Golden Bear / Golden Bear Certifications
Golden Bear is a special elite wing of Cal Air for GB Certified Pilots, Our aircraft offer finely tuned flight performance characteristics and one of a kind custom aircraft textures, the flight
scheduling has been expanded to not only include selected CAX Base of Operations but also selected Global Airports based on the Top 20 World's Busiest Airports by Passenger Traffic (January 2015). Where possible our flight schedules
reflect various destinations which are based on current Real World / Real Airline flight data. We are also proud to announce that the Concorde has joined Golden Bear, and we have updated the Golden Bear Flight Schedules to include the Concorde.
Golden Bear Certification offers unique and challenging check rides utilizing the Golden Bear Fleet, There are ten levels of certification within the Golden Bear Service. from the CRJ-700
to the B744-400, with each certification level, a GB pilot becomes qualified to fly a specific aircraft and its associated routes. Golden Bear Certification now includes Concorde SST Certification ( Juliet ) - Check ride Juliet
is the ultimate in the Golden Bear Check Ride series.
only considers pilots who have proven
themselves in other branches of the airline.
The rank of Flight Captain or higher is
required of any pilot wishing to apply
for Golden Bear flight service.
approved applicants begin their flight
testing in our CRJ-700 aircraft.
Upon completion of the
1st "Check Ride", the pilot
is then required to file a detailed flight report of the entire flight,
from takeoff through landing. Once the
"Check Ride" report has been
filed, it will be reviewed by our GB Certification
everything is in order, the pilot will
be notified of their certification, and
the Golden Bear Service PIN is added to
their CAX ID card. The pilot can then
choose to apply for additional "Check Rides"
with the larger GB aircraft and once successfully completed, the pilot
can fly any of the GB flight schedules
for the aircraft that they have been certified
Ride is required for each aircraft in
the GB fleet.
GB pilots departing on "Check Rides"
GB Certification Diagram and Associated Pins
Golden Bear Certification Process
1. GB CRJ7 Check Ride ( Delta ): This is the GB Entry Level Certification Check Ride flown using the CRJ-700 by all new applicants*
2. GB A321 Check Ride ( Echo, Papa, Quebec ): Upon successful completion of Check Ride Delta, a Golden Bear pilot may apply for the Golden Bear A320-200 Check Rides consisting of the GB A321 Trainee Check Ride ( Echo ) then the GB A321 Senior Check Ride ( Papa ) and the GB A321 Specialist Check Ride ( Quebec ), A pilot cannot apply for the next Golden Bear Aircraft Check Ride until they have completed all Check Rides in the A321*
3. GB B753 Check Ride ( Foxtrot, Papa, Quebec ): Upon successful completion of the Golden Bear A321 Check Rides, a Golden Bear pilot may apply for the Golden Bear B757-300 Check Rides consisting of the GB B753 Trainee Check Ride ( Foxtrot ) then the GB B753 Senior Check Ride ( Papa ) and the GB B753 Specialist Check Ride ( Quebec ), A pilot cannot apply for the next Golden Bear Aircraft Check Ride until they have completed all Check Rides in the B753*
4. GB B744 Check Ride ( Hotel, Papa, Quebec ): Upon successful completion of the Golden Bear B753 Check Rides, a Golden Bear pilot may apply for the Golden Bear B747-400 Check Rides consisting of the GB B744 Trainee Check Ride ( Hotel ) then the GB B744 Senior Check Ride ( Papa ) and the GB 744 Specialist Check Ride ( Quebec ), A pilot cannot apply for the next Golden Bear Aircraft Check Ride until they have completed all Check Rides in the B744*
5. GB CONC Check Ride ( Juliet ): This is the final GB Certification check ride flown using the Concorde, A Golden Pilot may apply for this Check Ride once all other Golden Bear Check Rides have been completed.
* Pilot is also required to submit a minimum of 30 Flight Hours before applying for the next check ride.
hope that if you are currently ranked as Flight
Captain or higher you will choose to apply for
the Golden Bear Service. If you have yet to
attain the rank, we urge you to continue to
fly your scheduled hub routes until you have
the required number of hours needed for consideration.