Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, has written an article published on the University of Leicester website titled ‘Malaysian MH370: The importance of perspective’ and was interviewed by the New York Times for the article ‘More Possible Sightings in Hunt for Missing Plane‘.
How Pilots Live paints a detailed picture of commercial pilot lifestyle, from the struggle to pay for training to time spent down route to thoughts of retirement. Once a glamorous occupation, commercial flying is today more of a job than a vocation. Many pilots work the maximum permissible hours for increasingly meagre rewards under stressful conditions.
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