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Old 08-24-2019, 06:12 AM   #1  
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Forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere, but does FedEx allow its pilots to fly for pay elsewhere on days off? (i.e. corporate contract flying)

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Not without specific written approval. And why would they or should they?
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Not without specific written approval. And why would they or should they?
Because it should be their choice
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Because it should be their choice
So, you fly for compensation elsewhere and between your outside flying and FedEx flying you've exceeded the regulated flight time limits. You're saying FedEx should have no say or issue with the fact that you've made yourself unavailable for the work they hired you to do?
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Forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere, but does FedEx allow its pilots to fly for pay elsewhere on days off? (i.e. corporate contract flying)

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The contract requires that you get approval for any outside compensated flying. I came from the corporate world, and had a month off between BI and systems that I could have used for some contract flying. I emailed a request to the fleet captain and was denied. YMMV. Iím happy to be here and donít feel like Iím missing out by not having contract work available to me.
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So, you fly for compensation elsewhere and between your outside flying and FedEx flying you've exceeded the regulated flight time limits. You're saying FedEx should have no say or issue with the fact that you've made yourself unavailable for the work they hired you to do?
I agree but I personally thought during 4A2B we should have been able to supplement our income with our earned license's. It would be simple to just make it a termination offense to exceed time limits by doing outside flying or missing a FedEx trip. I would think exceeding regulated limits is really only a real problem on two airframes the MD and 777, but could be wrong.
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I agree but I personally thought during 4A2B we should have been able to supplement our income with our earned license's. It would be simple to just make it a termination offense to exceed time limits by doing outside flying or missing a FedEx trip. I would think exceeding regulated limits is really only a real problem on two airframes the MD and 777, but could be wrong.
A termination offence? You want to add yet another paragraph to Appendix S? No thanks.

If I remember correctly, during 4a2b, they did encourage people to take PLOAs to go fly somewhere else, if they had the opportunity to do that.
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A termination offence? You want to add yet another paragraph to Appendix S? No thanks.

If I remember correctly, during 4a2b, they did encourage people to take PLOAs to go fly somewhere else, if they had the opportunity to do that.
And then Management complained/harassed pilots that went on MLA! WT?
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Not without specific written approval. And why would they or should they?
So civilian guys can supplement their income just like reservists and guard pilots.....
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So civilian guys can supplement their income just like reservists and guard pilots.....
On face value you may be correct. But first get the FARs and any fatigue liability changed. Then come back and make the same statement. Until then, just sour grapes.
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