Flying Drunk

Author: Joseph Balzer

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 9781611210484

Category: History

Page: 240

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March 8, 1990: An intoxicated three-man crew, including Flight Engineer Joseph Balzer, fly a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with 91 passengers aboard from Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota.Northwest Airlines, alcoholism July 25, 1990: All three pilots stand trial for flying a commercial airliner while under the influence of alcohol; all three are convicted and sent to federal prison. July 26, 1990 – present: Joe Balzer fights for redemption and to regain all that he has lost. Flying Drunk is his story. Since he was a young boy, Joe Balzer dreamed of flying. He pursued his goal with a vigorous passion and earned his pilot licenses, piling up hours of flight time with a wide variety of planes and jets with one overarching goal: to one day fly for a major airline. But Joe had a problem. He was an alcoholic and refused to admit to himself that he had a problem. His alcoholism caught up with him in March 1990, when Joe was arrested with two other pilots for flying a commercial airliner while under the influence of alcohol. His world began crumbling around him and his new marriage faced the ultimate test. He lost his promising career and his dignity. Every major media outlet, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time Magazine covered the shocking story for the stunned American flying public. The trial that followed drained Joe’s life’s savings and federal prison nearly broke him. Flying Drunk is Joe’s bittersweet and thoroughly chilling memoir of his twisted journey to a Federal courtroom, his time in the notorious Federal penitentiary system in Atlanta, and his struggle to recapture all that he held dear. Today, Joe is a recovering alcoholic, celebrating more than nineteen years of sobriety. The long road back from perdition led him to American Airlines, where good people and a great organization recognized a talented pilot who had cleaned up his act and was ready to fly again, safely. Flying Drunk is an incredible journey of the human spirit, from childhood to hell, and back again. Everyone should read and heed its message of hope and redemption. No one who does will ever forget it. About the Author: Joe Balzer is a pilot for American Airlines with more than 15,000 hours of flight experience. He has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Education and is also an inspirational speaker, traveling around the country speaking to pilots and other groups on the dangers of alcohol and other addictions, bringing his audience to laughter and tears with his powerful message of hope. Joe lives in Tennessee with his wife Deborah and their two children. Flying Drunk is his first book.
Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins

Author: One R. Pagan

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781950665600

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 650

From the cup of coffee that jumpstarts the day to dangerously addictive drugs, the recreational use of plants with psychoactive properties has a long history among humans. But, as with many things, it turns out that other animals got there first. From parrots to primates, consuming medicinal chemicals is an instinctive behavior that helps countless organisms fight infection and treat disease. But the similarities don't end there: Like us, many creatures also consume substances that have no apparent benefit . . . except for inducing intoxication. In fact, animals have been using drugs for recreational purposes since prehistoric times. We may even have animals to thank for the idea—legend says that coffee was discovered by observing the behavior of goats that had eaten it. In his previous book, Strange Survivors, author and biologist Oné R. Pagán introduced readers to some of the truly bizarre strategies animals use to survive in the cutthroat world of natural selection. Now, in Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins, he sheds light on the surprising cravings they indulge when it's time to unwind. In this book, you'll get an eye-opening glimpse into the mind-altering behavior of the non-human members of the animal kingdom, spanning insects to elephants—including the dolphin species that apparently likes to pass around an intoxicating pufferfish as if they were sharing a joint. Combining fascinating science with humor and enthusiasm, Pagán's latest is full of the kind of unforgettable stories and odd facts that you'll find yourself repeating to everyone you meet. From fruit fly happy hour to the evolutionary reasons behind nature's drugs, Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins takes you on a trip through the colorful world of animal intoxication—and along the way, explores what this science reveals about the surprising connections between all the world's creatures.
Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Offenses

Author: Robert S. Reiff

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9781579111144

Category: Law

Page: 1955

View: 609

In today's courts, there is no crime more aggressively legislated, prosecuted, or adjudicated than driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This one-stop resource demystifies a complex area of law, analyzing exhaustively the many available avenues of prosecution and lines of defense. Noted DUI expert Robert S. Reiff, rated the most effective DUI advocate in South Florida in a 1991 Miami Herald study, shows you how to sell yourself to your client, select a jury, cross-examine the arresting officer, and deliver a strong closing argument. He offers his "Top Twenty Tips" for defending DUI cases and provides a large assortment of proven forms for pleadings, motions, correspondence, and other uses. Learn from the Master DUI Practitioner, who has taught thousands of attorneys how to better manage their practices, win their cases, and increase their profits. The new Fifth Edition of Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Offenses, updated with new case law and practical advice, provides coverage of numerous topics relevant to DUI and other driving offenses, including: • Physical sobriety exercises • Breath, urine, and blood tests • Double jeopardy limitations on prosecutions • Administrative driver's license hearings • Entrapment and necessity defenses • Jury instructions • Expert witness preparation and examination • Sentencing • Accident investigation and reconstruction • DUI and drug recognition • Boating under the influence • Murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and other serious vehicular offenses A new "Trial Notebook" has been added to assist you in trial preparation. The Appendices include dozens of sample forms and motions to streamline your practice, along with sample questions for jurors and witnesses, and a wealth of other helpful materials for the DUI practitioner.
Drunk

