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Fly Well - Pilot preflight

You preflight your airplane, but how often do you check yourself to make sure you are safe to fly? Before every flight, ensure that I M SAFE. Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains.

 
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Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform

0:52 min

AOPA is calling all pilots to action to urge Congress to support the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, which includes Third Class Medical reform. The bill would allow pilots to fly noncommercially in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds carrying five passengers below 14,000 feet in VFR and IFR conditions without the need for a medical certificate.

Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II

15:45 min

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.

New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced

2:18 min

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.

Fly Well- Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

4:17 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Flying by the Seat of Your Pants.

Fly Well- Aerobatics

4:25 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heartburn.

Fly Well- The Method of Rhythm

4:04 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about atrial fibrillation.

New FAA sleep apnea policy

6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather

4:00 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about allergies.

Fly Well- Heart of the Interior

4:11 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heart disease.

Fly Well- Testicular Cancer

3:40 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about ways to prevent testicular cancer.

Fly Well - Trouble with T

4:37 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about trouble with Testosterone.

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.

FAA budges on medical certificate

3:01 min

FAA announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.

New sleep apnea guidelines

2:02 min

FAA backs off on sleep apnea policy. New guidelines reasonable.

Fly Well - Flu

2:43 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier offers tips for preventing the flu.

FAA Sleep Apnea policy

2:47 min

One expert says the FAA is wrong on how it wants to determine who might be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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