After thirty years of sleeping in hotel rooms around the world, our retired Airbus A380 Captain, James Nixon, shares his tips and tricks to help you get the sleep needed to survive the unique world of the flight crew roster. Other Insomniacs might also find it helpful.
After thirty years of sleeping in hotel rooms around the world, our retired Airbus A380 Captain, James Nixon, shares his tips and tricks to help you get the sleep needed to survive the unique world of the flight crew roster.
Author: James Nixon
Publisher: Crammond Media
Category: Health & Fitness
Being able to sleep when you want, for as long as you want, is the key to a successful airline career.No other shift-workers suffer the same type of rosters as flight crew: early start one day, fly to a new time zone, try to sleep in a noisy hotel (complete with bedbugs), then come back late the next day, flying through the night. The following day an afternoon start and another back-of-clock flight. It never ends.Written by a 31 year veteran, (who has only ever slept-in once), our Anonymous A380 Captain has all the tips and tricks to guarantee you master sleeping when you want, for as long as you want. He pulls no punches and tells it like it is.
Being able to sleep when you want, for as long as you want, is the key to a successful airline career.No other shift-workers suffer the same type of rosters as flight crew: early start one day, fly to a new time zone, try to sleep in a ...
Author: James Nixon
After thirty years of sleeping in hotel rooms around the world, our Anonymous Airbus A380 Captain shares his tips and tricks to help you get the sleep needed to survive the unique world of the flight crew roster. Other Insomniacs might also find it helpful.
After thirty years of sleeping in hotel rooms around the world, our Anonymous Airbus A380 Captain shares his tips and tricks to help you get the sleep needed to survive the unique world of the flight crew roster.
Author: James Nixon
Aviation safety and astronautics safety are taught as technical subjects informed, for the most part, by quantitative methods. Here, as in other fields, safety is often framed as an engineering problem requiring mathematics-informed solutions. This book argues that the socio-technical approach, encompassing theories grounded in sociology and psychology – such as active learning, high-reliability organising, mindfulness, leadership, followership and empowerment – have much to contribute to the safety performance of these vital industries. It sets out to inspire professionals to embed the whole-system approach into design and operation regimen and demonstrates the potential reputational and financial benefits to manufacturers and operators that accrue from adopting a whole-system approach to design and operation. The book defines the socio-technical approach to risk assessment and management in aviation and astronautics (astronautics is taken to mean "the design and operation of vehicles for use beyond the earth’s atmosphere"), then demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of this approach through case studies of, for example, the Boeing 737MAX-8 accidents and the loss of the SpaceShipTwo orbiter. Grounding the discourse in familiar case studies engages busy aviation and astronautics professionals. The book’s arguments are explained in such a way that they are readily comprehensible to non-experts. Key concepts are described within a glossary. Photographs, charts and diagrams illustrate key points. Written for a practitioner audience, specifically aviation and astronautics professionals, this book provides a valuable and accessible social sciences perspective on safety that will be directly relevant to their roles.
Pilots, cabin crew and engineers arrive and depart 24–7, ... Other non-optimal sleep venues include airline crew rooms, where pilots sleep in recliners or ...
Author: Simon Ashley Bennett
"Impaired performance induced by fatigue may compromise safety in commercial aviation. Given the direct role flight attendants play in passenger safety, the U.S. Congress ordered a comprehensive examination of fatigue in cabin crew, including a field study of actual flight operations. This report provides an overview of the field study results, focusing on objective measures of sleep patterns and neurocognitive performance (Psychomotor Vigilance Test, PVT) over a 3-4 week period in 202 U.S.-based flight attendants of all seniority levels working for network, low-cost, and regional carriers embarking on domestic and international flight operations. On average, flight attendants slept 6.3 hr on days off and 5.7 hr on work days, fell asleep 29 min after going to bed, awoke four times per sleep episode, and spent 77% of each episode actually sleeping. After controlling for reserve status, gender, and age, junior-level flight attendants had the shortest sleep latencies on their days off. Those working international operations slept significantly less (4.9 hr vs. 5.9 hr) and less efficiently (75% vs. 79%), compared with their colleagues in domestic operations. All flight attendants exhibited significant impairments during prework PVT tests when compared to their own optimum baseline performance. Across the workday, regional flight attendants committed fewer premature PVT responses, junior-level participants produced significantly higher post-work reaction times, and those working international flights produced better pre-work reaction times but had a greater increase in lapses. These objective data are consistent with other shift work research and echo subjective survey findings across the U.S. flight attendant community. Additional planned analyses of this dataset may identify the precise operational variables that contribute to fatigue in cabin crew."--Report documentation page.
"Impaired performance induced by fatigue may compromise safety in commercial aviation.
