I saw that you took ten days off but would it be possible to take a full month off? I’m not looking to be lazy, like most people I want to get through instructing as fast as possible, but I’m in the army reserves and my unit is in South Korea so instead of doing one weekend a month they push everything together and fly me there for 27 consecutive days. I’m being called to active duty for that time and receive orders for it every year so there are laws to protect me from adverse actions due to getting called away for service but I understand that it still will be a big inconvenience to my students and the other instructors at my location. Do you think atp will have any issues with this? I don’t plan on taking any other time off while instructing and want to get as close to maxing my hours every month as possible so I’ll be happy to make it up to the other instructors whenever they want to take time off.
And for anyone that can answer,
do you know of airline pilots that also serve in the reserves or national guard? Do the pilots doing that recommend it? How flexible are regional airlines (I should be eligible to retire before getting to the majors) with reservists? Do they try to avoid people with other commitments?
Any info would be appreciated,