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Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly  
User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1559 posts, RR: 24
Posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Hi guys,

Its been a long time since I am in tech ops but I was in the military service and been flying alot lately.I think they want me to catch up what I missed during my military service.

My question is what is your average flight hours monthly and yearly.Also what is your personal record to fly in a month.Mine is 109 hours 45 minutes(110 is legal limit)

This month I flew 95 hrs and next month is scheduled 97.Looks like end of the year I will be very close to 1000 hrs which is also the yearly legal limit.

Widen your world
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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

usually around 80-85 hours... still ends up being 100-120 legs, though... Jets are for hot tubs.

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

hi there,

roughly around 70-80 hours a month, 750 a year and my record was 105hrs in one month.

WILCO737 (MD11F)

It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Maybe 600 hours/year. Might be in the vicinity of 55 hours/month. Certainly not too difficult to handle.

My record was in the military and that was 115 hours in a single month. No thanks.....

User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Mostly about a 700 a year average. I have had a couple months up near 100 the last couple years. This year is down from last thankfully and I think my average is about 40 per month, yet by some strange miracle, I am track to make the same amount of money.

I think my most in a day was about 15 hours going from the East Coast to the West and up the West Coast and back to the East Coast.

Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Well, lemme see... I'm at 330 for the last year, with 25 in the last month, but it has been kind of a slow summer flying-wise, so I'd imagine I would probably be over 400 for the year if I wasn't doing crazy things like being on call to fly into thunderstorms.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

As US commercial pilots have some version of a 1000 hour limit per year, any flying over 83+20 a month runs us in danger of timing out in December or something like that.

During years when I flew actively for an airline my average was probably around 65 to 70 hours a month, year in and year out. Union work rules being what they were I was paid for something on the order of 85 or so but the FAA doesn't care about "soft" time.

In the 1970s I logged 946.2 hours in a single year, then realized much later that it was all "squat-switch Hobbs time" and with about 1500 landings that year, figuring a tenth for each departure and a tenth for each arrival you might add about 300 hours to that (non 121) total.

In Vietnam I flew 1246 hours of combat time in 348 days. Many 120 hour months there.
Biggest single day was 11.2 single pilot. With 10.1 the day before and 6.7 the day after, it was a long flight!

Biggest single month was 129.9 and had I known what the total was I'd have flown once around the patch at the end of the month just to round it out.  Smile My boss at that time had flown 245 hours the first full month he was in business. That is about 8.1 a day, seven days a week. Obviously not 121 or 135.

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

So far I've amassed a modest 230 hours in the past 3 years, hopefully the rate of flight time accrual will increase, job-availability permitting  Yeah sure

User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5401 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):
Many 120 hour months there.

Yeah, used to do a little less than that (100-110) instructing and flying the local news reporter each morning and evening, which would get me up to 1000 year average.

Longest single flight was 14.3 hrs, which was an interesting departure and arrival from/to the same airport!

Right now .... 20/month if I'm lucky, all Part 91 or 135.


I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1026 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

First 121 pax carrier - company had an opspec authorization to use Part 135 flight time duty time limits
- averaged 98hrs/month and 90 landings/month
- averaged 1074hrs/year
- low month 28hrs (month during captain upgrade)
- high month 124hrs - 4 hrs over FAR limit (company used me for a 9 hr Pt 91 ferry/repo)

Second 121 pax carrier
- averaged 56hrs/month and 13 landings/month
- averaged 611hrs/year
- low month 20 hrs
- high month 86hrs

Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Limited to 100 Per calender month and 900 per year. Average 898 per year funnily enough.

User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2686 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

121 flying so far I've been doing about 80 a month.

The most hours in a single month I've done was 135 hours as a flight instructor.

User currently offlineBuckFifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 days ago) and read 3725 times:

I did 101 hours last month, this month it's coming up to 88 or so. The overtime pay is good, but too many red-eye medium haul flights sandwiched in between, which gets tiring.

My 12 month limit is 900 hours. If everything was ops normal, I'd probably come close to busting that. But I did have some significant sick leave time, so it's probably not happening.

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Right now I average about 65/month. There is some deadheading and augmented crew time that doesn't get counted in that. Highest month ever was about 94 hours (and probably 130+ legs). Highest year ever was about 940 hours. I occasionally do a little overtime, but I generally like my days at home.

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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3149 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

I logged 95 this month. My average for the year has been around 75. I was going to hit 900 for the year but I'm getting furloughed Sept. 1.

User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1774 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Logged 43 hrs in June and 53 in July. All the merits of being a reserve pilot. So far I know I will be logging 0 hrs come September.

Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

80-90 per month. But there are some slow months and with vacation and all I get about 850 per year.

This month I will only fly about 50 hours or so. Very easy month.

User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2275 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

I dont fly for a living but own my own aircraft. I fly mine roughly 10-12 hours a month. I own a 1940 Piper J3 Cub (J3F-65...proudly still running a Franklin 65).


"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Lately I've been keeping pretty busy. Did 997 hours (max limit 1000) last year and am on track to do about the same this year. Many 98+ hour (max limit 100) months. Typically 300-350 hours away from base each month.

Quoting ATCT (Reply 17):
I dont fly for a living but own my own aircraft. I fly mine roughly 10-12 hours a month. I own a 1940 Piper J3 Cub (J3F-65...proudly still running a Franklin 65).

I am quite jealous!

User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 17):
I own a 1940 Piper J3 Cub (J3F-65...proudly still running a Franklin 65).

Sweet. I had one and in a moment of insanity sold it. My first lessons up to solo were in a cub.
Definitely a soft spot for that one!! CC

User currently offlineBA32X From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

820 hrs is a pretty standard year with us on shorthaul. Longhaul boys are bouncing off 900hrs all the time. (CAA 900hours max in a rolling year)

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

I fly between 30 and 90 hrs each month. Total for the last 12 month is between 750 and 800 hours all short and medium haul with tha A320

User currently offlineDKCFII From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2797 times:

I fly about 40-60 month which keeps me pretty busy when you include ground training as well as flight training. Since june I've flown about 125 hours. Not bad I guess.

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