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Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm

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.
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doug_or
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:23 pm

usually around 80-85 hours... still ends up being 100-120 legs, though... Jets are for hot tubs.
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wilco737
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:28 pm

hi there,

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

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PhilSquares
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:47 pm

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.....
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Year

Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:19 pm

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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:49 pm

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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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:15 pm

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.
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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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:30 pm

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
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:13 pm



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.

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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:08 pm

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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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:02 am

Limited to 100 Per calender month and 900 per year. Average 898 per year funnily enough.
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:28 am

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.
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:28 am

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.
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:55 am

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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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:20 pm

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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:45 pm

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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:13 am

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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:58 pm

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).

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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:15 pm

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).

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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:51 pm



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.
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:36 am

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)
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:04 pm

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
 
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RE: Pilots;Your Average Flt Hours Monthly And Yearly

Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:13 am

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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