Pilots are often seen as having a great job by travelling the world for free.
In reality, it is a difficult career with extreme training and tests to pass to make sure they are fit to fly thousands of people every year.
Due to this, many who work in the travel role admit that they are unable to switch off when a passenger, and are always alert for any mysterious sounds or smells in the case of an emergency.
One pilot has revealed one of the things they are banned from doing when they are in their uniform.
If they are seen drinking, it could make other people feel uneasy
“So even if you’ve just flown LA to London (and are done flying for the day) and you just want to grab a pint and head to your room, you’ll still have to change, or at least remove any and all insignia that would identify you or the company you work for.”
Pilots must be seen to represent the company they work for, and drinking on duty could cause concern with other passengers.
If they are seen drinking, it could make other people feel uneasy if they are due to fly again.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) explains how dangerous it could be for pilots who fly under the influence: “The majority of adverse effects produced by alcohol relate to the brain, the eyes, and the inner ear — three crucial organs to a pilot.
“Brain effects include impaired reaction time, reasoning, judgment, and memory.
“Visual symptoms include eye muscle imbalance, which leads to double vision and difficulty focusing.
“Inner ear effects include dizziness, and decreased hearing perception.”
This means that they must not have another drink eight hours before they are needed to take the wheel.
Pilots will also never discuss their personal life during the last half an hour of a flight.
This is due to the black box that records within the cockpit.