Pilots' fatigue in the news

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Техник

Техник

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1. CRJ is so comfortable, that even pilots fall asleep during flight!
2. One of the main task for air traffic controllers is to wake up pilots!
:D
Talking serious - its a problem for most of regional pilots.
Talked to some in Europe.
Doing a several landings a day make pilots really exhausted.
 
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Patriot

Patriot

ALPA Member
Yeah, a big problem..
I remember those 8 leg days with 15-16 hours of duty time - perfectly legal. The thing is - you never get a break.. It's like that day, after day, after day.. 9 or 8 hours of rest = 4-6 hours of sleep.

Unfortunately, for the most part we are (US or Russia and many other countries) a re-active society. If there is a problem in any industry not much is going to get done until something very bad happens.. And then we over react. Time goes by and we let it go again..