There is scant attention given to it. Most passengers overlook it. Some shrug it off. While others simply don’t know about its effects in the airplane. The problem? Passenger dehydration. Most folks are unaware of its devastating effects and symptoms, which can increase the risk of health-related incidents and mood changes, even during a mildly warm day. So, in order to heighten general aviation’s awareness of this often-overlooked condition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently added pilot dehydration to its list of physiological conditions found in the latest Practical Test Standards—its symptoms, causes, effects and corrective actions. It believes that educating pilots about dehydration will not only decrease aircraft incidents, but also save your life one day. The same applies to the most precious cargo…you, the passenger.

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