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Pilot Deaths Now Soaring

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is reporting a staggering increase in the number of deaths among U.S. and Canadian pilots over the course of 2021. ALPA represents some 61,000 pilots, steering planes at some 38 US and Canadian airlines.

The current issue of ALPA’s trade magazine — AIR LINE PILOT –has an “In Memoriam” column citing 111 deaths through the first nine months of 2021. By comparison, the highest previous total for any full year came in 2017, when there were 28 deaths logged. Most years, there have been fewer than 10. (Editor’s Note: The ALPA publication relies on family members to voluntarily report deaths, so the true number of deaths is undoubtedly higher than what appears “In Memoriam.”)

What could be causing deaths among pilots? Flying at high altitudes, they appear to be running a risk of thrombosis, or blood clotting, due to the covid-19 vaccines. Of course, the medical establishment has largely sidestepped this issue, and the airlines have been quite vocal in attacking stories about pilot deaths. Delta Airlines issued a blistering rebuttal recently after an anti-vax podcast claimed one of Delta’s pilots died while a flight was in progress.

“All of these allegations are false,” said Delta. “The pandemic has been an incredibly tragic time for many, and our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of families of those who have passed away from the horrific virus.”

Here, Michael Jaco discusses the “jaberdoo” claims, originally aired on The Stu Pewters Show podcast.

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6 thoughts on “Pilot Deaths Now Soaring

  1. Bromley86 on said:

    It looks like you might be making a few mistakes.

    1. Those 111 deaths are those reported in that 2 month period, rather than the total to date.

    2. That’s the same in every issue: they list deaths reported to them that month. Which is why you’ll see deaths from 2018 and 2019 reported in the Oct 2020 issue.

    3. In the (two separate) issues for Oct & Nov 2020, there were a total of 76 deaths reported for those months in 2020. So less, but not 10 vs. 111.

    Oct & Nov 2019 was 36+37 = 73

    More importantly, Oct & Nov 2018 was 80+45 = ***125***

    • Hi Bromley86,

      Thanks for your corrections and observations. Very detailed, but also easy to follow. We did misinterpret those numbers, not being a regular reader of that magazine. At the same time, this issue still bears watching. The numbers still appear to be rising — just not as rapidly or alarmingly as we feared. Take care, Call Me Stormy

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  4. Freddy LaDouche on said:

    Hey guys, if you take a look at the 2022 editions there is still a large increase in deaths being reported. The difference now is that they are significantly delayed. It BOLSTER’s the authors claims of even more death. The years prior did not have such a heavy delay, you can see for yourselves.

    May 22- With an extra 13 Deaths in 2021

    April 22 – With an extra 40 deaths in 2021 occurring ( half in the first 6m )

    March 22 – 28 2021 Death Reports

    Jan-Feb I don’t have access to

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