Account balance is now positive. I am adjusting the fleet type and size.
Stock has seen a modest rise. It stabilized yesterday.
Below you can see the rank climbed a few hundred ranks as the stock price increased from the morning(above) to the evening(below).
I expect the stock price to continue to rise. I am doing to be flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner's. That is my goal during April. They will have trip times of about 6-7 hours. Their fuel burn is low and fares are strong. I expect they will generate strong cash flow.
Day six and I have turned a profit with SkezAir Airlines!
I have been working for six days to take an airline that has been ignored for a few years and turn it around. The airline had accumulated about twelve-billion dollars in debt while un-played. For some reason I was going thru apps I had on facebook and found this game last week. Low-and-behold my airline was still there, loosing money every day it was unplayed. So I started flying again. Planes began breaking. I had to sell them or risk loosing one into the ocean. I have now earned a few thousand and can operate in the green. Today I was able to repair 45+ airplanes. I am happy with that.
The future of my facebook airline manager airline...
I plan to look online and in the facebook airline manager forums for information about the ROIC of the different planes sold. I think I will update the fleet by flying a large fleet os a single type of aircraft. I may fly a few types for my own entertainment. But not as many types of planes as I have now. I think I am flying about fifteen or twenty types today.
The Airbus A-380 stays in the air for a long time. I think running shorter routes would be a good stradegy going forward. I have been selling all aircraft that require C-Checks. I have been starting flights multiple times a day. Progress has been good. I expect to sell more A-380's this week. At the current rate of flying I think the fuel will be depleted in about five days. I expect it to take a little longer because I am taking a vacation. I will play only about two times a day. Once in the morning and once at night.
A note to shareholders of my airline manager airline SkezAir:
My stock value will continue to decrease as I sell the fleet. It should not be a surprise that a shrinking fleet will diminish shareholder value. Once I can begin growing the fleet and hiring employees I expect a turn-around in the stock price. The best time to invest may be in about two to three weeks.
The airline cost money and resources at every turn. The longer I am in debt the more it costs. There are Employee Salaries, Maintenance and other fees. It costs to end a route. Planes are depreciating as they fly. Therefore I have accelerated the sale of some high value planes. Planes with little value I will keep. All planes that require a C-Check get sold immediately. If a C-Check is required I will pay to close the route and I will sell the plane.
If I chose to ignore maintenance I risk an accident or crash. My Reputation as an airline decreed then passengers would cease to fly with me and revenue would drop quickly. That would further slow growth. Most routes are currently profitable so I will continue flying as frequently as possible. Only stopping to sell if the plane requires heavy maintenance.
As day two is closing on the airline I am managing I find a lot of challenges. I do not have enough fuel to fly into profitability. I do have enough assets to avoid an airline reset. I expect to fly as much as I can and burn all the fuel if I can. I do not know if my fleet will break first. I am flying with thirty planes requiring C-Checks. Fifteen planes are damaged. I would like to service them but cannot. If I ground them they pay hanger fees. I do have a fleet of 130 Airbus A380-800's and they are worth $170,000,000 each. So after burning all the fuel I can sell part of the remaining fleet. With profits I can repair remaining fleet and buy fuel. At that point I can begin flying and begin growth.
Day one reviving the facebook airline manager airline: SkezAir Airlines
Late in day one of the revival and I have paid down 2 million of the 13 million in debt. The biggest challenge I will face is a looming fuel shortage. Because fuel cannot be bought on credit it will be difficult. I do not know if I have enough fuel to overcome the enormous debt. I will be closely monitoring the fuel supply.
Reviving a dying airline: SkezAir Airlines
Facebook Airline Manager
After nearly 8 years of inactivity on my account my airline is suffering like American Airlines was at the same time. When I opened the app today I was 13 Million dollars in debt. Morale is at near 100%. Most planes are working or in need of light repair. Overall the airline is in good condition but for the significant financial crisis. Fuel stockpile was at capacity.
I have hopes of reviving the airline to profitability by April 15th 2014. To achieve this I will keep costs low and keep the airplanes flying. Expenses will be at near zero until I can begin to buy fuel. Limitations of my budget will prevent me from purchasing any additional fuel until I begin to have money in the bank.
The first 2 million I was able to pay off was because I sold all the stock that I owned. I was owner of five different airlines. I sold about 500,000 shares to kick off the recovery. I will not invest in any airlines until I can sustain profitability flying on a weekly flight launch basis.
SkezAir Airlines has a fleet of 350 diverse planes. The largest capacity planes result in the largest payday per flight.
