Do Not Mix!
This month there was another horrible crash, that killed 62 people. Preliminary reports attribute fatigue. The captain was said to have resigned, due to the schedule and excessive fatigue, but was finishing his contractual obligations.
I have written numerous posts on fatigue, because fatigue kills. The fatigue issue is also a central theme in all my novels. And the newest novel, Flight For Survival is no different.
One might think that FAR 117 would have solved the problem in the U.S. But when Darby is forced on an international trip after her company flies her across the country on her own time, you will see how easy it is to work around any rule and FAR, if an airline lacks a safety culture.
When accidents continue to occur we know the battle on fatigue has not been won.
My promise to everyone is that no matter what happens, I will not stop this pursuit and my fight for safety, and will continue to do my best for continued improvement.
Join me in my achieving My One Wish for Aviation.
Enjoy the Journey!