American Eagle pilot arrested for allegedly being drunk

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  1. Mike Reed

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    The Story (from USA Today)
    5:30 AM. Wow. I'm wondering how this turns out - that's early even for hardcore alcoholics, who aren't likely to be functioning that early anyway.
     
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    Sad and very scarey if true. That's a hell of a lot of responsibility for you Foster Brooks.
     
  3. mattsteg
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    Early...or late.
     
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    Or it was cold medicine. Assuming innocent until proven guilty if for no other reason that the country needs more of that these days. Hoping for the best here.
     
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    No bueno, that's what sick days are for. Curious as to what's the max he can blow and what he actually blew.
     
  6. Mike Reed

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    I've heard but can't confirm (too much noise on Google) that the limit for pilots on duty is 0.00.

    I know my company policy is 0.0, and I'm in public safety.
     
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    It was 0.0 in the 1960s for pilots.
     
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    http://flightphysical.com/pilot/alcohol.htm

    Federal Aviation Regulation (CFR) 91.17

    The use of alcohol and drugs by pilots is regulated by CFR 91.17. Among other provisions, this regulation states that no person may operate or attempt to operate an aircraft:
    • within 8 hours of having consumed alcohol
    • while under the influence of alcohol
    • with a blood alcohol content of 0.04% or greater
    • while using any drug that adversely affects safety
     
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    If the limit for pilots on duty is anything but 0.00, something's messed up. :eek: Don't mean to sound like a prude, but if someone's going to be piloting an aircraft, I'd rather they not drink.
     
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    More quality pilots for regional carriers.
     
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    aka "8 hours bottle-to-throttle"

    if it was cold medicine, the guy should know better. The FAA publishes a huge list of drugs they don't want you taking, including several popular over-the-counter brands.
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Would you smell like booze from taking cold medicine?
     
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    I've had people ask me if I've been drinking when I've had too many cough drops actually. :D
     
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    Because they know of your fondness for eucalyptus schnapps? ;)
     
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    Wow dude your breath reeks like NyQuil (said no one ever)...
     
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    NyQuil used to be 50-proof. Back when it worked...

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    Controllers have similar standards except the BAC is two tiered. That list is looong and has all the good stuff on it, the stuff that actually works!
     
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    Alcohol or medications or substance abuse; if a person's ability to fly a plane, as defined by the Federal Aviation Regulations, is impaired, he should stay home. I could care less about the reason/excuse used. In this case there is nothing like innocent until proven guilty, the guilt is already there because of the blood alcohol level being outside of the set standards. Sure, we need more pilots, but only the kind who don't show up for work with an impaired ability, and who would fly me safely from point A to point B.
     
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    I have a flu now and feel like crap. Plus I'm on NyQuil. I'm flying on Tuesday early morning across the country. Would I want anyone in my condition to fly me there? Hell no!
     
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    I don't even want to be on the same flight as you if you're a passenger ;)
     
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    I wouldn't blame you :(
     
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    Make it a Dayquil and you're good to go.
     
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    That's the plan (for me, but hopefully not the pilot).
     

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