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Old 15th Apr 2021, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Negan View Post
Jail time seems excessive in this case, definitely not worth the risk to have a bit of fun at the expense of a criminal record and job loss. Always think twice before reporting for duty if sick or impaired.
There was a case where a NW 727 Captain, Lyle something, blew a positive test and was arrested, sentenced to 6 months in federal prison. The captain was pardoned by Reagan, afterwards he got treatment and got rehired by NW. But he had to start from the beginning, of course he had more than enough hours, PPL CPL, and ATPL. He retired from NW as a 747 pilot
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Old 16th Apr 2021, 08:06
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She, a Norwegian citizen, begs to differ clearly
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Old 16th Apr 2021, 16:26
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Hence, most of. She like other limits, fine. Go see your preferred politician.
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Old 17th Apr 2021, 14:45
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This pilot got away with the excuse of boozing in his sleep in 2007.

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Old 17th Apr 2021, 15:20
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Itís all down to common sense really. In my opinion you shouldnít report for duty with any level of alcohol in your blood, no matter what the allowance is. We have more than enough time to enjoy food and drinks whilst being on days off and well before any duty. If somebody needs alcohol to cope with stress and sleep disorders, than itís better to go and seek some medical expertise which doesnít automatically mean being denied a medical as there are loads of medications accepted by EASA and FAA for those conditions.
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 10:50
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My first flight to a Scandinavian country would have been about forty years ago and even then it was not uncommon for officials to board an aircraft and carry out random breathalyser tests on the crew. It was common knowledge these random checks were always a possibility in Scandinavia, no grog 24 hours before was the usual protection applied by crews.
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