CriticalPoint wrote:Planetalk wrote:kiowa wrote:
I believe you missed the point of my post. I see pilots as way over-regulated compared to other professions, many that do need more supervision.
In response to your post-testing is much more than “annoying” if you are the Delta pilot who gets caught drinking or doing drugs.
Plenty of coach drivers go through the same scrutiny on this. I don't think drug testing is over-regulated for someone who wants to be responsible for transporting hundreds of people. hey are plenty of jobs out there that are less well paid and involve far bigger inconveniences. I never get this attitude plots should be exempt from the requirements everyone else face.
Perhaps after the MAX debacle people need to rethink their kneejerk reaction to regulation as a bad thing?
Imagine the regulations are slackened. What do you think happens the first time a pilot is found to have flown a plane drunk and there is an incident. Do you think everyone says, 'ahh never mind, it's worth the risk so the por pilots don't have to be bothered by the horrendous inconvenience of a drug test'? hing is, most people actually want regulation to protect them and would be very upset if it were taken away. They just don't realise it.
Who said pilots should be except from testing?? How much money we make means nothing. You are creating a narrative that doesn’t exist! Of course pilots should be tested and held to a higher standard. Pilots have to report DUIs and arrests to the FAA and if you get enough or they think you are a danger they pull your license. It doesn’t have to be aircraft related, most people probably don’t know that.
In order to operate an aircraft a pilot can not be higher than a .02, again a higher standard. You are upset about something that doesn’t exist and appear to be pushing a false agenda.
I was directly responding to someone who said pilots are over-regulated. You've even quoted their post. They're still making some illogical point about customs officers. We agree so I don't quote know why you criticised my post.