- Jun 30, 2002
Interestimng little bit of research from the ATSB. I had never realised that pilots are scheduled to do an east coast flight after they have done a red-eye flight.
While there were some significant differences in sleep and subjective fatigue as a function of a single transcontinental sector of back of clock flying, these differences were, on average, of a magnitude that was unlikely to impact on flight crew performance and overall safety. However, when a primary transcontinental sector is followed by an additional east-coast sector, there is evidence of reduced prior sleep, impaired neurobehavioural performance, and high levels of subjective fatigue