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Experts: Piloting has Inherent Stress Factors

Experts agree that while no amount of personality tests could have prevented Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz from crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps, there are inherent stresses in the profession that can contribute to the overall mental health of airline pilots. Dr. Andre Droog, president of the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) he has come to know the personality type that is drawn to becoming a pilot.   “They are quite well selected and very...

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