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Old 05-13-2021, 03:25 AM   #1  
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hey folks, we have a 3 pilot account for a managed aircraft. we are looking to incorporate a new schedule that ensures aircraft coverage (obviously &#128515. but wanted to maximize quality of life for the pilots. minimize time away from home etc..

the aircraft flys mostly 1-2 leg trips was coast and some west coast trips (2leg -fuel stop) owners are great and we can airline home anytime it's feasible.

what are some considerations and schedule options for the pilots that you all have had good/bad experiences with?

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hey folks, we have a 3 pilot account for a managed aircraft. we are looking to incorporate a new schedule that ensures aircraft coverage (obviously &#128515. but wanted to maximize quality of life for the pilots. minimize time away from home etc..

the aircraft flys mostly 1-2 leg trips was coast and some west coast trips (2leg -fuel stop) owners are great and we can airline home anytime it's feasible.

what are some considerations and schedule options for the pilots that you all have had good/bad experiences with?

DP
If airlining is in the budget then run a rolling 2 weeks on 1 week off (on the hook for any flights that come up).

Stagger it so thereís always coverage with two pilots.
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2 days on 12 off. And airline me 2 and from the aircraft and I’m there. 😂 seriously though. We’re on an 8-6 (135), 7-7 is better. But as long as you have something on the books for a schedule, it’s a step up from the traditional 91 “schedule”. The key is finding a pilot group that’s willing and able to work with each other.
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Iíve always wanted to propose this type of schedule to my owners/bosses. But the idea of paying, a third pilot to not work 40 hrs. a week seems impossible to convince them. After flying 121, 135 and 91 I feel that 91 corporate is a retirees job. The equipment is usually new and well kept, the flying is usually easy and the time off is usually excessive. But the non-schedule and not being able to truly plan personal events on said off time becomes frustrating. It would be nice to have guaranteed, scheduled time off. Seems that every time I plan a personal event, (concert, trip to see parents, weekend at the beach, etc.) there inevitably is a trip to fly. How did you approach your owners to implement the third crew member and schedule?
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Iíve always wanted to propose this type of schedule to my owners/bosses. But the idea of paying, a third pilot to not work 40 hrs. a week seems impossible to convince them. After flying 121, 135 and 91 I feel that 91 corporate is a retirees job. The equipment is usually new and well kept, the flying is usually easy and the time off is usually excessive. But the non-schedule and not being able to truly plan personal events on said off time becomes frustrating. It would be nice to have guaranteed, scheduled time off. Seems that every time I plan a personal event, (concert, trip to see parents, weekend at the beach, etc.) there inevitably is a trip to fly. How did you approach your owners to implement the third crew member and schedule?

fortunately for me.. i am the third crew member 😃. owners are great but trying to figure out amongst us what schedule works best. i am the only one with family and kids so i'm trying to maximize time home
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I hear ya. It certainly seems impossible to plan any family events or for that matter just a weekend get away with a single plane/2crew flight dept. Fortunately for you guys you have the 3crew. I would suspect that flt dept. such as Coke, Amway, Walmart, etc. (multiple aircraft and crew) use some type of schedule that could be beneficial for your research.
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