Skip to Content (Press Enter)

English / Français

How do pilots handle 
multiple time changes and 
a complex work schedule?
Steve Bestvater, Winnipeg

Hours worked per day, hours flown per month, time zones traversed and the location of pilot domiciles are a few of the factors that are taken into consideration to ensure sufficient rest for the crew. Staying fit helps me stay on track, so I always pack gym gear in my overnight bag. Since diet plays a major role in overcoming jet lag, many pilots bring their own food. I find that going for a walk is often all it takes to help clear the cobwebs after a long flight. 


Doug Morris
Doug Morris is an Air Canada pilot and captain on the Airbus A320.

Got an aviation question? Send it to askdoug@enroutemag.net.

Tags

DOUG MORRIS     FLIGHT DECK     Q&A    

Comments… or add another

Patricia de Rossi

Wednesday, August 15th 2012 11:17
Thank you! For this information, and please keep doing the excelent job.
Pat de Rossi
HTML tags will be removed
Web addresses starting with http:// will be converted to links