Moving some print material

I have decided to move some of the training materials to

In order to cover the costs of this site, users can now download the Understanding QCAR FTL 2018 instructional document as a kindle readable document, or order a hard copy from Amazon.



Qatar CAA to move to EASA FTL

On 01-October-2016, the CAA issued new regulations.

These regulations follow the EASA regulations including ORO.FTL.

Operators will be required to submit revised Certification Schemes (CS) by 01-Oct-2017, and the approved schemes must be implimented no later than 01-Oct-2018.

Until the new regulations have been fully implimented, operators will continue to operate under OPS-1 Subpart Q.

I have added new documentation to aid in understanding.

Welcome to QCAR 2009 Subpart Q

A site dedicated to share information concerning the Flight Time Limitations as established by the QCAA (Qatar). The regulations are very similar to the CAA-UK CAP371 FTL, but users should understand that differences do exist.

I will present the information in a generic manner to allow the commercial operators and Crew members, a baselined starting point.

Readers are encouraged to:

  • Add any questions should any information be unclear
  • Point out problems with interpretations being presented
  • Advise of any missing information


None of these interpretations are endorsed, or approved by the QCAA.  Always check the approved OPSPEC and Operations Manual