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Document ID (ISN)73646
CIS number 99-1729
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maxwell E., Harris D.
Title Drinking and flying: A structural model
Bibliographic information Feb. 1999, Vol.70, No.2, p.117-123. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) alcoholism; air transport; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) work time schedules; sex-linked differences; stress factors; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Air transportation
Psychological factors