Year: 1974 Source: British Medical Journal, v.1, (February 2 1974), p.168-169 SIEC No: 19832843

This brief article discusses risk-taking behaviours by private pilots. It is stated the physicians who are responsible for the medical supervision of private pilots should be careful to expose any psychiatric history which may lead to irresponsible behaviour under stress. Factors are mentioned which may place pilots at greater risk for suicidal and other self-destructive behaviours. (1 ref.)