Aerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3807 times:
I just read the thread about the "pilotless jumbo", and at first I thought how could they not know something was wrong when the 747 turned left when the missed approach procedure called for a right turn, but then I thought of an entirely different subject. Does Cathay drug test it's pilots?
I think that every airline drug test it's pilots and flight attendants (please correct me when I am wrong). An airline which do not drug test it's flying personnel goes straight on my "airlines to avoid" list!
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3580 times:
Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 2): I pretty sure 99.9% that every airline drug test almost all its employees. Even Rampers.
I don't know how it is at other company's but at my company has it's initial drug test and then that's pretty much it. If you're involved in an accident or two supervisors who've gone through a program both observe you within X amount of time, they can pull you for a drug test but, unfortunately, that's it.
To be honest, I'm surprised that it's not an FAA mandated procedure, just like with flight crews' random testing.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1): I think that every airline drug test it's pilots and flight attendants (please correct me when I am wrong). An airline which do not drug test it's flying personnel goes straight on my "airlines to avoid" list!
Well Patrick... I'd be extremely surprised if OX tests anything. Their pilot turnover rate is so high anyway that they need new 747 pilots all the time. Used to hire 757 F/Os with only simulator experience.