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Pilots overgross

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

 
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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.

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.

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