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Pilots Make An Outstanding Wage

- Flying a plane can be an interesting hobby, or so I have heard. I am actually looking to become a pilot because being up in the air is fascinating to me. When something that you enjoy is crossed with a salary, and that salary is too low to make a living then problems are bound to start. I am one to believe that pilots make an outstanding wage, but of course I have seen horror stories about pilots being overworked and underpaid. The movie Capitalism: A Love Story seems to make this statement very clear....   [tags: Wage, Working class, Airline, Regional airline]

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We Need Pilots Not Computers

- ... The pilots work ethic is not the only problem.A big problem is the training pilots receive.The training you receive if you want to become a commercial pilot is a lot like getting your license to drive.First you have to get a private license which is done by taking a rigorous test and fly for 45 hours.Then you can go for your commercial license.To get your commercial license you have to first have a total of 1,500 minimum hours flown.500 hours have to be cross country.100 hours have to be at night.Also what you have to do is go through 75 hours of instrument instruction and pass another rigorous test....   [tags: autopilot systems, unmanned aircraft]

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Airline Pilots Should Be Armed

- Airline Pilots Should be Armed Introduction The need for enhanced security within domestic as well as international airlines can no longer be an issue for debate. Bearing in mind the security threats that Americans and their interests all over the world are faced with, it is imperative that deliberate federal measures in terms of appropriate legislation be put in place to enhance the security of people while travelling (Shane, 2007). Of particular interest is the security within airlines operating within the country as well as across borders....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Women Airforce Service Pilots

- Margaret Ringenberg VJ Day leaflet, 1945 Allen County resident Margaret Ringenberg was a skilled and honored pilot most well known for her service in the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as WASPs, during World War II. After the WASPs were disbanded in December 1944, Ringenberg returned to Fort Wayne and became a pilot at Smith Field. In order to be the first to proclaim the news when the war was nearing an apparent end, local radio station WGL had pamphlets prepared in advance to announce the surrender of Japan....   [tags: United States, Cold War, World War II, Gulf War]

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Bush Pilots

- In the early years of flying the bush pilots were an essential growth mechanism for northern communities. In time of distress they were there to provide the three core emergency services. The bush pilots served as air ambulances, firefighters and as a tool for policing. One of the other core functions was transportation and a communication conduit to communities where in some places dog sleds were the primary form of transportation. Earlier bush planes utilized aerial survey techniques that were used in developing some of the first reliable maps....   [tags: Aviation]

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Pilots Rely Too Much on Automation

- ... It aided pilots during WWII. The technology wasn’t that great, so pilots still struggled to fly the plane. Pilots encountered many life threatening situations in which they had to take control of the plane. Advances in technology have improved automation in many devices apart from planes. These advancements have made life easier. However, the great improvements in technology have caused people to use automation excessively. Pilots have reported touching the controls only seven times during a flight....   [tags: basic flying skills, autopilot]

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Analysis Of ' Ride ' By Twenty One Pilots

- Through music we are able to comprehend someone’s personality, their views, their culture, and who they are as an overall person. The music you listen to is a reflection of who you are and your own personal thoughts. As I reflect on the music I listen to I came to the conclusion that I gravitate towards songs that depict the emotions we feel through lyrics while being able to relate it to my own personal experiences. Throughout my entire life I’ve always been someone who constantly worries. It’s difficult for me to ever feel content with myself and my surroundings....   [tags: Anxiety, Emotion, Song, Worry]

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The Effects of Alcohol on Pilots During Flight

- Alcohol is something that has been part of human nature for thousands of years. It has been used by means of medical, social, religious, and cultural settings (Information about Alcohol, n.d.). Alcohol is going to be a product that will be a part of our lives for many years to come, definitely past our lifetime. A problem that we see today is the use of drinking and driving. This is one of life’s more dangerous and stupid activities, but people still decide to do it. People like to push their abilities to the edge, which could end up causing death to themselves and others....   [tags: Aviation ]

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Airline Pilots Should not be Armed

- After the events of September 11, nearly every American has thought about what it would be like to be on board an airline flight during a terrorist attack. We imagine ourselves on one of the hijacked planes and feel a surge of fear. The adrenaline rushes, the heart pounds, we go pale. If we allow the panic to escalate, we begin to feel desperate: Somebody do something. These understandable feelings of fear and desperation have moved people to argue that we should arm commercial airline pilots. Certainly it is reassuring to imagine pilots as our protectors, the last defense against crazed passengers bent on harm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women Service Pilots of World War II

- From 1980 to 1984 I was the only girl on the County high-school boy’s ice hockey team. I was an individual, just doing what I loved. I was not alone as I would later find out; there were many girls like me around the country doing the same thing. During World War II there were a group of women called WASP, Women Air Force Service Pilots. They were doing what they loved, put into a situation that normally is filled by men, all individuals, doing what they loved, not for fame or fortune, but for love of their country....   [tags: WASP’s]

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Spin Training For Pilots: Preventing Aviation Incident

