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How pilots live : an examination of the lifestyle of commercial pilots

Author: Simon Bennett
Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book paints a detailed picture of the 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 with many pilots working the maximum permissible hours for increasingly meagre rewards under evermore stressful conditions. Pilots talk candidly about acute and chronic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bennett, Simon, 1958-
How pilots live.
Oxford : Peter Lang, [2014]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Bennett
ISBN: 9783035305869 3035305862
OCLC Number: 897773918
Description: 1 online resource (283 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: The ""Realpolitik"" of Commercial Aviation; Chapter Three: Diarising Our Lives; Chapter Four: Quantitative and Qualitative; Chapter Five: The Lived Reality of Commercial Flying; Chapter Six: What Have We Learned?; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Simon Ashley Bennett.

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The book 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  Read more...

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