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Andrew Mock

First Officer

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Andrew Mock

Andrew Mock is one of Global Air Charters‘ first officers. Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, sailing and hiking. Read on to learn more about Andrew Mock.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota.

What education and certifications do you hold?

I’m a 2015 graduate of the University of North Dakota and hold an Airline Transport Certificate with Multi-Engine Instrument and Single-Engine Instrument Land and Sea privileges.

What makes Global Air Charters stand apart from other private charters?

While we fly your usual charter for clients or their families, we also fly groups, the government, NASA and many other organizations. Doing so allows us to be part of some pretty neat events and fly to some unusual destinations.

What is your favorite thing about working for Global Air Charters?

It’s the small, tight-knit “mom and pop” company feel. With a rapidly growing fleet and pilot group, those you spend time flying around the world with quickly become some of your greatest friends—and we get to fly a Gulfstream while doing it!

What is your favorite thing about your position?

The skilled pilots we have here are fabulous mentors. As a company captain previously on our Nextant 400XTI, it was a great opportunity to share tricks and tips I’d learned flying in the 135 industry in general, and also about the jet they may not have not experienced yet. Now back in the right seat as an FO on the Gulfstream, I enjoy flying with our captains and learning from their many years of Gulfstream flying, especially on international operations. I fully believe it’s important to have great mentors who share knowledge with their coworkers, because those sitting in the right seat are the company’s future captains.

What is your favorite occasion to celebrate while flying?

A good safe and smooth landing after flying an approach at night in challenging or adverse weather. Not a crazy celebration, but the hype afterward is always a joy with your crew.

What motivates you to do your best at your job?

As a professional pilot, you’re always learning. The learning never stops. There is always something you can do to improve who you are, whether it’s personal, how you interact with clients face-to-face, or especially when at the controls in the cockpit.

In your opinion, what makes a good pilot?

Someone open-minded, willing to see things from a different perspective, who takes the initiative and works well together in a team. Detail-oriented but able to step back and keep it simple when needed.

A good pilot is constantly trying to better themselves from the day prior, whether on a personal or professional level. And arguably the most important, a good pilot strongly emphasizes safety with their crew.

What is your most memorable moment at Global Air Charters?

Flying my first international trip to Guatemala with my First Officer Max Henry on the Nextant 400XTi.

What do you like to do when you aren’t flying?

I like to spend time with my family and friends, whether at social gatherings or meals. Come summer, I’ll take every chance I can to sail my Hobie 18SX. I enjoy traveling, hiking,

recreational flying, riding my motorcycle and spending time up at the lake.

What is your favorite travel destination? Why?

Without a doubt, it’d be Ireland! My girlfriend and I recently made a quick trip to see as much as possible in a relatively short time and had an absolute blast. We spent 72 hours traveling all over: Dublin, Athlone, Galway, Gort, Adare, Inch Beach, Dingle, and Dunquin, ending back in Dublin!

What is the most fun you’ve had on the job?

So far, I’d venture to say my most recent Oregon trip. We flew out on a Friday and spent the weekend in a location that was known for their sand dunes. We found a place that rented ATVs and side-by-sides and all three of us went to ride on the sand dunes for a few hours!

What is your favorite plane to fly?

To be honest, my favorite thing I’ve flown wasn’t a plane. It was a Bell 206L-4 LongRanger helicopter!

 

We’re glad to have you on the team, Andrew Mock!