Miracle On The Hudson Pilot Pushes Safe Skies Act To Grant Cargo Pilots Rest Protections

Sen. Boxer gets help from ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in effort to require more rest for pilots
April 12, 2016
‘Miracle on Hudson’ Pilot Pushes More rest for Cargo Crews
April 12, 2016
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Tom Hanks will play him in a Clint Eastwood-directed biopic due out this summer, but Chesley Sullenberger isn’t leaning his seat back.

The Miracle on the Hudson pilot was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, pushing lawmakers to pass the Safe Skies Act and grant cargo pilots the same rest protections as passenger pilots.

“This is not a partisan issue, it’s a science-based, commonsense issue,” Sullenberger told the Daily News.

He said cargo pilots generally fly at night and deserve the same sleep standards already guaranteed to passenger pilots – flights limited to eight or nine hours and minimum 10-hour rest periods.

“It’s really just flat wrong (to exclude cargo pilots). They’re the ones who need it most. They have their natural circadian rhythms disrupted the most,” Sullenberger told The News.


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