Thread: Toughest Duties
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 07:08
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,697
Geeez!!!, some of you blokes don't know you are alive.

In the "good old days" in the UK, the stick hour limit was 125 hours per month, then the company sent you to the company doctor, who pronounced you not suffering fatigue, and sent you back to work.

From memory (can somebody else remember) the "month" was 28 days, so some (at the whim of Scheduling) could and did rack up 1500-1600 hours per year - stick time, not duty time.

In those days, among the scrag-end non-scheds, the loss rate was pretty impressive, but there were plenty of war surplus aeroplane and crews, and plenty more passengers where the last lot came from --- just had to make the bucket and spade brigade fares cheap enough.

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