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Recovering…or recovered. Does it make any difference?

This is the fourth part by Lyle Prouse So…who cares? Each person must find their own level of comfort with this disease in order to accomodate their recovery and achieve – and maintain- their sobriety. Since alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease I consider myself recovering vs recovered. Chronic means”it never goes away, or it …

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An Honest Admission – Standing up for Yourself

This is the fifth part by Lyle Prouse At my sentencing, the judge offered to let all three of us remain free pending appeals, since this was the first time this law had ever been applied and there were many complex legal issues. The other two opted to remain free. I told the judge I …

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“Judge not, that ye be not judged (Matthew 7:1)”

This is the sixth part by Lyle Prouse …I just came across yours (post) in which you say I “hung the other pilots out to dry,” and “was responsible for their welfare,” ad nauseum. Arrogance and grandiosity often get in the way of fact checking before spouting off, and you provide a great example of …

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Alcoholism, the Scourge; An alcoholic – Bearer of the Cross

This is the seventh and the final part by Lyle Prouse I hope some may have gained a little understanding about a most difficult and complex disease – alcoholism. Sometimes called “the disease of a thousand faces.” I considered a brief explanation of the disease itself, the three axes it affects (I think that’s the …

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Lyle Prouse – A Profile

This piece is based on a post by Brian Abraham Few pilots are better qualified to discuss the dangers of alcohol than Lyle Prouse, the Northwest Airlines captain whose fall from grace made national headlines 11 years ago. On March 8, 1990, Prouse and the other two members of his Boeing 727 flight crew were …

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Ah! Piloting in the arms of Bacchus

Drinking occasionally or regularly by the pilots, but restricting it to couple of small pegs, remains a matter of individual choice and social acceptance. But aviation safety and alcohol do not go together. In an interesting instance at Heathrow Airport, a Delta Airline pilot forgot what his destination was! His blood alcohol levels were found …

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Lost Sleep – Compromised Safety

One of the often neglected but vital predisposing physiological factors in aviation is sleep, rather lack of sleep. The commercial pilots are governed by their duty schedule and the military aviators have the uncertainties of the operational deployment to blame for the loss of sleep. Although there may be regulations and guidelines, including FDTL to …

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Unravelling ADM (Aeromedical Decision Making)

Aeromedical Decision Making (ADM) is a paradigm, a template and a tool. ADM as a paradigm presently consciously practiced by Civil Aviation Authority, New Zealand; and it is a logical template to be applied by other regulators as well, while it is a useful tool in the hands of Aviation Medical Examiners (AME).

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