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NewGuy

For all of you guys that are professional pilots, can you give me an example of your typical monthly schedules? I want to know what all kind of schedules are out there. Please include as many details as you can. I'm new to aviation and I'm trying to get a taste of what it would be like to be a pro pilot. Thank you.
 

de727ups

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Huh?
it depends....

It depends a lot on your seniority. With seniority you have choices of the best schedules. I'm a pretty senior F/O and I work about 10 days out of 28 or less. Those days (nights) start at around 9pm and end at 5am. Often you will do that four or five nights in a row and have the weekend, the next week, and the following weekend off. Without seniority, you would be stuck on reserve in Louisville and away from home (unless you live there) about 16 days out of 28. Reserve can be a good deal if you live in domicle and they don't work you too hard.
 
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My schedule

This is my March schedule:

I do two-day trips, Tue-Wed, Thurs-Fri.

Tuesday: Report 0945
SLC-RAP overnight in Rapid City
Wednesday:
RAP-SLC
SLC-MCI
MCI-SLC
off at 1423

Thursday: Report 0716
SLC-BOI
BOI-SLC
SLC-SBA overnight in Santa Barbara
Friday:
SBA-SLC
SCL-PHX
PHX-SLC
off at 1408

That repeats every week.

Last month's schedule was really nice:
Sunday report at 1800
SLC-COS
Monday:
COS-DFW
DFW-TLH
TLH-DFW
DFW-OKC
Tuesday:
OKC-DFW
DFW-ICT
ICT-DFW
DFW-SLC
off at 2250

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat off.
 

bobbysamd

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You must have a good number. That's a really nice schedule, to some nice places.

Are any of those standup overnights?

Good BBQ in OKC and its environs, by the way.
 
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Boeingman

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A lot
I am senior enough to hold Europe trips, but bid reserve since I have outside financial interests. Being the senior reserve I am the last to fly.

In the past 120 days I have only flown 23 hours. (Part was sick leave) for full pay. I am still on call, but chances of being used are slim.

Now the junior reserves usually fly everyday of their liability.
 

Fr8Dog

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Here is my schedule every week of the year. Monday night depart ATW at 8:15pm arrive MKE at 9:05pm. Depart MKE at 6:15am arrive GRB at 7:00am depart GRB 7:10am arrive ATW at 7:20am. Do that until Saturday morning when I get back to Appleton and have the whole weekend to do whatever I want. Same schedule every week except for holidays when I don't have to work. Sure can't beat that.
 

COEX-FO

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My March Schedule, every Friday

For a commuter this is great, except for working weekends.

I'm sure you can figure it out. I do each paring twice for a total 16 work days for the month.

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C9198 ONLY ON FRI BSE REPT: 1915L
Base/Equipment: CLE/SLJ CA01FO01

FR 4015 CLE-MEM 2015 2123 208
D-END: 2138L (RR 800) REPT: 0630L
SA 4096 MEM-EWR 0715 1056 241 54
SA * 4066 EWR-YYZ 1150 1335 145 30
SA * 4067 YYZ-EWR 1405 1544 139
D-END: 1559L (CR 1100) REPT: 0915L
SU 4132 EWR-YHZ 1000 1258 158
D-END: 1313L (NR 900) REPT: 0530L
MO 4131 YHZ-EWR 0615 0737 222 133
MO * 3541 EWR-STL 0910 1114 304 46
MO * 3105 STL-CLE 1200 1433 133
D-END: 1448L
TOTALS BLOCK 1710 T.A.F.B. 6733

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Base/Equipment: CLE/LRJ CA01FO01

FR 4005 CLE-DFW 2015 2224 309
D-END: 2239L (NR 900) REPT: 0820L
SA DH 1214 DFW-IAH 0850 0952 102 53
SA * 3767 IAH-GSO 1045 1423 238
D-END: 1438L (NR 900) REPT: 0545L
SU 3766 GSO-IAH 0630 0830 300 45
SU * 3809 IAH-LBB 0915 1047 132 25
SU * 3812 LBB-IAH 1112 1242 130 148
SU DH * 1015 IAH-DFW 1430 1536 106
D-END: 1536L (NR 900) REPT: 0620L
MO 3286 DFW-CLE 0705 1045 240 40
MO * 3308 CLE-BOS 1125 1315 150 55
MO * 3169 BOS-CLE 1410 1615 205
D-END: 1630L
TOTALS BLOCK 1824 DHD 208
 
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