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Asleep at the Yoke?

Fighting Fatigue in General Aviation

FAA Safety Briefing
Jul 1 · 8 min read

“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it!”
— Mindy Kaling

Photo of a pilot yawning.
Photo of a pilot yawning.

What is Fatigue?

How Does Fatigue Affect GA?

Aviation Human Factors graphic
Aviation Human Factors graphic
Photo of a pilot alone in the cockpit.
Photo of a pilot alone in the cockpit.

Flying Fatigued

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Figure 1: The consequences of sleep deprivation.
A docked water plane.
A docked water plane.

So How Can You Combat Fatigue?

Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) on human factors considerations including fatigue and the prevention of accidents in Alaska.

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This article was originally published in the July/August 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine. https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/
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