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(WFAA Fort Worth)   American Eagle pilot arrested after an alcohol test revealed he was over the Minnesota 0.04% legal limit for pilots. In related news, PILOTS CAN LEGALLY FLY AFTER DRINKING in Minnesota   (wfaa.com) divider line 28
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2013-01-04 04:24:01 PM
2 votes:
It's not Minnesota law it's FAA regs.
2013-01-04 04:19:44 PM
2 votes:
What an inebriated airline pilot might look like:

media.npr.org
2013-01-04 06:27:10 PM
1 votes:

Fear_and_Loathing: Baryogenesis: If I have to turn off my electronics due to the tiny chance of interference then the pilots should have a zero BAC.

/about to board a plane

Lol airlines are now putting iPads in the cockpit, it is all a crock.


Because one device not interfering means they all can't. Great logic there.
2013-01-04 06:25:25 PM
1 votes:

Fear_and_Loathing: Baryogenesis: If I have to turn off my electronics due to the tiny chance of interference then the pilots should have a zero BAC.

/about to board a plane

Lol airlines are now putting iPads in the cockpit, it is all a crock.


If you knew the process behind it, you'd see what a bigger crock it is. Each version of the iPad has to be approved by the FAA for each airline. THEN each airline has to run tests for the manuals. The total time to go from 'we want to do this' to actually being allowed to, runs over a year. Nevermind that they (the FAA) knows the first 3 models and the software all work fine. Still gotta jump through those hoops.

They trust the pilots to have the wireless function turned off. They don't trust the general public to do the same and can't expect the 90 year old flight attendants to know the difference between an iPod and an iPhone or any other wifi device, so they make everybody turn them off.
2013-01-04 06:25:15 PM
1 votes:

WillyChase: It's hard to understand how you could have a BAC of .04 and be considered under the influence


I actually have a breathalyzer I go out with. I can drink a bit a still be only at .03 or .04. There are times I won't drive at those. You can be pretty buzzed at 03 or 04. I wouldn't say "drunk" but you are still impaired.
2013-01-04 06:10:53 PM
1 votes:

happyleper: Baryogenesis: If I have to turn off my electronics due to the tiny chance of interference then the pilots should have a zero BAC.

/about to board a plane

Using alcohol-based mouthwash is enough to blow something greater than zero. While I'm not okay with my pilot knocking back a few before the flight, I am okay with him having fresh breath.


In flight school, they gave us a list of foods not to eat, so we wouldn't get false positives on drug tests.
2013-01-04 06:04:55 PM
1 votes:

Baryogenesis: If I have to turn off my electronics due to the tiny chance of interference then the pilots should have a zero BAC.

/about to board a plane


Using alcohol-based mouthwash is enough to blow something greater than zero. While I'm not okay with my pilot knocking back a few before the flight, I am okay with him having fresh breath.
2013-01-04 05:43:12 PM
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Darn hipster airlines.

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American Eagle is hipster now?
2013-01-04 05:38:42 PM
1 votes:
Airline Transport Pilot certificates are issued under FAR Part 61 which in 61.15(b) states:

"(b) Committing an act prohibited by §91.17(a) or §91.19(a) of this chapter is grounds for:

(1) Denial of an application for a certificate, rating, or authorization issued under this part for a period of up to 1 year after the date of that act; or

(2) Suspension or revocation of any certificate, rating, or authorization issued under this part."

Commercial Pilot
Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land
Instrument Airplane
Lighter Than Air - Balloon

The state charges will likely be the least of his problems.
2013-01-04 05:22:12 PM
1 votes:
trailers.apple.com

That's how he rolls...
2013-01-04 05:21:33 PM
1 votes:
Most airlines have more restrictive limits than .04. "Free from the effects of alcohol" is a common term used in operations manuals. This will allow you to be fired if you show up between .01 and .04.
2013-01-04 05:17:03 PM
1 votes:
How about an Old Fashioned?
2013-01-04 05:13:30 PM
1 votes:

Hebjamn: Simplified Regulation :

91.17 (a) No flying :
(1) within 8 hours of drinking
(2) while under the influence
(3) - drug related -
(4) with a BAC > .04

My understanding is that there's an implied 'Or' between 1, 2, 3 and 4.

It's hard to understand how you could have a BAC of .04 and not be under the influence.


It's hard to understand how you could have a BAC of .04 and be considered under the influence
2013-01-04 05:08:13 PM
1 votes:
I've woke up after 7-8 hours of sleep with a BAC of 3 times that.
2013-01-04 05:07:54 PM
1 votes:
6:30am??
2013-01-04 05:04:51 PM
1 votes:
Simplified Regulation :

91.17 (a) No flying :
(1) within 8 hours of drinking
(2) while under the influence
(3) - drug related -
(4) with a BAC > .04

My understanding is that there's an implied 'Or' between 1, 2, 3 and 4.

It's hard to understand how you could have a BAC of .04 and not be under the influence.
2013-01-04 05:03:07 PM
1 votes:

NowhereMon: I thought there were some specific time limits between drinking and boarding the plane as well, 8 hours or 12 hours, rather than a allowable limit?


It's both. You have to abstain at least 8 hours, and after that, can't blow more than a .04.

Additionally, those are the legal minimums for any pilot under the FAA's jurisdiction. The approved operating procedures for a specific airline may specify stricter requirements on their pilots, from what I understand 12 or 24 hours is common for the airlines.
2013-01-04 05:02:25 PM
1 votes:
In Minnesota, you can't even call yourself a citizen unless you've had a few.
2013-01-04 05:00:23 PM
1 votes:
0.04%? That's more of a sort of glide than flying.
2013-01-04 04:57:03 PM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.


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"It's an entirely different kind of flying."
2013-01-04 04:55:40 PM
1 votes:

Fear_and_Loathing: It used to be 8 hours bottle to throttle.




That's a good rule for driving as well as flying.
2013-01-04 04:39:37 PM
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: Hard to tell. His cologne was overpowering.


No shiat.  Whoever in their marketing department that decided that flooding a mall with cheap-ass cologne fumes for 30 stores in every direction should be taken out and skinned, and dipped in a vat of rubbing alcohol..
2013-01-04 04:29:43 PM
1 votes:
It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.
2013-01-04 04:20:16 PM
1 votes:
Subby sounds madd.
2013-01-04 04:16:32 PM
1 votes:
Yes, but how was the Abercrombie and Fitch pilot?
2013-01-04 04:14:18 PM
1 votes:
.04 means the dude had a beer with lunch. My pilot can be at .04 for the entire flight.
2013-01-04 04:08:04 PM
1 votes:
.04 is when you had a sip or Coors Light 45 minutes ago.
2013-01-04 04:06:50 PM
1 votes:
Hell, I run a .04 cold sober
 
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