Blackbeard Posted October 9, 2003 Report Share Posted October 9, 2003 The following was sent to me by the PHPA. I found it interesting after the discussion on Flight Duty Times that came up during the BC fires this year. They are looking for input, ideas and discussion on Flight and Duty Times from all crews so they can go to their regulatory body and make sure that the crews viewpoint is considered during the rule-making process. I have pasted a small part of it below for reference of anyone interested. This is how regulation should come about. Through input from all of the people that the regulations concern. Not some operator or bureaucrats idea of what they think the industry needs. The consensus of the discussion group was that it is time to move forward in developing recommendations on crew rest that can be used by negotiators working on collective bargaining agreements (CBA's). As we get more experience on what is safe and workable we can look into the regulatory route, which will then benefit those not covered by CBA's. For now, we need to develop data on what is actually happening out there in the field by type of flying performed. As we develop this data, we will also be looking for recommendations from all of you out there on the line to tell us what is safe and prudent for your particular type of flying. Long line is not the same as IFR, which is not the same as VFR offshore, and one rule will not work for all. My apologies to the PHPA for reproducing this material without permission. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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