18 months after the Congress, FAA, and ALPA extended the pilot retirement age to 65, Continental Airlines flight 61 lost its captain midway across the Atlantic. Luckily, there was a third pilot REQUIRED BY REGULATION to be on board the aircraft due to flight time considerations, otherwise 275 people would have been entrusted to a single pilot to land the aircraft.
The FAA’s new fatigue mitigation proposal would remove that third pilot on most flights commanded by captains who are over 60.
Read our response here.
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