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    How To Avoid Fatigue In Aviation - Blog - Skylink

    O you feel drowsy and just roll out of bed?

    You’re tired, sleepy and working is the last thing on your mind.

    Once you get to work, you painfully manage to get through the day but at a great cost.

    According to the FAA defining fatigue in humans is extremely difficult due to the large variability of causes. Causes of fatigue can range from boredom to circadian rhythm disruption to heavy physical exertion. In layman’s terms, fatigue can simply be defined as weariness. However, from an operational standpoint a more accurate definition might be: “Fatigue is a condition characterized by increased discomfort with lessened capacity for work, reduced efficiency of accomplishment, loss of power or capacity to respond to stimulation, and is usually accompanied by a feeling of weariness and tiredness.”

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    Rivet holes on problem jet didn't line up, NTSB investigation shows
    Rivet holes on problem jet didn't line up, NTSB investigation shows 3. Fatigue striation analysis using a scanning electron microscope of specific skin fractures to determine the rate of crack propagation. 4. Additional portions lap joints from the accident aircraft will be examined.

    Scrutiny Lags as Jetliners Show the Effects of Age
    But they note that fatigue problems have not caused any deaths on jetliners since the Aloha accident, even with millions of flights a year in the United States. J. Randolph Babbitt, the head of the FAA, and Boeing officials said last week that it was

    Holes in planes rare but pose deadly risk
    Holes in planes rare but pose deadly risk As horrific as these cases are, aviation safety experts say they should not be too closely linked to the recent Southwest accident. A fatigue failure linked to a faulty repair is different from the much more rare problems that the Southwest jet

    What to Do About Napping Air Traffic Controllers
    What to Do About Napping Air Traffic Controllers Creating a “fatigue awareness program” and an office of “Fatigue Risk Management” instead of combating the causes of fatigue is precisely the kind of thing that gives government bureaucracy a bad name. And at this point, public confidence in the FAA is

    Boeing surprised by metal fatigue in older 737 jets
    Boeing surprised by metal fatigue in older 737 jets Because of the aviation accident, which caused the cabin on Southwest Flight 812 to lose pressure, the FAA required inspection of at least 175 older Boeing planes after every 500 flights until the manufacturer and regulator could better understand the

    7 Scientific Tips For Having A Happy Family

    1) Having Dinner Together Matters

    Kids who have dinner with their families do better across pretty much every conceivable metric.

    Via  The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More :

    A recent wave of research shows that children who eat dinner with their families are less likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, get pregnant, commit suicide, and develop eating disorders. Additional research found that children who enjoy family meals have larger vocabularies, better manners, healthier diets, and higher self-esteem.

    The most comprehensive survey done on this topic, a University of Michigan report that examined how American children spent their time between 1981 and 1997, discovered that the amount of time children spent eating meals at home was the single biggest predictor of better academic achievement and fewer behavioral problems. Mealtime was more influential than time spent in school, studying, attending religious services, or playing sports.