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Friday, March 30, 2012

CNN Responce

I have been getting some responce to the CNN interview. I am working on answering these as I can. I have posted some of these. Most have the responses have been positive. The comments from people have been on various posts I have on the blog. I plan to combine them into one post so these are easy to find. I will also comment on these posts as well. I am publishing both positive and negative posts. The only comments that I will not publish are rude comments. Please be patient if you have posted something and I have not commented yet. I got home late last night and did not even have a chance to spend much time with my wife after being gone for a few days. Tonight my sweetheart and I are going on a date. Therefore, it may be a day or two before I can get to the comments. Keep an eye on the sky! Collin Hughes The Prozac Pilot

CNN Interview

I just got home from Washington DC and my second CNN interview. I am tired, but have noticed that the blog has received a little bit of attention since the interview aired. I just wanted to post a link to the interview here before I go to bed.

Keep an eye on the sky!

Collin Hughes

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/03/29/pkg-oleary-depressed-pilots.cnn

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Inside Edition Jet Blue Comments

I noticed today that I was quoted in a story on Inside Edition regarding the situation with the Jet Blue pilot. First, I need to say that that quote came from an interview I did with Inside Edition in April of 2010 when the FAA changed its policy regarding antidepressants. Secondly, I need to say that I do not know the pilot in the Jet Blue incident or anything about his circumstances. I cannot say anything regarding this man. All I can say is that my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. I hope that whatever caused him to do what he did that he is treated fairly and receives the help he needs to allow him to cope with whatever situation he may find himself in. I have been asked by media outlets to comment on this situation. I was hesitant at first because I did not know how this could be twisted. However, I have consented to an interview with CNN and will be in Washington DC for an interview. My interview is going to be a general topic interview and a follow up to the 2010 story that CNN did on me when the FAA changed its policies. I have told CNN by phone that I cannot speak directly about the Jet Blue story. Keep an eye on the sky. Collin Hughes

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I am back!

It has been way too long since my last post. I have been focused on work and home lately. Being back in aviation is great. However, since I am not doing much flying right now I feel I have much work to do in getting my skills to where they need to be. I am getting back in the air little by little. My main focus at work is aircraft sales right now. I am doing some instruction, but mostly ground school at this point. But people did not come here to read about me rambling about my flying. I have discovered that I have let the past hold me back too much. There have been many things happen to me in life that cause me to grieve. Due to these events I have not allowed myself to experience the many joys of life. One day when I was walking into the office I asked myself if I was happy. My answer was no. I then pondered why I felt this way. To my surprise, I could not find a single reason as to why I should not be happy. The only thing causing me not to be happy is that I simply did not try to be. Now that I have discovered why I do not feel happiness each day I must overcome this fault within myself and allow myself to be happy. How do I accomplish this great task? Simple, I just do it. Instead of thinking negatively, I need to look at things with a positive outlook. Instead of looking at the dark side of things I just need to look for the light. Finding joy in life is really simple if we try. If we but find positive and joyful things to say to others and feel those words are true, then joy will come our way. Life is great. Stand up and enjoy life. Do not live in fear. If we let fear run our lives we will miss out on the many things that make life great. Life is meant to be filled with joy and happiness. Do not allow yourselves to be brought down by the grind of your daily activities that seem negative. If you are faced with a bad situation find the good in what is going on. Even in the worst situation there can be something positive. Life is good, enjoy it. Keep an eye on the sky. Collin Hughes The Prozac Pilot