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March 29th, 2012
03:09 PM ET

Dealing with distruption in the sky – Should pilots have further psych evaluations?

Veda Shook with the Association of Flight Attendants explains standard procedure in the airline business, and how flight crews are trained to handle emergencies on a commercial flight. Shook also addresses the issue of psychological testing of pilots.

The FAA tells CNN that pilots must complete an official FAA medical application form, and have a physical examination by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). The AME does ask questions about psychological condition as part of his/her assessment, and the AME can order additional psychological testing.


Filed under: Air travel • Security
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  1. Sheri Lew

    RE: lottery
    Thanks a lot ladies!! I buzzed off to get a lottery ticket before the crowds.
    It didn't occur to me, amid all you guys' enthusiasm, that they don't sell all night! (4 AM here)
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    March 30, 2012 at 6:27 am | Reply

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