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Daylight saving time may impact the safety of flying on an airplane

Getting used to a schedule can be hard once Daylight Saving Time hits, especially with how dark it is both early and late in the day.

Many people end up commuting to work in the dark, only to return home in the dark. Many are hoping the Sunshine Protection Act will soon pass, ending Daylight Saving Time and the loss of sunlight once and for all.


It isn’t just drivers that can struggle from daylight disappearing when clocks change, but pilots as well. They have a special time for themselves that is universal despite the different time zones. This is to help make their flights between zones easier.

Pilots use what’s called UTC or Coordinated Universal Time, which is the local time for Greenwich, England. This keeps a standard time for pilots to use when communicating and crossing through time zones.

People who can fly want to fly less when it’s darker for longer because it’s harder and reduces visibility.

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