Health

Fly Well - Food aloft

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on the importance of drinking and eating the right stuff when you are flying.

 
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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.

Fly Well - Feel the pressure

2:58 min

Keeping your blood pressure in check is critical to maintaining your health and your medical certificate, says Dr. Jonathan Sackier.

Fly Well - Was that for me?

3:30 min

Hearing loss and protection for pilots.

Fly Well - My favorite gas

2:53 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains why you might need more oxygen when flying.

Fly Well - Food aloft

3:20 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on the importance of drinking and eating the right stuff when you are flying.

Fly Well - Mental Illness

3:20 min

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.

Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things Pilots do to Sabotage their Medicals - Part 2

3:25 min

The conclusion of Dr. Jonathan Sackier's list of things pilots do that can lead to a denial of a medical certificate.

AOPA medications database

0:49 min

The FAA won't tell you, but AOPA can. Our exclusive online database of the specific medications that can disqualify you from getting a medical certificate.

Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things - Part 1

3:14 min

Ten stupid things pilots do -- or don't do, that could mess them up in the AME's office. A Fly Well report from Dr. Jonathan Sackier.

Fly Well - Not the TSA

3:58 min

You don't like the TSA poking at you, but your doctor should be a different story.

Fly Well - Pilot preflight

2:46 min

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.

Fly Well - Good night's sleep

2:41 min

Fighting fatigue? Not sleeping well. You might be suffering from sleep apnea, and that could be dangerous to your flying. Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains.

What (not) to Eat - DE

2:29 min

Al Marsh talks with an in flight Nutritionist.

Pilots overgross

11:14 min

The battle of the bulge. Dr. Jonathan Sackier on what pilots need to know about weight control.

Flying after a heart attack

6:17 min

JoAnn Wilson from AOPA's medical certification department talks about getting your wings back after a heart incident.

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