Schedules cause excessive pilot fatigue

06/20/2008 | USA Today

Even the best pilots can't fight off fatigue caused by flight schedules, writes Thad Osburn, a pilot, in USA TODAY. "Putting the onus to manage fatigue cannot fall solely on the pilot. The effects of fatigue are insidious and hamper good judgment," he writes. "Also, self-policing creates a serious conflict of interest among career, financial and safety concerns."

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