How do pilots stay awake flying?

Does green tea work? Coffee? Caffeine pills?

That depends on the individual. I personally don’t have a problem staying awake.

I do see lots of pilots drinking coffee. I have never seen anybody taking caffeine pills.

Thank you Chris!


I’m not a coffee drinker so it’s green tea and Diet Coke for me. I have flown with guys that use caffeine pills but I’ve never found that necessary myself.