How do commercial airline pilots keep themselves awake when flying very late or overnight flights? I’m considering starting down the path of becoming a commercial pilot, but I have a really hard time staying awake late at night and I’m worried that I might not be able to take a schedule that includes many late flights.
I generally consider myself a morning person and can wake up and be very functional at early hours, but I don’t see how I would ever be able to pilot a flight that required me to fly overnight without sleeping. Does that mean this is a bad career option for me?
Thanks in advance for the input and advice!