Jeff Hansen

Is Pilot School Hard?

Featured Image Source Graduating from a flight school can be a lot of work. Candidates need to put in sufficient effort right from ground schooling. The first time of the pilot’s ground training is quite straightforward. However, it feels become difficult as the flight lesson moves to more advanced stages. Student pilot dropout rate Studies …

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Do Pilots Get Drug Tested?

Featured Image source What kind of drug test do pilots take? The regulations (cfr part) state that urine sample of unselected personnel be tested for the presence of six psychoactive drugs — Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates/opioids, Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines, Methamphetamines. At this point, pilots can take testosterone therapy, so long as they do not show adverse side-effects. …

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Can Pilots Wear Polarized Sunglasses?

Featured Image Source No, Pilots aren’t allowed to wear polarized sunglasses because it’s dangerous. The display units in the cockpit consists of LCD screens, which doesn’t play well with polarized glasses. Screens in the cockpit comes with polarized filters, which tends to produce dark lines within the screen upon contact with the polarized lens of …

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