- Imagine spinning towards the ground in your aircraft and not knowing when impact is going to occur. Your mind is racing frantically to decide how to recover, but panic sets in and there’s nothing more you can do. It’s too late. Private pilots who pilot small aircraft should have to go through more extensive spin and stall training. At the onset of a spin the pilot in control should know the exact steps, instinctively, to recover their aircraft. The most important thing to consider when flying an aircraft is safety; not only the safety of yourself, but the safety of your passengers, too....   [tags: private pilot flight, panic]

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let pilots arm themselves

- I've been against it and I've been for it. Then I changed my mind and was against it again. Finally, I think I have come to an inescapable conclusion. I am for it. I will be criticized for voicing my opinion on this subject and some will even declare that I am a heretic to the faith for making the declaration. Let them rant. I have decided. Arm the pilots; put firearms into the cockpit of passenger airline flights. There. I've said it. The fact is that a firearm is the best deterrent possible against a suicidal manic bent on killing himself, a plane full of innocent people, and whoever he might crash the airplane into....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stone Temple Pilots

- Stone Temple Pilots Alright, so here is what I know about STP. The Stone Temple Pilots are a band that was formed in San Diego in 1988. Weiland hooked up with Robert Deleo at a show in California and then picked up Eric Kretz. and then after finally convincing Dean Deleo to come to California They were officially known as Mighty Joe Young. They recieved their first gig in 1990 in a place in L.A. After a couple of years they got a big show in L.A. They hired agent Don Muller and he told atlantic about Mighty Joe Young....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women's Efforts During World War II: Women Airforce Service Pilots

- “Women pilots… are a weapon waiting to be used.” Eleanor Roosevelt said this statement during her “My Day” speech on September 1, 1942 in order to promote the use of women pilots in the Second World War. She was supporting the women by saying that if they could pass the same tests as their fellow men pilots, then they should be given the same opportunity to join in noncombat service. During World War II, women had to rise to the occasion in order to help their country in a time of desperate need....   [tags: Military History ]

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Student Pilots From Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ( Erau )

- Forum 4 1. Experimental Design According to Rogers, Boquet, Howell and DeJohn (2010), the study used a 2X4 repeated measures factorial design. In this two-group experiment, there were two independent factors with 2 and 4 levels, respectively. The first independent factor was ‘degree of training’ that had two levels, Training and Untrained. The second independent factor was the upset attitude with 4 levels. The design of this experiment includes two groups of self-selected student pilots from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida....   [tags: Analysis of variance, Statistics]

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The Problem Of Drug Smuggling Pilots Walk Through Fixed Base Operations

- Fact: Over the course of the trip, we spent three days under house arrest. Throughout the trip, Miguel and I were frequently viewed with suspicion and for good reason. I suspect drug smuggling pilots walk through fixed base operations on any given day and many of the small planes they use to transport drugs are similar to the one we were flying. Cessna’s are popular among drug traffickers. They compare favorably with the Volkswagen Beetle; just like the Beetle, they take plenty of wear and tear, and even abuse, without breaking down....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling, Drug cartel, Drug]

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How United States Military Technology and Training Has Saved Lives

- How United States Military Technology and Training has Saved Lives Great aviation training is a must. It is best summarized with this aviation quote, “Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills.” Training pilots during World War I, World II and the modern wars has advanced thru the years and we have gained a vast amount of knowledge on how and the importance of saving a pilot’s life, as well as the expensive equipment that he/she flies....   [tags: aviation and aviator pilots]

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Racial Discrimination Kept Black People from Flying in Air Force

- Colin Powell once observed that “a dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” This principle is mirrored dramatically in the story of African Americans in aerospace history. The invention of the airplane in the first decade of the twentieth century sparked a revolution in modern technology. This new realm of powered flight rapidly altered modes of travel and recast the conduct of warfare. Aviation in the popular mind became associated with adventure and heroism....   [tags: aerospace, aviation, pilots]

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The Wright Brothers Invention of the Airplane

- Invention Project: The Airplane Oliver and Wilbur Wright had invented the airplane in 1909. Their parents were Bishop Milton Wright and Susan Catherine. They had 3 other siblings. Their father worked as a minster in churches, causing them to move a lot. Also, their father pushed them to read extensively and deliberate issues. This encouraged the Wright Brothers to invoke in a wide variety of interests. When in France, their father bought them a small helicopter which helped spark a curiosity towards flight, and they soon began to build their own models....   [tags: flight, engine, pilots]

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Billy Mitchell: Father of the United States Airforce

- Armies and Navies have clashed since antiquity, but the airplane that enables aerial combat is barely a century old. Airplanes saw widespread combat in the First World War, and, despite the doubts and financial concerns of military leaders of the time, the brave men who fly them have gained their own dedicated military division, the United States Air Force. Billy Mitchell, through his charisma and an image that endeared him in American culture, was an instrumental figure in developing the modern Air Force....   [tags: notirous US generals and pilots]

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The Future of Warfare: The Development of Drones

- The future of drones use is inevitable. They will keep improving and will continue to be used in the military. The development of drones has led to many uses in war, but has also aroused many questions concerning the morality of its use. However, saving money, resources and most importantly, the lives of soldiers are what makes the benefits of drones greater than the risks. First, drones are complex machines, used in a variety of different way for many reasons. Drones are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS)....   [tags: morality, pilots out of harm]

