who have either been suggested by their colleagues or volunteered themselves. They went through an organized peer selection process and finished an extensive 28-hour long Peer Training program. Each one of them was highly motivated to join the program and looks forward to contributing to pilots’ well-being personally. Below you can read who they are and why they decided to join the Pilot Peer Support Programme.
I believe that our general well-being and psychological condition directly reflect on our performance at work, CRM skills, overall mood, and even happiness in our life. I recognize the importance of the attention given to pilot mental health, which is why I am willing to join the Peer Support Program as a Peer.
I have been interested in joining the program because I consider it very important as everybody might need help one day…
First OfficerPovilas Maknavicius
I am very interested in the psychological aspects of flight crew training and operations. While using my present experience and knowledge, I want to help my colleagues and contribute to safe flight operations.
First OfficerAlmantas Kacinskis
Nowadays, community spirit and mutual support are more important than ever. When there is no one who can fully understand our daily lives and the problems we face in them, we should resonate with each other.
I was attracted by the Peer Support Program simply because of its 3 magical words! The word “Peer” describes my extrovert social beliefs in connecting with others. The word “Support” describes my view in building give-and-take relationships with them. The word “Program” describes my attitude in troubleshooting any issue in a structured and systemic manner. Peer Support Program… it’s me!
I got really excited and found it very interesting to participate in the Peer Support Program. The aviation industry has a very challenging and competitive working environment that might create a lot of stress at some point. Peer Support Program will be there, having a listening ear, which is a significant motivational factor for joining this community.