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leardriver
09-05-2007, 01:24 AM
Some pics of my trailer and Hustler (sold), and fulltime job office. Going back in biz next year.

leardriver
09-05-2007, 01:27 AM
one more pic. Outside of aircraft I fly.

RedWingsDet
09-05-2007, 01:30 AM
why not stick to flying? I thought pilots made alot of $$$? Nice logo though!

Guzman Properties
09-05-2007, 01:33 AM
Which one is faster the Super Z or the white aircraft thingy???

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:02 AM
Not as much $$$ as you think. It's a high stress job because the airlines are so mismanaged. Last night the company wanted me to leave without half of the passenger's bags so we would not delay the flight. I told them the plane is not moving without the bags. 10 minutes later the bags arrived. Those jack*sses in management don't know anything about customer service.

I don't plan on leaving the airlines right away,only after building a successful company. Being an airline captain has taught me so much about leadership and compaint resolution,not to mention patience! Being in this industry, I have learned how not to run a company.

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:03 AM
by the way. I think the super z is a little faster:)

RedWingsDet
09-05-2007, 02:04 AM
Being in this industry, I have learned how not to run a company.

I bet. How many flights did NWA cancel the past 2 months? Geeze I cant even imagine a headache like that. Passengers being mad at you for something you dont control, I bet thats fun.

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:08 AM
You hit the nail on the head redwings. It sucks not being able to resolve the problem, although I try.

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:11 AM
I think the most satisfying thing about working in the green industry is at the end of the day you can turn around and see the fruits of your labor!

IHusky
09-05-2007, 02:26 AM
Nice equipment.

You can always blame delays on ATC.:laugh: :laugh:

I worked radar for 5 years, but now I'm a tower flower at SKF field.

What are your routes?

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:42 AM
changes monthly. Mostly eastern seaboard stuff. Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Acey callsign. My dad went through basic at Lackland.

IHusky
09-05-2007, 03:05 AM
My dad went through basic at Lackland.

Thats were I went to basic too. I used to see the aircraft while marching and standing at attention and would think, where the h_ll are those aircraft landing. Now I know first hand. :laugh:

I got about 20 hours shy of my commerical, but then gave up on flying due to money. Did you train the civilian route under part 91 or 141 or military training?

leardriver
09-05-2007, 11:55 AM
"I got about 20 hours shy of my commerical, but then gave up on flying due to money. Did you train the civilian route under part 91 or 141 or military training?"

141 school. I instructed for several years and flew charter in lears before going to the airlines.

IHusky
09-05-2007, 12:01 PM
Best of luck in the biz next year!:drinkup: :drinkup:

T Total Lawncare
09-05-2007, 12:44 PM
I think the most satisfying thing about working in the green industry is at the end of the day you can turn around and see the fruits of your labor!

I second that. You should try State Law Enforcement if you think that is bad. Talk about frustration and fruitless labor.:hammerhead:

leardriver
09-05-2007, 02:03 PM
I hear ya T Total, the frontline employees never get any respect and do all the work. What part of the state are you in? My folks built a house in Biloxi and retired there.

lawnpro724
09-05-2007, 03:30 PM
how do you have time to mow if your flying all the time? I'm sure the airlines are not going to work with your mowing schedule.

newdude
09-05-2007, 04:11 PM
changes monthly. Mostly eastern seaboard stuff. Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Acey callsign. My dad went through basic at Lackland.

you been to ROC and BUF??

T Total Lawncare
09-05-2007, 04:26 PM
I hear ya T Total, the frontline employees never get any respect and do all the work. What part of the state are you in? My folks built a house in Biloxi and retired there.

North East, all I can say for public viewing reasons but I spent alot of time on the coast during post Katrina. I hope your folks are doing well down there. I know there is still alot of hassle due to re-construction.

ha305
09-05-2007, 07:12 PM
I thought that was the cockpit of the hustler mower you had.... Wow was i mistaken.....I was about to go get one and put on my TOP GUN jacket

ericlemson
09-05-2007, 11:05 PM
Just wanted to let you know I like your logo and your equipment. You keep everything locked, loaded, and very secure. I guess flying a plane makes you like that!

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Bond's Lawn Keepers
09-05-2007, 11:48 PM
Nice setup. Good luck next year of mowing. Nice plane but i hate to fly.

stuffdeer
09-05-2007, 11:57 PM
Is that a 5x10 V-nose Trailer? What size Mini z?

leardriver
09-06-2007, 01:18 AM
how do you have time to mow if your flying all the time? I'm sure the airlines are not going to work with your mowing schedule.

I mowed in 2005-2006 when I was working a 3 on and 4 off schedule. I flew Saturday, Sunday and Monday and mowed the rest of the week. Since I became a captain, I'm flying 4 on and 3 off, but I expect to be back on a 3 on and 4 off schedule by the spring. You bid on your schedule every month and they are awarded based on seniority. We have alot of pilots leaving for bigger airlines and retiring now, so I'm moving up in seniority pretty quick. A 3 day work week is sweet, but they pack alot of flying in and they are long days.

Hey newdude, I flew into BUF several times last month.

Stuffdeer, It's a 52" super mini z 24hp Honda, inside a 5x10 V-nose.

Thanks for the comments. I have been on here since 2001 and have learned so much. Just have not done much posting!

leardriver
09-06-2007, 01:30 AM
oops, I meant to say 6x10 V-nose. The quick 36 and Hustler both fit in the trailer.