https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/United-Pilots-Drinking-Alcohol-Rules-12-Hours-540554161.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrandI wonder why this took so long - especially in the commercial ATP world via iCopa
Probably because the companies figured pilots would be responsible adults... much like a lot of the rules we have in aviation...
24 hours minimum.
Just not worth it.
“It’s a matter of honor.” I like that.
While most pilots remember the 91.17(a)(1) 8-hour bottle-to-throttle rule, we should also remember the 91.17(a)(2) blanket not-under-the-influence-period rule.
As you point out, each of us recovers in our own way. We each need to assess whether we are still under the influence regardless of how long it’s been since our lips kissed the glass (or can, as it may be).
It’s a matter of honor.
PS: 12 hours for me.
When I started my airline flying in 1967, my employer required 24 hours. Very few observed the 24 hour rule. When the rule was changed to 12 hours, we all said 'I can live with this', and there was no more problem.
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