Addressing Health Issues in the Aviation Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Presenters at this year’s TEDx Youngstown included pioneers in their respective fields, such as Reyne’ O’Shaughnessy, a former commercial pilot who spoke about pilot health.

In the past, it was not acceptable to talk about mental health or physical issues, especially in the aviation industry. Many pilots feared that addressing health issues would mean being grounded by an airline.

That stigma is starting to change, however, across many industries, she said. “We are starting to make headway – the needle has moved. We are on the brink of changing safety for today and tomorrow’s aerospace system.”

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