...would you take benefit/pay cuts?
...fly 11 hours of flight time in a Duty Period SinglePilot?
...fly 13 hours over a 16hr duty period? (domestic 135 with 4hr 91 repo flight after 9hrs 135)
...fly 2+ hours above 10,000 MSL without oxygen?
...fly pax in a cargo C310 without 100hr annual req's?
...fly 6.5 hr leg at best cruise in a PC12 on 135 leg with 6hr+/- Fuel load?
...fly 14hr+ duty overnight (unshceduled) "Rest" for 9.5hrs and then fly overnight again for another 14hr+ duty day?
You are no better than the people robbing you of hard earned income and benefits.
If the economy is in the toilet, why are flight crews flying longer hours and violating the regs to line the pockets of the Certificate Holders dispatching these flights?
2 months ago I was worried becuase our company laid off about 30 pilots. Then the flying dropped of about 60-70%. I sat for a week until the dreaded Friday in which we were told that the company no longer existed. Lost a weeks worth of pay or until the court says to pay us.
But these were my benefits...
Health Ins, for family... 4000K deductible per person per calender month then 100% paid after that.
Dental and Eye about the same.
2 weeks vacation
1 personal/sick day