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The Fatigued Pilot : Recognizing and Managing Fatigue

Over the past decade fatigue has been a contributing factor in aircraft accidents and incidents. Of the 1,424 flight crew members responding to a NASA survey of fatigue factors in regional airline operations, 80 percent acknowledged having “nodded off” during a flight at some time.

Pilots are on their own to combat fatigue. With increasingly complex and demanding schedules fatigue is a challenge for all pilots. The following video describes what pilots can do to recognize and reduce fatigue.

For More Information:

Fatigue Countermeasure Training - Earn Wings Credit from FAASafety.gov

Basics of Aviation Fatigue - Advisory Circular AC 120-100

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