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Sleep deprived? Try this on for sighs: WWWings

Discussion in 'Other' started by Lord Leighton, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    We us to each take cat naps at 2AM in the morning.....it works and of course it is against the regs.......but so is crashing an aircraft.....It’s a problem that has plagued aviation since the early days. Many a good pilot just fell asleep and got killed.........?
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yeah, TWO pilots overshooting Minneapolis/St. Paul by 160 miles with 200 on board won't work either.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yes that happens too.....there are stories of single pilots failing asleep and waking up when the engine quit from fuel exhaustion......
     
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    Have to try that on my next transcon or if I'm lucky enough international flights. I can fall asleep on a plane but generally not a deep sleep. I can hear ambient noise such as the cabin chimes. engine noise, a/c vents air noise etc. Somehow the clicking noise on the F/A's opening a compartment on the beverage cart will wake me up. I was still with NW before being a victim of the NW/DL merger at the time of the wayward flight into MSP. The pilots claimed they were working next month's crew scheduling on their laptops and didn't hear ATC calls or a text from NW ops. And were distracted. I don't know if it ever made the news but within the company the F/A's became concerned when the flight something seemed wrong and tried to contact the cockpit by intercom as well as knocking on the cockpit door. The feeling inside NW they were both settled in for a long winters nap. Could have been a lot worse. Both lost their licenses.
     

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