Flying

Ish, I’ve never really like it. Now Glenn found this story where Jet Blue tests pilot capacity. With passengers on board.

Without seeking approval from Federal Aviation Administration headquarters, consultants for JetBlue outfitted a small number of pilots with devices to measure alertness. Operating on a green light from lower-level FAA officials, management assigned the crews to work longer shifts in the cockpit — as many as 10 to 11 hours a day — than the eight hours the government allows. Their hope: Showing that pilots could safely fly far longer without exhibiting ill effects from fatigue.

2 thoughts on “Flying

  1. I thought JetBlue was a great idea, showing somebody new could enter the playing field. But there are lots of safety reasons for the FAA and I am inclined to side with big gov’t on this one. JetBlue needs a really severe spanking, and maybe even to be “grounded” if they don’t take passengers safety seriously enough.

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