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Old 8th May 2019, 22:52
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When I was a serving police officer and intoxylizer operator/trainer alcohol was ‘a colourless, oderless substance liquid at normal ambient temperature’ the security personnel who can smell alcohol on anyone’s breath hasn’t been born yet. Or this ones evidence has been miss reported. Given a regular drinkers accumulated tolerance over time I seriously doubt such a low level would actually be discernible.
still it has no valid place in the bloodstream of flight crew on the, or intending to be on the, flight deck any time soon.
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Old 9th May 2019, 04:20
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Seems to happen a lot at MAN. Something special about the night life maybe?

I've been in the business a few years now night stopping in the UK everywhere from Scatsta in the Shetland Islands to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. In the UK I've been based in GLA, BHX, LGW and MAN. Not bragging but internationally I've been based in PHL, LAS, KEF, AMS, MXP, ICN, VTE, MNL, SIN, as well as Malaysia and Japan. Night stopped many, many other places.

NOWHERE in the world have I seen a more virulent form of unpleasant, in your face security (reserved for air crew) than at MANCHESTER, UK. The recruiting seems to be from local ethnic communities in the notorious Moss Side of Manchester's teaming inner city. These folks would like nothing more than to add you as the latest feather in their cap. Air Crew beware!!!

To answer the question above there isn't much nightlife in Manchester, it's a god-awful boring place unless you're a Man U player or a MAN security guard about to drop a western air crew member in a pile of deep kimchi.

(BTW while enjoying a bevy or two myself at times we must agree that it is long past the bygone days when it was acceptable to drink hard and fly hard. The world wars are behind us, fly sober - completely sober)

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Old 9th May 2019, 08:38
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Seems to happen fairly regularly.I don’t think all these pilots need help in so much as they may be “ alcoholics “, but I think a lot more could be done to address the sheer loneliness and social isolation of long haul work , there I think , lies the real reason.
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Old 9th May 2019, 09:31
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Originally Posted by The AvgasDinosaur
When I was a serving police officer and intoxylizer operator/trainer alcohol was ‘a colourless, oderless substance liquid at normal ambient temperature’ the security personnel who can smell alcohol on anyone’s breath hasn’t been born yet. Or this ones evidence has been miss reported. Given a regular drinkers accumulated tolerance over time I seriously doubt such a low level would actually be discernible.
still it has no valid place in the bloodstream of flight crew on the, or intending to be on the, flight deck any time soon.
be lucky
David
When people talk of smelling "alcohol" on the breath, it usually isn't actually alcohol. It is more often a metabolic product of the breakdown of alcohol by the body - an aldehyde or ketone. That said, alcohol (ethanol) is most definitely not odourless. I work in a lab and we have 99.5% pure ethanol here. It has a distinctive smell, not unlike vodka.
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Old 9th May 2019, 14:10
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Originally Posted by Airbubba
He's probably going back on the line after coming down to the HIMS altar to confess his transgressions.

From the American Airlines HIMS Handbook:
That applies if intervention occurs off-duty. Showing up for flight duty at the airport is quite different.

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Old 9th May 2019, 23:21
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Originally Posted by The Old Fat One
Sir, I hope your pension fund is sufficiently full. If so, stick two fingers up to the world, dust down your golf clubs and fishing rods and enjoy a happy, slightly early, retirement.
He's probably ex-USAir, so no pension fund. Probably why he was still flying at 62 in the first place...
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Old 9th May 2019, 23:46
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Originally Posted by Dog Star
Seems to happen a lot at MAN. Something special about the night life maybe?


To answer the question above there isn't much nightlife in Manchester, it's a god-awful boring place unless you're a Man U player or a MAN security guard about to drop a western air crew member in a pile of deep kimchi.

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Blimey when was the last time you went to the North west? Manchester United are not top dog any more by the way.
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