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Old 10-07-2018, 04:59 PM   #1  
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Does anyone have any input/experience with an interview with Geomni based out of Jacksonville, FL? Or perhaps working for the company? From what I have read it's fairly straightforward and it appears working for Geomni is quite pleasurable. Any details would be greatly appreciated!
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Does anyone have any input/experience with an interview with Geomni based out of Jacksonville, FL? Or perhaps working for the company? From what I have read it's fairly straightforward and it appears working for Geomni is quite pleasurable. Any details would be greatly appreciated!
I knew someone who worked there and what I got was that they are very cheap, to the point of ridiculous.... shared hotel rooms, if you get gas above the national average price or don't pump it yourself they take it out of your paycheck. Per Diem is like $10/day.

Their scheduling I've been told is too tight and their c210s are death traps. They crashed one recently -- https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/new...-230445-1.html
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Sonic Flyer couldn't be further from the truth.

I worked for them in their Santa Rosa, CA office and have nothing but good things to say about my hub as well as the company.
Feel free to ask me any questions and I will respond as I can; but don't let someone who has never worked for them and "supposedly heard" from "someone" that they are cheap and don't care about their employees.

Per diem is $55 nationwide with the exception of a few locations that are higher. No shared hotel rooms, and hotels are chosen by you through their travel app. I had a few higher expenses that I put on the expense report and never had an issue with reimbursement.
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Sonic Flyer couldn't be further from the truth.

I worked for them in their Santa Rosa, CA office and have nothing but good things to say about my hub as well as the company.
Feel free to ask me any questions and I will respond as I can; but don't let someone who has never worked for them and "supposedly heard" from "someone" that they are cheap and don't care about their employees.

Per diem is $55 nationwide with the exception of a few locations that are higher. No shared hotel rooms, and hotels are chosen by you through their travel app. I had a few higher expenses that I put on the expense report and never had an issue with reimbursement.
How was the maintenance on the aircraft? What operations did you fly? It sounds like they use the tecnams for two crew operations (survey for insurance) and have the 210s and multi for pipeline patrols and some photography. From what I can tell they are interviewing me for the latter.

I appreciate the feedback. I have heard both sides but more people tend to agree with the positive experience.
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Sonic Flyer couldn't be further from the truth.
To be fair my information was a few years old
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I haven't heard anything bad about them fwiw... a lot happens in a few years (look at air america)


If its anything like my interview for my current company... more of a personality test than anything technical.


training really was only for learning to fly the camera lines. Granted im in a 172 instead of a 210 or aztec or something.
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I have an interview with them tomorrow out of CRG and I'll let you know how it goes. Seems to be a pretty great company with lots of flight time to be had. That's about all I know so far.
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I have an interview with them tomorrow out of CRG and I'll let you know how it goes. Seems to be a pretty great company with lots of flight time to be had. That's about all I know so far.
Please keep me posted! I'll be heading down to KJAC area Thursday for a Friday show.
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Correct, the Tecnam P06T are being used for survey (grid style flights, "mowing the lawn") at altitudes below 5000MSL. Single Engine Service Ceiling in POH states 6000, but you'd be hard pressed to get that outside of a drift down.
Geomni's parent company is an insurance company, that's why they are investing heavily in better planes and training. They are very risk averse. PIC has ultimate authority on whether a mission will fly or not. They will not question safety.
Each hub has different airplanes for different missions / sensors. I flew a P68C and the Tecnam. They are acquiring lots of 206's with G1000 suites. All survey flights are 2 man operations (pilot and sensor operator). They are beginning to have pilots be cross-trained to be a sensor operator as well.
I never had issues with maintenance. If I had an issue, I brought it up to the chief pilot and head mechanic and it was addressed promptly, whether it was while out on a mission out of state or local.
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Thanks for the info! I'll report back after Friday in case someone else is wondering about Geomni.
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