.

The meridian's a good airplane. I've got a couple of hundred hours in it and was a part 135 check airman on it. With full fuel, you'll have about 500 pounds useful load, though. Take them as high as you can. You'll get 265-275 TAS at 270 and 280.

If you have any other questions, shoot me a pm.
 

CK

Well-Known Member
Hey, ask if it's possible to get Fred Schulz for your sim training, if he's still there. Good instructor and very knowledgeable.

The meridian's a good airplane. I've got a couple of hundred hours in it and was a part 135 check airman on it. With full fuel, you'll have about 500 pounds useful load, though. Take them as high as you can. You'll get 265-275 TAS at 270 and 280.

If you have any other questions, shoot me a pm.
I am actually going to use Dick Rouchfort for my initial training now. I used him on the Mirage and really liked his training style. I have been to SimCom in Vero and was not very impressed, but I have heard good things about Fred. I do look foward to the Meridian and have about 50 hours in it. 90% of the flying is with one or two executives/family members, so the low useful load won't be too big of a draw back. This is the '04 model with the higher useful load. I believe it is 600lbs.

Thanks,

Alex.
 

joliet

New Member
I am actually going to use Dick Rouchfort for my initial training now. I used him on the Mirage and really liked his training style. I have been to SimCom in Vero and was not very impressed, but I have heard good things about Fred. I do look foward to the Meridian and have about 50 hours in it. 90% of the flying is with one or two executives/family members, so the low useful load won't be too big of a draw back. This is the '04 model with the higher useful load. I believe it is 600lbs.

Thanks,

Alex.

Dude everyone is so sick of your ########, and posting these made up stories. Get a life, for realz~!
 
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