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Pizza Delivery In Alaska, By Airplane.  
User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11843 times:

Hi all,

I don't know if this has been discussed before, or even if it belongs to the right forum, but I found this pretty interesting. I just want it to share this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBHLVPHSGxI&mode=user&search=

I bet there's no 30 min guarantee on this delivery ahh??? I sure would take that delivery job any time.


Cheers


JAAH


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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11750 times:

Where do I apply to be a pizza pilot?

Although it may arrive with a slice or two missing.  Wink


User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11650 times:

WOOW That's so cool. I can't imagine a plane bringing me my weekly pepperoni pizza! lol

Plus being a pilot and eating pizza onflight must be definately a cool and delicious experience. Probably the first deliveries would be incomplete and by the end of the day our weight would be alot more. hehe



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11651 times:

$30 a pie? Can you really be profitable delivering by plane on $30 bucks a pie? The fuel alone must be that much, maybe more, let alone the cost of the pizza (and labor).

User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11541 times:

Wow...someone is flying these pizza's for charity because you'd never cover the costs at $30 a pizza.....Where do I apply?


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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2427 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11507 times:
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Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 3):
$30 a pie? Can you really be profitable delivering by plane on $30 bucks a pie? The fuel alone must be that much, maybe more, let alone the cost of the pizza (and labor).

They just fly them in on the regular Frontier Flying Service flights, I believe. So the only extra cost is the weight of the pies.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26370 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11433 times:

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 4):

Wow...someone is flying these pizza's for charity because you'd never cover the costs at $30 a pizza

There was something on this before. I believe a small costs $30, while larger ones with more complex toppings are more.



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User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11398 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Where do I apply to be a pizza pilot?

Frontier Flying Service Inc.
5245 Airport Industrial Rd
Fairbanks AK 99709
Attn: Human Resources
Fax: 907-450-7274
http://www.frontierflying.com/jobs.html

[Edited 2006-10-21 00:20:05]

User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11208 times:

When I was an ATC Controller on a remote assignment for the USAF, we would have Domino's pizza delivered at times from Fairbanks, AK to Galena, AK. Delivery was by either a Navaho or Chieftain aircraft that flew for Friendship Air out of Fairbanks.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11077 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 3):
Can you really be profitable delivering by plane on $30 bucks a pie? The fuel alone must be that much, maybe more, let alone the cost of the pizza (and labor).

As mentioned earlier, you just pay the freight weight for the pizza adn it comes in on the normal mail flight.

Now if you want to charter the plane to specficily to fly the pizzia in then it is going to cost a lot more.

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 7):
Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Where do I apply to be a pizza pilot?

Frontier Flying Service Inc.
5245 Airport Industrial Rd
Fairbanks AK 99709
Attn: Human Resources
Fax: 907-450-7274
http://www.frontierflying.com/jobs.html

Actually just about any of the bush companies will do this.

When I was working for Reeve, I saw Domino's and Pizzia Hut come in from town on a couple of occasions.

And one time the high school booster club in the next town had 300 McDonalds Cheeseburgers flown in to sell at the game that night....I had to help load them on a crab boat to make the trip over.



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User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11029 times:

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 8):
When I was an ATC Controller on a remote assignment for the USAF, we would have Domino's pizza delivered at times from Fairbanks, AK to Galena, AK. Delivery was by either a Navaho or Chieftain aircraft that flew for Friendship Air out of Fairbanks.

LOL, a few weeks back we called a pizza place in LGA and had it put on a Delta Shuttle plane and flown down to DCA for our lunch. We met the plane and had hot pizza for lunch. The flight attendants kept it up front and the place even kept it in the warmer box. We sent the box back on the return trip.  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10992 times:

We had a thread on this not so long ago . . .

I attempted a search . . . using this ridiculously crappy search engine A-Net has now . . . with no result.

It was a decent thread, lots of info, this topic . . .


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10959 times:

When I was at ERAU prescott last july for a flight expo, we were flying PRC-SEZ-PRC. On SEZ-PRC, we had to return to SEZ due to severe weather in PRC. We then had to order dominoes pizza at SEZ b/c the airport restuarant was closed. We had about 2 boxes of pizza left when we had to return, so we did a "pizza delivery service" back to PRC, lol.

User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4391 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10911 times:

When I worked at Port Bailey, Kodiak Island in Alaska, in the winter of 1989; we used to order pizza from downtown Kodiak to be delivered to us by a float plane, since Port Bailey was a cannery in the middle of nowhere; no roads, no town just accessible by boat or plane.
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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10881 times:
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Not exactly an airplane story, but...

On 8-12-06 I was on a tour vessel (M/V Friendship) on the Detroit river and we had pizza delivered by the J.W. Wescott II mailboat.

In 1994, when I was in high school, I had Corky's in Memphis FedEx me their ribs. I did it to impress a girl. It worked! The ribs and the ******* were very good.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Although it may arrive with a slice or two missing.

That is why I could never deliver pizza, I love it too much.



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10836 times:

I was in Prague this past new years, and they delivered pizza by subway...kinda funny seeing a guy carry a pizza box (with no insulation) onto the subway in 20 degree weather...that could NOT have been even warm when it arrived.

Pizza by airplane...that would be neat to see for sure! Not sure if I would pop the money for it.


User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2558 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10776 times:

While on furlough from Hawaiian in 2003 and 2004, I flew for Warbelow's Air Ventures in Fairbanks, a competetor to Frontier flying service. We flew Navajos on a regular schedule all around the interior. I often flew stacks of pizzas (10 or more at a time) as freight to places like Ft. Yukon, Huslia, Hughes, and Anaktuvik pass. It sure was nice to replace the normal smells of wood smoke, fish, and wet clothing in the planes with that of pepperoni and sausage!