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Deliberate Decision Making by Aircraft Pilots: A Simple Reminder to Avoid Decision Making Under Panic” by Stephen R. Murray

- This is a summary of the article “Deliberate Decision Making by Aircraft Pilots: A Simple Reminder to Avoid Decision Making Under Panic” by Stephen R. Murray in The International Journal of Aviation Psychology. The article discusses a study that was conducted to expose general aviation pilots to additional decision making training. Aeronautical decision making is one of the main causes of accidents. There are several programs that are designed to help reduce poor decision making among pilots. The programs are generally used by foreign airlines and military that have lower hour pilots with less experience....   [tags: article analysis, aviation]

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Business Agreement Between The Australian Association Of Air Pilots And Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd.

- Enterprise agreement between The Australian Federation of Air Pilots and Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd Introduction Employee relations is a very important part of a functioning between employers, employees and their representatives. It involves a level of interaction between them for the preferable working conditions for the employees and also adheres to the achievement of organizations strategic and operational goals and objectives. Organizations are continuously finding different ways to reduce conflict and improve competitiveness between the organizations and also the profitability....   [tags: Employment, Trade union, Minimum wage, Wage]

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Stream of Consciousness in Faulkner’s Barn Burning, All the Dead Pilots, and Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

- How does an author paint a vivid picture of a character’s thoughts. The answer is stream of consciousness. Faulkner and Salinger both used this literary technique but suited it their individual tastes. The purpose of this paper on the comparison of the use of stream of consciousness in the works of two American authors, William Faulkner and J.D. Salinger, is to define stream of consciousness, explain the use of it in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning,” “All the Dead Pilots,” and Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, compare the stream of consciousness in both writers’ literary work, and examine the influence their writing had on others....   [tags: Argumentative, Faulkner, Salinger]

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Why to Travel By Plane Instead of Car

- “ A family of five was traveling to Florida for a family vacation when the family was suddenly struck between two semi’s. The EMT’s pronounced the whole family dead at the scene earlier that night. Police have yet to release details on what the cause of the accident was but said it was an unexpected incident”, the local news reported said. Traveling by plane is safer than driving by car for 3 main reasons: pilots go through intensive training, roads have more traffic than the sky, and there are more car crash fatalities per year than deaths caused by plane crashes....   [tags: car crashes, airplane accidents, pilots]

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Direction Pilots of Today's Aviation

- When starting out on a career hunt one of the last thing you want to find out is that your perspective career, as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) has a negative job growth, “-0.2% overall” for the coming year (Eureka 1). At first I concluded that computers were perhaps overtaking many of the challenges ATCs faced by it actually turns out that with the increase of fuel cost and decline in the economy the number of flights per year has dropped drastically, approximately 40.2% since 2001 (airlines.org)....   [tags: air traffic controllers, career choices]

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Long Live Lady Lindy: The Fascination of an Airborne Legacy

- Long Live “Lady Lindy”: The Fascination of an Airborne Legacy “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”-Amelia Earhart. Earhart couldn’t be more right when she said this. From the days of her early childhood as a tomboy to her final disappearance as one of the world’s greatest female pilots, Amelia Earhart led many “adventure[s]” that inspired and intrigued the world. She began as a daring tomboy at a young age and went on to achieve many firsts as a pilot and as a woman in her time. After her tragic disappearance while attempting to fly around the world, what happened to Earhart instantly became the most puzzling mystery the world has ever encountered and still continues to fascinate today....   [tags: Amelia Earhart, notorious women pilots]

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The Horrific Attack on Pearl Harbor Base

- Introduction: Just before 8 am on December 17, 1941 Japanese fighter pilots attacked Pearl Harbor destroying 20 Naval vessels and over 200 airplanes. The horrific attack killed 2,000 americans and injured 1,000 more, in just about two hours. This attack was the beginning of a war between the United States of America and Empire of Japan which ended in the use of the most destructive bomb ever created, the atomic bomb. The use of the atomic bomb by the United States has been widely discussed with many wondering was the bomb used as an act of revenge or retribution....   [tags: japanese fighter pilots, war plans]

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Pro: Drop Bomb on Japan

- Pro: Drop Bomb on Japan The bombings of 1945 by the United States of America on Japan were very controversial events. Many historians believe these acts were aggressive and unnecessary. In addition, analysts argue that the U.S. should have used alternative methods instead of the bomb, but most do not realize the repercussions of these different tactics. On the contrary, the bomb was needed to ease tension quickly and effectively. Ultimately, the bomb proved more effective than any other method, and also proved to be a technique that is sufficient for America’s needs....   [tags: kamikasi pilots, emperor, nuclear bomb]

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Brigadier Robin Olds as a Leader of Character

- ... The commanding officer seemed surprised, but Olds recollects that “we had learned that officers do not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those that do. We simply did what we were conditioned to do” (Olds and Rasimus 21). Olds continued to prove himself as a leader of character during his time as a pilot in World War Two. One of the major influences during this part of his career was his roommate in England Wally Wallace. Olds initially thought of Wallace as a coward, but came to understand that he was one of the bravest pilots that Olds ever met....   [tags: notorious American fighter pilots, WWII, Vietnam]

