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Pilot fatigue: the battle is over but the war still rages

Today the European Union, at its Parliament, agreed on a set of ┬ápan-European flight time limitations for airline pilots after more than ten years of intense wrangling. The pilots don’t like it, the airlines do. Science went out the window early on in the debate, which in the end was a matter of politics as […]

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The longest night. And day. In a Liberator

A USAAF bomber crew sets off from Darwin, Australia on Friday 13 August 1943 on an impossibly long mission which it can complete only if it gets lucky as well as getting the navigation right. They demonstrate huge skill and immense dedication, meet with a mixture of luck and the devil, and crash-land after 16h […]

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