Will it be a busy fishing season?

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Will it be a busy fishing season?

#1 Post by 185_guy » Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:24 pm

Last year was a farily slow summer for me in NWO. With a bad exchange rate, mad cow, i think some operators had a hard season.
Does anyone know how camps are doing at US sportshows, and what the forcast for american tourists is for this summer?
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#2 Post by flight27 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:33 pm

talkled to some guys just back from Harrisburg. Not looking good. bookings seem to be slowing down but that doesn't always mean anything.
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#3 Post by phillyfan » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:22 am

Things going very good where I work. Up a bunch from last year. With a strong moose hunt it should be a 450 to 500 hour season. Which is fine by me. The more I fly, the less I paint and pound nails.
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#4 Post by zero » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:50 pm

Okay guys, time to put your money where your mouth is...resumes are starting to go out and I'm looking for some good leads. Towns, operators, people to contact for openings with good companies where one can cut his teeth and have a future with.

Heading out your way come April with 600tt and 150 on floats and not coming home until I've got a season in the bush under my belt.

Any help would be appreciated.
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#5 Post by snapped » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:03 pm

Watch out here comes zero :lol: :wink:
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#6 Post by flight27 » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:58 am

Good luck there is alot of people looking for work. A guy I know sent out 50resumes with no job yet. His got 1200hrs and 800hrs float. It;s a tough go. :shock:
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#7 Post by 185_guy » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:46 pm

i know its tough to get a job, but there seems to be some out there if ya got over 1000TT. Getting it is tough though. I sent out about 30 resumes, and have gotten 4 phone calls for interviews, i dident even have to follow up on any of them. Luck maybe??! ( i have 1200TT, 900 floats)

Zero, if i were you, i'd call everyone, mail everyone. You'll find something. If i had a lead for you, i'd tell you!

im sure i remember you stopping into Savant last spring, at the begining of April?
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#8 Post by zero » Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:58 pm

Sorry pal, wasn't me...I was out in that direction in March last spring.

See ya in April.
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#9 Post by It's the Pitts » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:30 am

What you guys are saying is that it's tough?

I didn't notice, You guys have some time under your belts. All that I have is the 225 hrs wonder story that you hear about. I'm willing to go anywhere at any time. I want to fy in the bush, if you can call it that anymore? It seems to be moving to the light twins, what about the Otter, Beaver, C185's. I know that people operate them still, but companies need to give guys a chance. Who has 1500 hrs to fly a 185, yah right.

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