Author: Peter G. Roma
Category: Aviation medicine
Information modeling and knowledge bases are important technologies for academic and industrial research that goes beyond the traditional borders of information systems and computer science. The amount and complexity of information to be dealt with grows continually, as do the levels of abstraction and the size of databases. This book presents the proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC2020), due to be held in Hamburg, Germany on 8 and 9 June 2020, but instead held as a virtual conference on the same dates due to the Corona-virus pandemic restrictions. The conference provides a research forum for the exchange of scientific results and experiences, and brings together experts from different areas of computer science and other disciplines with a common interest in information modeling and knowledge bases. The subject touches on many disciplines, with philosophy and logic, cognitive science, knowledge management, linguistics and management science, as well as the emerging fields of data science and machine learning, all being relevant areas. The 23 reviewed, selected, and upgraded contributions included here are the result of presentations, comments, and discussions from the conference, and reflect the themes of the conference sessions: learning and linguistics; systems and processes; data and knowledge representation; models and interfaces; formalizations and reasoning; models and modeling; machine learning; models and programming; environment and predictions; modeling emotion; and social networks. The book provides an overview of current research and applications, and will be of interest to all those working in the field.
With 24/7 flight operations, pilot and flight crew surveys show that fatigue is an ... including social and family situations leading to sleep and circadian ...
Author: M. Tropmann-Frick
Publisher: IOS Press
If a pilot cannot avoid being on duty while fatigued , there are short - term measures that ... the effectiveness of planned cockpit crew rest was tested .
Category: Aeronautics, Military
Career planning has become a survival skill in today's world. Choosing a Career should be by Choice and not by Chance. But HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAREER? What are the factors one should consider while choosing a career? A Complete Guide to Career Planning is about how to decide the direction your career will take. The purpose behind writing this book is to make you conversant with the various career options that you can pursue and enable you to select the right career you most fit in. The author has meticulously explored and mapped the cavernous paths of the globe of careers, which exist presently. The book provides a straightforward introduction to the concepts of career choices and the importance of planning. It emphasises the importance of self-exploration by empowering readers to look at themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, and their background and values, and then realistically evaluate the various opportunities in the world of career.With this comprehensive guide a student can learn how to explore career options, plan a career path, and find the right school and colleges for higher studies that will help him achieve his goals easily and convincingly.The book includes all the information you need to plan your future and take control of your career.
One may have to work night shifts and sometimes spend more than 24 hours without sleep. Pilots, cabin crew and air traffic controllers also need to have a ...
Author: DEVAJIT BHUYAN
Publisher: V&S Publishers
“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (The New York Times Book Review).
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Matthew Walker ... Other studies of pilots, cabin crew members, and shift workers have reported additionally ...
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Wearable Technology Adaptation to Aviation Cabin Crew's Fatigue Assessments ... ability of the cabin crew is related to individuals sleep and wakefulness.
Author: Igor Kabashkin
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry. Pilot mental health has, hitherto, been regarded as a specialist topic in aviation medicine. Consequently, practitioners and researchers alike have been forced to consult specialist journals or seek out a relevant chapter on this topic in a general textbook to develop or update their understanding of the relevant issues. This book seeks to remedy this situation by gathering together all of the relevant insights into a single authoritative source gathered from the leading specialists in the field. It aims to cover all of the main relevant issues including the assessment, care, management and treatment of mental health problems, as well as the prevention of mental health problems among this occupational group.
This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources ...
Author: Todd Hubbard
The long - term health risks to the flight crew , whose exposure to ... of Sleep Disorders Centers commends you for holding hearings on aviation safety .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation
However , reports received by the Aviation Safety Reporting System ( ASRS ) belie some of these notions . Pilot and flight attendant reports to the ASRS ...
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation ... which is designed to educate relevant staff about sleep and performance .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation
Category: Air pilots
The Coming Age of Psychosomatics covers the proceedings of the twenty-first Annual Conference of the Society for Psychosomatic Research. The title presents papers that detail the advancement in the understanding of psychosomatic. The coverage of the text includes the treatment of psychosomatic disorders related to birth trauma; minimal brain dysfunction and the treatment of psychoneuroses; and eclectic approach to regressional techniques. The selection also deals with the effect of beta-adrenoceptor blockade on the somatic manifestations of anxiety; and the reduction of somatic manifestations of anxiety by beta-blockade. The book will be of great use to students, researchers, and practitioners of behavioral science.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION We have amongst our pilots and cabin crew ample evidence of sleep deprivation, particularly in the longer trans-meridian flights.
