I started a blog thread last week even though I’m actually leader this week, so I’ll start another. I have always been interested in aerospace! In fact, my first interest was in aerospace engineering before I became committed to health! I love flying, and it still amazes me that we can get metal to fly. What nurses do in general is incredible, let alone thousands of feet in the air. I think that the importance of flight health should become a more popular specialty, as most people don’t think of it when thinking about healthcare. We often forget that these nurses and pilots work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even though they are compensated fairly, safety never takes a vacation; they must be prepared to leave their home lives at a moment’s notice, only to travel into challenging health problems, all while in the air! I can definitely see why the training and pre-requisites for a flight nurse are so high. My question to fellow readers: would flight healthcare be for you? Why or why not?