Hi all. I've found quite a bit in regards to "day in the life" type information for rotary pilots, but much less about what fixed wing pilots can expect, especially related to deployments.
From what I've gathered elsewhere, it seems like in a normal, non-deployed week, fixed wing and rotary pilots might have relatively similar schedules (generally a 5 day week, on duty 24 hrs maybe 1-2x per week, and then collateral duties and training other days). Is that a fair high level assessment?
What I've seen less about is deployments. I've read in several rotary-specific threads that those pilots can expect occasional deployments of 2-6 weeks - I assume these would usually be when they are flying with a cutter, though of course I'd be curious what else that might mean, if there's more to it than that.
What I'm mostly interested in, though, is deployments as they relate to fixed wing pilots. Since they obviously wouldn't be landing on any cutters, what sorts of deployments would they be involved with? Would they also usually be in the 2-6 week range, or some other range? How many fixed wing deployments might someone generally expect in a year?