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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

- International pilots, flight attendants and cruise ship employees earn income like salary and wages while working abroad. Most of them might assume that they earn foreign income. As such, under Sec. 911(e), they are eligible to elect the foreign income exclusion on the United States (U.S.) expatriate tax return. However, taxpayers should first determine the source of their income by dividing their earnings based on (1) hours spent in the U.S and the airspace over the U.S.; (2) hours spent in foreign countries and airspace over foreign countries; and (3) hours spent in international airspace and waters....   [tags: tax, international pilots, salary, airspace, US]

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The Tuskegee Airmen

- During the years leading up to World War I, no black man had ever served as a pilot for the United States Army, ever since the beginning of the United States Army Air Service in 1907. The Tuskegee Airmen changed this and played a huge part in the fight for African-American rights for years to come. Before the war, African-American pilots weren't able to fly in battle due to segregation, even though blacks have been flying for a while beforehand, including pilots such as Bessie Coleman, Charles Alfred Anderson, and more, who'd fought oppression to become pilots (George 5)....   [tags: world war II, US army, pilots]

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American Heros in Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff

- American Heros in Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff depicts the lives of some of America's hottest pilots and its first astronauts. These men include Pete Conrad, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Shirra, Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter and Deke Sleyton. Some of these men were hotshot test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, and some flew cargo planes. Some had impeccable service records, while others hadn't flown in a real dog fight for even a second....   [tags: Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Pilots Flying Essays]

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Theories on the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

- Introduction Throughout the 1920s and 30s, although forming a thirteenth of all aviators, many women played a significant role in flying. (Corn, p 72) Amelia Earhart was one of these women. She was a pioneer in women’s aviation. In 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alongside pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon. Four years later, she became the first woman to fly solo across the same ocean, replicating the record setting flight of Charles Lindbergh....   [tags: messages, strom, island, pilots]

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A Problem for the Aviation Industry

- Section 217: A Problem for the Aviation Industry On a cold February evening in 2009, just outside the city of Buffalo, New York, two pilots crashed a new aircraft on final approach to land into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. In an effort to prevent an accident of a similar nature from happening, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 5900, the ‘Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.’ This bill under Title II was aimed to enhance airline safety and in part prevent an accident of this nature from occurring again (U.S....   [tags: Aviation]

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Comparsion of Throughout the Fate Is the Hunter and The Right Stuff

- ... While in the book Fate is The Hunter there is only one main character Ernest Gann. Earnest Gann is the typical commercial airline pilot who flies a variety of airplanes mostly consisting of the DC-2 and DC-3. However in The Right Stuff, the pilots are flying state of the art fighter planes and testing the newest creations from the air force and NASA such as the Mercury-Redstone Rockets. The dates and locations of these books overlap a fair amount, with The Right Stuff being contained within the USA from 1947-1963, and The Fate is the Hunter starting out in the USA and spreading into South America, Europe, and Asia with a timeline from the late 1930’s and into the early1950’s....   [tags: attitudes, military, commercial, flying, plots]

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Promoting a Skillful, Safe Cockpit

- On a cold February evening in 2009 two years ago, just outside the city of Buffalo, New York, two pilots crashed a new aircraft on final approach to land into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. In an effort to prevent an accident of a similar nature from happening, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 5900 the ‘Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.’ This bill under Title II was aimed to enhance airline safety and in part prevent an accident of this nature from occurring again (U.S....   [tags: Aviation]

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My Career As An Airline Pilot

- Self Reflective Essay Growing up I was always fascinated with airplanes and the flying world, so from a very young age I knew that I was going to pursue a career as an airline pilot. Over the years my passion for aviation continued to grow and I was extremely thrilled to finally make my dream a reality when I enrolled in the aviation program here at the University of Oklahoma. Coming into the program I had very little knowledge of aviation as a whole, but I did know that the aviation world was coming to a point where the need for commercial pilots was beginning to increase dramatically....   [tags: Southwest Airlines, Airline, Dallas Love Field]

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Becoming an Airline Pilot

- ... Attending and completing college is also a good reflection upon yourself towards the airline, it shows you have a good work ethic and that you are willing to put in time and hard work to get where you want to be. The second way to become a pilot is completing courses at a technical school. Technical schools offer flight training courses towards a pilot's certificate, the same certificate you get when completing an aviation degree in college. Technical schools are often completed in a much shorter period of time and offer similar courses as a college, yet it is a more hands on approach to education....   [tags: controls, cockpit, schooling, training]

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Use Of Written Communication For The Air Traffic Control

- Written communication comes in many forms and this is no different in aviation. During pre-flight most airlines require pilots to print out, on paper, the whole flight plan and pertinent information. Text messages to and from the company dispatcher can be received through a datalink which may contain important information, like hazard weather. Most airlines have moved on to the digital age and now require pilots to carry an IPad or tablet. These devices allow pilots to access a large quantity of data displaied in written form....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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Rise of Air Power in World War One

