skyward Posted November 30, 2005 Report Share Posted November 30, 2005 Well said Jet B. Remember, without your family you have nothing! Why can't people figure that out. VX I second the "Well said Jet B". You know its an amasing fact that Transport Canada have implemented a restriction of flight/duty time to prevent or at least lower the accident rates based on fatigue. What I have noticed is that when it comes to the "Duty Time" restriction, they fall short of the mark. I have been in the business for 26 years now and have worked all sorts of schedules and what I have noticed is that there is rarely any importance of the family structure being preserved. It would seem to me that with all the $$$ spent on medical studies to establish fatigue limits that they invariably leave out a coulple of vital details. (1) What type of work is being done? (2) What are the living standards of accomodation? and to me the most important, (3) how long have you been on the job? I may be speaking from a biased base here as I have a family, but from what has been said from earlier comments, most people do not choose to remain single or have become single primarily as a result of rarely being home. What the irony is with all this is the fact as stated by a small few, that the industry cannot afford the increased expenxse of more frequent travel, yet when it comes to the expense of accident investigations, wrecked aircraft, life insurance claims, divorce claims, on and on...... there seems to be an endless supply??? Now, am I "Whinning" by stating the obvious. I tend to think not. But the thing that really grates me is when there is an accident, and there are fatalities involved, and the accident report claims "Pilot error", there is never any facts as to WHY the pilot acted as he did. I don't know how many times I have heard the line "He just made a stupid mistake" Where I'm going with all this is maybe some of us have lives other than just this glory filled carreer and when we have been away from home for extended periods of time, for some strange reason we start to drift away from the task at hand and long for the moment to see our families again. I hate more rules and regulation just as much as the next guy, but maybe this tour length topic should be addressed the same way as any other requirement that has been implemented to impove safety. It wouldn't prejudice any particular operator as everyone would be in the same boat and rates would have to be raised accross the board to cover the increased cost of doing business. Cheers. Sorry for the duplicate post Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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