Pilot Support Workshop, 7th June 2017

  • by Paul Dickens
  • 08 Jun, 2017
We held our open practical workshop on Pilot Support at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport this week, in the wake of the CAA IN issued earlier this year. Participants came from a number of operators, including AirTanker, DHL Air, Eastern Airways, Jet2, PDG Helicopters and Titan Airways. We looked in detail at the background to the issue of pilot support, including the incidence of mental health issues in pilots and the relationship to accidents and safety, and the content of the EASA Opinion, IN-2017/005 and the EPPSI Best Practice Guidelines. Some time was spent defining what support means, the key skills required and the different forms it can take, both professional and peer. After lunch we looked at the practical requirements for setting up a programme and participants worked in groups on how they will take this forwards. We aim to hold a further session later in the year once the EASA Regulation has been issued. If you would like further information, or an in-house similar workshop then please contact us here.

High Flying Psychologists

by Paul Dickens 05 Jan, 2018
Happy New Year!

We've now been established over a year, and 2017 proved to be an exciting one - new clients gained and in discussion, presentations at 2 prestigious conferences and 2 papers published in influential publications. We are also at or near the top of Google rankings for aviation psychology and aviation psychologists

2018 so far looks like it might continue the same way - we've active discussions with a number of new clients and hope to present papers at two upcoming aviation safety conferences, in addition to our continuing work on aircrew psychologcal assessment and mental health and wellbeing.
by Paul Dickens 29 Nov, 2017
Participants from a number of operators - including jet2.com , Eastern, AirTanker, Titan and Netjets - discussing issues at our workshop on Aircrew Psychological Assessment at Stansted Airport yesterday.
by Paul Dickens 18 Nov, 2017
I enjoyed presenting at the excellent CIEHF conference last week at LGW - the topic as you can see was Big 5 personality factors and safety in maintenance engineers. The talk was well received with plenty of discussion afterwards - picture courtesy of Andy Evans of Aerossurance. Next up is my presentation at the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium in Cologne the first week in December.
by Paul Dickens 07 Nov, 2017
Great to see pilots I know from CHC featured in this BBC Alba programme


by Paul Dickens 20 Oct, 2017
Tuesday 28th November 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted Airport
by Paul Dickens 01 Sep, 2017
We've made a few tweaks to the Core Aviation Psychology website, and have been analysing our web traffic over the month of August. One of our best months to date as we've had 554 visitors from 52 countries! A lot of these came after our LinkedIn post about support programmes for aerospace engineers, something we'll be speaking about at the CIEHF conference this November.
by Paul Dickens 22 Aug, 2017
We are pleased that Christine Farrell has become associated with Core Aviation Psychology. She brings extensive experience as both a commercial helicopter pilot and an organisational psychologist, and strengenths our unrivalled capability in providing psychological services to the rotary-wing sector.
by Paul Dickens 14 Aug, 2017
The recent initiatives on pilot mental health are welcome, and there is a need for similar approaches to the mental health and wellbeing of the real heroes of aviation - the engineers. Please read our paper on ourwebsite Information page.
by Paul Dickens 06 Aug, 2017
That's the first page of our most recent article that appears in the Summer edition of ROTOR magazine ( www.rotor.org) . We'll post a copy here later in the year.
by Paul Dickens 30 Jul, 2017
We've updated the Information page on our website. Click MORE ´╗┐ at the top right of the main page, then ´╗┐Information ´╗┐. On that page you will find downloadable copies of research papers we have presented recently on the psychological characteristics of helicopter pilots and on pilot mental health and support, together with details of the conferences and seminars where we have presented during the last few years.
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