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Capt. Sully Criticizes FAA's Proposed Fatigue Rule  
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 9289 posts, RR: 26
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Kudos to him for encouraging the public to get more involved with this. Nothing will change until the people actually using the system start voicing their opinions more.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the new rules set new limits on the amount of time pilots can fly in a day and the level of rest required between flights. Congress mandated the rules after a regional airline crash near Buffalo, N.Y., killed 50 people.

But Sullenberger says some of the changes — particularly an increase from eight to 10 in the maximum hours pilots are allowed to fly on domestic flights in a day — would actually result in less rest for pilots.

"The way to decrease fatigue is not by flying more hours in a day," Sullenberger said.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22865 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2949 times:

From what I've seen, the new rest rules take stuff into account that they didn't before, such as start time and number of segments. It's not a blanket increase in number of hours flown per day for everybody - if you're someone flying low-stress transcons, then you might be flying ten hours a day, but if you're a regional guy doing four or five legs, your cap will still be eight (or even less).

Also, IIRC, the new rules are a lot stronger on how much rest you get between days (which in my mind is more important than how many hours are flown per day so long as the latter doesn't get excessive).


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User currently offlinesilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Sad thing is the senior guys will snap up the longer duty day transcon turns and regional pilots will end up working more days in total with fewer days off in order to make the same money.

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