19-hour flight sees pilots lauded, but how about us doctors?

This week, aviation history was made, when Qantas flight QF7879 became the world’s longest-ever commercial flight.

Qantas crew
Qantas crew celebrate at the end of the flight. Photo: AAP

Six pilots teamed up to complete the mammoth feat, working in shifts to carefully ensure their fatigue was appropriately managed.1

Specialist sleep scientists and doctors closely observed the crew throughout