Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Temporary Relocation Plans


The bad news. I received word from the airport (KOXB)that there will be a T-Hangar taxiway rehab project starting in September running through October. This project will require excavating 18-24 inches for a new road box to include new under drain, stone base and two 4" lifts of hot mix. This all means that 08Romeo will be out on the ramp for two months, yuck, in the salt air environment.

The good news, we'll have a beautiful taxiway with excellent drainage and new striping.

Networking
I started to make calls, sent text messages and emails to my flying friends looking for a temporary home for 08Romeo. I have a few irons in the fire.

At the other end of the networking spectrum is an opportunity to work close to home. I wanted to take all of 2017 off but the chance to work at the local airport has my gears turning. The info; two month project, eight miles from home, and work that's right in my wheel house. Yes, today I updated my resume and made a few calls for references. I'll make a call to a man that offered me a job at this very company back in 2013, maybe he'll find a place for me doing airport work. More on this story to follow in the coming months.

6 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Fingers and toes crossed for both 08Romeo and you.

Gary said...

:) Thanks. It would be nice but not a must have. I'll be just as happy flying around and driving my Bride crazy.

Jim and Sandie said...

Maybe I should have said, everything crossed for your bride. Lol

Frank Young said...

Hello Gary,

I'm a fan of your blog and fly myself. I was wondering if you are open for a guest blog.

I have been a pilot for 21 years; nine of which was spent serving as a Safety Representative and Accident Investigator for the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). My flight experience runs the depth and width of the industry; I have been a general aviation pilot, a flight and simulator instructor, gained experience in the charter industry, and I am an airline pilot with DHC-8 and A320 type ratings.

I hope to use my expertise in writing something interesting to your readers.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Many thanks!
Frank

Gary said...

Frank,

Thanks for reading my blog and checking in.

I like the idea, send me an email and I'll send you my cell number so we can work something out. Maybe an interview, with a few Q&A's then a blog post you can supply. A guest blogger!

My email is located on the top right of this page.

Frank Young said...

Hi Gary,

Excited to hear a favorable response! I can't seem to locate your email. I know it's usually on the profile but I believe it's private? Not sure, anyway, shoot my an email at theyoungfrank at gmail.

Looking forward to hearing from you! I read your plans of writing a book! Let me know about that too!

Best,
Frank