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Old 5th May 2018, 05:01
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Where can you buy "date rape" drugs??? Aren't they restricted? If so, how can somebody holding an aircrew medical still be fit to fly if prescribed to have such drugs?
An often prescribed sleeping tablet, won't name it here, is the most common 'date rape' drug. Pilots, especially long haul pilots, can lose their circadian rhythm and sleep becomes a very hit and miss affair, (even fifteen years after retiring!). The various aviation regulating authorities have their own rules and restrictions on just which sleeping pills working crew can take, usually something low dose that is out of the system quite quickly and probably not including the drug I am aware of, in well publicised court cases, as having been used for date rape. If a pilot is prescribed a sleeping tablet it remains his/her responsibility to report for work in a drug free state.
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