Now mind you, this would be a little tiring, and I would be able to get little sleep, but it’s possible…
From 11am to 12am, I share some pretty valuable time with my family. Ever since the news of Global Flight came about, I knew that long flights would get in the way of my valuable family time. So I’ve come up with a plan…
Nobody in my house really stays up late, the latest would be 1am. Now I’m a person who’s done all nighters before, and it’s really no biggie for me.
Here’s how this would work. JFK to DXB. 12 hours and 15 minutes. I depart at 10pm - 2am. Now you might be thinking, “He’s gonna stay up for 12 hours? Insanity!” Wrong. My plan is simple (not really).
I takeoff, get to my cruising altitude and speed, and stay up for at least two hours, depending on how sleepy I am. While I’m up, my phone will be charging. I turn on my trusty LNAV, so when I’m ready to take a nap, I don’t miss any turns on my flight plan. I know that my iPhone 6 usually lasts about an hour and a half, while flying in IF on 100% battery. So I simply set an alarm (My actual alarm clock, not my phone) that’ll wake me up in an hour.
When I wake up, my phone might be on 20% or below, so I get back to charging immediately, and my power nap would have done me good. That means at least another 2 hours of monitoring things. For extra energy, I’ll take a trip to my kitchen and get a snack and a drink. When I feel tired again, I simply repeat the process. After the second nap, I might not feel tired, and I might just want to stay up for a while longer. Before I know it, it’ll be time to land.
Now, who’s to say that my body is tired enough to even fall asleep? Who to say that my alarm will wake me up?.. What if my calculations are wrong, and my phone dies? Then yes, I’ll be a little pissed, and I’ll have to expand on my methods.
I’d like to know how Laura does it, since she’s done Flights as long as these before (on IF). What is everybody’s elses plan for flying these long hauls?