Back on November 19th, an American Airlines/Envoy pilot named Captain Patrick Ford died immediately after takeoff. Fortunately, his co-pilot saved the passenger jet from crashing into a residential neighborhood in Chicago. I wrote about this story previously.
The FAA won’t admit it, but something has gone very wrong with the heart health of pilots ever since the airline industry tried to mandate the COVID vaccine for all employees. The FAA has even changed its safety guidelines so that pilots with measurable heart damage can still fly.
Steve Kirsch discovered this and wrote about it on his Substack page. Back on October 24th, just a month before Captain Ford died while piloting a jet with passengers on board, the FAA widened the medical guidelines that it sets for someone to remain a pilot.
Commercial pilots are required to have an ECG at regular intervals once they’re past age 40, to ensure that their heart is okay. Captain Ford’s death is the exact reason for this. His plane with passengers on board would have crashed into either the Itasca or Elk Grove Village neighborhood in Chicago if it weren’t for the quick actions of his co-pilot. Thousands of people would have been killed.
Under the previous FAA guidelines, a pilot’s PR interval (a measure of heart function) could be between .12 and .2 for them to be rated healthy enough to fly. That’s the normal, healthy range for electrical function in the heart. But after the October change, the upper range for PR interval for pilots has been widened to .3. This means a pilot can now have an abnormal PR interval – signifying heart damage or some other cardiac injury – and the FAA will still allow them to fly.
The FAA has gone completely silent as to why it changed these guidelines. Tucker Carlson Tonight has asked the FAA the reason for the change but got no response.
Common sense tells us the exact reason. After the rollout of the COVID vaccines, and the airline industry forced everyone to get the shot, many more pilots than usual started having unusual ECG readings. Unless the FAA provides some other reason, we have to assume that is why they made the change. The FAA’s number one job is supposed to keep the air travel industry safe. Pilots have the lives of all of their passengers in their hands, which is why the FAA has always required pilots to have a normal, healthy PR interval.
Can you think of a good reason to allow pilots to fly when they have abnormal, unhealthy hearts?
For one thing, the commercial airline industry has been in shambles for years now. They’ll still force you to take your shoes off and walk through the naked porno scanners, but good luck getting to your destination on time – or even on the same flight that you paid for.
One major problem with the industry is that pilots have been retiring at a faster rate than new replacement pilots are being trained. A pilot is required to have 1,500 hours of flight time before they can get a commercial license, which takes about two years per pilot. If the FAA were to ground a bunch of vaccinated pilots because they now have heart injuries, it would be catastrophic for the industry. So, to keep the airline industry functional, they’re now allowing pilots with heart damage to keep flying.
And the reason why the Biden administration’s FAA didn’t say anything about the October change to these safety guidelines is because then they would HAVE to admit that the COVID shots are unsafe. Can you imagine the lawsuits once that happens? “Hey, sorry we forced you take this dangerous shot and now your career is over. Tough luck. Maybe you former pilots can all learn to code.”
This has massive implications for the country. If things are this bad in the airline industry, imagine what the military is like now. China has never allowed a single one of its citizens to receive an mRNA vaccine for COVID. Pfizer and Moderna have fought for Chinese approval for two years for their shots, but China has never granted it to them.
What other industries do we have that forced the shot on their workers, and now have tons of people walking around with heart damage?