Another drunk airline pilot?

Anaconda

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sitting here watching fox news they just had a news flash about a first officer arrested for being intoxicated today on a flight to or from ATL. the f/o works for and i quote "atlantic SOUTHWEST airlines, owned by delta". details sketchy at this point. gotta love the media...
 

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Oh no....:(
 

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Hey Metro that's a cool avatar. Where did ya get that one?
 

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Actually, I stumbled on it in a games forum for Medal of Honor (I am a MOHAA junky).

I think u can copy them right off the boards.

If not PM me and I will send it to you.
 

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The latest FOX report said it was a "Delta pilot" who failed a breathalizer before a 6am flight from ILM to ATL. Looks like it's one of ours. Sad. Very sad.

They did however disclaim it by saying "a local TV station is reporting...". Let's hope there's some mitigating truth that hasn't been told yet.
 
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I am watching FOX where r u guys seeing this
 

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i have yet to see anything new on it since i wrote my original post...

metro, what's the MOH forum you are checking out?
 

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nothing to be found in the wilmington paper either...

i've been playing frontline for ps2, but i miss the multi-player aspect of games like MOHAA...
 

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MOHAA is the best. Especially with all the new MP maps, it is getting even better. I guess the expansion pack is due out this fall. We'll see...
 

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Pilot fails breathalzyer test
By Channel 2 Action News

July 28, 2002 -- (Wilmington, North Carolina-AP) -- A television station is reporting that a Delta A.S.A pilot failed a breathalyzer test before boarding his scheduled flight from Wilmington to Atlanta Sunday morning.

Wilmington Airport Director, John Rosborough, confirmed the failed test this afternoon to reporters for WWAY in Wilmington.

The pilot's name has not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration would not confirm the failed breathalyzer, but did say the agency is investigating an incident involving the plane's first officer.

F-A-A guidelines say that no crew member can have more than a point-zero-four blood alcohol level. Also, no crewmember can drink any alcohol within eight hours of duty.

The agency can revoke a pilot's license if they determine the alcohol regulations have been violated.
 

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TankerPuke,

You stated that the FAA' regs on drinking are a maximum of .04 on the breathalizer... however, when I was watching CNN (I believe) during the AW coverage, they stated the max was .08.

I'm just curious as to whether or not it is .08 or .04. .04 would make a heck of a lot more sense.

Thanks.
 

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Hey uwochris,

The legal limit for most states is .08 but the FAA's per the FAR's is .04. That is probably what they meant the state limit. You have to be careful when watching the news especially CNN. There are all these "aviation experts" out there that work for these news stations.
 

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According to that article makes it sound like a CRJ, but i dont think ILM has 8 RJ flights a day. I think its made up of E120 mostly...I think this flight was an E120.
 

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no, this one would have been a brasilia...8 flights today, 6 e-120's, one atr, last flight is an RJ
 

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Gentlemen,

While the FAA reg may be 8 hours and .04 % the ASA reg is 12 hours and 0.0 %. Zero Tolerance.

Considering the recent America West incident , these guys are done !!!!
 

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Just what the airline industry needs another alcohol related incident involving a commercial airline pilot.

When are pilots going to get it? Makes me wonder!

VERY DISAPOINTING
 

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I am not totally sure what the FAA says (I believe .04 is correct), but what I printed was from Action News in Atlanta.
 
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