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  • By Paul Dickens
  • 16 Feb, 2017

Practical workshop on setting up and running a pilot peer support programme

We will shortly be announcing our first practical workshop - Setting Up and Running a Pilot Peer Support Programme. The venue will be Aberdeen in early April. Please contact us for more information or revisit our website soon.

High Flying Psychologists

By Paul Dickens 26 Jun, 2017
Our article of that name is published in the latest edition of Focus, the UK Flight Safety Committee's official publication. We will post a copy on here shortly.
By Paul Dickens 13 Jun, 2017
Next week we will be in Den Helder, Holland, giving our presentations on mental health and wellbeing to aircrew at the CHC base.
By Paul Dickens 08 Jun, 2017
We held our open practical workshop on Pilot Support at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport this week, in the wake of the CAA IN issued earlier this year. Participants came from a number of operators, including AirTanker, DHL Air, Eastern Airways, Jet2, PDG Helicopters and Titan Airways. We looked in detail at the background to the issue of pilot support, including the incidence of mental health issues in pilots and the relationship to accidents and safety, and the content of the EASA Opinion, IN-2017/005 and the EPPSI Best Practice Guidelines. Some time was spent defining what support means, the key skills required and the different forms it can take, both professional and peer. After lunch we looked at the practical requirements for setting up a programme and participants worked in groups on how they will take this forwards. We aim to hold a further session later in the year once the EASA Regulation has been issued. If you would like further information, or an in-house similar workshop then please contact us here.
By Paul Dickens 31 May, 2017
There are still some places left at our workshop next week. If you would like to join colleagues from fixed and rotary wing operators in working on this important topic, then please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pilot-support-a-practical-workshop-registration-34315076317
By Paul Dickens 02 May, 2017
Yes that's me on my first lesson in the R22. On May 17th I will be speaking at the BHA Safety Day in Oxford on Single Pilot CRM - focussing on external and internal pressures to fly on single crew operations. A copy of the paper will be poster here after the event, and details of the event are available from http://www.britishhelicopterassociation.org/2nd-helicopter-safety-culture-seminar-17th-may/
By Paul Dickens 19 Apr, 2017
We're really taking off here at Core Aviation Psychology (sorry!). We've been busy carrying out psychological assessments of pilots and engineers at ABZ, as well as assessing pilots for Titan Airways at STN and having discussions about pilot support with PDG helicopters at INV. In the next weeks we have meetings with Eastern Airways at HUY, Jet2.com at LBA and DHL Air at EMA , and soon will be delivering our aviation mental health and wellbeing presentations for CHC Helicopters in ABZ. We also will be part of consultations on pilot mental health for ICAO, and are contributing to a forthcoming conference at OXF where we will be speaking about "Pressure to Fly" in the rotary-wing sector.
By Paul Dickens 30 Mar, 2017
Titan Airways specialises in short notice ACMI and wet lease operations as well as ad-hoc passenger and cargo charter services to tour operators, corporations, governments and the sports and entertainment sectors and is based at Stansted Airport.We are delighted to have been asked to provide aircrew psychological assessment services and are in discussion about pilot support services .
By Paul Dickens 26 Feb, 2017
Our first open workshop on Setting Up and Running a Pilot Support programme will be held on Wednesday April 12th from 10.00 to 16.00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Aberdeen Airport (ABZ). Full details and booking can be found at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pilot-support-a-practical-workshop-registration-32274136812
 
By Paul Dickens 16 Feb, 2017
We will shortly be announcing our first practical workshop - Setting Up and Running a Pilot Peer Support Programme. The venue will be Aberdeen in early April. Please contact us for more information or revisit our website soon.
By Paul Dickens 31 Jan, 2017
We will be in Frankfurt this week attending the first seminar of the European Pilot Peer Support Initiative, involving ESAM, ECA, EAAP and Stiftung Mayday.
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