Setting Up and Running a Pilot Support Programme - A practical workshop
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:
Participants from a number of operators - including jet2.com
, Eastern, AirTanker, Titan and Netjets - discussing issues at our workshop on Aircrew Psychological Assessment at Stansted Airport yesterday.
I enjoyed presenting at the excellent CIEHF conference last week at LGW - the topic as you can see was Big 5 personality factors and safety in maintenance engineers. The talk was well received with plenty of discussion afterwards - picture courtesy of Andy Evans of Aerossurance. Next up is my presentation at the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium in Cologne the first week in December.
We've made a few tweaks to the Core Aviation Psychology website, and have been analysing our web traffic over the month of August. One of our best months to date as we've had 554 visitors from 52 countries! A lot of these came after our LinkedIn post about support programmes for aerospace engineers, something we'll be speaking about at the CIEHF conference this November.
We are pleased that Christine Farrell has become associated with Core Aviation Psychology. She brings extensive experience as both a commercial helicopter pilot and an organisational psychologist, and strengenths our unrivalled capability in providing psychological services to the rotary-wing sector.
The recent initiatives on pilot mental health are welcome, and there is a need for similar approaches to the mental health and wellbeing of the real heroes of aviation - the engineers. Please read our paper on ourwebsite Information page.
We've updated the Information page on our website. Click MORE
at the top right of the main page, then Information
. On that page you will find downloadable copies of research papers we have presented recently on the psychological characteristics of helicopter pilots and on pilot mental health and support, together with details of the conferences and seminars where we have presented during the last few years.
The UK Government published this paper today calling for views on a new strategy for aviation covering a number of areas. It can be downloaded from https://aviationstrategy.campaign.gov.uk/
, and comments are sought from all interested groups.