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Snoozing pilot misses landing - The Australian

Old 28th Jun 2019, 08:04
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post

Smart pilots set their iPhone alarm.
You reckon someone flying for this mob can afford an iPhone......?

I did night freight from Hobart via Launceston and Devonport to Essendon in the late 70's in the same type.

We tried renting a bed in North Essendon for the six hour stopover but taxi time, cold bed, taxi time - a sleep in the empty aeroplane was better.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 22:33
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Sorry for my ignorance. If you're flying a multi crew aircraft and one of the pilots falls asleep during a non critical phase of flight, do they just get left alone for a bit? Or woken straight up?
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 20:44
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Normally left alone for a bit. Those 20 winks will probably help come landing time.
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 22:44
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
Normally left alone for a bit. Those 20 winks will probably help come landing time.
Same on the rail network. If someone dozes off during loading, or even uptrack but you're wide awake and have things under control, a 15min kip is more of safety benefit than having a dead-tired Coey...
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