- At the 1899 Hague Peace Conference, it was declared that any combat from aircraft would be considered a war crime. (Eyffinger 227) Merely 20 years later, World War One had seen the daily use of airplanes and pilots for unyielding combat. While slow at first, the recognition of the power of aircraft was quick as the Great War started. Out of all countries involved in the war, Germany had the deepest trust in their aircraft, and this would shortly be to their advantage. Whereas numerous air forces were by now in working condition, the fighting usage of airplanes was minimal....   [tags: Military History]

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Pilot Fatigue

- Fatigue is a growing concern and issue in the aviation industry. Although it has been for some time, recently mounting workloads and stress have factored into creating an escalating problem with real casualties and repercussions. “Pilot fatigue, heavy workloads… may have contributed to an air ambulance crashing into the sea at night during a medical mission…” (Crash Blamed 2006 p.31). Fatigue is an “insidious” condition that affects a pilot in a way that might make him feel justified in his decisions....   [tags: Aviation ]

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The Colgan Air Flight 3407 Crash Case

- The Colgan Air Flight 3407 was a very interesting case to look at. On February 12, 2009, at 10:17 pm, flight 3407 crashed at a house in New York after the pilots experience a stall. Flight 3407 was scheduled to fly from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York. The NTSB reported the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) revealed some discrepancies both pilots were experience. The first officer did not have any experience with icing condition but icing was one of the reasons the plane went into a stall. On the other hand, the captain had some experience flying in icing condition....   [tags: human factors analysis classification system]

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Age-Related Pilot Cognition Performance

- Age-Related Pilot Cognition and Working Memory Unlike commercial airline pilots who are restricted by the Federal Aviation Association’s (FAA) ‘age 65’ rule, no age limit is defined in general aviation (GA) and in the USA, the GA pilot population is getting older (Air Safety Institute, n.d.; Clause, Dehais, Arexis, & Pastor, 2011; Hardy & Parasuraman, 1997). The complexity of aircraft navigation ensures time-pressured actions; affected by various factors as expertise level and cognitive potential....   [tags: Working Memory, Capacity]

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Summary of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff

- Tom Wolfe writes in the book “The Right Stuff” about early jet pilots that demonstrated extreme bravery, and behaviorisms that enabled them to be part of a furtive group of individuals. It has been said that these men usually assemble in groups among themselves in a way that solicited the men to be a part of a privileged membership. It is these pilots with proven courage, and abilities that will go forward testing the next barrier; space. These tried and tested men have willingly placed themselves in danger day in and day out yearning for the spot up the ladder to the top of the pyramid....   [tags: the right stuff]

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Airline Pilot : Executive Pilot

- Airline Pilot Gage Barney Airline Pilot Have you ever wondered what it 's like to have your office 30,000 feet above the ground?Aviation is a career for those interested in working with computers and the airplane.whether working on the ground preparing for a flight or in the air transporting people to their destinations pilots are always busy traveling around the world. Pilot don 't only transport people around the world but also cargo. Although being an Airline pilot is a thrilling career it takes many years of learning, experience, and licensing all in which factor into a wide variety of different work atmospheres....   [tags: Aircraft, Airline, Regional airline]

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The Drones And Its Effects On The United States

- As humans increase technology, they are putting everyone to danger and risk. Creating drones have been a huge, helpful and a dangerous step towards society and technology. The drones that humans create to use for war, also create terrorists and more threats towards the United States. The issue between drones and pilots is that the United States is starting to use more and more drones and cancel out the use of manned aircraft. The reason behind that is the U.S wants to decrease the amount of casualties and increase the amount of missions and targets that are a success....   [tags: Unmanned aerial vehicle, MQ-1 Predator]

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Choosing a Career as a Commercial Airline Pilot

- Flying thousands of feet up in the sky is a dream of many young children, but very few actually end up as a pilot when they grow up. Commercial airline pilots will always be needed, but many people do not even think about choosing this as a career. Pilots have extremely important jobs. They must fly people place to place with no problems while at the controls of thousands of pounds of metal and flammable fuel, not to mention the many passengers. A pilot’s job is very risky, but it is also very rewarding....   [tags: qualifications, salary, responsibility]

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An Inspirational Story Of Breaking Barriers Within The United States Military

- The Tuskegee Airmen The following will be an inspirational story of breaking barriers within the United States military. Senior Enlisted Leaders must be aware of military history, because it will help to prevent past mistakes from repeating themselves. This paper will bring to light the Tuskegee Airmen experiment and knowing their significance to the United States military, looking at three key areas, the history, evolution, and the effects that resulted from the Tuskegee Airmen experiment. History African Americans serving in greater roles within the United States military has been a struggle for centuries....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Big Island Air Flight 58 Crash

- On the 25th of September 1999, Big Island Air Flight 58 Piper Chieftain, crashed on a slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii at approximately 5:30pm. All nine of the passengers on board and the pilot were killed in the crash. The impact sustained by the airplane and the fire that followed the impact completely destroyed the airplane. Big Island Air Flight 58 was operating under CFR Part 135 air taxi operations providing sight seeing tours to tourists and locals. The Piper Chieftain had departed from Keahole – Kona International Airport, Kona Hawaii (KOA) at around 4:22pm....   [tags: Aviation]

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What is The Right Stuff?

