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Old 09-25-2018, 12:07 PM   #1
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Rain stopped 9 days ago but Florence is still hammering the Carolinas. Some rivers are still rising and many facilities are just now getting back to work to begin damage assessment. I have never seen anything like this.


Coastal areas are bad. I had a customer last week that needed some breakers ASAP and there were no roads open from Charlotte to Wilmington. So I tried to charter a flight, no luck. Only available planes I could find were at a flight school and they can't charter planes, so I enrolled in pilot training on the spot and flew my 1st training flight to Wilmington.
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you need to get yourself a little sign to put in front of your vehicle where you park it back at the shop "Employee of the Month"
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I had a customer last week that needed some breakers ASAP and there were no roads open from Charlotte to Wilmington.
Must've involved serious downtime for the customer to pay that delivery charge.
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You would be surprised how some customers have a change of mind when you tell them how expensive “Emergencies” can be.
I had a customer tell me they had to have something back the very next day. Saturday.
I then estimated the OT and expediting shipping charges.
Turns out it was not an emergency after all.
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Zog, That is going the extra mile will you continue with lessons?



Parts are once again difficult to come by due to the need in NC from all the flooding.
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And to top that off inbound international logistics are backlogged due to everyone trying to beat the clock on tariffs.
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Rain stopped 9 days ago but Florence is still hammering the Carolinas. Some rivers are still rising and many facilities are just now getting back to work to begin damage assessment. I have never seen anything like this.


Coastal areas are bad. I had a customer last week that needed some breakers ASAP and there were no roads open from Charlotte to Wilmington. So I tried to charter a flight, no luck. Only available planes I could find were at a flight school and they can't charter planes, so I enrolled in pilot training on the spot and flew my 1st training flight to Wilmington.
I see helicopter lessons in your future.
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Hope you bought out the store, and not just the exact shopping list for this client.
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Next he'll need to take parachute lessons if there's no place to land.
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C130 can pick him up.

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The customer called. They were questioning a line item they've never seen on their bill before.



It said "Flight Training Course #1(the fundamentals)"


You know anything about that?
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Zog, That is going the extra mile will you continue with lessons?



Parts are once again difficult to come by due to the need in NC from all the flooding.
I might take some more lessons for fun but don't see me ever getting my license, I already have an expensive hobby lol.


I have an endless supply of parts, holler if you need anything.
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The customer called. They were questioning a line item they've never seen on their bill before.



It said "Flight Training Course #1(the fundamentals)"


You know anything about that?
It just said Expedited shipping
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