Wed, Oct 01, 2003
Sir, Put Down The Beer And Come With Me
The pilot of a China
Airlines Airbus A-340 about to fly from Anchorage (AK) to New York
(NY) last week didn't even make it onto the aircraft.
Authorities in Anchorage say he failed an alcohol breath
test. Adding insult to injury, the captain was also found to
be carrying an opened alcoholic beverage bottle in his carry-on
An airport security screener noticed the man smelled of alcohol,
prompting the issuance of a breath test that revealed his
blood-alcohol level above state and FAA limits.
Here's The Catch...
The FAA is
investigating the incident, as is China Airlines. But since
the pilot is certificated in Taiwan, the FAA can't suspend or
revoke his license.
Frank Chen, general manager for the airline's Alaska operations
says the pilot was suspended the day of the incident and sent back
that day to Taipei.
Says Disregard For Rulemaking Process Warrants Withdrawal Of Cylinder AD Proposal The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has warned the FAA that its disregard of basic >[...]
Fee To Increase 124 Percent If The Deal Goes Through The budget deal worked out between Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would boost a tax paid >[...]
Also: Pilot Shortage, 777X Hopefuls, Volcano Warning, F/A-18 Anniversary, Pearl Harbor Vet Mistreated by Airline It flies... and apparently does so fairly well. The joint venture b>[...]
The Boultbee Academy This site came to our attention from a story about actor Brad Pitt purchasing a Spitfire airplane. This is where he will learn to fly his new acquisition.>[...]
The function performed by the FMS/ RNAV to alert the pilot at some time or distance prior to, or when reaching, the active waypoint.>[...]