Pilot Discusses Stress Of Flying.

BBC News (5/7, Bloch) reports on the stress experienced by pilots in the wake of the Germanwings crash, featuring a 36-year veteran pilot named John who said he “just found it impossible to go to work. I felt very close to tears, as I had done on various occasions at the end of shifts, without really understanding what was happening.” John describes the difficult days that involve early mornings, long days, and often multiple flights each day. However, Andrew Vincent, the director of Nova Vida Recovery in Portugal, said pilots are often unwilling to divulge their experiences with “depression or stress” because “of the fear of losing the job.”

Related Links:

— “Airline pilots ‘buckling under unacceptable pressures’,”Sarah Bloch, BBC News, May 7, 2015.

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