Health

Fly Well - Mental Illness

Depression can even strike pilots. But the FAA has changed regulations to allow special issuance certification for pilots using certain anti-depressant medications. Dr. Jonathan Sackier reports.

 
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Fly Well- Major Structural Failure

5:19 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about pilot structural failure.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed

3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

Miles O'Brien Interview

8:34 min

A conversation with CNN & PBS NewsHour TV personality and aviation expert Miles O'Brien about overcoming adversity.

Hypoxia Simulation

3:57 min

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet.

Dr Richard Sloan FPA

6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform

12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

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