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Posted - 27 Feb 2012 :  15:38:32  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Frightening! A survey conducted among 500 members of the British Airline Pilots Association shows that 43 percent of all pilots in Britain had fallen asleep in the cockpit.

Nearly half UK pilots have fallen asleep in cockpit, MPs told
By David Millward, Transport Editor
7:00AM GMT 23 Feb 2012

Nearly half the country’s pilots have said they have fallen asleep in the cockpit, MPs have been told.

The British Airline Pilots Association fear the risk of fatigue could increase as a result of changes proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Read more

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Posted - 27 Feb 2012 :  16:37:11  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message
"European Aviation Safety Agency."
From what the British pilots say the above is a misnomer.
and yet another instance where european "regulators" have other matters in the forefront of their minds apart from the best safety that can be provided for passengers,although it is true to say that all modern aircraft are computer controlled leaving pilots very little to do except at take off and landings.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 27 Feb 2012 16:40:41
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