May 16, 2016| 26

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| 13

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| 12

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 …

April 23, 2016| 16

The Pilot’s Ability to Self-Assess Pilot Fatigue

Unsolved Issues: Part 1, Amber Berlin The FAA’s final rule on pilot fatigue places more responsibility on the pilot by making fatigue a joint responsibility between pilots and certificate holders (i.e. the employers). This stated responsibility is designed to curb the pilot’s desire to stay out too late and become overly fatigued. However, pilot fat …

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