A Tired Pilot
There is a good write up in yesterday's Wall Street Journal by Capt. Sully Sullenberger on crew rest requirements for cargo pilots. Much like my short rant last month, he refers to the fact that we share the same sky as "real" airline pilot (my quotes, not his), and the dangers of hull loss or loss of life remains the same.
So why are cargo companies exempt? Is it a cost saving measure by the large cargo companies? It would require them to hire additional pilots to manage the shortened duty time, so it is a valid question.
I would like to find out what lobbying agency kept the cargo companies from following suit.