Author: Malcolm Carruthers
Category: Health & Fitness
Ever wondered about certain aspects at the airport? Perplexed at the mysterious practices in an aircraft? Have you thought about knowing the how and why but were put-off by the enormity and complexity of the subject? Well, here’s 101 Flying Secrets that enlightens you with trivia and exciting things that you never knew about flying and aviation, particularly about the day-to-day flight operations that you experience as a passenger. This book attempts to answer questions on complex and humongous topics with simple, demystified, bite-sized nugget explanations that will engross and enlighten you. Along with the vivid imagery used in the book, the QR codes offer a visual treat and help one peek into the fascinating world of aviation. Within this book, you’ll discover answers to questions like: If aircraft are so safe, why wear seatbelts? Why are aircraft painted white? How fast can an aircraft be evacuated? Do aircraft dump fuel mid-air? What is airport curfew? What is the fate of retired aircraft? … and more. If you have always wondered at the marvels of aviation, pondered on what goes into making a journey pleasant and safe, 101 Flying Secrets is for you.
Cabin crew members also have a modest sleeping area for long-duration flights. A pilot is never allowed to sleep on the job, i.e., when he is in the cockpit ...
Author: Rakesh Dhannarapu
Publisher: Notion Press
This report examines draft proposals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to change the rules that govern how many hours a pilot can fly. The Transport Committee warns that working hours and conditions for pilots and cabin crew must be improved or safety could be at risk. Currently, the UK implements stricter flight time regulations than some other European countries, but under the new rules proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency, the UK would not be able to have its own regime and the UK's current standards would be lowered. Fatigue is already an issue in aviation: 43% of pilots have reported falling asleep involuntarily at some point whilst on duty under the UK's current regulatory framework. The Committee recognises that flight time limitations are complex regulations, but the report highlights several issues where there is clear scope for improvement. The proposed 11 hour duty period at night for pilots flies in the face of scientific evidence and should be reduced to a 10 hour maximum. There is added concern that a pilot could land a plane after 22 hours awake. The Civil Aviation Authority must do more to monitor pilot hours so that long duty periods are the exception not the rule, and must address a culture of under-reporting of pilot fatigue. MPs accept that common European flight time limitations could improve aviation safety for UK passengers travelling on non-UK airlines. However, for these benefits to be realised the European standards must be uniformly high.
The Committee recognises that flight time limitations are complex regulations, but the report highlights several issues where there is clear scope for improvement.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
"Today's aviation industry is a 24/7 operation that produces a variety of challenges for cabin crew members including extended duty periods, highly variable schedules, frequent time zone changes, and increased passenger loads. While these operational requirements may be necessary, they are far from ideal with respect to the human body's biological rhythms for managing sleep and alertness. In fact, acute sleep loss, sustained periods of wakefulness, and circadian factors resulting from this form of misalignment all contribute to fatigue and fatigue related mishaps (Caldwell, 2005; Rosekind et al., 1996). This survey study was conducted to identify the specific operational factors that may contribute to fatigue in cabin crew operations. A retrospective survey was disseminated to flight attendants representing 30 operators (regional = 17, low-cost = 7, and network = 6). The survey addressed 7 main topics: work background, workload and duty time, sleep, health, fatigue, work environment, and general demographics. Participants were 9,180 cabin crew members who voluntarily and anonymously completed the survey and met the criteria to be included in the report (i.e., active flight attendant that had flown the previous bid period with their current airline). This report outlines the results of this survey and provides specific recommendations regarding fatigue issues in cabin crew operations."--Report documentation page.
"Today's aviation industry is a 24/7 operation that produces a variety of challenges for cabin crew members including extended duty periods, highly variable schedules, frequent time zone changes, and increased passenger loads.
Author: Katrina E. Bedell-Avers
Category: Aviation medicine
The presentation of mental illness at work has different implications and consequences depending on the specific nature of the job, work context, regulatory framework and risks for the employee, organisation and society. Naturally there are certain occupational groups where human factors and/or mental illness could impair safety and mental acuity, and with potentially devastating consequences. For pilots, the medical criteria for crew licensing are stipulated by regulatory aviation authorities worldwide, and these include specific mental illness exclusions. The challenge of assessment for mental health problems is, however, complex and the responsibility for psychological screening and testing falls to a range of different specialists and groups including AMEs (authorised aviation medical examiners), GPs and physicians, airline human resources departments, psychologists, human factor specialists and pilots themselves. Extending and developing the ideas of Aviation Mental Health (2006), which described a range of psychological issues and problems that may affect pilots and the consequences of these, this book presents an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide to modern, evidence-based practice in the field of mental health assessment, treatment and care. It features contributions from experts in the field drawn from several countries, professions and representing a range of aviation-related organisations, displaying a range of different skills and methods that can be used for the clinical assessment of pilots and in relation to specific mental-health problems and syndromes.
Figure 1.1 shows typical schedules for a longhaul and shorthaul pilot. ... safety critical roles; and in Europe, cabin crew and pilots are now governed by ...
Author: Robert Bor
Gemini spacecraft and launch vehicle development and performance, flight operations, mission results, and physical science and biomedical experiments - Gemini midprogram conference.
This required the command pilot to sleep from 6 p.m. until midnight ... On the 14 - day flight , the flight plan was designed to allow the crew to sleep ...