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incognico created the topic: Air Law - Appendix 4 Research Question

Hi Bob & forum,

My query relates to Appendix 4 Research Questions (page 123), Question 4.

You are assigned to commence a FDP at 0530 LMT and a 6 hour rest period with sleeping accommodation has been provided after the first 3 hours of the FDP. The latest time at which you must be relieved of duty is -

The answer in the book states:

The maximum FDP for a 0530 LMT start is 9 hours. Even though you have been given a 6 hour split duty rest period, the maximum extension permitted is 4 hours. 0530 + 9 + 4 so that's an 1830 LMT finish time.

This answer refers to Appendix 4 para 3.1, but I assumed that 3.5 would also apply: Any remaining portion of an FDP following a split-duty rest period must be no longer than 5 hours.

Given that the rest period starts "after the first 3 hours of the FDP" the second portion of the FDP would have to be 6 hours to make this answer correct. Shouldn't the second portion be reduced to the maximum of 5 hours [as per 3.5] and the finish time actually be 1730..? This is not one of the answer options but I'm struggling to see why 3.5 doesn't apply here but 3.1 does.