#100 Tony Stewart: pilot loses medical for seeking mental health care.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
1M ago
Our guest this week is Tony Stewart. Tony is a pilot, outdoor enthusiast, musician, and Coast Guard veteran. He is currently fighting to get his medical back after seeking mental health care through the VA. Tony’s story is a perfect example of the broken nature of the FAA’s aeromedical system and how it affects pilots and their wellbeing. Listen now to hear more… If you or a loved one is struggling, help is available. Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. SOCIAL LINKS- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/thepilotspandemic https://instagram.com/emneonicon https://Instagram.com/thefitaviatr ..read more
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#99 Laila Stein: NTSB Mental Health in Aviation Roundtable panelist.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
1M ago
Our guest this week is Laila Stein. Laila is a graduate of Western Michigan University, PMHC Board of Directors, and aviation researcher. She has published the groundbreaking study “Mental Health in Aviation: A Study of Aviation Students on Their Perceptions of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Rules Governing Mental Health” that was highlighted at the recent NTSB mental health roundtable. Laila believes many aviation safety and culture issues can be solved through data collection, analysis, and implementation. She currently works as a certified flight instructor and adjunct professor. As ..read more
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#98 FAA reinstates Trevor Jacobs pilots license, and Boeing Max door plug drama…
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
1M ago
Solo dolo rolling in the New Year with some aviation news that’ll make you question the FAA’s very own decision making process. Maddie & Emma dive into the juicy details of Trevor Jacob’s license & medical; Trevor is the aviator who jumped from his plane for clout on social media. He has been sentenced to 6 months in prison. We also share our thoughts on the Boeing Max faulty door plug and put the cherry on top of our first episode of the year by reminiscing over Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Get in, buckle up, let’s take this wild ride into 2024 together. • https://www.google.com ..read more
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#47: Jaime Drain: Retired FA loses Pilot Husband to su*cide.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
2M ago
TW::: If you or a loved one is struggling, help is available. Dial or txt 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. /// This week we are joined by Jaime Drain to remember the life of her late Husband James. James was a commercial pilot who took his own life after battling depression. Jaime hopes to spread awareness through their story and touch the lives of anyone who may be struggling as a result of the FAA’s aeromedical standards. SOCIAL LINKS- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/thepilotspandemic https://instagram.com/emneonicon https://Instagram.com/thefitaviatrix Link for aeromedical reform p ..read more
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#96 The NTSB is holding a roundtable on pilot mental health… and we’re going!!!
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
3M ago
This week we are solo and discussing the NTSB pilot mental health roundtable in DC, which we are attending; as well as some of the awesome quotes from NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy. Listen now to hear more! • https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20231130A.aspx#:~:text=%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8BWASHINGTON%20(Nov,concerns%20in%20the%20aviation%20community. • If you or a loved one is struggling, help is available. Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. SOCIAL LINKS- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/thepilotspandemic https://instagram.com/emneonicon https://Instagram.com/thefitav ..read more
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#95 Shannon @aviationconversations: Pilot & Stress Managment Coach.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
3M ago
Our conversation this week is with Shannon from @aviationconversations on instagram. Shannon created Aviation Conversations to help pilots address their well-being through her unreportable resource, coaching. Her platform provides customized classes and one-to-one coaching, starting with Stress Management for pilots. Listen now to here more about Shannon and head to www.aviationconversations.com & @aviationconversations on IG• If you or a loved one is struggling, help is available. Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. SOCIAL LINKS- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/thepilotspandemi ..read more
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#94 Brian Bomhoff: Founder of the Pilot Mental Health Campaign.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
4M ago
Our guest this week is Brian Bomhoff. His family history in aviation combined with his own personal FAA medical experience and a career in political organization has birthed the creation of his 501c4 Pilot Mental Health Campaign. Brian shares his personal experience with the FAA in regards to mental health as well as his reasons for creating the organization and why raising awareness on these issues with policy makers is key for creating the change we all hope to see. For more info listen to the episode and visit pmhc.org If you or a loved one is struggling, help is available. Dial 988 for the ..read more
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#93 Off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot has mental health breakdown inflight.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
4M ago
This week we are unpacking the most recent news on an Alaska airlines pilot who had a mental health breakdown during a flight from Paine Field to San Francisco. Joseph Emerson is a 44-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot who was jump seating on Horizon Airlines and was quoted saying “I am not ok” before he pulled two T handles known as fire handles that shut off fuel to the engines. Emerson was successfully subdued by the crew and taken into custody where he shared he had not slept for 40 hours, had just attended a friend’s funeral a few days prior & was suffering from depression. Listen know to ..read more
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#92 Erin Casey: Student Pilot & dietitian speaks on her medical hold up.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
4M ago
Our guest this week is student pilot & dietitian, Erin Casey. Erin sought out her private pilot license this year. Not long after applying for her third class medical she received a letter back from the FAA to review her case for the use of the approved SSRI, Lexapro. Erin shares her opinion on the FAA’s outdated aeromedical policies as well as a negative experience she had at her first flight school. We also talk about her passion for nutrition and why having a healthy relationship with food is important for your mental health and well-being. Listen now for more… TikTok: erinmcaseyrdn IG ..read more
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#92 Erin Casey: Student Pilot, healthcare professional & dietitian speaks on her medical hold up.
The Pilots Pandemic
by Emma Laczko and Maddie Miller
4M ago
Our guest this week is student pilot, Erin Casey. Erin is a healthcare professional, as well as dietitian, who sought out her private pilot license this year. Not long after applying for her third class medical she received a letter back from the FAA to review her case for the use of the approved SSRI, Lexapro. Erin shares her opinion on the FAA’s outdated aeromedical policies as well as a negative experience she had at her first flight school. We also talk about her passion for nutrition and why having a healthy relationship with food is important for your mental health and well-being. Listen ..read more
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