Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

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Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#1 Post by ARGO » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:24 pm

Just curious what a typical day consists of, days worked per week, still hiring etc. Looking for some updated info. Thanks.
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#2 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:28 pm

What base are you applying for?

Toronto is the most likely to have openings. Each base operates a little differently, so knowing which base will allow me to give you an accurate idea.

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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#3 Post by ARGO » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 pm

YYZ. Thanks Schnitzel.
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#4 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:40 am

Sorry - got busy there.

3 Caravans - up to 6 pilots, normally rotates 5.

When the aircraft are fully staffed you can expect to work a normal 2-3 days out of 5 with varying reserve on the remaining. Weekends and holidays off.

Single pilot IFR, with North Bay, Sudbury and the Sault as your destination. If all 3 vans are flying, you will just go to the single destination. Sudbury has the longest day with a jump up to Timmins, back to Sudbury for the evening pickup.

Flow onto the 757 is/was pretty quick. It is a relatively young company with an average pilot age of 40. Last I checked, 757 Captain is about 10 years with the company.

You rack up Holiday Inn and Marriott points like nobody's business, usually by year 1 you are platinum at both so it makes for good upgrades when you go on holidays.

Year 1 Caravan pay is still hovering low 50s.
Year 1 757 is upper 60s.

Caravan pay caps at around 74-77.

The company tries hard with social events but with 3 major bases, it is tough to keep everyone happy. All in all, great company, great customer (FedEx), pay needs to come up in the next agreement or they are going to lose a lot of guys to the airlines and the door will really spin.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#5 Post by kev994 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:19 am

Thanks for the insight!
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#6 Post by goleafsgo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:33 pm

Is there a bond?
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#7 Post by donnybrook » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:37 pm

Could you live in YAM or is just out of Toronto for scheduling?
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#8 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:50 am

1 year, 10k training agreement.

As per the contract must live within 1 hour drive unfortunately. Their is some flex with that rule, but bottom line, phone rings you are expected within 1 hour.

The 757 guys are a little different but so is their schedule. Again its working the grey area and likely going to get you a meeting with the CP down the line.

Good luck,

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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#9 Post by donnybrook » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:52 am

Thanks!
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#10 Post by CubPilot » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:57 pm

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1 year, 10k training agreement.

As per the contract must live within 1 hour drive unfortunately. Their is some flex with that rule, but bottom line, phone rings you are expected within 1 hour.


Where did you get your information? You should just google search their Unifor Contract. There union does not allow training agreements or BONDs. The only thing I could find in their contract not being able to bid for any other aircraft posting for one year.
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Re: Any Morningstar 208 drivers around?

#11 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:54 am

The post asked for Morningstar 208 drivers.

I am giving you first hand knowledge. If the agreement or possibility of an agreement is so troubling to you, don't worry about applying.

When I sat down for my initial interview it was 10k, 1 year and a handshake. They originally had a bond to sign but we never got there. 1 year there goes by fast, you fly about 550 hrs on the van.

Good luck to everyone interviewing.

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