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Re: Voyageur

#26 Post by Toddex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am

dhc# wrote:You forgot to add the free bonus of no risk of malaria for the Euro Ops :lol:
That's true. You also can't put a value on that clean northern air.
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Re: Voyageur

#27 Post by littlebird » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm

I sucked back forest fires smoke all summer.
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Re: Voyageur

#28 Post by Zaibatsu » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 pm

Voyeur. Isn't that when you spy on your neighbor undressing?
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Re: Voyageur

#29 Post by square » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:44 pm

Yeah in Africa you'll get 36k * 2.35 / 2 = 42,300
183 days per diem overseas + 6 days travel = 9,450 USD = 11,822 CAD
Say six days recurrent SIM = 592
Six days PD = 300
Vacation pay I think is 5% of your gross so = 2150

So you'll make 45k plus 12k per diem, 170 days vacation a year and you can travel to and from anywhere in the world between tours. Oh and they pay for your medical and uniform stuff.

I think I made 87k my second year there as a training captain, plus 12k per diem and I got a 23,000 tax return (not anymore!)

Some bases provide room and board, most have super cheap groceries and good kitchens, Mali you spend your per diem.

I liked it. Good safety culture.

$15k up front bond via upfront cash or a co-signed bank loan that is held in escrow in savings bonds. It's enforceable if you quit or are fired for cause, but I know some were fired and refunded. You can expense the interest you pay on the loan. You get paid out the interest on the bond at twelve months. A friend of mine got laid off and still had the loan in effect for the duration of the term LOL, they called him back to go on a different plane though. Which he was happy about.
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Re: Voyageur

#30 Post by Jimmy2 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:56 pm

I've heard the bond is a thing of the past.
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Re: Voyageur

#31 Post by dhc# » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:26 pm

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Re: Voyageur

#32 Post by Icamefromspace » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:37 am

Payscale has increased and the training bond has been discontinued.
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Re: Voyageur

#33 Post by KenoraPilot » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm

Yes they’ve got contracts out with Avianco to finding DH8 and RJ captains for $8k/mth on short contracts! If I could get a leave for a tour I’d for sure go back! I can imagine they can’t find anyone to staff their planes.
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Re: Voyageur

#34 Post by pilot5050 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 pm

How is Voyageur Airways currently making any money? Many of the pilots are not flying but continuing to be paid. Apparently Voyageur has had contract issues with the United Nations. Pilot experience not meeting contract requirements. Does anyone have any current information?
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Re: Voyageur

#35 Post by dhc# » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:57 pm

Anyone with any updated news from Voyageur ? Where are they flying in Africa these days ? Same fleet (-8's and RJ's) ? Still working for the UN ?
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Re: Voyageur

#36 Post by dstechnical » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:38 am

Make min $500/day plus 55 per diem in canada. As contract ame. Would no go to shithole country for less than 1000 per day. Appliance repairman charges 80 per hr. Shows up in old beat up truck with bag of tools.
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Re: Voyageur

#37 Post by Kosiw » Sun May 13, 2018 11:14 am

Where are they flying overseas these days ?
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Re: Voyageur

#38 Post by Icamefromspace » Mon May 14, 2018 9:58 pm

Kosiw wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 11:14 am
Where are they flying overseas these days ?
To the best of my knowledge:

RJ bases:

Al-Fashir, Sudan
Entebbe, Uganda
Kinshasa, DRC
Umea and somewhere else in Sweden
Aruba

Dash-8 bases:

Bukavu and Goma, DRC
Bamako, Mali
Niamey, Niger

Dash has some domestic work available too. This is a fairly current list but as with any contract work, subject to change with little notice.
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Re: Voyageur

#39 Post by dhc# » Tue May 15, 2018 5:52 am

Were they not looking at operating Q400s a few yrs back after some of their engineers got a Q4 course, or did that all fizzle out.
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Re: Voyageur

#40 Post by Victory » Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 am

Good to see they're out of South Sudan.
Yes, the Q400 rumors died down over the last year.
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Re: Voyageur

#41 Post by dhc# » Sat May 19, 2018 6:42 am

Another Ebola outbreak happening in the DRC...Voyageur got really busy with UN work the last time it happened.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ebola-congo-1.4670570
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Re: Voyageur

#42 Post by Noo » Sat May 19, 2018 11:21 am

It is lack of pilots not lack of business that is the issue for them. Jazz pilots now being offered 1 year leave of absence to go fly for Voyageur.
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Re: Voyageur

#43 Post by dhc# » Sat May 19, 2018 11:39 am

What is the current Voyageur payscale since someone in a previous post said it was improved ? Can't see it matching current Jazz salary and perdiem rates especially for Captain's...so what's the incentive ?
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Re: Voyageur

#44 Post by PositiveRate27 » Sat May 19, 2018 2:36 pm

It looks like if you did a whole year at Voyageur at best you’d make about what you’d make at Jazz. The only extra thing you might pick up is a strange disease... With the exception of the odd unattached pilot with wanderlust I’m not sure how they’re going to entice people over there.
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Re: Voyageur

#45 Post by lepechou » Sat May 19, 2018 3:21 pm

Maybe not for a year but skipping winter and doing 1 or 2 rotations might be interesting, if you have no wife and kids and look for a different experience, it makes sense. ;)
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Re: Voyageur

#46 Post by Kosiw » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 am

Saw on the Chorus Aviation website (Q2 results) that Voyageur picked up new contracts in Africa (UN ?), anyone know if they are busy these days (hiring?)...and have the overseas bases changed much since someone posted last spring ?
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Re: Voyageur

#47 Post by undashflyer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:20 am

Nooooo! Don't do it Kosiw!

Unless you wanna start changing truck tires at pit-stop speed in Monrovia again! ;)

Hope you're well! ;)
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Re: Voyageur

#48 Post by RILEY » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Anyone familiar with which aircraft you are assigned once hired? Current website hiring has a standard ad for both the RJ & Dash.
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Re: Voyageur

#49 Post by Lightchop » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:37 pm

From my understanding you tell them what your preference is and if they can make it happen they will. It's also easy to move types if they need it and you offer.
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