Pilot Minute Video: fatigue

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In this episode of the Pilot Minute video series, Federal Air Surgeon, Dr. Susan Northrup, tackles the topic of fatigue and whether it’s ok for pilots to fly even if they are just a little tired. As the video points out, pilots should know to never fly when exhausted, however any amount of fatigue can be dangerous.

Research shows that fatigue can cause difficulty concentrating, fixating on tasks, increased reaction time, increased errors, and memory problems. Any of these can impact your flight safety and can’t be remedied with an extra cup of coffee.

Eric Radtke