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Old 12th Aug 2014, 11:37
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Roster comparison

Hi guys just a quick question/comparison with those of you flying in Asia or around the world.

55 sectors short/medium haul in the last month, generally 11/12 hrs duty a day, 12 to 15 hrs rest in between, for a total of about 91 block hours with 12 days off..plenty of bad weather/general delays (it's summer after all) would you consider this a lot? normal? would you think it's an ok schedule or not?

As everything is relative in this life, I am just looking for honest opinions to try and get perspective, thanks.

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Old 12th Aug 2014, 11:50
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41 sectors/77h block 8 days off with 10 overnight layovers here in Brazil for me
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 15:32
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Aug, 12 sectors 18 off days, 76 h....
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 12:07
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August roster for a Middle eastern LCC:

102 hrs, 36 sectors, 1 standby (home reserve) and 9 days OFF
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 13:44
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44 sectors, 61 hours, 19 days off.
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 15:05
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Far east: 6 sectors as flight crew, 3 sectors positioning. Somewhat slow month for hours and sectors per month which can vary a lot(normally do more with perhaps 15 max due to a decent amount of short haul as well from 1.5 to 3 hour legs and medium haul), 1 groundschool day, 1 medical check day, 1 standby, 2 layover, 15 days off(12 of which are in a row extending into next month for a total of 20 in a row but after being here for 6 weeks). About 68 hours in aircraft. 56 time zones crossed. Lots of roster changes with final schedule much different than originally published(some flights changed more than once). Always get groups of days off requested(although certain times of the year can have restrictions). First class flight almost to home.

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Old 14th Aug 2014, 15:24
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Far East, 12 sectors, long/medium/short haul. 14 block days off at home(monthly average), 70h. No positioning(this month), 1 day gs. Some roster changes, normally get days off requested.
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 16:12
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European (East) low cost- in July
95 hrs, 40 sectors, as well- lots of bad weather, delays etc.
11 actual off days, plus some on line training on other days.
10 morning flights with around 4 am local check in, plus commuting on off days of course.
Tired as a dog.
August pretty similar.


PS Would be interesting to compare the money earned as well
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 16:26
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nrtflyby your roster is the winner so far as far as I am concerned, is it NCA you fly for? sounds like the ideal month to me..
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Old 15th Aug 2014, 21:22
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East Europe (Turkey) Total 82 hrs 12 sector 2 of them as deadhead
7 Block off days, followed by 1 SIN CGK, 1 RUH, 1 KTM, 1 PVG, then 4 days off..
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Old 16th Aug 2014, 00:51
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Far East. 53:25. 2 Stby (not used). 1 G/S day. 15 days at home.

Bit too much flying for my liking.
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Old 16th Aug 2014, 05:15
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FO in Singapore LoCo

28 Sectors, 80hrs, 12 days off (at home), 3 Available, 1 Overnight, 1 Sim.

$8400 USD (7% tax in Singapore) no other benefits.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 03:27
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Far East wide-body Captain IRE/TRE.

89 hours (40% simulator, 60% aircraft), 14 sectors, 9 simulator duties.

6 nights away from home. No night flying, no standby and no jet-lag.

9 days off.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 05:14
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Using the OP's numbers.

91 hours blocks in 19 days = add 19 x 1.5 hours for pre and post flight duties = 28.5 hrs + 91 => 119.5 hrs blocks plus required duties.

19 days work @ 11 hrs/day => 209 duty hours

209 - 119.5 = 89.5 hours spent between flights on ground during duty day.

89.5 hours/55 sectors flown => average time between sectors ~1h35 which seems quite a long time/inefficient, especially as the average sector 91/55 is pretty much exactly the same?

So on the face of it, doable ... but doubtlessly, 91 hours 55 sectors/month is a lot and must be very tiring over time especially as you get older.

Checking my records, the most I ever did was 49 in a month on B737's back in 1993. I retired from a longhaul fleet where I averaged 845 hours & 94 sectors/year; ave length 9 hrs.- much more my cup of tea.

Bon chance!
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 07:39
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SE asian Cargo Sept roster

13 FLT sectors , 4 positioning sectors , 41 block hours , 11 days off in block of 6/5, 3 days recurrent sim, positioning days are half or more (3/4) days at home , normally block of 6/6 days off per month .
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 06:20
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August, 70hrs, 44 legs, 3 STBY days . Total of 11 DAYS OFF

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