According to Reuters, an average of 50 pilots in India fail their pre-flight alcohol tests each year. Are all pilots being tested or is this a random survey, that’s what I want to know?!?!? Either way, YIKES!!!
I don’t know, but if I had a few drinks and my employer called me up at the last minute asking me to fly a 767 carrying 289 passengers, I might actually fess up and say I’m not in the right condition for it. Maybe that’s just me …. not that I could fly any sort of aircraft drunk or sober anyways, but that’s not the point. Makes me wonder what the stats and testing requirements are for pilots elsewhere….