"We take the concerns of our aircrew seriously and have directed a… safety pause for the T-45 community to allow time for Naval Aviation leadership to engage with the pilots, hear their concerns and discuss the risk mitigations as well as the efforts that are ongoing to correct this issue," Cmdr. Jeannie Groeneveld wrote.
According to the news outlet, Marine 1st Lt. Michael Pence, son of Vice President Mike Pence, is among the pilots effected by the protests, putting additional pressure on Naval aviation leaders to resolve the issue. Navy superiors plan to visit all three bases where T-45 aircraft are used to meet with the pilots and hear their concerns, the reports said.
Histotoxic hypoxia leads to disorientating disorder which can endanger both the lives of pilots operating the aircraft and civilians on the ground.