Fatigue & Flying

FATIGUE & FLYING Flying can be terrifying when the pilot is tired. I recall one very sunny cloudless morning I woke up over the English Channel at 6000 feet over the blue still waters. I cannot recall how long I was asleep at the controls while the Shadow microlight, I thought I was in command of, was flying by itself. It must have been the late night before and the few days of touring in France with students and friends in a gaggle of 6 aircraft that caused the tiredness. The combination of the steady drone of the engine, the laminar air and the cool breeze coming through the air vent put me to sleep. As we all might know Fatigue is cumulative, that’s why we all need holidays every week, ev

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