Congratulations to the Fourth Quarter Above & Beyond Winners!

The fourth quarter Above & Beyond contest is officially closed, and we’ve got another outstanding group of employees to highlight.  These employees were nominated by their co-workers for going beyond what their jobs require of them to positively impact those around them.


Captain Davis spends the afternoon with a passenger honoring our veterans.

The Flight Ops winner was Captain Sean Davis.  Captain Davis, went above and beyond for one of our passengers after a recent flight to Washington D.C.  The passenger, an elderly military veteran, had missed a memorial event in Syracuse for his fallen comrades, and was quite distraught.  Sean offered to spend his entire layover in D.C. with this gentleman, and accompanied him to Arlington National Cemetery and the Veterans’ Memorial for an afternoon of reminiscing and honoring our fallen heroes.

Flight Attendant Katy Knoll, who told us about Sean’s kind actions, said “This gentleman was so appreciative, and it warmed my heart to see such caring on Sean’s part!”


Debra Thornton
Flight Attendant Debra Thornton

Flight Attendant Debra Thornton took the prize in the Inflight category.  She was nominated by Captain Brent Furrow, who told us how a recent flight was short a flight attendant and was at risk of a late departure.  Debra just happened to be on the same flight, and without the pilot even asking asking, graciously volunteered to complete the security checks and stand in during the boarding process until the reserve flight attendant was able to make it from the crew room to the plane.  Ms. Thornton’s actions allowed the flight to begin boarding on time, and as a result, was able to achieve an on-time departure.

Shift Inspectors Scott Ducouer and Jack Adams

Shift Inspectors Scott Ducouer and Jack Adams from our Tech Ops department took home the Team/Flight Crew prize for the fourth quarter.  Scott and Jack were nominated by a co-worker, who told us that their attention to detail during their oversight of heavy checks have resulted in manual enhancements and other changes that have improved our overall fleet reliability.

Crew Scheduler Kwani Harris

Quentrenea Harris (Kwani), a GoJet Crew Scheduler, won the fourth quarter SOC award. She was nominated by a flight attendant who told us how Kwami not only walked her through a stressful situation over the phone, but also stayed on the line with her much longer than she had to, even after her shift had ended.


Robert Wiersema

Robert Wiersema is the fourth quarter Tech Ops winner.  Here’s what the co-worker who nominated him had to say:  “Robert  always tackles any task assigned to him with a positive and energetic attitude.  He is also responsible for preparing our GoJet PAP Facts Newsletter and for chairing the quarterly CASS Meeting with the FAA, and has done so with outstanding results.  Robert is continuously  tasked with creating placards for our CRJ 700/900 aircraft, and his results always exceed our expectations. He has proven to be a step above all.”

Repeat nominee Lori Foerster in our Training department took home the fourth quarter Corporate award.  Lori was nominated by a co-worker, who told us, “She comes in early, leaves late, comes in on the weekends, and even works from home most nights. She is always so sweet and kind to everyone that she speaks with, regardless of the situation. She is a super star!”

What amazing individuals will win the first quarter 2106 contest?  We can’t wait to find out!


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