A Czech CSA jetliner carrying 46 passengers from Polish capital of Warsaw landed safely in Prague Ruzyne Airport shortly after midday on Wednesday (15th February) after the flight’s captain fell ill as the plane was landing and was declared dead soon afterwards.The plane was on approach to the Prague airport when an emergency was reported and the first officer took control of the turbo propeller plane, an ATR-42-500, after the captain “who was 55 years old, was incapacitated due to health problems,” according to Peter Zmolnik, the president of the Czech Association of CSA Transport pilots.
“Pilots With Diabetes” (PWD) is a group of former commercial and military pilots, aspiring commercial pilots and current private pilots, all with insulin-dependent diabetes. Currently only five countries worldwide allow private flying with insulin dependent diabetes (USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Israel) and one country allows multi-crew commercial flying (Canada). This could be interesting for any AME’s around the world.
The Indonesian airline industry has made progress toward mending its reputation – amid soaring demand – after a series of spectacular crashes in recent years drew international attention to the country’s poor safety record. Now it has a new problem to deal with: drug abuse among its pilots.¬†The police arrested a pilot from the country’s largest private airline, Lion Air, last Saturday on suspicion of possessing crystal methamphetamine, a psychostimulant that increases alertness and concentration and can create feelings of euphoria…
The American College of Chest Physicians has released the 9th edition of its guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and thrombosis prevention. Published in Chest, the guidelines provide risk stratification recommendations for major clinical areas, including medical therapy, surgery, cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, pregnancy, pediatrics, and travel. It is extremely advisable for Ame’s and persons traveling long-haul¬† operations….
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia. Through the Industry Permissions Division and its Aviation Medicine Branch develops and administers medical standards, aplicable to licence holders and the assesment of aviation medicals. They are wanting a Senior Medical Officer for the setting, maintenance and monitoring aviation standards and procedures related to aviation industry. It is required a full registration as a Medical Practitioner by the Medical Board of Australia or eligibility for such registration.
Here you can read the last Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin edited by Michael E. Wayda for FAA Aviation Medical examiners and other aviation professionals. Bulletin inaugurates Year 52 of Newsletter Publishing since 1960 with the same purpose quarterly: “Bring any medical news of interest to the well being and safety of airmen and the public”. At this issue interesting articles about: Esophorias, Color Vision Test, Breast Cancer and 2011 Index. Aside from this¬† the¬† Bulletin is published online.
There is a long-term favourable trend in business-jet fatal accident rates – and a significant improvement during the past three years which will be remarkable if sustained. That is the judgement of Paul Hayes, senior safety analyst at Flightglobal‘s data and consultancy division Ascend. During the 1990s, the rate in question was one fatal accident [...]
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.