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.
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.
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 .
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:
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.