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  • West Star Aviation
    796 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506-8643
  • 800.255.4193
Full-Service Facility Spotlight: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)


Our Grand Junction, Colorado location occupies over 281,824 sq ft of hangar, shop and office space located on approximately 32 acres. This includes dedicated maintenance hangars, interior, cabinet, and avionics shops, as well as a state-of-the art paint facility.

GJT currently employs over 500 full-time individuals. This highly trained and experienced staff includes a DAR-T for maintenance and many veteran factory-trained technicians.

In addition to offering complete, world-class fueling support services, West Star Aviation GJT specializes in business aircraft maintenance, modifications, and refurbishment for aircraft ranging in size from turboprop to long-range business jets.

Hours of Operation: FBO 5:00AM--10:00PM, 7 days a week - on call 24/7, 365 days a year
Departure control: 119.7 (Denver controls Departure)
Approach control 119.7 (Denver controls Approach)
Ground control 121.7
ARINC 129.575mhz
Elevation 4857.7 ft.
RCO: 122.6 (Denver Radio)
FSS: Denver Flight Service Station
Traffic pattern: Left
Nav. equipment: (RNP) Z RWY 11
(GPS) RWY 29
(GPS) Y RWY 11
Car Rental Hertz, Enterprise, Avis
Unicom 122.95mhz
ATIS 118.55
Coordinates 39-07-20.6850N / 108-31-36.2450W
39-07.344750N / 108-31.604083W
39.1224125 / -1085267347
Indentifier: KGJT
Tower frequency: 118.1
Clearance delivery: 121.7
Latitude 39.11914800000285
Longitude -108.52395289034627

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Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
Airframe Specific Expertise TM

Mark White

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Dave Godo

RSM, Ohio Valley

Mark Daniels
Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

RSM, Mid Atlantic

Santiago Carol

RSM, Latin America

Steve Fleeman

RSM, Landing Gear

Contact Us

WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in August 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit or contact Katie Johnson ( or Dave Lagermann (

Application & Selection Process

Before applying, please be aware of the standards of conduct for employment with West Star along with the strict requirements below while attending WSAA.

  • Working in Aviation requires a commit to being drug-free.  Pre-employment drug testing along with random and reasonable suspicion testing is required for all companies employing people working in safety sensitive positions. The position you are considering applying for is safety sensitive.  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.  If you pass, you must remain drug-free during employment, failing a random or reasonable suspicion test may result in termination of employment.  Please note: marijuana is legal in certain states however the FAA follows Federal law where marijuana is illegal.  This means testing positive for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, will prevent you from working in Aviation. 
  • The first 7.5 months will follow a strict schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm (breaks and meal periods provided). 
  • The expectation is to arrive inside the learning center and clocked in at 7:00am.
  • While attending WSAA, no more than 4 hours a week can be missed.  Extenuating medical circumstances will be given full consideration with supporting documentation.
  • WSAA follows an FAA approved curriculum which has certain requirements including attendance. 
  • Testing for the FAA license at the conclusion of WSAA is required, along with passing.  Two opportunities to test will be provided, if needed.  Employment may terminate if the FAA license is not obtained.
  • Candidates will be contacted to complete pre-screening assessments and questionnaires. 
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted in late November and scheduled for a tour and interview with Hiring Managers at West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL.
  • To be qualified, candidates must pass the pre-screening process along with submitting a negative DOT drug test result.
  • Finalists will be selected after onsite interviews. Job offers will be extended in mid-December with a start date of January 9, 2024.
  • Pay while learning in the Academy will be $20 per hour.  Upon successfully graduating and obtaining your FAA license, pay will increase to $27 per hour.