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PILOTS – Silent Voices of the 21st Century

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The COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. “Just two weeks to flatten the curve” is a distant memory now that we are approaching the end of year two. Or was it a gaff? Did they mean years and not months?  The divide is still strong between the “vaxxed” and the “unvaxxed” but more people are listening as pandemic and vaccine stories surface.

Commercial airline pilots are speaking up. This concerns everyone since an airplane in trouble in the air is potentially dangerous for innocent bystanders on the ground.

Vaccine Injured Pilots Speak Out

Joshua Yoder, American Airlines Pilot

April Moss of Face the Facts interviews Josh Yoder, American Airlines Pilot. He talks about two USA vaccine injured pilots, Cody Flint (Agricultural Pilot) and Greg Pearson (Airline Captain).

Pilots taking these vaccines are no longer safe.

Greg Pearson (Airline Captain)

Vaxxed Delta Pilot Dies In-Flight

Stew Peters, October 11, 2021

Airline Pilots Association (ALPA Magazine))

2019 – 1 death
2020 – 6 deaths
2021 – 109 deaths through September

Airlines Pilots Association

In Canada, the federal government announced on August 13 (2021) that it would require immunizations as early as the end of September for airline pilots and other transportation workers. According to a recent public statement, the government made this decision because the vaccines have proven to be the most effective tool available to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and to protect the country’s broader public-health interests.

Omicron Variant Causing Flight Cancellations Worldwide

WestJet to Cancel 15% of Flights Due to Staff Shortages Related to COVID-19

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. is dealing with so many employees out sick with the Omicron variant that it is being forced to cut 15 per cent of its scheduled flights through to the end of January.
  • The airline has seen a 35 per cent rise in active COVID-19 cases among staff in recent days, with 181 employees currently testing positive for virus.
  • Despite all contingency planning, in addition to hiring back thousands of WestJetters to safely support peak operations, we find ourselves no longer able to predictably resource our planned schedule due to Omicron impact.
  • Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said the nationwide spike in cases this week has affected flight crews and left carriers short-staffed.
  • Canadian airlines across the board have seen an uptick in flight delays and cancellations this week. However, Air Canada said Monday that adverse weather has been the major factor, rather than COVID-19.
  • The federal government requires both Canadian airline employees and passengers departing from Canadian airports to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • WestJet’s interim chief executive, Harry Taylor, called for the removal of “inconsistent provincial isolation requirements that are restricting staffing abilities”.

Holiday travelers continued to experience widespread flight cancellations as the Omicron variant causes airline staff to call in sick.

Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport after airlines announced numerous flights were canceled during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Christmas Eve in Queens, New York City, Dec. 24, 2021.

FAA Put on Notice

FAA Dangerously Ignores Its Own Guidelines

According to the FAA’s own policy, pilots should not fly after having taken medications that have been approved for less than a year, but the agency has systematically ignored those rules

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Vaccine Policy Violates Its Own Rules

Medications for which for which they should advise airmen to not fly include:

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved less than 12 months ago. The FAA generally requires at least one-year of post-marketing experience with a new drug before consideration for aeromedical certification purposes. This observation period allows time for uncommon, but aeromedically significant, adverse effects to manifest themselves. Contact either your Regional Flight Surgeon or AMCD for guidance on specific applicants or to request consideration for a particular medication.

Medical Certification

The COVID-19 public health emergency has driven extraordinary global efforts to develop an effective and safe vaccine. The vaccines produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, and the Janssen Single-Dose COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, have been made available to the American public under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After careful review of available data regarding safety profiles, the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) adopts the following policy as both safe and operationally responsive to this unique situation:

Holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; however, a 48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval must be observed after each dose.

WESTJET Statement on Mandatory Vaccine Requirements:

We are proud that more than 98 per cent of our workforce have self-declared their full-vaccination intent prior to the implementation of our airline’s mandatory vaccination policy. As previously announced, effective October 30, 2021, WestJet and Swoop will become fully vaccinated airlines.

Vaccination is our best way out of this pandemic and we want to ensure the travel journey does not become more difficult for Canadians. The digital solutions outlined today, including a pan-Canadian vaccine passport, must be made available as soon as possible for Canadians when showing proof of vaccination for travel.

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have safely flown more than seven million guests and air travel has been commended for its commitment to safety.

WestJet Flight Diverted Back to Calgary

Sources:

  1. https://www.usasupreme.com/photos-pilots-union-magazine-alpa-allegedly-reveal-that-pilot-deaths-increased-1700-post-vaccine-mandate-and-thats-only-the-first-9-months-of-2021-over-2020/
  2. https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/air-line-pilot-magazine/covid-19-variants
  3. https://www.bitchute.com/video/yLJTnZfnufrl/
  4. https://www.redvoicemedia.com/video/2021/08/wow-airline-pilot-goes-public-as-united-airlines-goes-full-commie-terminating-unvaxxed/
  5. Omicron Variant Causing Flight Cancellations Worldwide – Real America’s Voice News (americasvoice.news)
  6. https://www.bitchute.com/video/59Lz72MUhJrv/
  7. msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/westjet-flight-diverted-back-to-calgary-after-pilot-medical-emergency/ar-AARzIe3?pfr=1
  8. https://www.faa.gov/pilots/medical/
  9. https://www.faa.gov/coronavirus/guidance_resources/vaccine_faq/
  10. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-consolidation-flights-omicron-weather-1.6300717

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