Duty and flight duty period
The examples below show how to determine duty and flight duty periods. Use this system to manage your off-duty periods and cumulative duty limits.
Example 1: Duty performed prior to flying duties (with a single flight)
Example 2: Duty performed after flying duties (with multiple flights)
Example 3: Positioning before and after flight
* Does an off-duty period need to be taken immediately after a flight duty period? No. Following a flight duty period, other duties such as administration and training may be undertaken, prior to commencing the required off-duty period.
** Positioning after a flight must be added to the flight duty period when you determine the minimum off-duty period.
Duty period = duties (prior to flight) + flight time + all other duties + positioning
Flight duty period = positioning (prior to flight) + duties (prior to flight) + flight time + post-flight duties (not less than 15 minutes after end of flight/s)
- CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013, Subsection 6 – Definitions