PAN, PAN, PAN – Captain David Hill – help with cost of autopsy – 19th December 2016 – Achieved by 20th December 2016

We, friends of Captain David Hill, are raising $5500 to defray the cost of an autopsy which should help to answer questions about the impact of breathing oil fumes on the brain. Starting in January 2010, many of us associated with this site had the honor of getting to know a great man—Captain David Hill.  The…

Accident: US Airways B762 near St. Thomas on Jan 16th 2010, odour on board, both flight crew received permanent injuries, captain later died – Av Herald – 19th December 2016

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-1041 from Saint Thomas (US Virgin Islands) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 174 passengers, was on approach to Charlotte, when the crew reported a number of passengers and cabin crew had noticed some odour on board shortly after takeoff and were now suffering from headache and nausea…

Harry Hoffman MD – Birthday of US Founder of Aerotoxic Syndrome – 18th December 2016

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr Harry Hoffman who along with Professor Chris Winder of Australia and Dr Jean Christophe Balouet of France founded AEROTOXIC SYNDROME in 1999. The published paper for AEROTOXIC SYNDROME can be read here Dr Hoffman passed away in 2004 – you may read about his US Naval Institute flying and…

Acetylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase activities in 11 cases of symptomatic flight crew members after fume events. – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health – 6.12.16

Abstract In modern aviation, so-called fume events such as exposure to an unknown mixture of chemicals introduced into the aircraft cabin with bleed air drawn off at the engines may occur. Human exposure may result in (neuro)toxic symptoms described as so-called “aerotoxic syndrome.” Currently, among other agents organophosphates (OP) are regarded as a likely cause…

Thousands of airline pilots flying every day with suicidal thoughts, says landmark study – The Daily Telegraph – 15.12.16

More than 4,000 commercial flights on any given day are being flown by pilots who have experienced suicidal thoughts, a landmark study on the airline industry suggests. An international survey of pilots by Harvard University found 4.1 per cent had contemplated killing themselves at least once in the previous fortnight, and 12.6 per cent met…

Harvard Airline Pilot Study: Depression or Poisoned by Cabin Air? Aviation Travel Writer – 15.12.16

Brace yourselves for the latest Psyop coming out of Harvard Medical Research which was published today by Professor Joseph Allen. I feel that the timing is quite interesting to me considering that Airbus and Boeing are both backpedaling on the long denied and hidden Cabin Air Contamination issues. As Boeing has been pushing it’s bleed…

1 in 8 airline pilots may be clinically depressed – Fox News – 15.12.16

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about 1,850 pilots from more than 50 countries found that 14 percent of pilots who had worked within the past week had symptoms of depression. Four…

Pilots keep depression and suicidal thoughts under ‘veil of secrecy’ – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – 15.12.16

Depression and suicidal thoughts among the world’s airline pilots are being hidden behind a “veil of secrecy”, according to new research. An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots from more than 50 countries suggests that 12.6% meet the criteria for clinical depression. At some point in the preceding fortnight, 75 pilots said they had experienced suicidal…

Airline pilot wins major legal victory on fatigue – BALPA – 13.12.16

Release date: 13/12/2016 An airline captain and member of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has accepted an apology from an airline after being sanctioned for refusing to fly due to fatigue, as well as assurances that the company remains committed to passenger safety. Captain Mike Simkins was suspended by Thomas Cook Airlines for six months…