ORS 837.080¹
Prohibited operation of aircraft

(1) A person commits the offense of prohibited operation of an aircraft if the person operates an aircraft in the air, or on the ground or water:

(a) While the person is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, drugs or controlled substances.

(b) In a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

(2) The offense described in this section, prohibited operation of an aircraft, is punishable as provided under ORS 837.990 (Penalties). [Formerly 493.160]

(formerly 493.160)

Notes of Decisions

Where air­line sought to overturn arbitra­tion award ordering reinstate­ment of pilot who had been discharged after flying passenger plane while intoxicated, well-es­tab­lished public policy requires offender be discharged. Delta Air Lines v. Air Line Pilots Ass’n, Intern., 861 F2d 665 (11th Cir. 1988)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 837—Aircraft Operation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors837.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 837, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano837.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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