Podcast: Maintaining Mental Fitness in the COVID Era

Jan. 18, 2022

Mental health has always been a sensitive subject in aviation, as it raises fears that revealing a possible condition could lead to suspension or revocation of a pilot’s medical certificate. Nevertheless, it’s extremely important for aviation professionals to be open and honest about their mental wellness, especially in the COVID-19 environment, and to remember that there are science-based solutions for pilots and others to continue their careers after receiving treatment. “It’s okay to have some depression and anxiety in your life,” noted FAA Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup. “The trick is to get the help you need before it becomes moderate to severe.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Greg Farley, director of aviation, John Deere and member of the Fitness for Duty Working Group of the NBAA Safety Committee
  • Dr. Susan Northrup, FAA federal air surgeon
  • Dr. Quay Snyder, president and CEO, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS) and member of the Fitness for Duty Working Group of the NBAA Safety Committee

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Podcast: How Data Collection, Monitoring and Sharing Improves Safety

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