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This is taken directly from ALPA's Guide to Flight Time Limitations and Rest Requirements. If you are a union member, take a look at it, it is very helpful.

The most frequently asked questions concerning the application of the yearly, monthly and weekly flight time limitations are posed in the following examples:

Question -1. A flight crew member is scheduled to fly five hours per day for six days. Prior to starting the schedule on the sixth day, the flight time has been extended by two hours due to weather. Is the crewmember "legal" to begin the last day’s scheduled flight knowing that he/she will exceed 30 hours of flight time before completing the flight schedule?

Answer -1. No, the crewmember may not complete all of the scheduled flights on the sixth day since he/she would be scheduled to exceed 30 hours of flight within seven consecutive days. However, the crewmember may fly a portion of the schedule up to 30 hours, or be rescheduled to fly up to 30 hours, which in this example would allow the carrier to schedule the crewmember for three hours of flight on the sixth day.

Question -2. A flight crewmember is scheduled to fly five hours each day for six days and has met the schedule for the first five days. During the first flight of this series-of-flights on the sixth day the pilot exceeds his/her schedule by one hour due to an ATC delay. Is the crewmember "legal" to complete the schedule knowing that he/she will exceed the 30-hour flight time limit?

Answer -2. Yes. In this example when the crewmember began the last day of the scheduled series-of-flights, he/she was legally scheduled and could complete the flights and not exceed 30 hours. Because the delay was caused by circumstances beyond the control of the air carrier, FAR 121.471(g) provides the necessary relief to exceed 30 hours in this circumstance.

Question -3. A flight crewmember has flown 30 hours in a six-day period. On the sixth day, can the carrier assign the crewmember to fly a ferry flight following the completion of the revenue flying that will cause the crewmember to exceed 30 hours of flying within a seven-day period?

Answer -3. Yes. Ferry flights are normally conducted under Part 91, and the flight-time limitations are applicable only to Parts 121 and 135. Some carriers do apply Parts 121 and 135 to ferry and repositioning flights. If you are unsure as to whether it is Part 91 flying, you should make appropriate inquiries. However, ferry flight time under Part 91 must be counted as "other commercial flying" to determine compliance with the monthly and yearly flight-time limits. Moreover, if the ferry flight time is accumulated before attaining 30 hours of flight, then it must be counted in determining the 30-hour
Yes....It applies to every flight time limitation on a daily basis. This does not include duty time regs though.

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