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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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