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One day for each time zone crossed is required before sleep and waking cycles get in tune with the new location, and total internal synchronisation takes longer (kidneys may need up to 25 days). Even the type of time zone change can matter—6 hours westward requires (for most people) about four days to adjust—try 7 for going the other way! This Eastward flying compresses the body's rhythm and does more damage than the expanded days going West; NorthSouth travel appears to do no harm (it appears that our bodies run on a 25-hour cycle, which is why Westward flying suits us better).
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The Operations Manual The Chief Training Captain This person coordinates flying training (the FSO may do Emergency and Survival), arranges periodical checks and examinations, selects training staff, and ensures that flying training meets statutory requirements, if necessary by liaising with the Authorities, in addition to compiling and maintaining flying training records. Where Training Captains are thinly spread between companies, meaning that you don’t see them from day to day, the Chief Training Captain may simply be the Chief Pilot wearing another hat, for consistency.