April Newsletter 2003
Northern Division Report
Capt Bob sent me a report and I deleted it from my mail. L However I did print it first J
BGAN009 Brantley Tillery 4 hours
BGAN033 Don Hulick 10.50 hours
BGAN034 Perry Hayward 0.45 hours (Bangor Hub)
BGAN035 Gene Ward 8.25 hours
Total time by Division pilots: 23.20 hours
bgas005 Kevin Johnson 6.45 hours
bgas030 Tim Pinkawa 21.19 hours
bgas031 Gary McCarty 20.85 hours
Total by Visiting pilots 48.49 hours Total time in the Northern Division 71.69 hours.
Alaska Division Report
1. In accordance with operational requirements of Bluegrass Airlines
Divisions, the following is a
summary of flight activity within the Alaska Division during the month of March 2003.
BGAK001 Coleman Green 53.15 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 782.36 hrs)
BGAK008 George Rothfuss 11.80 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 122.53 hrs)
BGAK014 Tony Brown 45.48 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 236.10 hrs)
BGAK017 David Bowen 69.40 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 310.10 hrs)
BGAK018 Rick Jasonis 62.17 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 239.77 hrs)
BGAK023 Michael Hubschman 93.85 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 111.10 hrs)
BGAK028 Brent Brazeel 73.41 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 122.35 hrs)
BGAK029 Patrick Daley 51.55 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 134.05 hrs)
BGAK030 Ron Jorgensen 38.80 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 95.30 hrs)
BGAK031 Ralph Prisel 62.34 hrs (Alaska Div)
(career total: 248.15 hrs)
TOTAL TIME BY DIVISION PILOTS IN MARCH: 561.95 hrs
BGAS006 Bill Agee 2.11 hrs
BGAS 031 Gary McCarty 2.49
TOTAL TIME BY VISITING PILOTS IN FEBRUARY: 4.60 hrs
TOTAL TIME WITHIN THE ALASKA DIVISION: 566.55 hrs
2. Two pilots were advanced to Captain status: Brent Brazeel (BGAK028) and Patrick Daley
3. Three pilots were transferred to the inactive roster: Geoff Shaw (BGAK003), Jeff Ouimet
BGAK024 and Paul Nelson BGAK032.
Australia Division Report
The Australia Division was the host for the race. Over 3,000 hours were flown.
We welcome new pilots bgad017 John Lawler, bgad018 Roland Malham, bgad019 Terry Murphy, bgad020 Phoebe Cameron, bgad021 Warren J Wilkes, bgad022 Gayngel van den Ing, bgad023 Luis Ortiz and bgad024 Peter Waldron
Australian Division Pilots flew 402.93 hours. Visiting Bluegrass Pilots flew 813.68 hours (mostly in the race). For a total of 1216.61 hours flown by Bluegrass pilots.
The position of Division Director (or Australian Hub Captain if we roll it back into another Division) is still open.
Southern Division Report
We welcome new pilots bgas029 Teun Langeveld, bgas030 Tim Pinkawa, bgas031 Gary McCarty, bgas032 Rocky Wallace, bgas033 Sandi Koprivec, bgas34 Gerald Montgomery and bgas035 Harold Stambaugh..
Southern Division pilots flew 622.40 hours in March.
From the C.E.O.
Where do I start? March was a very busy month!
The Great Aussie Air Race of 2003 consumed every free moment (and some my employer paid me for) that I had. If ever there was a case for an automated pirep system that requires no interaction from the airline management this was it.
The web-site had 10,022 visitors and close to 200,000 hits (page or image loads). Fortunately the race was a BYOA (Bring your own aircraft) event or we might have had a problem exceeding our thru-put allowance. You can check the stats yourself at: www.bluegrassairlines.com/webstats I particularly check out the top 30 referrers to see where our traffic is coming from, and the breakdown of the top 30 nations that the visitors came from.
One hundred and eighteen pilots registered and 61 have finished with 8 more still enroute. Over 3,000 hours of flying in the race.
We picked up some new pilots because of the race, details are in the division reports. Bluegrass Airlines continues to grow.
Bluegrass Pilots flew a total of 1,610.48 hours in March! Check out the main roster for details.
I could use some help in the management side of things. Anyone who can maintain a web-page is welcome to apply. Currently the Australian Division, Caribbean Hub, South East Hub, and Southern Divisions are open for new leadership, or perhaps you have an idea for a new hub or division. You could also come up with an idea for a monthly feature.
All flight reports now are copied to me, and I am maintaining a Pireps page where everyone can see all the pireps, and the pireps with comments for all flights. This information will also be used to update the main roster every month. That will eliminate any inaccuracies that have arisen in the past because of pilots flying in one month and reporting the flights in the next month. Beginning April 1st the monthly hours added to the main roster will be for hours reported in April, regardless of when they were flown.
For those who missed it the first time around here is my tutorial for screen shots. (we received over 100 for the race alone)
Reprinted from the November 2002 Newsletter: Modified with some new stuff I have learned since.
Have you checked out the Screen Shots? Better yet why not contribute once in a while? I am often asked for instructions on how to take screen shots, so here is my quick and dirty tutorial:
Please don’t send me a .bmp file I don’t want to tie up my computer reading a large file if I should happen to check my email while at work.
The following is a reprint from the October 2002 Newsletter:
To avoid the spread of viruses here is a tip I picked up from a New Zealand web-site.
Put a contact in your email list with the name !0000 and no email address.
It will always be sorted to the top of the list and any virus that tries to email everyone on your list will be stopped with a “no address error”
To avoid getting a virus in the first place, we should all have a virus checker with up to date definitions. Norton works for me, but there is also a free one at www.grisoft.com
I got Norton Anti-Virus 2003 free also. I bought TaxCut to do my taxes and it has a rebate for Norton A.V. (only good if you have a proof of purchase from a previous Norton A.V.) By the time I left Staples I had a bunch of free software (after rebates) plus the Tax Cut had coupons inside that will save me some $$ at pep-boys etc.
Another free program at www.mailwasher.net helps you control the junk mail situation.
There isn’t a feature of the month yet, unless its me sitting in my recliner and watching Gene Autry on the Western Channel.
I second Capt. Joes’s request that we all pray for the troops. I’m also praying for the innocent citizens of Iraq.
I heard that a military chaplain said that the troops have asked for prayer for the courage and strength to do their job to the best of their ability and to protect their buddies.
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