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By James D. Latkin PhD MD FACP CFI CFII MEI
Airline Transport Pilot FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner 

Aeromedical Forum

COVID 19 in the Cockpit: The Latest Info!

 

August 1, 2020



I was planning a spine-tingling discussion on the use of seatbelts in aviation for this month, but it seems like the questions at the FBO are overwhelmingly about something else, COVID-19. Rightly so.

As we try to inch back to a semblance of normalcy in the aviation community, we increasingly risk infection, hospitalization or even death. The rate of infection is skyrocketing nationally. Fortunately, here in Minnesota we have not seen exponential increases but, at this writing infection rates are beginning to creep up again.

As pilots, we are accustomed to risk management. Thus, to...



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