Calling in sick should not subject a pilot to additional scrutiny and hassle. I've called in sick twice. So far no issues. Word around the cockpit is new FAA rest rules are going to be announced at the end of the month. The scheduled reduced rest overnights should be a thing of the past. The new rules (if they are anything like the rumors I hear) could bring back those on furlough as more pilots would be needed.
Colgan pilots say many felt pressure to work while ill : Home: The Buffalo News Shared via AddThis
All airline pilots should have some kind of anonymous whistle blowing system to prevent the climates that led to the tragedy of Colgan 3407.ReplyDelete