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Javichu 03-09-2017 11:19 PM

Grand Canyon Airlines
 
Hello guys!

Any GCA pilot around? I had a phone interview a couple of days ago for a March 31st class, and I'd love to get some "fresh" details about the company.

Some guys had to pass a written test and a simulator, but some people did not apparently.

I've been reading interviews and information from the forums from the last 10-12 years, but nothing from the last 1.5-2 years, so I don't know how the process looks nowadays, if it's changed or if stays the same.

I know the twin otter ground school is at boulder city, or it used to be.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Thanks!:D

PT6 Flyer 03-09-2017 11:40 PM

Hey Javichu, you got a job offer from Puerto Rico and a phone call from GCA? Nice going!

Javichu 03-10-2017 12:25 AM

Yes sir!. Plus ameriflight, southern, mokulele and westwind haha BUT no class dates, just waiting and waiting, except for air flamenco and GCA.
Twin Otter wins over Islanders.

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PT6 Flyer 03-10-2017 04:08 AM

There are several good videos on YouTube on how to start a Twin Otter. They taught me how to start a Twin Otter and they might be helpful for you too.

FloridaLarry 03-10-2017 05:53 AM

Starting a Twotter
 
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Originally Posted by PT6 Flyer (Post 2317830)
There are several good videos on YouTube on how to start a Twin Otter. They taught me how to start a Twin Otter and they might be helpful for you too.

With, or without the keys?

TiredSoul 03-10-2017 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2317800)
Yes sir!. Plus ameriflight, southern, mokulele and westwind haha BUT no class dates, just waiting and waiting, except for air flamenco and GCA.
Twin Otter wins over Islanders.

I'll bet you the island flying is much more fun though....

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/stock/3710.jpg

Javichu 03-10-2017 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by TiredSoul (Post 2317895)
I'll bet you the island flying is much more fun though....

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/stock/3710.jpg

True!

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N3165P 03-10-2017 02:54 PM

I just accepted an offer from them to fly the C208. Interview was with two of the senior guys. I did not have a sim, had to brief an approach, read a TAF and METAR, and answer some scenario based questions. It went well. We have indoc on the 31st.

Javichu 03-10-2017 02:56 PM

Congratulations!. What's your total time?

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N3165P 03-10-2017 02:57 PM

720 total with 350 of it twin time

Javichu 03-10-2017 02:58 PM

Nice! They really need pilots apparently, that's my impression after reading a lot. Is the pay/conditions decent?

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N3165P 03-10-2017 03:05 PM

They pay by the duty hour, starting is 15 with about a 63 hour pay period min. guarantee Pay period is every two weeks. The usual non cass travel bennies. health, dental, vision ect. 401K if you want. can't tell you much more because I don't know. look up Halverson construction, he owns it.

Javichu 03-10-2017 03:06 PM

Thanks man. Good luck and I hope you enjoy the experience

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Javichu 03-10-2017 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N3165P (Post 2318241)
I just accepted an offer from them to fly the C208. Interview was with two of the senior guys. I did not have a sim, had to brief an approach, read a TAF and METAR, and answer some scenario based questions. It went well. We have indoc on the 31st.

I forgot to ask you, did you have to take a writtent test with them?

And how long did it take overall the process? :rolleyes:

N3165P 03-10-2017 08:01 PM

There was no written test. I was offered the job at the end of the HR interview, then they asked if I could take the time to get the drug test done. I did. So the entire process was 4 to 5 hours. The interview took about an hour.

hittman31 04-19-2017 03:46 PM

Anyone know if the 208 captains fly more than the minimum guarantee? Who are the jumpseat agreements with? Thanks

HeWhoRazethAll 04-22-2017 07:44 PM

Everyone shatters guarantee in the peak season. No one does in the off season. At least when I was there years ago. They have jumpseat privileges with literally everyone on earth. No CASS and no KCM kinda ruins it tho.

