Controlling Pilot Error: Fatigue: Fatigue

Paperback | July 5, 2001

byJames Miller

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With up to 80% of accidents attributed to pilot error, this new series is critically important. It identifies and examines the ten top areas of concern to pilot safety. Each book contains real-life pilot stories drawn from FAA/NASA databases, valuable "save-yourself" techniques and an action agenda of preventive techniques pilots can implement to avoid risks.

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With up to 80% of accidents attributed to pilot error, this new series is critically important. It identifies and examines the ten top areas of concern to pilot safety. Each book contains real-life pilot stories drawn from FAA/NASA databases, valuable "save-yourself" techniques and an action agenda of preventive techniques pilots can i...

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NEWS ABOUT SLEEP, WAKEFULNESS, AND ALERTNESS THAT CAN SAVE PILOT LIVES*Why motivation and discipline fail to overcome the physiological mechanisms of fatigue*The two most dangerous times of the day*How to use power napping--the fifteen-minute breakthrough *The science of getting more rest from your sleeping hours*Countermeasures to app...

James C. Miller. Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading experts in the science of fatigue. Now a recreational pilot, he flew a fighter plane in the Vietnam War.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:157 pages, 8.2 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:July 5, 2001Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071374124

ISBN - 13:9780071374125

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. It's Been a Rough Day.

Chapter 3. The Daily Two-Peak Pattern of Errors.

Chapter 4. Sleep Biology and Napping.

Chapter 5. Sleep in the News.

Chapter 6. Dealing with Jet Lag.

Chapter 7. Cumulative Fatigue: It All Ads Up.

Chapter 8. Can the Pharmacy Help?

Chapter 9. A Prescription for Fighting Fatigue.

References.

Appendix A: Hints for Good Sleep Hygiene.

Appendix B: Napping Plan.

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Controlling Pilot Error: FATIGUE by James C. MillerAfter reading the chapter on sleep biology and napping in this book, you may reconsider whether to take that afternoon or red-eye flight. In this slim volume, you will find information on how performance effectiveness drops from 98 percent in the morning to 80 percent or less when compromised by staying awake too long or by accumulating a sleep deficit. And it turns out there is a downside to automation in the cockpit--increasing the workload of monitoring responsibilities and decreased vigilance. This is an excellent primer on sleep even for the non-pilot. It includes a helpful discussion of the effects of drug sleep aids. Also included are examples of National Transportation Safety Board summaries of actual aircraft accidents and their possible causes.This is one in a series of 10 books on the challenges pilots face. The other books in the series deal with such topics as weather, communications, automation, controlled flight into terrain, and training and instruction. Additional topics covered are checklists and compliance, maintenance and mechanics, and situational awareness.Miller's book on fatigue covers sleep biology, jet lag, cmulative fatigue, good sleep hygiene, and other areas. The author is director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Lab at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.