Author of How Pilots Live responds to flight MH17
Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, has published an article on the London School of Economics website titled ‘The lesson from flight MH17 is that in a time of war, safety must come before the profits of airlines’. Read the article here.
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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