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Title: Flight hours/ on duty US military Pilots (Manuscript questions)
Post by: Ariffraff on October 25, 2020, 07:59:53 PM
Your friendly neighborhood writer checking in.
How long can a military pilot fly in one day. I have a character that needs to fly from Juba South Sudan to Andrews AFB (no it's not the president). I was planning on using an Air Force cargo plane. (Sure I'd love a plane recommendation too.)
If I wanted a sense of realism would I need two flight crews? Would the plane need to land for fuel in route? Could both flight crews be on the plane at take off?
Are there any obvious things I could be missing?
Title: Re: Flight hours/ on duty US military Pilots (Manuscript questions)
Post by: Fryy on October 25, 2020, 10:16:42 PM
If it helps I can give my father a call soon and ask him some of your questions. He flew C5's back in the 80's and early 90's, so not sure how much the regulations have changed if at all since.

Title: Re: Flight hours/ on duty US military Pilots (Manuscript questions)
Post by: Ariffraff on October 26, 2020, 03:26:33 AM
that would be amazing and very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Flight hours/ on duty US military Pilots (Manuscript questions)
Post by: KB4TEZ on October 28, 2020, 11:54:20 AM
here's a start

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/8784/do-military-pilots-have-flight-rest-hours-regulation