Welcome again to any other roster submit! This yr has been reasonably other with regards to rostering, as I’m positive you’ve spotted via now. Slowly however indubitably, then again, issues are beginning to get again on target a bit bit and I’m in truth getting a couple of flights when the roster comes out each and every month.
This November I’ve had probably the most flying hours I’ve had all yr (neatly, does January/February even depend as this yr? It sort of feels like any other global away!), with 3 ULR (extremely lengthy vary) flights to Houston, Sydney and Chicago.
It’s made me realise simply how a lot I pass over flying, and I will’t stay up for issues to get again to customary, on every occasion that can be! On that word, my December roster looks as if this:
- SEP – Tests
- FRA – Frankfurt, Germany
- CAI – Cairo, Egypt (turnaround)
- KRT – Khartoum, Sudan (turnaround)
Beginning off the month with my every year checks, because of this it’s time to review! Annually we need to renew our licenses and ensure we’re absolutely up to date on all protection and emergency procedures (SEP). In most cases it’s two complete days in coaching faculty, however because of the pandemic this yr the bulk must be executed on-line previously, after which we simply have in the future in faculty for checks and a few practicals.
My first flight of the month is a 48 hour layover to Frankfurt, Germany. I used to be there simply the month ahead of ultimate, and as standard for all of our layovers this present day, I wasn’t ready to depart the resort. I don’t look ahead to issues converting on that entrance any time quickly, however you by no means know. I’m itching to get again out and discover, and in most cases Germany in December can be highest for a discuss with to the Christmas markets. Unfortunately I feel that received’t be an choice this yr!
Up subsequent is a turnaround to Cairo, which is an in a single day flight. Flight time must be round 3 hours each and every means, plus we keep on flooring whilst the cleaners come on and get ready the airplane for the go back sector.
That leads properly into my annual go away, which sadly doesn’t fall over Christmas this yr. I used to be fortunate sufficient to have Christmas off ultimate yr, and in our process it’s at all times a raffle as as to if or now not you’ll be off for birthdays, Christmas and particular events! The UAE has unfolded a commute hall with the United Kingdom, because of this I’ll have the ability to fly house and spend time with my circle of relatives with no need to quarantine.
I used to be in truth rostered a Düsseldorf layover immediately after my go away over Christmas, however this has been got rid of, which has left me with some reserve days. I’ll attempt to lengthen my go away so I will keep house a couple of further days and even perhaps for Christmas Day!
Subsequent up is the ultimate flight of the month, a turnaround to Khartoum, Sudan. I don’t take into account ever having executed this flight ahead of, however in line with the group portal I’ve in truth executed it two times! It’s a slightly lengthy day at round 4 hours flight time each and every means, however however I’m satisfied to have all of the hours I will get this present day.
And similar to that, the overall roster of 2020 is right here! What a loopy yr it’s been for everybody, and particularly so for the aviation trade. Onwards and upwards for 2021, I feel issues can handiest recuperate from right here!