- The Right Stuff - What is the Stuff. As might be expected from the title, The Right Stuff is centered on the concept of having the right stuff. Author Tom Wolfe uses several recurring techniques and comparisons to describe this idea and its relationship to the men who took part in the Mercury program. An opening chapter of the book is devoted to the "right stuff" in order to explain the concept to the reader. In this chapter, Wolfe makes a clear distinction between the right stuff and simple bravery....   [tags: The Right Stuff]

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Battle of Britain

- (Battle of Britain Historical Society) As Winston Churchill stated, the Battle of Britain would become a major influence to the outcome of World War II. Whether or not Germany conquered Great Britain was going to determine if Germany could become a world power. The Battle of Britain did not just save one country from Hitler’s rule, but ultimately kept the world from Germany’s reign. As soon as they gained control of France, German generals began to plan how to defeat Great Britain. One of these generals was Hermann Goering, who had been a pilot during World War I and was now in charge of Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe....   [tags: British History ]

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Pilot Situational Awareness

- 1.0 Introduction While air transportation is one of the safest and fastest ways of traveling, there are still some problems associated with it. While aircraft systems have developed so far to help aid the pilot, there are still some major issues that we still have. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines situational awareness as “the accurate perception and understanding of all the factors and conditions within the five fundamental risk elements (flight, pilot, aircraft, environment, and type of operation that comprise any given aviation situation) that affect safety before, during, and after the flight” (Aeronautical)....   [tags: faa, safety, flight]

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Airline Industry Problems and Suggested Solutions

- Airline Industry Problems and Suggested Solutions The airline industry has over the past few months gradually been going into recession. This has been due to a number of factors, all affecting the industry in a negative manner at the same time. This has resulted in low profits and poor performance. The decline in the industry sharply increased after the terrorist attacks on the United States, increasing the urgency to clearly identify the causes of the problems faced and to find any solutions available to overcome them....   [tags: Business Marketing Essays]

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Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain

- Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain The importance of factors such as determination, fighting spirit, and even organisation cannot be underestimated as important factors in Britain's victory. If there is one thing that the British have been distinguished for, it has to be organisation. On the eve of the Battle of Britain as well as throughout it, they faced two major problems though: a lack of qualified pilots and a lack of planes. A lot of the RAF's strength had been used up in France....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance Of Maritime Supremacy Is The Foundation On What The Navy Was Founded On

- The importance of maritime supremacy is the foundation on what the Navy was founded on. Yes, they did not adapt this idea right away but from leaders like john Paul Jones, Mathew Perry and Mahan we adopted the principle of maritime supremacy. The Navy has many tools and resources to use and one of them is the helicopter. The helicopter is relatively new when it comes to maritime warfare and has changed the way we fight. The helicopter has impacted the tactics of medical evacuations and search and rescue missions, ship design, and strategies....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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Why the Air Traffic System Will Never Be Fully Automated

- Automation can be defined as, when any calculating, decision-making, or controlled actions that could be done by a human is performed by a machine (Sethumadhavan, 2011). Within the last two decades, the safety of automated systems has become a progressively important issue due to major accidents that have caused environmental damage and loss of human lives. In the aviation industry automation is widely used and has many benefits. Automation has been shown to reduce incidents such as near misses and other aircraft incidents....   [tags: aeronautic control]

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World War I and II: The Knight Legacy

- When one recalls the history of the first and second world wars, that person’s first thoughts probably revolve around all of the blood shed and death that came as a result. It is most likely very rare to find a person whose first thoughts are of the ways in which those fighting in the war acted merciful, or for a better word, chivalrous. This is in fact just how many fighter pilots acted during this time. There are many stories of mercy being shown by the fighter pilots of the sky, like a knight, these pilots acted on a code of honor and many people are not aware of this happening....   [tags: code of chivalry, german fighters]

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Defining Social Reality

- Journal Entry Two The reading this week regarding social reality and the impact it has on all types of organization was fascinating and eye opening. Social reality, also understood as the ability of a group to come to a consensus about various aspects about an organization is present in our daily life and anywhere human interaction is encountered in an organizational setting. Different organizations, throughout all facets of civil, political, the military and the private sector have different perspective on groups and inclusions into those groups....   [tags: Group Ability, Consensus]

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Guns in the Cockpit

- Guns in the Cockpit On the morning of September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked and two of them, brought the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. As a result of these attacks on the United States, airports have come to the realization that the only way to prevent another hijacking is by strengthening the security on aircrafts through the cockpit. In order to secure the cockpit and ensure the safety of the passengers on board, guns were introduced as a possible solution in the event of an emergency situation like those that took place in September of 2001....   [tags: Terrorism Airlines Security Safety Essays]

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Accident Case Study: American Airlines Flight 1420

- Fifteen years have passed since American Airlines flight 1420 experienced a botched landing tragically killing 10 passengers, the captain, and injuring 110 others. Thankfully, 24 passengers were uninjured, and the first officer survived. This horrific accident could have turned out much worse, but it could have also been easily avoided. June 1st, 1999, captain Richard Buschmann and first officer Michael Origel were about to embark on their third and final leg of the day, after already working for ten hours on two other trip legs....   [tags: horrific accident, aircraft, training]

