Now that the FAA has cleared the way for commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to receive first or second class medical certificates if they can prove its well-managed, this could make it easier for business aircraft pilots to return to the skies as well. “I think this is a wonderful policy that will allow professional pilots to maintain their certification while optimizing their health, said Dr. Quay Snyder, president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of preventative, operational and aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic
Dr. Quay Snyder, president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
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We conclude our two-part discussion about mental wellness in business aviation with encouraging news: FAA Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup recently announced that the agency will revise its procedures to encourage anyone needing help dealing with mental health challenges to get it.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and over the next two weeks NBAA Flight Plan, in cooperation with The Pilots Pandemic podcast, will feature an open and honest discussion about issues related to mental wellness in the business aviation community.