Fatigue In Schools

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A major safety issue that flight schools are dealing with is fatigue. Fatigue effects both student pilots and flight instructors and is known to be one of the top contributors to accidents within aviation. According to the Federal Aviation Administration Air information Manuel fatigue “may not be apparent to the pilot until a serious error has been made” (“FAA AIM”, 2015, p. 8-1-2). The issue with fatigue is that it reduces the pilot’s ability to preform and is known to have impacts on memory which can cause a pilot to forget items and some limitations of the aircraft. This is especially concerning for student pilots who have little flight time and therefore are more susceptible to forget limitations and memory items increasing the possibility

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