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How many hours do you fly?

OldCrow

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I'm a FLOPs pilot, and just curious how many hours the rest of ya'll are flying.
Last year, 2014, I flew over 750hrs. So far this year I have got over 450hrs logged. A normal 8/7 rotation, in my fleet, is between 38&42hrs/rotation.
I hope we are above (is their a pun there) the measuring thing, as I'm just wondering what the rest of the frac world is doing?
I'm in a new fleet, and they just WON'T break:)

Carry on
 
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Dooker

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I'm a FLOPs pilot, and just curious how many hours the rest of ya'll are flying.
Last year, 2014, I flew over 750hrs. So far this year I have got over 450hrs logged. A normal 8/7 rotation, in my fleet, is between 38&42hrs/rotation.
I hope we are above (is their a pun there) the measuring thing, as I'm just wondering what the rest of the frac world is doing?
I'm in a new fleet, and they just WON'T break:)

Carry on

That's a lot of damn flying. You should definitely ask for a raise.
 

johnsonrod

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I'm a FLOPs pilot, and just curious how many hours the rest of ya'll are flying.
Last year, 2014, I flew over 750hrs. So far this year I have got over 450hrs logged. A normal 8/7 rotation, in my fleet, is between 38&42hrs/rotation.
I hope we are above (is their a pun there) the measuring thing, as I'm just wondering what the rest of the frac world is doing?
I'm in a new fleet, and they just WON'T break:)

Carry on

I am guessing either the Phenom or the revamped Beechjet 400XT at FLOPS. I know a few Netjets people and they are exhausted from their flying - several on busy fleets like the XLS and the Sovereign.
 

GlorifiedCabbie

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I've been in the 600's, but don't forget about the landings. They add to the workload. But the real question is how many of those hours are revenue generating? The admin trips and taking certain pilots back to their domicile so they don't go over 14 on day 8, is a cost that has to be covered on the company side, not from the pilots' salaries.
 

gunfyter

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I'm a FLOPs pilot, and just curious how many hours the rest of ya'll are flying.
Last year, 2014, I flew over 750hrs. So far this year I have got over 450hrs logged. A normal 8/7 rotation, in my fleet, is between 38&42hrs/rotation.
I hope we are above (is their a pun there) the measuring thing, as I'm just wondering what the rest of the frac world is doing?
I'm in a new fleet, and they just WON'T break:)

Carry on

I haven't flown that many hours since I was in the X before 91K
 

BobbyBiplane

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1155 hours in 2014 including flight instruction (755 +or- G5, 400 +or- instruction).

Bob
 

SDCFI

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I haven't flown more than 500/yr in my 8 years at FJ. Highest is 460 and lowest 350. I'm well under 300 so far this year. After the merger I sure hope I don't end up in your fleet!
 

GlorifiedCabbie

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Enjoy it while you can. Scheduling will be out of CGF and your "efficiency" will be increased. A full fractional share is 800 hours/year. Uncle/Options got sued for putting too many hours on the planes. The Plaintifs claimed a devaluation of their assets.
 

BlueNose

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I haven't flown more than 500/yr in my 8 years at FJ. Highest is 460 and lowest 350. I'm well under 300 so far this year. After the merger I sure hope I don't end up in your fleet!

Don't worry, that will change once your scheduling gets "Optimized."
 

jtf

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I believe fractional pilots have typically averaged between 400 to 450 hours of flying per year over the last 15 years or so. I'm pretty sure that number will be trending higher as all the fractionals get more efficient at scheduling. My personal numbers have been trending severely down over the last couple of years after reading a post in which the majority were complaining about working more and more and being wiped out for days after going home between tours. The best reply I've ever read (I took it to heart) was, "They can only work you as hard as you let them." Basically, if you are working that hard you are flying sick, fatigued, and/ or broken airplanes willingly and illegally and you deserve to work that hard if you don't have enough backbone to pull the plug. I may have to butt heads with some co-workers from time to time, but I don't go home eexhausted or fly illegally.
 
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