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“Pilot schedules”

#1 Post by marakii » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:53 pm

I’d like to hear from pilots flying in all aspects of companies small and large 702,703,704,etc, on what schedule they have.

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#2 Post by gooseinbc » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:27 pm

703 on west coast BC. Standard Sched (recently revised) is:

4 Days on: Days are usually divided between two crews, average 7 hours on if all goes as planned, 3.5 hours logged.
1 Day Standby: 1 hour call out, usually on for 9 hours before being released.
2 Days off..

Seems to be working pretty well so far, much better than the competitions sched from what I've heard
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#3 Post by FOD_Vacuum » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:28 am

13 days on 13 days off. Medevac in Central Canada. Within those 13 days, we can do 14hrs on 9 hrs rest and repeat continuously. On day 11, 12 & 13 you can bet I am sick of the constant sleep deprivation which is why I am looking to move out to an operator out West with a more day schedule type environment.
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#4 Post by 172_Captain » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:02 am

703 in Ontario.

7 on 7 off. 14 hours on, 10 hours min rest.
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#5 Post by spruceair » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:15 am

704 central Canada, 28 day schedule block, 10 guaranteed days off. Days off usually weekends, with some three or four day weekends in the block. 10 floating stat days a year. Working 2-4 days a week.
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#6 Post by HansDietrich » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:17 am

At most regionals, you can bid for your schedule. It varies from 14 - 18 workdays per month, with 15/16 being the norm. We can bid 1, 2, 3 or 4 days pairings. I've worked 7 on 7 off, 4 on 4 off, etc. It's your choice and if your seniority allows it, you normally get what you want.
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#7 Post by marakii » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks for the info , keep it coming . Who ever wants to mention the names of the company that would be great if you want.

With the 4 on 4 off or 7 on 7 off do you have to be on base the night before and on your last day on can you leave that same day?

So on day 7 or day 4 you're done mid day does the company mind if you leave to go home (other town) to see the family.

No problem on me paying my dues way up north did it before long time ago.

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#8 Post by HansDietrich » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:22 am

marakii wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:55 am
Thanks for the info , keep it coming . Who ever wants to mention the names of the company that would be great if you want.

With the 4 on 4 off or 7 on 7 off do you have to be on base the night before and on your last day on can you leave that same day?

So on day 7 or day 4 you're done mid day does the company mind if you leave to go home (other town) to see the family.

No problem on me paying my dues way up north did it before long time ago.

Thanks again
I personally don't commute (by air). I drive from out of town into my base, but the "commuting policy" varies from company to company. If your check in is at 1pm, you could take a morning flight and be there before your scheduled "punch-in" time. If you check in at 5am, it's almost impossible to show up the day of. You'll have to come the night before and stay at a crash-pad.

The majority of guys and girls I know, drive at least an hour to work, some as much as two.

The same applies to leaving. Once you're "Released", you can go home, again, either via air, drive or take a bus. It all depends where you live. One thing is for sure. Commuting sucks, but living in a big Canadian city is also expensive. It's your choice as well as your family's choice if they want to pick option A or B

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#9 Post by TomC » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:09 pm

604 operator.

2 weeks of 4 sched days (Mon-Thurs). 1 week on reserve, rarely called out. 1 week off. Weekends off.
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