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Caffeine Will Enable Me To Power Through My Day. Right?

Worrying about the current public health crisis and how it affects our jobs, our lives and our health is something that all of us have experienced to some degree over the past year. Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of people have been reporting sleep disturbances since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Posted on June 7, 2021
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How to Combat Revenge Procrastination

We all know that sleep is important. When we don’t get the 7‐9 hours of daily sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation and endorsed by a consensus of top scientists, we feel groggy and irritable. It can affect our relationships. Our performance at work suffers.

Posted on March 1, 2021
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How Many Hours Are You Really Working?

While commercial airlines continue to struggle amid a dearth of passenger volume, many business aviation and charter air operators have experienced a strong recovery since the initial COVID-19 slowdown this past spring—and indeed, some are busier than ever.

Posted on December 1, 2020
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Managing Workplace Fatigue During COVID-19

It has been barely six months since the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was first identified, four months since the first U.S. cases were mentioned in the news and some 10 weeks since lockdowns were imposed to help stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Posted on June 26, 2020
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How to Fly Reliably Alert

Clearly, you don’t want to be in a safety‐sensitive situation when a lapse of attention occurs. For your own safety and that of your passengers and fellow crew, it is imperative that you be reliably alert throughout your duty period. But how do you go about ensuring alertness?

Posted on February 3, 2020
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Researchers Identify 2 New Chronotypes

Are you a night owl or an early bird? If this question has you struggling to answer for certain, rest assured: you probably belong to one of two new groups…

Posted on August 1, 2019
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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? How About Prioritizing More Sleep!

The New Year is a time to revisit old habits and kickoff new ones. There has never been a better time to listen to the sage advice of our moms…

Posted on January 14, 2019
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The Fatigue Impact of Multi-Segment Flying

Pilots know fatigue all too well. Changing time zones, early starts, and delays have always been an inherent part of the job. But over the past few years, improving aircraft…

Posted on August 6, 2018
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Implementing a Fatigue Management Program: A Human Factors Dimension to Your SMS

Chapter 11 of ISBAO centers on a Fatigue Management program. Introduced as its own chapter in 2016, the section emphasizes the need to have a Fatigue Management Plan (FMP), which…

Posted on March 6, 2018