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For all the military aviators who enjoy a little tipple ...

#1
I'm given to understand that the MAA are about to amend the rules regarding alcohol and flying to the effect that there will be no alcohol to be consumed within 24 hours of reporting for flying duties.

Enjoy. :)
 
#2
No more big boys rules then?

Alcohol and Flying
2305(4) Aircrew and supernumerary crew, including those with supervisory duties, shall ensure that they are not suffering from the effects, or after effects, of alcohol when reporting for duty.
16. No alcohol should be consumed during the 10 hours immediately prior to being liable for flying duties.
17. Additionally, aircrew and supernumerary crew should minimise their intake of alcohol during the 24-hour period before flying (as a guide no more than 5 units of alcohol).


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Guns

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#5
That could be interesting at sea for non aircrew people. I suspect that the rules will be rolled up to included Officers of the Watch, Principle Warfare Officers, Aircraft Controllers and possibly CO's (final authorizer).

About time and in the Naval we are getting better at not drinking at sea but this could be interesting to see where they draw the line for non aircrew but with a safety responsibility.
 
#11
That could be interesting at sea for non aircrew people. I suspect that the rules will be rolled up to included Officers of the Watch, Principle Warfare Officers, Aircraft Controllers and possibly CO's (final authorizer).

About time and in the Naval we are getting better at not drinking at sea but this could be interesting to see where they draw the line for non aircrew but with a safety responsibility.
I don't see why not, it's nothing more or less than what is expected of merchant officers.
 

Auld-Yin

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#12
Does this include drivers of drone unmanned aircraft! "I'm sorry I can't have a drink, I am due in the office at 9 am tomorrow".
 
#15
FFS, the forces are being wimped out to no end. I suspect that my generation and those before me would last about a millisecond now in the castrated version that has come to be.
 
#20
It had to come sooner or later. Not a terribly bad thing. I remember waking up over Drumcree at about 3000' after being called out on the (never before tasked) Lynx 9 task line (2nd reserve for cover over the March). Trouble was I was the aircraft commander and my pilot was a fuckwit doris. No idea to this day how I got there. I think I'd fallen out of the Jog Nag no more than 5 hours before totally cunted.........

As for Drone tards. Yep, more than agree they should be a part of the ruling too. Cos the damage is caused by the smoking hole they cause as opposed to the smoking hole they'd be in (one of the reasons why I abated on more than one occasion....)
 

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