Social Media is eating into the Indian Air Force pilots sleep : IAF Chief

Sep 14 2018 12:58 PM
Social Media is eating into the Indian Air Force pilots sleep : IAF Chief

BENGALURU: Social Media is a platform which allows users to get as well as to convey the information but over use of social media can create the problem for the users and can affect health as well as work. Samething is happening with IAF plots as spending long hours on social media in the night is affecting their sleep which reflects on their abilities to perform their duty.

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Observing the negative impact of over use of social media at night ,The IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa urged the Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) under the training command to evolve a mechanism that can identify pilots who've not had enough sleep before they take off.

Dhanoa said that Everybody seems to get on to social media late, it then keeps them awake. Flying sorties when the ambient temperature goes beyond 40 degree celsius is discouraged so most of them take off early in the day. This means that most flight briefings are as early as 6am and pilots haven't had enough sleep. The point of IAF chief is that lack of sleep affect greatly to the performance of the pilots so it is important to indentify that the pilot have sleeped sufficently or not. 

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Reminding accident of 2013, IAF chief said the fatal accident in 2013took place of because of this problem. It was found that continuous sleep deprivation was the reason for the accident.

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