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Jeff Skiles Concerned New Pilot Fatigue Rules Fall Short of Safety Goal

Jeff Skiles
Jeff Skiles

September 16, 2010 — Last week (September 10) the FAA released the long-awaited proposed rules controlling duty and rest cycles of airline pilots. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) grew out of a new focus on pilot fatigue by the NTSB and the FAA following the Colgan Air Crash in 2009. The new rules, if adopted, would affect scheduled airlines including cargo operations, but FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says similar rules will likely extend to air taxi operators as well. EAA Radio’s Fareed Guyot talked with Jeff Skiles of the Coalition of Airline Pilot Associations (Jeff is also co-chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program) about whether the new rules will really fix the problem and how general aviation pilots guard against fatigue. Listen to the interview

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