Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:36
Harold was briefed that operations were most likely going to cease 24 hrs prior to his departure. Yet he still came. He was scheduled to fly March 17-23rd. Our contract for the bird chasing was to last until March 27th. All of our flying is dependent on how bad the birds are at the time. If they're bad, we fly a lot. If they are not bad or not present, we don't fly. All of this was explained to Harold, well over a month ago. He was briefed there were no guarantees of flight hours, as it strictly is dependent on the bird situation in the corn. I'm sorry you feel you have been cheated Harold, but I did tell you operations were most likely going to cease, but if things did pick up, we would fly together as much as needed. Some time builders came out only wanting 20 hrs and flew 40+ hrs, while others came out wanting to fly 50 hrs and only flew 10. We are dealing with animals here and only fly when necessary to remedy the bird problem. We advise everyone interested, that flight time is dependent on the bird problem. I'm sorry you did not get to fly Harold. The reason you never met me was because I left to have a few days off, as the birds were not present and the farmer wanted to cease bird chasing operations. If you can make it out in a couple weeks to West Palm Beach, you can fly free for one week.