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Re: Voyageur

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am
by Toddex
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.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm
by littlebird
I sucked back forest fires smoke all summer.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 pm
by Zaibatsu
Voyeur. Isn't that when you spy on your neighbor undressing?

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:44 pm
by square
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.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:56 pm
by Jimmy2
I've heard the bond is a thing of the past.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:26 pm
by dhc#

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:37 am
by Icamefromspace
Payscale has increased and the training bond has been discontinued.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm
by KenoraPilot
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.

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 pm
by pilot5050
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?

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:57 pm
by dhc#
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 ?

Re: Voyageur

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:38 am
by dstechnical
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.