Health and Legal

Pilots have to comply with a broad range of safety and legal regulations to keep them and us as safe as possible. Some of these regulations also concern health issues which may play a role in how fit pilots are to work.

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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