|Document ID (ISN)||73646|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Maxwell E., Harris D.
||Drinking and flying: A structural model
||Feb. 1999, Vol.70, No.2, p.117-123. Illus. 19 ref.
||Under a recent revision of the European Joint Aviation Authorities operations regulations it is prohibited to act as a crew member of an aircraft with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than 0.02%. This survey of UK Civil Aviation Authority pilots suggests that over 50% of respondents may have flown an aircraft with a BAC of greater than this prescribed amount. Professional pilots were heavier drinkers than private pilots and were also more likely to infringe the 0.02% BAC rule. Analysis of the data using path analysis suggests that professional pilots may be more prone to offending as a result of training in a "drinking culture" and as a response to commercial pressures in the industry. Topics: air transport; alcoholism; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; stress factors; work time schedules.
||alcoholism; air transport; human behaviour
||work time schedules; sex-linked differences; stress factors; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Alcohol and drug abuse