Pilots often hide their mental health issues for fear of losing their jobs, facing lengthy waits, and expensive evaluations to return to the cockpit if grounded. The aviation industry’s stigma around mental health poses challenges, leading numerous pilots to conceal their struggles.
A recent incident involving an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot attempting to take down a plane has prompted federal officials to address flaws in the mental health system. Ramos Law aviation attorney Joseph LoRusso, who assists pilots in navigating the certification process, emphasizes the urgency of addressing these issues in a recent article from The Washington Post.
Read the full article using the link below to learn more about his insights and the FAA’s response to advocates for change.