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767 pilot dives to miss Venus

Air Canada

It's happened to most of us. We suddenly wake up and find ourselves disoriented, wondering where we are, and possibly mistaking a light in the distance for something completely different.


FAA to issue rules aimed at tired airline pilots

FAA: Ray Lahood

Nearly three years after the deadly crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration is releasing rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued.

Senh: It all came down to money for people in the airline industry. "Too costly for safety benefits" was the reason why many of these safety rules weren't implemented in the past. I don't mind paying a little bit more for peace of mind. I don't want a tired pilot flying the airplane I'm seating in.


Airlines Criticize Proposed Pilot-Fatigue Rules

The major U.S. airline industry association criticized efforts to revamp pilot-fatigue rules, calling the government's proposals overly restrictive, politically motivated and scientifically flawed.


F.A.A. Proposes Rules to Prevent Pilot Fatigue

Some airline pilots would be required to get nine hours of rest between one work day and the next, an hour more than now, under proposed changes in federal rules.



Could Letting Pilots Nap Make Flying Safer?

The prospect alone could renew focus on pilot fatigue and research that suggests controlled catnaps might actually make flying safer.


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