135 crew scheduling

Fixtur

Prefamulated Amulite
How do different shops handle days off scheduling?

Does your shop use an on/off rotation like 121 or is it a certain number of days you can request off per month?

The way my shop does it is dumb AF and I’m looking for industry best practices to present as alternatives when I meet with the chief.

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KLB

Well-Known Member
How do different shops handle days off scheduling?

Does your shop use an on/off rotation like 121 or is it a certain number of days you can request off per month?

The way my shop does it is dumb AF and I’m looking for industry best practices to present as alternatives when I meet with the chief.

Fix
The places that I did 135 had a set number of days on and off. I've done 14/7, 15/13, and 17/13.
 

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Erik10
We did a 7/7 schedule. We had 4 groups of pilots and each group would overlap the previous group to cover any gaps. It works well if you have the pilots to do it.
 

CFI A&P

Exploring the world one toilet at a time.
Sort of depends on man power. A lean 135 operator will be short staffed compared to a 91 operation with a generous budget. Common ones are 8/6, 15/13, 17/13, 20/10, etc... I've also done every day is a duty day unless you had one of the 13 days off per quarter scheduled.
 
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