WeedPro2000 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:23 am
Um, if you're fatigued, can't you just book off? What kind of companies are you guys working at that you can't book off if fatigued. Or is it something else that you prevents you from making the safe decision?
When comparing Canada to USA rules, I think it helpful to recall that USA airlines, AFAIK, do not have crew rest provisions. They cannot legally close their eyes and get rest in the manner that is proscribed in Canadian airline SOPs (if approved). Therefore, it is correct that their operations be time limited less than Canadian airline operators. I can't speak for the smaller outfits with only one pilot operations and no approval to do crew rest.
Anyhow, that's how I see it. Go to work and do the job you are paid well for, or choose another career path that suits your sleep schedule. Accounting comes to mind.
You are rostered to be on reserve, from 2 PM to 2 AM. You woke up at 9 AM that day, after 9 hours of excellent sleep.
At 3PM you get a call, stating that you are scheduled to do 2 legs that evening. A domestic leg of one hour, a 7PM, then a 7 hour international leg at 11PM.
Your show time is 6PM. You are fit and well rested. You do your 7PM flight, block in at 0830PM.
There is an aircraft change for your second flight. You get to your gate at 0930PM and the aircraft is not there. It arrives at 1120PM, but must deplane and groom.
You eventually push back at 0030AM, 90 minutes late.
You land at your oversees destination at 0730 (local time at your home base). You have been on duty 13 hours and 30 minutes. You have been awake 22 hours and 30 minutes.
At what point in this scenario do you book off because you feel fatigued ?