Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: ImagineAir Expansion ?

  1. #1
    Registered Aviator bafanguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,237
    Flown:
    DC-3/6/9, B-737/727, MD-80, CV-880
    Civ/Mil:
    civilian
    Ratings:
    ATP, F/E, Dispatcher, Grnd Inst.

    ImagineAir Expansion ?

    ImagineAir is going to "double its fleet over the next year" :



    "Atlanta-based ImagineAir is hoping to double its fleet over the next year as it moves to expand its short-hop air-taxi service throughout the East Coast and ultimately move westward."

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...ion-more-bases

    Yet from another article:

    At the other end of the market, Ben Hamilton, CEO of charter operator ImagineAir, called the shortage of available pilots “one of our biggest constraints.” And “…is looking at adding operations on the East Coast in part to tap into additional pilot pools.”

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...ied-pilot-pool

    So, the answer to a dearth of pilots is to double the fleet and open more bases in hopes he'll find pilots in the new bases ?

    I'm not management material so what am I missing in this ?
    "I am not young enough to know everything." Oscar Wilde

  2. #2
    Registered Aviator pilotyip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    13,629
    Flown:
    T-34, T-28, S-2, C1A, C-47, C-54, P-3, P-2, L-188, DC-8, DC-9, CV-580, C-46, B-17G, CA-212, DA-20, NA-265, LJ, CE-550, DHC-6, AC-690, BE-200, BE-90
    Civ/Mil:
    Both
    Ratings:
    ATP, CFI, CFII, CFMEI B-17, CA-212, CE-550, DC-3, DC-9, DA-20, L-188
    There is no problem here that cannot be fixed with money and addressing QOL issues.
    Fly because you like to, if you are in it for the respect, prestige, recognition or money you may be disappointed.

  3. #3
    Registered Aviator bafanguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,237
    Flown:
    DC-3/6/9, B-737/727, MD-80, CV-880
    Civ/Mil:
    civilian
    Ratings:
    ATP, F/E, Dispatcher, Grnd Inst.
    Quote Originally Posted by pilotyip View Post
    There is no problem here that cannot be fixed with money and addressing QOL issues.
    Amazing how that works, isn't it.
    "I am not young enough to know everything." Oscar Wilde

  4. #4
    Registered Aviator G-force's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    10,569
    Flown:
    Be-B200,200,A100,E90,C90,PA-31
    Civ/Mil:
    civilian
    Ratings:
    ATP multi
    "
    Atlanta-based ImagineAir is hoping to double its fleet over the next year as it moves to expand its short-hop air-taxi service throughout the East Coast and ultimately move westward."



    Not going to be successful!!!! Pilots will not stay with a SE-IFR PT 135 operations for an indefinite period of time!! They will move on to "regionals" or "majors"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •