July 28, 1988 |
The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday that its pilots are allowed to take a stimulant to combat fatigue on long flights and sedatives to help them sleep later. Responding to a report on West German television, the Air Force said that use of the drugs is barred for "normal, day-to-day training flights." The statement comes amid growing concern about the safety of low-level training runs after a series of accidents here. On Tuesday, West Germany's ARD television network reported that U.S.