Coast to coast

For those that think regional flying is mostly in one region… check this out! This was one of my favorite trips last month where we literally went coast to coast in four short days.

Part of the reason I chose SkyWest was due to their expansive route map. With bases all over the US, and flying for 4 major carriers, I knew the flying would be quite diverse.

UAL CRJ200
10-ORD-GRR-ORD-AVL
11-AVL-ORD-FAR
12-FAR-DEN-EUG-SFO-SBP
13-SBP-DEN-ICT-ORD

Hannah

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Wow, that does seem like a lot for one trip. There are some nice overnights in that mix.

Hannah, I hate to be that guy but AVL technically…ahhhh forget it, I’ll let you have it :wink:

Adam

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Hey I live in NC. The state touches the Atlantic!! Totally counts! :slight_smile:

Uh huh… we’ll have this conversation again in a few years ok? :slight_smile:

Adam

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I’m considering attending ATP for a career change: Are you receiving four days worth (roughly) of per diem pay for this route? Also, is getting trips like this something that happens regularly? Seems like it would be a great way to rack up flight hours for a month and ultimately have a lightish month outside of this trip.

Kevin,

I will let Hannah answer the question about how she is getting paid for this and the types of trips. I will say that regardless of where the trip goes, or how far it goes, most pilots work 14-18 days per month. I do often work up to nine days in a row and then have a long stretch of days off, but most people do not like to seem working so many days in a row.

Chris

Kevin,

This trip was 21 hours of flight time. We got paid for 22 hours of credit and per diem is based off of “Time away from base” which was 74 hours (at $2/hr). Honestly, it was a unique trip for the route but pretty average for flight time and credit for a four day trip.

You can see my whole May schedule in the schedules section. I had 12 days off and flew 77 hours with 90 hours credit.

Hannah

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Thanks for the responses Hannah and Chris