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  1. Surprising Health Issues That Airline Pilots Face

    Traveling by air can be exhausting, especially if you're flying across several time zones To combat fatigue, it's wise to dress comfortably and get up and move during your flight. Airline pilots, unfortunately, can't take the same liberty as passengers. You rarely see a pilot during a flight because they remain inside a tiny cockpit for what can be hours on end. Because of this, pilots are more apt to experience burnout as well as one of the following six health issues.

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  2. Important Parts of an Airplane

    Airplanes are ubiquitous in modern life, making long-distance travel relatively cheap and widely available. Flying is now a luxury that many can afford, allowing quick travel across the country or even around the world. Believe it or not, humanity just started flying in the early 1900s. How far we've come over the past century! The airplane is a bit of a mechanical marvel. Let's consider some of the key parts of modern aircraft.

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  3. 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 12:41 PM by kevgardner83

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  4. 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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  5. 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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