Author: Edward Slingerland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316453370

Category: Psychology

Page: 341

View: 231

An "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity's appetite for intoxication (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of Exercised). While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to the basic question of why humans want to get high in the first place. Drunk elegantly cuts through the tangle of urban legends and anecdotal impressions that surround our notions of intoxication to provide the first rigorous, scientifically-grounded explanation for our love of alcohol. Drawing on evidence from archaeology, history, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, social psychology, literature, and genetics, Drunk shows that our taste for chemical intoxicants is not an evolutionary mistake, as we are so often told. In fact, intoxication helps solve a number of distinctively human challenges: enhancing creativity, alleviating stress, building trust, and pulling off the miracle of getting fiercely tribal primates to cooperate with strangers. Our desire to get drunk, along with the individual and social benefits provided by drunkenness, played a crucial role in sparking the rise of the first large-scale societies. We would not have civilization without intoxication. From marauding Vikings and bacchanalian orgies to sex-starved fruit flies, blind cave fish, and problem-solving crows, Drunk is packed with fascinating case studies and engaging science, as well as practical takeaways for individuals and communities. The result is a captivating and long overdue investigation into humanity's oldest indulgence—one that explains not only why we want to get drunk, but also how it might actually be good for us to tie one on now and then.
Drunk Driving Defense

Author: Lawrence Taylor

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735554290

Category: Law

Page: 1272

View: 223

For even the most seasoned DUI lawyers, defending drunk driving cases has always presented special challenges. Today, mounting a successful drunk driving defense is more difficult than ever. That's why DWI attorneys rely on Drunk Driving Defense . Written by Lawrence Taylor and Steven Oberman, Drunk Driving Defense is generally considered to be the standard-bearing reference in the field. Clear explanations of key scientific and technological issues for DUI lawyers Drunk Driving Defense ensures that you Understand The chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying drunk driving defense and prosecution. Rely on expert DUI lawyers Taylor and Oberman to bring you up to speed in key areas including: The key defects inherent in blood and breath analysis and testing. The correlation between blood alcohol concentration and actual impairment. The effects of stress and cold weather on alcohol absorption. How fermentation of the blood sample may raise blood alcohol levels. The effect of acetone in breath tests taken by diabetics and dieters. Possible errors in breath analysis due to RFI (radio frequency interference). The effect of trauma from an automobile accident on alcohol elimination Dozens of Practical DWI attorney tools to streamline and simplify drunk driving defense preparation Drunk Driving Defense, Sixth Edition contains dozens of practical tools to streamline and simplify the complex DUI defense process. And now, they are all included on a free bonus DWI Lawyer Resources CD-ROM so you can locate, review, and print them out in a matter of seconds, including: Dozens of quick-reference checklists to help DUI lawyers avoid critical missteps. Sample drunk driving defense motions including those to help DU I lawyers to facilitate discovery, appoint chemical experts, and suppress blood alcohol evidence. More than 150 pages of verbatim direct and DWI attorney cross testimony and statements. Sample arrest reports, instrument instructions and other forms use by police agencies. Comprehensive DWI attorney-client interview questionnaires for DUI lawyers. Detailed operator's manuals For The most current blood alcohol testing equipment: including the Intoxilyzer 8000. Try Drunk Driving Defense Risk-Free for 30 days. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply return it to us. FREE SHIPPING! Domestic Ground Shipping is Free when you pay by credit card
Drunk Log

Author: Mark E. Scott

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781645405542

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 134

If all goes according to plan, tonight will be Jack Current’s last. The young engineer is at the end of his emotional rope and plans to take his own life. But first, a bar crawl through his downtown Cincinnati neighborhood is in order. Accompanying him during his final hours is a dollar store notebook. The Drunk Log. In it, he documents the evening, ruminates on his existence and remembers his 7-year-old nephew, who died exactly a year earlier. It is a loss for which Jack feels responsible—a lapse in judgement for which there is no forgiveness. Buckling under the weight of oppressive guilt, Jack plans to jump off the scenic suspension bridge spanning the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. Drunk Log, from Mark E. Scott, is a darkly humorous, deeply introspective exploration into one man’s attempt to find peace in the face of unrelenting pain. Told with a fast clip, the entire book covers about 8 hours and deftly avoids becoming an ominous dirge through relatable—and flawed—characters, unexpectedly funny situations, a budding romance and the wobbly balancing act of a man who must remain sober enough to write in his journal and finish what he started, but drunk enough to jump off a bridge.
Secrets from the Cockpit

