Sunday was airport standby. Never got called. Monday I had reserve at home from 10AM till 11:59PM (I'm off today). My in-laws are in town. They were headed to the city for the day. I wanted to join them. Had to take two cars.
With reserve at home I have a 2 hour call out. In order to have fun with the family and make a 2 hour call out I had to bring along my suitcase and uniform.
We had a great day until 1:05PM.....when my phone rang. I was assigned a turn with a 3:05PM sign in and a 3:50PM departure. The fun day at the park with my 2 year old niece would end.
The park was about 20 miles from the airport. With the walk back to the car, traffic and what not I gave myself an hour to get there.
Then it happened. At 1:09PM my phone rang again.....the flight was transferred to another regional carrier....I was back on a 2 hour call out. Nice. I got paid full pay to spend time with my in laws. Hmmm all men should be paid to spend time with their in laws...especially mother in laws.....eh....I'm lucky...mine's not bad at all.
I'm off for 3 days. My in laws head home tomorrow. I will be able to escort/assist them through security and then too the gate. Too bad I can't help them with the baggage fees. They are traveling on "real" tickets and not stand by.
Those are the hours I've flown each month this year. Not a whole lot. April was incredibly boring. I predict I will fly more towards the end of the year with the senior pilots taking vacation, line holders who pick up a lot of extra flying timing out and winter operations causing extra delays. Time to break out the long underwear. I hate cold weather.