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Pilot Fatigue

- To be an airline pilot is most of the time described in terms of duties, job requirements, proficiency, training, employment opportunity, and good salary. These features picture a plain profile that fit into the specification of just an ordinary career. However, an aviation career comes with many challenges than expected. When focusing on statistics about being a pilot, it indicates a lifestyle that many inspire to work despite the many challenges that face this career. The challenges that pilot face revolve around being rested during long flights, performing unexpected, simultaneous tasks, and passing the medical examination in order to remain qualified....   [tags: Aviation ]

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Chivalry, From Medieval Ages to Today

- “[Guenever] lived in warlike times, when the lives of young people were as short as those of airmen in the twentieth century. In such times, the elderly moralists are content to relax their moral laws a little, in return for being defended. The condemned pilots, with their lust for the life and love which is probably to be lost so soon, touch the hearts of young women, or possibly call up an answering bravado. Generosity, courage, honesty, pity, the faculty to look short life in the face—certainly comradeship and tenderness—these qualities may explain why Guenever took Lancelot as well as Arthur....   [tags: TH White, The Once and Future King, Analysis]

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The Crossair Flight 3597 Crash

-   TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2 2. FACTS OF CROSSAIR FLIGHT 3597 CRASH 3 3. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS 4 3.1 CROSSAIR 4 3.2 PILOT ERROR 5 4. CONCLUSION 7 APPENDIX A 8   1. INTRODUCTION This report is on the Crossair flight 3597 crash which happens at Zurich airport on 24th November 2001. Analysis of Crossair flight 3597 will be covered, which includes details such as facts of Crossair flight 3597 crash, and the three contributing factors involved in the air accident. The three contributing factors are mainly Crossair, pilot error and communications with air traffic controllers....   [tags: pilot error, traffic controllers]

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Flight Certification Requirements And Training

- Pilot certification requirements…and training. The FAA has proactively dictated requirements to obtain both aircraft and pilot certifications. Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) part 61 spells out specific requirements, both in the areas of knowledge and aeronautical experience, to obtain licensure. Yet, according to a 2005 study, pilot error still features prominently in 75% of all helicopter accident reports, so clearly certification alone is not enough (Fox, 2005). In addition to initial certification requirements, improvements in recurring pilot training might have meaningful effects upon helicopter safety programs....   [tags: Air safety, National Transportation Safety Board]

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Heavy Weather At American Airlines

- Heavy Weather at American Airlines Business Week Heavy Weather at American Jan.27 1997 pg 32 There is a big shake up at American Airlines. The pilots want more money but management has already spent it. Another strike you say. Yip, looks like it. The chief executive of American Airlines was stunned when on January 8, by an overwhelming vote, pilots rejected a tentative contract. Pilots then got a message from the company president saying "For the first time in many years, we fear for the future of our company." The reason that this strike could spell disaster for one of the leading airlines in the world is the rather large order of new aircraft American ordered from B...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Transportation Security Administration

- Chuck Goodwin explains, “TSA, which stands for Transportation Security Administration, is an agency in the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for screening all travelers and their luggage, as well as the screening of all air and rail transportation in the US.” Many travelers know of the them for their increased presence in all airports in the U.S and other major American airports worldwide. After the terrorist attack that took place in September 2001, President Bush and his advisors implemented The Patriot Act....   [tags: Department of Homeland Security]

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Free Flight

- First, free flight can be defined as “a concept for safe and efficient flight operating capability under IFR in which pilots have the freedom to select their own path and speed in real time” (Wells and Young, p.168). Free flight takes away control from the air traffic control center and allows the pilots to determine for themselves what path and rate of speed is best for their flight. The development of this process would include the transition from air traffic control into air traffic management....   [tags: Air Traffic Control, Airport Planning]

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Crew Resource Management Has Come a Long Way but Still Has More to Go

- ... We can define CRM as a safeguard for the limits of human performance (Merritt & Helmreich, 1996). CRM can be further defined as a management system that makes the best possible use of all its available resources (i.e. people and equipment) to promote safety and improve the effectiveness of flight operations. CRM cannot be concerned so much with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to fly and operate an aircraft, but instead with the interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision making skills needed to manage the flight....   [tags: aviation, cockpit, flight ]

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The Carnage and the Catastrophe: The Japanese Militarization of Zen

- Throughout Buddhist scripture there is a great amount of articulation against violence. The Buddha actively speaks against violence, but at the same time Buddhism promotes the spread of the dharma. Within Zen at War Victoria highlights the Buddha’s words, “until all sentient beings are united together through the exercise of infinite compassion, there will never be peace” (29). This quote became incorporated into the Japanese military and the inevitable nature of war was molded into this normally peaceful message....   [tags: buddhists, violence, japanese military]

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The Effect of the Air Force in WW II

- The Effect of the Air Force in World War Two “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun, Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, at em’ boys give er’ the gun, Give er’ the gun.” The previous lines are the first part to the official United States Air Force song. The Air Force has played a huge role in all of our wars past, and current. But World War two was by far one of the first shining moments in Air Force history. The effect the Air Force had on the war was great, “The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it.” (Winston Churchill) On December 17, 1903 the first ever powered flying machine named the Kitty Hawk was successfully tested by the Wri...   [tags: War, US Army]

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Do the Advantages of Drones Outweigh the Negatives?