Tsramb 04-29-2017 12:40 PM

You won't get much time in actual or IFR weather at Grand Canyon Airlines and I heard there is the smell of vomit from passengers getting airsick. Otherwise, might not be a bad job.

duckman 05-16-2017 05:50 PM

Is there a training contract for the Cessna 208 Captain position? If so how long?

Dillz 05-25-2017 12:18 PM

I am sitting at just over 750 hrs, Commercial Multi/Single Instrument. I just had one question before I apply. Do I need to be instrument current in order to get a job there? If so I will hold of on filling out the applicaton until I can schedule an instrument proficiency check.

Thank you for any info!

hittman31 06-05-2017 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by duckman (Post 2364645)
Is there a training contract for the Cessna 208 Captain position? If so how long?

Anyone know if there's a contract or not? I am interested to know this as well. Thanks!

Javichu 06-05-2017 09:29 AM

It Used to be a 1year contract. I don't know if that changed

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braves1993 06-05-2017 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2374575)
It Used to be a 1year contract. I don't know if that changed

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What was your total time when you applied if you don't mind me asking?

Javichu 06-05-2017 09:38 AM

I applied for a F/O position. 510h

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hittman31 06-05-2017 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2374575)
It Used to be a 1year contract. I don't know if that changed

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Ok thanks for the tip. I am in no rush to get to the airlines but I want to be able to make a decent living. Sometimes I am leery of contracts but at the right place the least you can give them is a year for all the training costs. Did you get an offer from them?

Anyone work for them now and know if the contract still stands?

Javichu 06-05-2017 10:04 AM

Don't remember the nuner, but pay for the 208 was way below a average. If you wanna enjoy out there, fly 208 for hageland and make close to 6 figures "close" :)

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hittman31 06-05-2017 10:55 AM

Yeah I am already flying in AK currently and am maybe looking for a change for a little bit. Thanks for the info

collegedropout9 07-09-2017 06:48 AM

Current Pay for a C208 Capt?
 
Just curious if anyone could post current rates for GCA?
Thanks,

Javichu 07-10-2017 03:32 AM

hours flown on average both on the twotter/caravan? :)


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jrav8r 07-14-2017 10:13 AM

Can anyone speak to the average number of hours flown per airframe, also when is the busy season?

Javichu 08-10-2017 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jrav8r (Post 2394315)
Can anyone speak to the average number of hours flown per airframe, also when is the busy season?

Can anybody answer these questions? I'm also interested:D

dera 08-10-2017 09:16 PM

<disclaimer> I don't work for GCA, but I see the guys every day </disclaimer>

Now is the busy season.
Don't go on the twotter, the captains are pretty senior, you'll be FO and that's just stupid on an Otter.

Javichu 08-11-2017 12:41 AM

I'd only be interested on the caravan honestly


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dera 08-11-2017 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2408439)
I'd only be interested on the caravan honestly


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60-80/month on average.

Javichu 08-11-2017 09:17 AM

Here you fly 60-70 in high season so not bad at all. Is it a nice job overall?


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dera 08-11-2017 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2408665)
Here you fly 60-70 in high season so not bad at all. Is it a nice job overall?


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Their pilots seem to like it. We don't see many of the Caravan guys up here though, most of their flying up here is in their Otters or helicopters.

Javichu 08-11-2017 12:28 PM

I lived in Nevada almost 3 years and I like it there. Hot as f* but at least it's not +90% humidity haha.
I love caravans and Allegiant deal sounds appealing


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dera 08-11-2017 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2408774)
I lived in Nevada almost 3 years and I like it there. Hot as f* but at least it's not +90% humidity haha.
I love caravans and Allegiant deal sounds appealing


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GCN is a dump though...

Javichu 08-11-2017 12:44 PM

I lived in Tonopah,NV :) that's something else [emoji58]


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zondaracer 08-11-2017 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2408785)
I lived in Tonopah,NV :) that's something else [emoji58]


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You just love all the garden spots.


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