Proper health as part of your preflight

Hello everyone, just a few words on how keeping healthy is crucial part of staying safe in the skies. It goes well beyond just making sure you don’t have a cold or taking some sort of medicine before a flight also. We all know (or should know) the imsafe checklist- illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue and eating but in my humble opinion it goes much deeper than this. If you’re only judging what you did in the last few hours or days to judge wether or not your fit for flight, you probably have other issues that could possibly pop up that the imsafe checklist might miss. Things such as being over weight, smoking and other long term eating habits might cause many problems throughout your flight such as hypoxia at a much lower altitude then others, poor or slow decision making and a whole other slew of issues. It’s best just to eat healthy, avoid smoking and try to moderate all other vices if at all possible but I know it’s a lot easier said than done but if you can you’ll be a much better pilot for it in the long run!

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