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  1. How To Stay Awake and Alert as an Airline Pilot

    Being an airline pilot is a potentially lucrative career, and it also allows pilots to see more of the world, if only in passing. It stands to reason, then, that many people would be interested in this line of work. However, pursuing this career path requires extensive training, first and foremost, as well as tending to other concerns. For example, a major responsibility for pilots is staving off exhaustion and staying alert. Here’s what you need to know about staying awake and alert on the job ...

    Updated 02-22-2021 at 11:41 AM by kevgardner83

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  2. Inventions That Fueled the First Flight

    The first successful flight of a gas-powered, propeller-driven biplane was accomplished by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903. That plane can still be seen at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Many other engineers had tried their hands at flying, but the Wright brother's plane was different because it was heavier than air and able to be steered. These features set it apart from previous flying apparatus, like gliders. In order for the Wright brothers to get their plane off the ...
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  3. What Pilots Do To Stay Healthy on Long Flights

    One of the most well-respected and admired careers is that of an airline pilot. Pilots live an exciting life jet-setting all over the world at a moment's notice. However, this thrilling job is not without its share of health-related challenges. Being confined to a small cockpit for hours at a time can be tedious, but these professionals have figured out how to make it work. Here are six things that airline pilots do to stay healthy on long flights.

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  4. 3 Ways That Airlines Address Flight Anxiety

    Flight was once thought to be impossible, but it’s now so commonplace that the biggest factors stopping humans from soaring through the sky are either economic or motivated by a fear of flying. While flying in a plane is safer on average than driving a car, the irrational fear of flying holds a lot of people back in terms of their travel options. However, airlines aren’t blind to these problems, and they’ve taken many steps to help passengers feel at ease thousands of feet in the air. Here’s ...
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  5. Liabilities Faced by Airlines

    In a legal sense, a liability occurs when one party fails in a duty of care owed to another and the other party comes to harm as a result of it. In a situation like this, the first party has the responsibility to do something to make it up to the second party, usually by paying damages to compensate for the loss.

    Flying passengers or cargo from one place to another is fraught with opportunities for damaging mistakes due to carelessness. Therefore, airlines face significant potential ...
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