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It probably depends which airline you're talking about. At mine, we're given the choice. I choose not to wear it once the cockpit door is closed. I'd rather have clearer ATC communications, clearer intracockpit communications, and a better chance of successfully donning my oxygen mask in time to prevent incapacitation if it becomes necessary. The immediate ...


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I can answer this question accurately - not as an airline pilot directly, but as the son of two. To keep it short, no. Airline pilots are free to make their own decision about their safety in the cockpit. In the airport, yes. In the taxi, bus, or ground transportation, yes. But, when they enter the cockpit, they usually sanitize the entire touch area, use ...


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Short answer: #1 is the most correct statement, but it doesn't tell the whole story. #2 can happen, but it's very rare for the reasons described below. TL:DR To understand this you need some understanding of how the USAF personnel system operates. One key factor that constrains how the system operates is that it's designed for a constant flow of personnel ...


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No, you may not fly this drone. It weighs much more than 55 lbs. At least in the United States, you have to have an FAA clearance and hold an FAA Part 107 Certificate to operate anything that heavy.


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Each month on your flying roster, you have a couple of days of standby. For those who do not know what standby is,it is basically a set of crew on standby( hence the name) to operate a particular flight just in case anyone call sick or unable to fly due to any unforseen circumstances. more details see here


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(My answer is limited to carriers based in the USA, things can be very different in other regions, many countries pay monthly salary and culturally have different view of company expectation verses safety expectation) Pilots are paid per hour of block time, they are getting paid for all that time waiting on the taxiway after leaving the gate and starting an ...


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Yes, they do vary between different countries. The international standard for regulations is created by ICAO, but member nations are free to deviate from ICAO rules and several do. ICAO currently limits retirement age to 60 for single-person crew, 65 for multi-person crew, and an exception to 70 for balloon or sailplane. EASA did a study in 2019 in response ...


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The airplanes can't depart without the minimum crew, which means 2 pilots, or 3 if there is a Flight Engineer. The airlines have "Reserve" and "Ready Reserve" types of duty to cater to this, and pilots will be scheduled for one or the other at different times (depending on seniority and what they bid for). Reserve is on-call at home, with ...


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The co-pilot cannot fly the plane alone, as invariably the sort of aircraft you refer to are multi-crew - they must be flown by more than one pilot. Airlines have an on-call list which is a bank of pilots who are not rostered to fly, but are on standby for the exact sort of situation you describe.


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