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CEPA General Safety Seminar – February 2021
February 24, 2021 @ 19:30 - 20:30 CST
Fatigue just means paying more attention, right? I know how to stay alert.
The FAA defines fatigue as a general lack of alertness and degradation in mental and physical performance. Fatigue may cause a pilot to fall asleep during cruise flight when there are fewer tasks to perform or may impact alertness during take-off or landing. There are three types of fatigue: transient, cumulative, and circadian. It is estimated that 4-7% of civil aviation incidents and accidents can be attributed to fatigued pilots causing 250 fatalities in air carrier accidents in the last 16 years.
Antidotes for fatigue begin with pilot education, preparation, proper rest and sleep, diet, and a fitness regime. Unfortunately, there have been limited recommendations provided to pilots regarding diet, fitness, and mindful practices to reduce stress and help restfulness. The FAA has implemented numerous pilot duty hour restrictions and created resources that provide guidance on fatigue but more education is needed.
Dr. Warren Bruhl will discuss fatigue and how it affects pilots, giving recommendations to improve restfulness, diet, and fitness. The pre-flight check of the plane begins with the pilot and how he/she is prepared to fly. Using a Fit-for-Flight mindset can help improve pilot skill and enjoyment while creating a safer environment in the sky.
Warren Bruhl, DC, DICCP, CFI, CFII, is a chiropractic physician, author, philanthropist, and aviation educator. He has lectured around the world and appeared on television and radio teaching people the secrets to optimal health and fitness using natural health care practices. He is the director for Dreamweaver International, an international 501(c)(3) charity, that provides education, healthcare, and compassion care. He has traveled to Africa 14 times in the last seven years and is responsible for launching Little League Baseball in Kenya, East Africa. He also has a desire to help young pilots develop in Kenya through his youth empowerment program.
Dr. Bruhl has an extensive interest in improving the lives of people he works with and now combines his passions as a healer and aviator to help pilots improve their skills and health. His extensive background as a chiropractic physician provides a unique point of view to help pilots enhance their focus, fitness, and skills. Dr. Bruhl’s “Fit for Flight” concepts are one of the key areas of aviation that are not discussed enough and may be a missing piece for some pilots to improve their skills, aid their health, and provide more enjoyment from flying.
NOTE: There is an IMC Club meeting prior to this one. Each has a separate registration. Please join us for both but be sure to register for each one separately.
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Online meeting ID: pwkpilots
Dial-in number (US): (720) 740-9630
Access code: 119900*
Sponsored by Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA).
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