Posted: 11/11/2010 16:31:59
Modified: 11/11/2010 17:03:19
Jeff Skiles and Sully Sullenberger were wearing their
advocacy hats this week in Washington as they lobbied against new flight and
duty rest rules proposed by the FAA to combat fatigue. Both men say that the
new rules allow for pilots to fly more hours in a day, which actually increases
fatigue. "For decades, pilot fatigue has been a problem that we have not
completely solved," Sullenberger said during a news conference.
here to tell you that you cannot reduce pilot fatigue by increasing the amount
of time that a pilot is at the controls. The amount of time a pilot can fly
must be maintained at the current eight hours a day," Skiles said in his
statement. Sullenberger and Skiles are co-chairs
of the EAA Young Eagles program.
EAA Radio interview with Skiles on fatigue
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Afterburner Al - Station Manager-Emeritus, EAA Radio -
Posted: 11/26/2010 15:19:10
I agree with him, more hours of sleep for the pilots