Crew Duty Time

Crew Duty Time
 
The FAA regulates the amount of time a pilot can fly and how many hours he/she can be "on duty" or on call. A crew can be on duty for 14 continous hours.  If a trip schedule exceeds a 14 hour day then the crew needs a 10 hour rest period between flights.  It breaks down as follows:  A 7:00 am departure starts the stopwatch ticking at 6:00 am since the crews needs to arrive at the airport to start their preflight prep.  In this situation, the crew will need to be back to their home base by 8:00 pm or they'll need 10 hours of rest before departing for home.  Their "Rest" has to be taken in a hotel room, it can not be at the airport.  Staying at the airport is considered "on duty".
 
The FAA also determines how many continuous hours a pilot can fly. According to regulations a pilot can not be in the air as an acting pilot for more than 8 hours in a 24 hour period.
 
Our charter personnel will work with you to keep your trip within FAA regulations.