Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mental Health Evaluations for Pilots

The recent incident involving a JetBlue pilot has prompted scrutiny of the medical requirements pilots must satisfy to retain their licenses. The rarity of such incidents suggests that regulations requiring evaluation by a mental health professional would be overkill. Today's Washington Post provides a good summary of the subject. See Alan Levin, JetBlue Pilot's Meltdown Raises Questions About FAA Mental-Health Screenings, Washington Post, March 29, 2012 (available here).

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