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Bill Jones, Walker’s Aviation General Manager says, "His eyes are closed, and he’s not moving. That’s clear to me. But fifteen seconds isn’t definitive."
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I guess thats the length of the video, but that's the evidence presented. The article does not say how long he was asleep. It also says he had a co-pilot sitting next to him. So what's the big deal?
I have slept in the cockpit before (sounds of shock and awe!!!). Yeah I have. It wasn't my leg and I dozed off here and there, but I told my FO I was going to do it and to hit me if he needed me. When you are doing 11 legs a day back and forth over the same routes, 15 hr duty days, 4 days in a row, you tell me if you can stay awake the whole time!
Anyway, doing this flight 8 times a day 5 days a week must get pretty tired. You know darn well that Walker Aviation doesn't give them any more rest periods than the absolute minimum required!