Pilots Need Sleep, Too
Wouldn’t it be great to take a nap at work? If you have (or want) the education and ability to be away from your family for long periods of time, you should try to be a pilot.
Essentially, the plane flies by itself, especially during long flights, it was built in this way to allow pilots to save energy. It is during take-off and landing that pilots are most useful. Now, if you ask your stewardess, she will probably tell you that the pilot is awake and doing his job. Either way, they have to keep up appearances! Don’t worry, the plane is a very clever aircraft and pilots stay alert anyway!