HAL



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10765 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 15):
Pizza by airplane...that would be neat to see for sure!

Speaking of pizza makes me think of beer.....

I know some guys who made a beer run to Alabama one afternoon. Rented a C-172 and filled up the back seats with cases of beer because the alcohol content is more across the border.
Sometimes it's good to be a pilot. lol.


User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10746 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):
And one time the high school booster club in the next town had 300 McDonalds Cheeseburgers flown in to sell at the game that night....I had to help load them on a crab boat to make the trip over.

I'd rather have crab!.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
I attempted a search . . . using this ridiculously crappy search engine A-Net has now . . . with no result.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't find ANYTHING using the new useless "search" feature.
 Angry


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10735 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 14):
The ribs and the ******* were very good.

I hope they sent extra wet naps.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10725 times:

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 18):
I'd rather have crab!.

They have crab, that was a fishing town....But there is a shortage of cows in the islands.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10048 times:

Finally found the damn thing with this search engine . . .

Pizza + Delivery, All Words, Most Recent First . . .


RE: Alaskans Get Their Pizzas By Air (by Airwave Apr 11 2006 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=2712917&s=Pizza+Delivery#ID2712917


User currently offlineVref5 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9939 times:

I just wonder how they keep it warm in the winter.  Smile

The weather near the arctic circle is brutally cold in the winter... temperature can be anywhere between -25 deg F to -60 deg F. Trust me; it's COLDBig grin I've been to the arctic for vacation in January.

When it gets THAT cold, cabin temp of a GA plane, with maximum heating from the carb heat, warms up to about -20 or -25 deg F at most. Common issue for GA or bush pilots is keeping extremities warm (especially toes!).

The specially insulated bags for the pizzas are great, but I really have to wonder how they hold up in extreme temperatures.  Smile

Summers are much warmer... gets up to 40 above (+40 deg F). I can't imagine too much issues in keeping pizza warm with these bags down to 0 or so, but not sure about below 0.

Makes me wonder if it's a summer-only service... or if it's year round, how they cope with the wintry temperatures.


User currently offlineA3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9574 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):
And one time the high school booster club in the next town had 300 McDonalds Cheeseburgers flown in to sell at the game that night

Hmmmm.... Now that sounds nasty. I know that we throw them away (I work for Micky D's) after 10 minutes if they dont get sold. Having them flown in for a game must take... hours. Naaaasty!



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9070 times:

Quoting Vref5 (Reply 22):
The weather near the arctic circle is brutally cold in the winter... temperature can be anywhere between -25 deg F to -60 deg F. Trust me; it's COLD! I've been to the arctic for vacation in January.

I would assume that the pizza would be frozen in only a few minutes under those conditions. So you would have frozen pizza you would have to warm up in an oven, just like you got it from your supermarket freezer, although fresher, probably better tasting.
Consider that lobster and other seafood is delivered fresh all over the world by air, especially to fill up freighters for return runs to Japan and other Asian countries. Then you have mail order in insulated containers of speciality foods, high grade steaks, seafood and resturant specialities like BBQ food from various areas of the USA to other areas, overseas.


25 N31029 : Hi Everyone. For great pizza, the price could never be too high nor the distance too far. Those that have never experienced Chicago, Illinois' greates
26 Post contains images Frontiercpt : Last week, I ordered a medium pizza from a Pizza Hut...and when they guy delivered it, he was really jumpy and thrust the pizza at me and ran down th
27 Flybyguy : Huh? What's so wrong with pizza in DC to go through the trouble of ordering it from NYC and have it put on a flight?
28 BoomBoom : What's wrong with cold pizza? I often have it leftover the next day. 20 seconds per slice in the microwave is all it takes.
29 Post contains images Ikramerica : Chicagoans are funny, thinking their pizza is the only pizza on earth. It's a very delicious TYPE of pizza, but there are other very delicious TYPES
30 Call911mfc : I have a couple of friends who take a hunting/fishing trip to the northern territories of Canada every couple of years. There are no roads in. They fl
31 Post contains links Roadrunner165 : I've had Airport Pizza many times while living in Nome and I can honestly say its worth every penny. Its some of the best pizza I have ever had, and t
32 Post contains images Captaink : Gotta love America. But food on planes is common for airport workers. I worked in Grenada. Trinidad is an airline nearby with a greater variety of foo
33 TheGreatChecko : As hard as it is to believe, Frontier does it for free. It's a goodwill thing. The business relys on villagers thinking of them when they want to go s
34 SJUboeingGirl : wow, that sounds so cool! We don't have that service over here but there are a couple of pizza places like domino's and pizza hut that delivers to the
35 Lordg : i guess that's wat u call plane pizza. somone had to make that trashy gag.
36 N1120A : You are right, Chicago is most definately not the pizza capital of the world and deep dish isn't very good anyway.
37 Boo25 : That is just pretty pathetic in my mind.... No wonder the world is running out of oil, if people are able to waste it like this for the sake of a damn
38 Chugach : Did you even read this thread? The pizzas go on regularly scheduled flights. Nobody is chartering a plane to order a "damn pizza." I'm all for resour
39 N1120A : Because frozen pizza is not the same thing. You missed it, didn't you. These communities in Alaska have only one way of getting food, mail, transport
40 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Boo25 = I'll tell you what is ridiculous - people making ignorant posts because they fail to read and comprehend the thread . . . now THAT is frackin
41 DxBrian : Boo25, those planes are how people get to town in that part of the world. Everything is delivered by airplane. Most of these towns are not linked by r
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