Speaking before the World Health Council, former pilot Alan Dana pointed out some disturbing headlines about pilots getting sick in the cockpit.
November 1: Austrian Airlines Flight OS235 was en route from Vienna to Berlin when the pilot vomited over the dashboard and fainted while leaning on the throttle.
November 3: The pilot of a Flydubai Boeing 737 becomes ill. As a result, the flight had to be diverted to an airport in Iran.
April 21: The pilot suffers a stroke. This flight also had to be diverted. The co-pilot of a Lufthansa plane collapsed after a break in the bathroom.
October 22: An Indonesian pilot collapses in the cockpit. The incident was captured on video. Another Indonesian pilot was killed, whereupon the co-pilot made an emergency landing.
December 21 last year: A pilot of the Canadian airline WestJet collapsed during flight.
September 26 this year: An Air Canada flight had to be diverted after one of the pilots fell ill.
October 22: The co-pilot of an Austrian Boeing 767 falls ill.
July 24: A Eurowings Airbus A320 had to be diverted to Munich after the co-pilot felt unwell.
September 22: A Boeing 737 has to be diverted to Omsk, Russia, following the pilot’s death.
November 22: Two crew members of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 fall ill.
August 2022: A Jet2 Boeing 737 had to be diverted after the pilot became ill.
July: The pilot of a JetSmart flight in Argentina falls ill.
Captain Alan Dana: Impacts of experimental injections on air travel
On Monday 7 November, Captain Alan Dana gave an eye-opening presentation at General Assembly 64 in which he described his direct experience as a pilot during the introduction of experimental Covid-19 injections.
Who is Captain Alan Dana?
Captain Dana is a very experienced pilot who has always taken care of his health. He holds British, American and Australian professional airline licenses, including appointment as FAA Accident Prevention Councillor. Its total experience is more than 35 years and now exceeds 23,000 flight hours.
When his employer Qantas insisted on getting a new Covid-19 injection, Alan refused. Qantas released him. Now, along with other crew members, he is suing them in court.
Alan Dana is a member of the Global Aviation Advocacy (GAA) Coalition, which brings together passengers, flight personnel and multidisciplinary medical and scientific experts. The GAA coalition arose out of the need to hear the most important voices in aviation, including: air passengers, without whom there would be no air travel industry; aviation sector personnel who enable and embody flight safety and who are responsible for the well-being and lives of air passengers in real time; doctors and scientists involved in a transparent scientific debate about Covid-19 and the resulting policies that have impacted the global economy, travel and the lives of citizens at all levels.
If you happen to know of pilots who are experiencing adverse reactions to the vaccine that may impact air passenger safety, please report them in confidence to the Australian Transport Safety Authority (ATSB).
This is an edited excerpt from the weekly live broadcast (Below) of the General Meeting on 7 November 2022.