10/10 schedule Part 135/91

neopilot

Active Member
Hello there,
I am new to this board and this is my first post. I’m a multi Commercial pilot with 2000 TT most of which are from 5 years of CFI’ng. I also have around 10 hours in Super King Air which I was able to fly around 6 month ago. Recently I was presented a full time Part 135/91 DA50EX gig which runs on 10/10 schedule. Just wanted to get some feedback on this type of schedule from those who had similar experiences before I head off to training. Company requires 1 year training contract in exchange of full PIC type, average salary for this A/C and good benefits. After tracking some of the airplanes belonging to the company, most trips are 1-2 days in length with occasional 3-5 day trips. I also noticed that often times airplanes sit on the ground in base for 2-6 days. I guess it all depends on the need and time of the year. Any info will be much appreciated.
 

web265

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Dsclaimer: First off, I have no experience with this kind of schedule, (what exactly is this schedule thingy?)

Assuming you're referring to the outfit at MMU, I have an acquaintance that occasionally contracts with my employer just who started there. I think the schedule is a little too new to give you much of an answer. According to this chap they just started the 10/10 within the last couple months.

The intel he's given me so far is that the schedule is stable, you can plan long in advance once you know which 10 you are on/off. He tells me that at this time, it's not run quite like a fractional where you would drop and run to the next revenue leg. So far it's been pax trip based meaning you and the plane stay with pax for their trip. He also says on his first work rotations he had several days at home with no flying.

I know it's not much info but, good luck!
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
Hello there,
I am new to this board and this is my first post. I’m a multi Commercial pilot with 2000 TT most of which are from 5 years of CFI’ng. I also have around 10 hours in Super King Air which I was able to fly around 6 month ago. Recently I was presented a full time Part 135/91 DA50EX gig which runs on 10/10 schedule. Just wanted to get some feedback on this type of schedule from those who had similar experiences before I head off to training. Company requires 1 year training contract in exchange of full PIC type, average salary for this A/C and good benefits. After tracking some of the airplanes belonging to the company, most trips are 1-2 days in length with occasional 3-5 day trips. I also noticed that often times airplanes sit on the ground in base for 2-6 days. I guess it all depends on the need and time of the year. Any info will be much appreciated.
Welcome! We need more representation here in the Corporate/135 threads!
10/10 sounds pretty darn good. Typically you work a couple more days than you're off, like 8/6 or 15/13. Anything more than 10 days on and folks usually end up thinking it's too long. There are a lot of variables that would determine how this schedule works out for you. Do you travel to/from work on your time or company time? How much do you get beat up while you're "on"?
Often times, if you live in base and the airplane is not flying, you're home. This does not affect your time off, just means you're on call waiting for a trip.
These type of schedules are often considered desirable because when it's time to be at work, you're not home and thinking about work. When it's time to be at home, you're at home, not thinking about work. With the added bonus that sometimes when you're at work, you get to hang out at home instead of a hotel or an FBO!
The Falcon 50 is a fantastic plane and you'll have a lot of fun. Be humble, learn as much as you can and always remember how lucky you are to have this opportunity in these great times for pilots! Good chance the older guys you'll fly with had to work longer and harder in crappier equipment to get to the same place you are. Realizing this will cut back on old crusties giving you a bunch of crap. But 5 years not getting killed in Cessnas is no slouch, by the way. Well done!
 

iceman21

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Does anyone else have any other comments on this type of schedule?

I have been offered a position with this schedule. Hard 10 days off. Either beginning/middle/end of the month. All 10 are consecutive unless I were to pick up a trip on overtime. Home based. 1 year training contract. I'm told I could expect 250 hrs per year.
 
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bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
Does anyone else have any other comments on this type of schedule?

I have been offered a position with this schedule. Hard 10 days off. Either beginning/middle/end of the month. All 10 are consecutive unless I were to pick up a trip on overtime. Home based. 1 year training contract. I'm told I could expect 250 hrs per year.
Home based with hard days off, sounds great. Seems like you're talking about 20 on and 10 off per month though. That's a little rough if you are on the road the whole 20. If they are airlining you around a lot, the points are a nice perk. You could certainly do better in this market schedule wise, but I don't know how great all the other stuff is, so might be fantastic. Might suck.
The popular home based hard schedules lately seem to be more like 15/15, 12/10, and 8/6. Haven't heard anybody doing 7/7 recently except the medical guys.
If you're trying to make a decision, best to research the actual company and try to talk to people that work or have worked there. One year goes quick, if you're just getting started, can't go too wrong. Feel free to post more specific questions here for the chance to get a few opinions, or you're welcome to PM me if you don't want to let the world know what you're doing.
 
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