Originally Posted by iaflyer
Sec 23. S.5.e.2.b:
A reserve pilot on long call will be notified of his assignment to open time under Section 23 N. or O. by one of 6 the following two methods:
1) telephone contact from Crew Scheduling.
2) electronic placement of a rotation or conversion to short call that is placed on his schedule prior to:
a) his release from a rotation, or
b) nine hours before the end of his last non-fly day (other than a vacation day) before an on-call day.
Definition of an x-day (which think can all agree is a non-fly day is: X-day means a 24-hour duty-free period at a pilot's base, on a reserve line." - Sec. 23 definitions.
That is very insightful. Thanks iahflyer and UncleSam. I've never noticed the 9 hour check before. Now it makes sense why we have to check our schedule after 3pm on our last non-fly day.
So here's my thoughts in this scenario. I checked my schedule after 10am today. There was nothing on it. I get assigned a trip at 4pm while on rest. My thoughts are I don't have to acknowledge anything while on rest and I did the 9 hour prior schedule check.
Since this rotation was not placed on my schedule prior to the 9 hours (10am) I revert to long call at 7pm. If they were to call and notify me between 7pm and 8pm then I would be on the hook. Would anyone agree or disagree?