A Leave of Absence (LOA) may be requested if a pilot cannot fulfill the monthly flight minimums for a valid reason such as family, employment, holidays, or health issues.
The LOA Procedure is intended to meet the needs of our pilots and administration in order to provide flexibility and fairness.
In order to request a leave of absence from California Airlines, a pilot must have been at Cal Air for a minimum of 6 months. Any LOA request is implemented from the date the last flight was submitted for a period of 6 months, the maximum length of LOA is 6 months.
A Pilot may not apply for a LOA if he or she has no flights recorded for more than 45 days from the date the last flight report was submitted.
Only one LOA may be taken in any 12-month period.
If the LOA period has expired with no flights recorded, or without contacting your Regional manager, you will be terminated.
If it is found that you are actively flying for another Virtual Airline while on LOA with California Airlines, your LOA status will be cancelled and you will be required to comply with the California Airlines Flight Minimum Guidelines in order to avoid termination.
The Regional Base of Operations Manager will administer the LOA Procedure and may provide flexibility on a case-by-case basis.