Courses & TravelSeptember 16, 2010

Afraid To Fly? Then Skip This Video . . .

Giving duel meaning to the term -- cockpit -- a pilot is caught with alcohol in his system just before takeoff. I sure do appreciate Delta's "no tolerance for violation" in regard to their "bottle to throttle" rule. The fact that there is a bottle to throttle rule is what scares me a little more than this video. It's already hard enough to sleep on the plane; I'm considering a double-dose of Ambien for my Saturday flight to Georgia:

Why can't the FAA establish some sobriety checkpoints for pilots? Say, right before they board the massive metal canister full of innocent people and reach their cruising altitude of 33,000 feet?

--Matty G.

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