chicken_lifter Posted February 16, 2009 Report Share Posted February 16, 2009 Alright people - Somebody out there must have a good idea how these rules work.. I'm mainly concerned with the following section: -------------- The standard for providing a number of rest periods other than as required by subsection 700.19(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations is: (1) Where the flight is conducted under Subpart 2 or 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, or with a deHavilland DHC-6 aircraft not conducting a scheduled passenger service or with a helicopter not conducting a scheduled passenger service, or heli-logging, the 24 consecutive hours 3 times within each 30 consecutive days may be replaced by: (amended 1998/03/23; previous version) (a) following at least 5 consecutive periods of 24 consecutive hours free from duty, a flight crew member may be assigned duty for up to 42 consecutive days; and (amended 1998/03/23; previous version) ( the flight crew member shall receive at least 5 consecutive periods of 24 consecutive hours free from duty following any assignment that exceeds 27 consecutive days. (amended 1999/09/01; previous version) -------------- Ok, so here's a scenario: I'm sent out on a job and then fly 26 days in a row - At this point can I take the next 3 days off and have it satisfy the 3 in 30 rule? Or would I need 5 days off because the 'assignment' exceeded 27 days? Not sure if this is a stupid question. Feel free to tell me if it is! I've got another couple questions, too... Is it legal to fly an entire duty day? It seems obvious that there has to be time to prepare the machine in the morning and put it to bed at night, but what's the minimum time required for that if any? What if (just for the sake of argument) my engineer did all the flight planning, DI, etc for me before I even woke up; so I basically just walk to the machine and start it up - Then at the end of the day I step out of the aircraft just as my duty day rolls from 13:59 over to 14:00 and my engineer puts the machine to bed. Am I legal? and finally... The 365 day total, the 180 day total and the 7 day total can never get reset....(correct me if I'm wrong) In tracking these totals, am I correct in thinking of it as a window that moves forward everyday, where I add the current days flight time and subtract the flight time from 'the limit + 1' days in the past? For example... The 365 day total, every new day the flight time for the 366th day in the past gets subtracted from the total and whatever flight time accumulated during the current day gets added.... Please tell me if I'm out to lunch! Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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