Yes. It is very windy till 4pm. Drive safely. It's a good day to fly a kite.
Lake Tahoe resorts have been without snow for weeks or even months. A much needed storm is passing thru today and dropping feet of powder onto the mountains.
If your ready to ski in some great powder them book your flight to Reno Tahoe Airport the gateway to Lake Tahoe now. Driving in the Mountains can be dangerous. Carry chains and drive slowly.
I just got Pixelmator in January. I am very happy with how easy it was to learn. Within the first week I have been able to make some photo edits.
This is the first photo I adjusted. I primarily used the bubble tool and pinch tool. As a result I was able to reform the pumpkin into a shape resembling a heart. I was surprised how clean the tool was. Pixelmator touts their "non-destructive" editing of images. I have to say that the undo button was my friend. It remembered my every step and it is easy to backtrack. Make corrections. And finish happy. Exporting to a folder or social network is also very easy.
What I learned by working with this last image was the power of LAYERS. The non-destructive editing was very helpful. The final product shown is the result of about 9 layers. I can easily delete the top 8 layers and the origonal image would be perfectly preserved underneath.
Link to Juicy's Giant Hamburger Review
Summary:The Burger, a 1/3 lb beef patty, was very good. The Fries were golden and delicious. Like a thick hand-cut fry although I don't know if they are fresh or frozen.
The beverages are freely accessible to refill. I would like to see renovations in the restroom. The appearance of the bathroom the worst part.
I plan to return in the spring when I can ride by on my bicycle. There was a TV playing sports and good oldies on the radio.
The place was full of firemen and a group of soldiers so I guess they have a reputation for their good food.
With HDMI cables, connect the devices (HDMI out) to your TV (HDMI in) as desired. Use the HDMI ARC on the TV to connect with the soundbar's HDMI OUT. Not the soundbar's HDMI IN. It's counter-intuitive but it works.
24 inches of snow has blanked the slopes at Heavenly Lake Tahoe. Same is true at most of the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. Here in Sparks I am reporting 2 inches at my house.
It's 9:35PM and the snow is beginning to fall. This is right on track with the forcast. Snow is expected to fall all night.
Lake Tahoe area mountains should accumulate upwards of 12 inches of fresh powder. Drive safely. Carry chains and expect blowing snow drifts on the roadways. Great weekend conditions for pre-Christmas skiing!
There is a cold winter storm approaching the a Reno Tahoe area. Snow levels are falling to around 1,000 feet.
Freezing percipitation is forecasted to be heavy. Snow accumulations are forecast to be 1 to 2 feet in the mountains and 1-6 inches at the floor of the Wasoe Valley around a Reno and Sparks.
Snow beginning to fall locally at 6PM. Heaviest after midnight into the morning. Clearing by 6AM.
Apple needs to make iWork available to everyone who ever bought a copy then upgraded to OS X Mavericks
I have an iPhone 5 with IOS 7.0.3 and a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro that now has OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I use Numbers for documents like my car's maintenance log book. Today I changed the oil and logged the event onto the Numbers document using my iPhone 5. It updated the document that is saved in iCloud. I then go to my laptop and attempt to open the recently saved document. IT WILL NOT OPEN and I get the following error response on my Mac. The Mac has Numbers '09 v2.3
The fact that I can upgrade my iPhone and Mac and they don't communicate with something as simple as an document is unacceptable. It prompt's me to buy the new Numbers program. While this will solve the problem, it is costly. I have already bought iWorks and iLife on disc. I have bought Numbers again on the iPad and the iPod/iPhone to buy it again is not something that is okay. Apple needs to run authentication that I am an owner and push thru an update FREE OF ADDITIONAL CHARGE. End of story
Insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing while expecting new results.
Kicking off tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11th, the Reno Air Races begin a week of low-fast flying wing-to-wing. It is a great visual event. I will be attending on Wednesday and Saturday. Last year I enjoyed the event on Sunday. There was an arial presentation by the F-22 Raptor that was amazing. Thrust Vectoring creates incredible opportunities for US Air Superiority.
This photo (above left) is of a plane in the Aviation Heritage Foundation ramp area. Currently there are seven airplanes. With many more arriving tonight there will be a total of more then 30 airplanes in this area. They are historic airplanes and a real joy to walk around.
Come one. Come all. Come big. Come Small. to The Great Reno Balloon Race 2013. Its in San Rafael Park, Reno NV. Sunday September 8th is the last day of the event.
August 26th to September 3rd 2013 Black Rock City comes to life and fades to its past as the experience evolves. I'm not going to narrate the event or even attend. Browse the official page in the link above.
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