Advocacy and Insights: Elevating the Conversation on Pilot Mental Health

  • Flight or Fight: The FAA's unjust Crusade Against Veteran Airmen and The Punitive Paradox of VA Disability

    In the intricate realm of aviation regulation, a distressing narrative unfolds, involving 5,000 plus veteran airmen and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This story highlights a system marred by controversy, particularly around the handling of ...
  • Navigating Anxiety in the Cockpit: A guide for Pilots

    Do you find your hands tightening in the cockpit, an urgent need for the bathroom before training, or moments of forgetfulness during routine flows and flight tasks? The overlooked issue of stress escalating into anxiety is becoming increasingly prevale...
  • Sky High Focus: The Power of Mindfulness Tools for Pilots

    Navigating the skies has never been more challenging, and as pilots, we often findourselves facing increasing stress and demands. The aviation landscape is evolving,and so are the pressures on our well-being. Balancing less sleep, more flights, andmain...
  • Aviation Summit: Laila Stein's Full Remarks

    During the Aviation Safety Summit on December 6, 2023, flight instructor Laila Stein delivered the following remarks: Thank you to Chair Homendy and the rest of the board for the opportunity to speak with you all here today. Understanding this inherentl...
  • NTSB Roundtable: Chair Homendy's Full Opening Remarks

    "Leaders like us need to talk about it, get comfortable being uncomfortable, to help provide a safe space for others to get treatment, without fear of losing their livelihoods. It's not just the right thing to do. It's the safe thing to do. What's unsa...
  • PMHC Responds to FAA's Recent Mental Health Statement

    On November 6th the Federal Air Surgeon made a public statement regarding the FAA's stance on pilot mental health. The statement is similar to both official and unofficial statements the agency has made in the past regarding mental health. The Pilot Men...
  • Navigating Second Generation Aviation: A Battle for Health and Legacy

    "I will always be sure you are in the left seat," a phrase my father frequently uttered when discussing healthcare. It's a sentiment that highlights a grave issue within the aviation community, the aversion to seeking medical care. Allow me to share my ...
  • The Urgent Case for Mental Health Reform in Aviation

    In recent years, the discourse around mental health has evolved substantially—except in the aviation sector. This post addresses the current situation and makes the case for urgent mental health reform in the FAA. A Sad State of Affairs Did you know tha...
  • Announcing the Launch of the Pilot Mental Health Campaign

    We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Pilot Mental Health Campaign (PMHC) — a groundbreaking initiative aimed at modernizing the approach to pilot mental health in America's aviation industry. Our Mission PMHC seeks to reform existing F...