Author: Robert Schapiro

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781928248156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 951

‘A witty, sometimes heart-stopping, and always engrossing path from “boy pilot” to elite aviator.’ – Jaundiced Eye columnist, William Saunderson-Meyer Robert Schapiro always wanted to fly. Challenging anti-Semitic bullying, mockery and fierce rivalry, he realised his dream by earning his wings in the South African Air Force and going on to command C-47 Dakotas in the Border War. He joined South African Airways (SAA) in 1979, soon learning it was a time when SAA crews were dominated by the ‘Royal Family’ – captains who thought themselves above the rules and who spent time overseas on drinking binges or coaxing air hostesses to be their ‘airline wives’. When sanctions forced SAA to cut back on its routes, he was seconded to Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines, routinely flying between New York and Tokyo and grappling with often-hilarious cultural misunderstandings as he adapted to a Japanese style of operations. Schapiro is disarmingly frank about life as an international pilot. He divulges near misses, emergency landings, navigation errors, passenger shenanigans (seat sex, anyone?), how pilots control rowdy travellers and absorbing detail about the technique of flying different aircraft types. Uplifting and humorous, his memoir offers a rare slice of aviation history.
Introduction to Cabin Crew

Author: Beverley Goodman

Publisher: Travel & Tourism Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780957628427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 402

The purpose of this book written by Beverley Goodman is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of airline cabin crew. It seeks to dispel myths, to be informative and to encourage you to achieve your personal goals. The book is structured around the 6 compulsory Units of the Level 2 Introduction to Cabin Crew Qualification offered by a number of awarding bodies (exam boards). Currently, these include Edexcel/BTEC, NCFE, City & Guilds and Ascentis. The book is also designed to be relevant to a variety of other cabin crew training and education courses. It is a useful revision tool and will prove helpful when completing tests, assignments and interviews. Units covered in the book: Unit 1: Working as cabin crew; Unit 2: Airline health, safety and security; Unit 3: Aircraft emergency situations; Unit 4: Dealing with passengers on board an aircraft; Unit 5: Cabin service – selling techniques; Unit 6: Making passenger announcements on board an aircraft
The History and the Science of Drunkenness

Author: William Ackroyd

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175000051816

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 156

View: 697

Mr Chaston Chapman collected works for two libraries; his working library, based at his laboratory in London, and a private, historical collection. Subjects include brewing and the brewing industry, wine and winemaking, beer, distillation and distilling industry, drinking customs, liquors, ciders and whiskey and legal issues surrounding alcohol. The brewing section represents part of Mr Chaston Chapman's library. The collection contains works on brewing and alcohol which dates from 1578, with 'A Perfite platforme of a Hoppe Garden'.
Hold Fast Through the Fire

Author: K. B. Wagers

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062887832

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 222

The Near-Earth Orbital Guard (Neo-G)—inspired by the real-life mission of the Coast Guard—patrols and protects the solar system. Now the crew of Zuma’s Ghost must contend with personnel changes and a powerful cabal hellbent on dominating the trade lanes in this fast-paced, action-packed follow-up to A Pale Light in the Black. Zuma’s Ghost has won the Boarding Games for the second straight year. The crew—led by the unparalleled ability of Jenks in the cage, the brilliant pairing of Ma and Max in the pilot seats, the technical savvy of Sapphi, and the sword skills of Tamago and Rosa—has all come together to form an unstoppable team. Until it all comes apart. Their commander and Master Chief are both retiring. Which means Jenks is getting promoted, a new commander is joining them, and a fresh-faced spacer is arriving to shake up their perfect dynamics. And while not being able to threepeat is on their minds, the more important thing is how they’re going to fulfill their mission in the black. After a plea deal transforms a twenty-year ore-mining sentence into NeoG service, Spacer Chae Ho-ki earns a spot on the team. But there’s more to Chae that the crew doesn’t know, and they must hide a secret that could endanger everyone they love—as well as their new teammates—if it got out. At the same time, a seemingly untouchable coalition is attempting to take over trade with the Trappist colonies and start a war with the NeoG. When the crew of Zuma’s Ghost gets involved, they end up as targets of this ruthless enemy. With new members aboard, will the team grow stronger this time around? Will they be able to win the games? And, more important, will they be able to surmount threats from both without and within?