Tb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1375 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3171 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.
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 972 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3160 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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SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 71 Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3150 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. 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.
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Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 890 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3071 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
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Lowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2984 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.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2433 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).