May 20, 2016| 245

A Simple Way For Pilots To Combat Aviation Fatigue

Unsolved Issues: Part V, Amber Berlin To read Part 1, click here , Part 2, click here , Part 3, click here , and Part 4, click here . Are you tired? Maybe you need a nap. Naps decrease the homeostatic drive for sleep by reducing the number of hours continuously awake, which results in a greater ability to focus. It’s like a reboot for your brain, shutting …

May 16, 2016| 335

Looking at Stress and Fatigue in Aviation

Unsolved Issues: Part IV, Amber Berlin To read Part 1, click here , Part 2, click here  and Part 3, click here . Think you wouldn’t drink and fly a plane? You might be doing something similar without even realizing it. This article reveals the exact hour limit when your long day becomes intoxicating, and why you wouldn’t realize when it happens. Underst …

May 12, 2016| 109

Working to Address The Problem of Fatigue in Pilots

Unsolved Issues: Part 3, Amber Berlin To read Part 1, click here , and to read Part 2, click here . In order to achieve a viable solution for fatigue in pilots , we must consider the current beliefs, opinions, and assumptions in the science of fatigue and fatigue management. There is a general consensus in the scientific community about what causes fati …

May 6, 2016| 195

Fatigue in Aviation: Countermeasures That Are Ignored

Unsolved Issues: Part 2, Amber Berlin To read Part 1, click here . According to Wells and Rodriguez, the majority of fatalities in aviation are due to commercial flights on final approach-and-landing, which experience hull loss (2004). In approximately 70 percent of commercial jet hull loss accidents, the main cause has been attributed to flight crew …

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