You certainly are doing the right thing by tracking all of this gobbledygook.Eric,
You are absolutely correct! WOCL is based on your "Home Base."
My Home Base is subject to change, and does change frequently. Generally during the Fall, Winter, and Spring my base is ORD(NHL & NBA season). However during the late Spring and Summer my base is more dynamic and often is Home (DTW) but occasionally will change back to ORD or other season bases, depending on the flying assigned. This is due to the diverse flying on behalf of my company.
I was home in Detroit(EDT) for several days free of duty prior to beginning this rotation, and I am acclimated to Eastern time zone, and began this trip from my current home base DTW with a company paid DH on AA. This makes my base DTW as far as scheduling and "Home Base" is concerned for my company and allows my base to change to DTW to allow the 0600, instead of 0700.
I was having difficulty locating where this setting was located in APDL prior to Adams help, which was post screenshots.
I am not saying this is not skirting the lines, but it is legal, and our work rules allow the company to do this basically at their convenience. Life at a 121S. Not to mention the 20 days of work a month at a minimum. But it has been a rewarding experience and definitely have grown my experiences. The time building and 737 have been wonderful and hopefully will allow me to eventually make myself marketable to my life long career employer in the not so distant future. Staying legal always and doing as much as possible by the book is hopefully the first of many keys to make that goal come true.
I appreciate the feedback and it is a very good catch.
That said, I still believe you're not understanding acclimated as defined in 117. The entire lower 48 of the US is one theater and thus a pilot based in JFK will always be acclimated to start a trip in SFO.
I'm based in ATL but live in BNA. I never concern myself with acclimation because of this despite living in another time zone from my base. I'm on the 737 for Delta and all of our report times on the west coast enter the appropriate table in 117 based on the ATL time zone.
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