With the year winding down, we thought that it would be the perfect time to put together a compilation of some of our favorite blog posts of 2016. Here’s a sample of what our employees have been up to this year.
In one of our most viewed posts of the year, pilot recruiter Captain James Douvier explains that there’s more to being a GoJet pilot than just being a great aviator. James is looking for pilots who are going to come to GoJet and make a difference.
The majority of our passengers have most likely never heard the term “Maintenance Control.” However, the safety and timeliness of our flights depends on this important group of GoJet employees. This department is critical to keeping our airplanes safe, our flights on schedule, and our passengers happy.
During the summer of 2016, three talented young interns contributed to the operation in big ways. Aviation students Morgan Hunlen, Jade Lubinski, and Alex Dupre all took full advantage of the opportunity to move their studies beyond the classroom, and had an abundance of new knowledge when they returned to school in the fall.
Our employees do some truly astounding things in their free time. Take GoJet flight attendant Juanette Roache – when she’s not providing stellar customer service at 37,000 feet, she regularly volunteers at her local soup kitchen and homeless shelter, as well as mentors children through the Boys and Girls Club. Her community service led to an opportunity this spring to compete in the 20160 Mrs. North Carolina pageant, where she was named the first runner up and received the People’s Choice Award.
We have no doubt that our employees will continue to impress us next year. We can’t wait to see what 2017 brings. Happy New Year!
The next time you find yourself at Chicago O’Hare, make sure to wander past Gate C17. If you’re lucky, you just might catch GoJet Captain Billy Hock serenading passengers with his piano playing skills. Captain Hock is a regular feature at C17, where he often unwinds between flights by performing on the piano.
Captain Hock is a lifelong music enthusiast and has been playing the piano since he was a child. While he envisions a lifelong aviation career for himself, he always makes time for his first love – music. “I always plan on flying planes professionally, but music is my first passion,” he explains.
Thank you for the Chopin, it was heavenly and made my delay in ORD worth it. Would have loved to dance to it if I was alone. Keep sharing the beauty you see and feel.
When he’s not flying airplanes or entertaining passengers on the piano, Captain Hock composes and performs his own original piano compositions, which are available on iTunes. And his musical talents don’t stop at the piano – he also plays saxophone and guitar!
We’re proud that the multi-talented Captain Hock is part of the GoJet family. We love it when our employees use their creativity to make unique connections with the world around them!