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    Default Air Traffic Control And Sleeping

    Lately it's been said that air traffic controllers are falling asleep on the job - and planes are crashing.

    How do you control this? What kinds of hours are these people working? I don't think I could stay up for hours on end to keep planes safe.

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    It is pretty scary isn't it. I can't imagine working this type of job. I almost think that there are sometimes only 1 person working at a time (at night). I'm sure I would not be able to stay awake all night long.

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    I remember someone (the FAA, probably) suggesting that air traffic controllers be allowed to take nap breaks while working. I know it sounds lazy but I think it could help alleviate the issue.

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    I think it would be unfair to solely blame the air controllers for a rising number of accidents unless the working conditions are at their best.

    Personally, I cannot imagine myself staying awake all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel27 View Post
    It is pretty scary isn't it. I can't imagine working this type of job. I almost think that there are sometimes only 1 person working at a time (at night). I'm sure I would not be able to stay awake all night long.
    Those who cannot keep themselves awake in the night better remain outside of such a task. But if oned has a great skill it is better that they have company and the help should be provided to keep themselves awake. It is very risky during the night
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    3rd shift defiantly has its own challenged, staying awake being the main one. One of the other issues is that the graveyard shift is slow, which is almost as dangerous as being overworked. What we have to remember is that while working all night and sleeping all day may seem extreme to us day dwellers, one does get accustomed to the sleep schedule. At KCLE where I work there is usually a steady flow of maintenance repositions, an occasional GA flight and even some cargo flights for most of the night, in addition to the inspection vehicle. I can't even imagine how incredibly challenging it would be to stay awake at a smaller airport with literally no interaction what so ever.
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    The incident occurred at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center during the midnight shift early Saturday morning, two days before the FAA is expected to conduct meetings on air traffic control safety and professionalism, the FAA reported.
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    My aunt once told me that she could get me a job as an air traffic controller. I passed on it though. They seem to get paid decently, but I don't think I could handle it. From what I hear it can be pretty stressful, and I'm prone to migraines. I don't think I'd be able to do the job with a debilitating migraine unfortunately. It seems like it would be fun though.

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    Here's some news of workers sleeping on the job that's downright scary. A news investigation produced this story and footage of air traffic controllers at Westchester County Airport sleeping during their shifts. The video, provided to the news outlet by an employee in the air traffic control tower at Westchester Airport, also shows controllers reading and using laptops and cell phones while on duty. The FAA bans its controllers from use of cell phones, personal reading material and electric devices while on duty. Sleeping is prohibited anywhere in air traffic control towers.

    Dr. Michael J. Breus: Air Traffic Controllers Asleep on the Job... Still

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    I don't travel as often as I used to by air because things like this kind of freak me out. I know it doesn't happen as often in comparison to larger numbers but there is still a chance.
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