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Sullenberger and Skiles Renew Objections to Proposed Flight Duty and Rest Rules

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Fareed Guyot
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#1 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.  “We're 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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Nic Ramirez
#2 Posted: 11/26/2010 15:19:10

I agree with him, more hours of sleep for the pilots