Outdated FAA Mental Health Policies & Their Impact On the Aviation Industry

September 8, 2023

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Joseph LoRusso Interviewed by CBS Colorado 

Pilots are criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its outdated and restrictive mental health policies, stating that they are causing pilots to either lie about their conditions or avoid seeking help, resulting in escalating issues. 

As Director of Aviation at Ramos Law and a private pilot himself, Joseph LoRusso frequently represents fellow pilots in these situations. During a recent interview with CBS News Colorado Investigator Kati Weis, he asserts that the policies, based on standards from the 1980s, are a significant factor contributing to the pilot shortage, as they prevent young individuals who have sought mental health treatment in the past from entering the industry. 

Learn more about these prevalent issues and the actions Joseph is taking by reading the full article and watching the interview.