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Morningstar Air Express

Post by C-31 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:25 pm

Very curious about Morningstar. Schedule? Pay? Benefits? What is the company like? Any pilots out there with any comments or tips? Anything will be appreciated.
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Post by C-31 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:33 pm

wow. Is there nobody out there with any information on this company? I find that a little hard to believe. ... anyone?
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Post by sprucemonkey » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:06 pm

The pilots have been there for so long..........those guys dont know what "internet" is. :lol:
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Post by Louis » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:50 am

Are their Caravans run single pilot?
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Post by Doc » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:44 pm

Yes, they run Caravans single pilot. Why would you run them any other way?
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Post by cyhu » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:20 am

Good Pay, 40k+, work 2 or 3 days a week, I beleive no weekends, and with time get moved up to 727 s/o... tho I have heard they may be changing types to larger Boeings and something larger for the Caravans, with 2 crew.
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Post by SkyKing » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:16 am

I thought they started as 727 S/O, then went to F/O on the 580?
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Post by confuzed » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:51 am

cyhu wrote:Good Pay, 40k+, work 2 or 3 days a week, I beleive no weekends, and with time get moved up to 727 s/o... tho I have heard they may be changing types to larger Boeings and something larger for the Caravans, with 2 crew.
Actually, with time they move from caravan captain to F/O on the Boeing 727, not S/O.
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Post by 3HOLER » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:02 am

Great company, thus not to much turnover. Most guys start on the Van or as a SO on the 27. Starting pay on the Van is 45K and tops out at 62K. From there you move to the FO on the 27. Starting pay on the Boeing is 60K and tops out at 96K. Captain upgrades take a while, they start out at 95K and top at 160K. Good benefits and a great sched we don't work weekends or holidays so your home lots. The only real downside is your flying late at night and we only fly in Canada so not much variety in destinations. Hope this helps... :)
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Morningstar

Post by jetav8r » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:33 pm

wow 62K for a caravan? Sounds like alot of money for a single engine TProp
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Post by like2fly » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:28 am

3HOLER,

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Re: Morningstar

Post by . . » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:01 pm

jetav8r wrote:wow 62K for a caravan? Sounds like alot of money for a single engine TProp
The three Caravan captains I know there all have Thounsands of hours of single engine turbine experience. Two of them were CP's of single turbine companies. Seems like morning star pays top dollar for top talent. Seems like a smart way to run a company.
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Post by cedar » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:04 pm

I hear there are a few new jets on the horizon for morningstar, sounds exciting.
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Re: Morningstar

Post by wallypilot » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:01 pm

jetav8r wrote:wow 62K for a caravan? Sounds like alot of money for a single engine TProp
It's what we should be paid, really. Morningstar is paying for experience. Not many operations have guys on caravans with thousands of hours of turbine PIC time. The ones that do, pay accordingly. You're not paying as per the airplane, you're paying for the experience you are employing. And that's the way it should be.
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Post by stargazer13 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:17 pm

AMEN
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Post by 3HOLER » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:05 pm

Couldn't agree with you more Wally. Most of our guys have Aviation diploma's and the ones that don't have a lot of experience. As you all are aware getting your Comercial Multi IFR isn't cheap (I think its around 60k if you go through a College program). I think they are getting paid accordingly and try to live in YVR with a family on less than 45k. GOOD LUCK. It's not that Morningstars pay is high, it's the fact that other companies are not paying enough...... :!:
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morningstar 208's

Post by PC12's are better » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:41 pm

pardon my ignorance, but i'm looking for the normal answers.
what is the requirement and more importantly what will get you onto the 208's.
PIC/ multi / turbine??
if anyone has any information, could you please PM me
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Post by Fresh Prince of King Air » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:53 pm

What kind of equipment would they be looking at? 5/67's or an Airbus product 310/300?

Just curious...
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