Dead Tired:Pilot Fatigue--Aviation's Insidious Killer

 
9780578108636: Dead Tired:Pilot Fatigue--Aviation's Insidious Killer
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Dead Tired is written by a retired commercial pilot who spent far too much time in the cockpit in a state of dead tired. A few of his personal sleep deprivation anecdotes are related in the book. However, the primary theme is an in-depth view of the current issue of cockpit fatigue and the FAA s severely belated response to a serious aviation safety problem. The cumbersome interaction of the FAA, pilot unions, the NTSB, and the powerful special interest groups and lobbyists is revealed. Special emphasis is given to the Continental flight 3407 accident at Buffalo in February, 2009 and the importance of a group who refer to themselves as The Families of Continental Flight 3407. They were instrumental in the current proposed rule changes that will help reduce the number of tired pilots in the cockpit. Elucidation of the cargo pilot exemption is provided by the author, as well as the considerations leading to the seemingly inexplicable exemption. The role of politics in aviation safety will rear up its ugly head. An additional bonus is educational information for non-pilots as well as pilots, since the author discusses many of the physiological and mental symptoms of sleep deprivation. He also provides suggested fatigue countermeasures that can be very beneficial for anyone who drives a car in a fatigued condition or works long hours on the back-side-of-the-clock.

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Ace Abbott spent his youth on a hardscrabble-farm in Upstate New York. Upon graduation from college at SUNY (Cortland) in 1965 he entered the U.S Air Force and became an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot based in the Far East. In 1971 he left the Air Force and became a Learjet charter pilot in South Florida. The next eight years he was a Learjet Captain in many diverse and challenging situations, including extensive operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1980, through a fortuitous bounce of the airplane employment ball, he became a Boeing 727 Captain. The next 22 years, until mandatory retirement at age 60, Ace was employed as a 727 Captain with several airlines during the unstable airline post-deregulation era. His 727 experiences took him to most of the countries in Latin America, The Caribbean, and included an assignment to Cairo, Egypt and Malta. Ace retired in 2002 after travelling to 44 countries with 25 employer changes. Ace has now returned to his roots in the scenic Finger Lakes of Central New York where he keeps busy with book marketing activities which include: book presentations at aviation events, airshows (including the Oshkosh Air Show as a featured author), fly-in pancake breakfast events, along with events at book clubs, libraries and book stores. His first book, The Rogue Aviator, is a memoir but it also delves into the area of pilot fatigue. He is a snowbird and spends his winters in Delray Beach, Florida where he also stays busy with book promotion activity

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Published by Allen Morris (2012)
ISBN 10: 0578108631 ISBN 13: 9780578108636
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