Now that the FAA will issue special-issuance medicals for pilots on antidepressants, would you hire a pilot, or allow an existing pilot, who is taking FAA-approved antidepressants, to fly for your flight department?

June 29, 2011, 4:20 AM


Yes, if the FAA is OK with this, then we're OK with it, too.
43% (51 votes)
Yes, but only as a first officer.
1% (1 vote)
Maybe. It would depend on further investigation of the pilot's specific condition and medication.
27% (32 votes)
We'd allow existing pilots approved for these meds, but would not hire pilots with such approvals.
5% (6 votes)
No, it's just too risky. We can't allow any pilot with even a minor mental health disorder to fly for us.
24% (29 votes)
Total votes: 119

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