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Our mission at Piloting 2 Wellbeing is to educate  the next generation of pilots and aviation professionals to navigate the complex, regulated system of aviation in order to keep them flying healthy and safely.

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Piloting 2 Wellbeing seeks to contribute to a safer aviation sector, add value to our client’s aviation courses, and help improve the current regulations regarding pilot mental health.

As an organization, Piloting 2 Wellbeing is providing mentoring and coaching for aviation schools and airline pilots based on the three pillars of Aviation, Awareness, & Safety. These pillars cover the effective use of all available resources for flight crew personnel in order to assure safe and efficient operations, reduce error, avoid stress, and increase efficiency. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health, our skills, and our knowledge. We offer practical, powerful techniques that your audience could quickly put into practice, all based on self-care and other wisdom techniques we’ve learned over the last decade.

We believe that 21st century tools are necessary to address 21st century issues for next generation aviation professionals.

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There is great value in providing pilots and flight schools with tools beyond the skills and knowledge it requires to operate an aircraft. Piloting 2 Wellbeing leverages our dual passions for aviation and wellbeing by delivering transformative, practical solutions to organizations seeking to provide wellness and balance for high-performing pilots.

Piloting 2 Wellbeing exists to provide high-performing aviators and aviation-based organizations with practical, powerful resources for achieving balance between professional performance and personal wellbeing.

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FAA’s New Certification Procedures Make it Easier for Pilots with Mental Health Issues to Get Back in the Air

The FAA is revising its certification procedures and rules to make it easier for pilots grounded by mental health issues to regain their licenses and encourage those needing help to get it, according to federal air surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup. The FAA’s regulations require airline pilots to undergo a medical exam with an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) every six months to five years, depending on the type of flying they do and their age. Aviation Medical Examiners are trained to determine the pilot’s mental health and fitness to fly. The FAA does not expect the Examiner to perform a formal psychiatric examination. However, the Examiner should form a general impression of the emotional stability and mental state of the applicant.


The FAA has been working on improving its mental health policies for pilots since 2010 when a pilot crashed his plane into a Texas building after being denied certification due to his mental health issues. The FAA has since then been working on improving its policies and procedures for pilots with mental health issues. In 2015, the FAA created a new program called the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) which is designed to help pilots with substance abuse or other mental health issues. The program is designed to help pilots get the help they need while still being able to fly.


The FAA has also been working on improving its policies for pilots who have been diagnosed with depression or other mental health issues. In 2016, the FAA announced that it would allow pilots who have been diagnosed with depression to fly if they are taking medication and have been stable for at least 12 months. This was a major change in policy for the FAA as previously pilots who had been diagnosed with depression were not allowed to fly.


In addition to these changes, the FAA has also been working on improving its policies for pilots who have been diagnosed with other mental health issues such as anxiety or bipolar disorder. The FAA has created a new program called the Special Issuance Certification Program which is designed to help pilots with these types of mental health issues get certified.


Without your support and dedication to moving the needle, this would not be possible. While the future remains uncertain, there are reasons to be hopeful. Major change takes time, but it starts with the first step in the right direction! Thank you FAA… this is certainly a right step in the right direction.