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Applying to Airlines with DUI Fine (No Conviction recorded)

Old 8th Mar 2016, 08:59
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Applying to Airlines with DUI Fine (No Conviction recorded)

Hi all,

About a year ago I received a fine for low range drink driving, first offence so it was only a fine and no conviction was recorded. I am a charter pilot looking to move onto the airlines and have read a lot about this situation applying to many people who have had convictions recorded which has led to ASIC application issues etc.

As there is no conviction I am lucky to not have a criminal record however I did disclose it to CASA at my last medical and they have placed a Restriction on my medical that will require a blood test at a time to be determined by CASA prior to my next medical in 5 months time. At that point if all goes well I am led to believe that the restriction will be lifted.

My question is should I risk applying to airlines now with my current medical given that it will still have this Restriction visible? And if I were to be turned down would it rule me out for consideration in the future?

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Old 12th Mar 2016, 11:04
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Hi,

if I would be you I would wait this 5 months, get ride of it and never mention it again. My opinion.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 17:07
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Agreed with tomuchwork, wait the 5 months and then apply, you can always discuss it in the interview but it won't necessarily stop your application at the first stage as it won't be there, I personally think you can't go wrong being honest!
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 19:02
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More importantly don't do it again!!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:35
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I know quite a few Aussie pilots with DUIs. Seems to be a right of passage for guys in Darwin.
1. Establish exactly what will happen. Get it in writing. CASA can change their minds...
2. It usually takes a few months for an application to filter through to being offered an interview.
3. Obviously don't do it again but use it as a learning point.
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