questionmark Posted March 28, 2015 #201 Share Posted March 28, 2015 I know in military aviation the CO is the first to know if one oh his or her aircrew is medically disabled. They are not going to risk a multimillion dollar aircraft to someone not in condition to fly so why would risking 150 lives be less important? Well, the "normal procedure" for a doctor, when determining a pilot unfit for a job, is to report it to the aviation authorities... problem is that the doctor has to know that his patient is a pilot and not some other kind of airline employee who would be only a danger to himself if suicidal. That shows up nowhere in medical records unless the patient disclosed it. In the current case it is even more complicated because the guy was a steward before taking up pilot training. If he has seen the same doctor for a number of years there is no reason for the doctor to ask if he changed his job. In the air force pilots go to the air force hospital and there it is mandatory to inform COs about the findings (even for non-pilots). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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