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Old 11-28-2018, 03:18 PM   #2  
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Originally Posted by CodyJude View Post
Gama Pilots,

Thank you in advance for sharing your answers and experiences.

Iím looking at joining Gama with the focuses being on schedule, quality of life, and benefits. Iíll be coming in as a Captain with quite a bit of corporate and 135 experience over the span of 20 years. Not looking to achieve Airlines. I am a corporate pilot. The pay seems to be OK, and the benefits seem very nice, but itís always the little nuansecs that can make or break a job.

Iíd like to ask the current pilot pool about their experiences.

Is the 8 on 6 off schedule worth how hard you work during the 8 on?

How hard do you actually work? Legs, hours, etc.

Are the hotel accommodations nice?

Do you receive crew meals?

How is the airline travel back and forth?

How is the equipment?

Do you have to change the Ďhoney potí yourself every leg?

What are things to be aware of when making the decision, that isnít advertised during the hiring process?

Are you basically looking towards greener fields, or do you feel content to stay with Gama for a long time?

Anything and everything that can be added to the conversation to aid in a decision is deeply appreciated. Thank you!
Some of these answers are very subjective, but Iíll give the facts.

Youíre gonna work. 2-4 legs a day for 8 days. Up to 35-40 hrs a tour. Completely subjective as to whether itís worth it.

Hotels are usually 3-5 stars, usually Hilton properties. I feel as if they shoot for 4-5 star.

You can get crew meals, but more often than not for me itís more of a hassle than just finding a little time to get something youíll enjoy.

Airline travel is airline travel, not sure what you are asking.

KingAirs are brand new. That being said they do break, but itís as good of equipment as anywhere.

Yes, you are expected to change the lav. No not every leg, but after itís use and a minimum of once a tour is what I train.

The permanency of the job is completely up to the employee. I personally will be done flying whenever I leave this job.
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