NOBRA is requesting that agents and facilities reduce the detention time to a bare minimum. This will cut the time a pilot is onboard and in contact with crew members. This reduction in onboard time will lessen the chance of exposure to themselves and others.   It will also help NOBRA supply industry with a rested pilot in a timely manner.
NOBRA’s resources are stretched thin because of high river levels. During this emergency, it makes no sense for pilots to be sitting at a dock for multiple hours. It is just a waste of manpower.
We are asking for everyone’s cooperation.

If this cannot be done voluntarily, we will have to consider reducing the mandatory detention time.

Stephen Hathorn
New Orleans-Baton Rouge Pilots