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What Is The Definition Of A Block Hour?  
User currently offlinePlacekicker From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 32538 times:

Is a block hour only those minutes spent in the air?

What about the minutes in which a plane is taxiing?

What about the minutes a plane is spent parked but with the engines running?

Do these minutes contribute to any other type of calculated hour?

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User currently offlineSLUAviator From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 32504 times:

Block time is the time from break release prior to departing to the time where you set the breaks at your destination.


What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 32467 times:



Quoting SLUAviator (Reply 1):
Block time is the time from break release prior to departing to the time where you set the breaks at your destination.

This is not always the case. Some airlines use the docking guidance system to record the times (AA).

Probably the best definition for block time is the time from which the plane departs the gate to the time the plane arrives at a gate.


User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3574 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 32401 times:

Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 2):
Probably the best definition for block time is the time from which the plane departs the gate to the time the plane arrives at a gate.

Correct. The term derives from chocks (blocks) off to chocks on. Since chocks are only put in position at the gate, it's the gate to gate time.

Excerpt form this source:

http://www.casa.gov.au/fcl/flight_time.htm

Flight Time
means, in the case of a heavier-than-air aircraft, the total time from when the aircraft first moves under its own power for the purpose of taking-off until the moment at which it comes to rest after landing. This is synonymous with 'chock to chock', 'block to block' or 'push back to block' time.

[Edited 2009-02-06 09:25:50]


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