Dehydration This is a condition where the body has not got enough water inside them. This can have some serious effects for the pilot. Not only can it increase the chance of DVT but is can also effect decision making skills, cause the body to react slower, increase fatigue. While dehydration is not a direct problem, it can snowball very quick by increasing other problems. It is important for pilots to understand because the cabin air, due to air conditioning, is often dyer than normal air.
Fatigue / Stress Though different issues they are often related, they have a tendency to increase the other. These are about having a balanced live and not working your body past it limits. Again, these factors can effect decision making skills. Hypothermia A simple condition where the body gets too cold. Though simple it should not be taken lightly, this can be a serious issue especially during emergencies. These are some of the key issues that pilots face. However, each section within the industry has its own challenges. Understanding what the risks factors are for you area may help save you live or that of others. • How did the answers to the questions above measure up to your expectations? The answers meets my expectations quite very well. • Were there any unexpected answers? If so, what were they and how do these answers affect your feelings about the job? I didn't get any unexpected answers during my research which kind of makes me feel better about becoming an airline pilot. • How likely are you to continue on in this profession? Why or why not? Very well assured a bright future. • What will you do personally to begin preparing for the profession? when it comes to becoming a pilot, one of the challenges faced is finance, Personally, I have been working full time while in school full time to help support my training because in this field financial aid cannot support you in all aspect of your training.
- Spring '14
- Aviator, Aviation licenses and certifications, Pilot certification in the United States, Airline Transport Pilot License, airline transport pilot