Have you ever found yourself wondering — perhaps during an unsatisfying nap in your 12th hour in a plane — how pilots possibly stay awake during long-haul flights?
The answer is simple: They don’t.
Thanks to federal regulations, pilots never fly more than nine hours at a time, always have backup “relief pilots” and designated beds on long flights, and have limits on the number of weekly hours they can work. This means pilots are among the best-rested people working in commercial transportation — certainly more so than truck drivers, for instance — and rarely deal with the issue of drowsy read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com