- Do the Advantages of Drones Outweigh the Negatives. “The first recorded use of attack drones occurred on Aug. 22, 1849 when the Habsburg Austrian Empire launched 200 pilotless balloons armed with bombs against the revolution-minded citizens of Venice.” (Brett Holman, 2009). Today drones are launched from allied countries, and are remotely controlled by pilots in the United States. Since drones are remotely operated, ground troops and aircraft pilots risk of getting hurt is minimized. Drones are very effective and create few errors....   [tags: Remote, Strikes, Troops]

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The Great Patriotic War: Conflicts in the Air

- June 21st, 1941. Hitler’s brainchild Operation Barbarossa is put into action: Disregarding the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and putting to use the Blitzkrieg tactic, sweeping across the soviet territories at amazing speed. This event caught the Red army and Airforce off guard, and as the Soviets suffer defeat after defeat, the situation became ever more dire for the Soviet Union. The Luftwaffe, or German Air Force, was very experienced and well equipped, having flown hundreds of sorties during the Spanish Civil War in the then-advanced Messerschmitt Bf-109, and fully prepared for the invasion....   [tags: World War 2, Germany and USSR]

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Different Helicopters in the Army Aviation Field

- In the Army Aviation field, there are many different types of helicopters. There are two helicopters that go head to head as favorites. One is the AH-64 Apache and the other is the UH-60 Blackhawk. Ordinary people might say they are just helicopters, that they are both the same, but that is not the case. They both have two turbo jet engines, four main rotor blades and three main landing wheels instead of landing skids. But the reality is that as similar as they are they are also very different and serve different roles....   [tags: apache, blackhawk, mission]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And The Band

- Twenty One Pilots is a band originating in Columbus, Ohio, formed by two people, Tyler Joseph, singer, songwriter, and ukulele player, and Josh Dun, drummer. Although the band only has two people in it, they have hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world, selling out their most recent tour, Blurryface Tour, out in seconds. When blindly looking at Macbeth and Twenty One Pilots, one may not be able notice any similar traits considering the first is a play written in 1606, and the other is a band that originated in 2009; both are completely different in form and are from contrasting eras....   [tags: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan]

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Stereotypes - A Hasty Generalization

- Stereotypes are everywhere and can be about anyone. Generalized remarks about gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or age are common forms of stereotyping. Any time someone makes hasty groupings whether by race, gender or an individual and makes a blanket judgment about them is stereotyping. Military members are no different than society. One of the military's greatest assets is its diverse workforce but with diversity comes stereotypes. As a woman in the military, I frequently encounter stereotypes and have made hasty conclusions about others....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The On Aeronautical Decision Making

- Pilots generally do not think about the model of decision-making they wish to follow when they are at the controls. They instead worry about key items that have a direct correlation to the safety of those onboard and the safety of the aircraft. In this article, O’Hare is concerned that a lot of effort has been put into educating and training pilots to make the right decision, but very little or none has been put towards aeronautical decision-making (ADM). This stems from the fact that as an aviation community we do not fully understand the ADM process, though we comprehend quite well the “prescriptive models of ADM” and can effectively train to them (O’Hare, 1992, p....   [tags: Decision making, Cognition, Risk]

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Golden Age of Aviation

- The 1920s had an immeasurable impact on the history of aviation that led to the development of the state and operation of the modern aircraft industry as it exists today. There were many notable achievements such as Charles Lindberg’s solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean that propelled him into an instant National Hero status. Famous groups of Barnstormers distinguished this time period with their daring flying feats and the gripping fear they brought to their spectators. New safety regulations and operating procedures were set into place when the dangers of flying became fully understood by the public of this time period....   [tags: aircraft, government involvement, experimentation]

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Aeronautical Decision Making

- ... A case study is appropriate when developing an in-depth analysis of an event, program, activity or more than one individual. In addition, the case study uses multiple sources of information such as observations, interviews and review of documents (Creswell, 2013). This research project will undertake a post positivist approach because there is not necessarily a cause and effect outcome. Potentially each subject can provide a different process. This case study will use logical steps to ascertain multiple perspectives....   [tags: air safety, flight accident prevention]

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Pilot Fatigue

- Introduction Most of the Aviation accidents have been greatly attributed to “Pilot Fatigue” (Mohler, 1998). This is because a pilot’s input into the aircraft is majorly dependent on his consciousness on the job, therefore incase he or she may be fatigued then this provides room for error in his inputs (Smith, 2008). Even though the technological advancements in avionics the flight systems of the current aircrafts have preventive mechanisms put in place that makes sure that the pilots are always alert, without sleep and freshened, small effects of fatigue can greatly jeopardize flight safety (Mohler, 1998)....   [tags: Air Travel]

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