Flight Risks: How Scientists Are Combatting Sleep at 30,000 Feet

Glenn Quagmire

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"I’m participating in a biometrics-capturing session in Boeing’s Crew Fatigue Monitoring study. The research is a cooperative project with Delta Air Lines to collect and interpret a massive data set examining the biometrics of tired pilots. The goal is to better understand the signals that indicate fatigue and perhaps implement a warning system based on the warning signs.

Tired pilots can be dangerous pilots. The FAA cites “unstable approaches, lining up on the wrong runway, and landing without clearances” as just a few examples of so-called fatigue-related events. And fatigue played a role in a 2009 crash near Buffalo, New York, that killed 50 people."

Glad to see the research done. I hope it leads to one level of safety for cargo and pax airlines.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/08/ap_pilotfatigue/
 
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Glenn Quagmire

Glenn Quagmire

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Didn't know F/A's were instrumental in lining up aircraft, on their approach!
Make sure you tell them that the next time you non-rev.

I will even bet that you have no clue what the aircraft lines up on on that approach.