Air Travel and Health: an Update – House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

Public and media interest in contaminated air events, or fume events, has significantly increased in recent years. The independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) has conducted a scientific review of the evidence for claims that fume events have damaged the health of pilots and others, and has…

Captain John Hoyte’s Story

When Captain John Hoyte first became a BAe 146 pilot in 1989 he put his extreme exhaustion and chronic fatigue down to the anti-social hours as he was flying permanent nights. At first he assumed the exhaustion was normal. Gradually he began to notice other symptoms. Bright lights would “jump around” and he found it…