November 12, 2006
Dozens of members have contacted AOPA's medical specialists in response to the December 1 article " New hardware and your FAA medical certificate" for information on how to get their medical certificates back after a joint replacement.
To better serve members, AOPA's specialists created the Bone and Joints-Joint Replacement subject report, which covers hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, and knuckle replacements. The report details exactly what medical records and reports need to be sent to the FAA and how to send them.
Pilots also can talk to one of AOPA's medical specialists weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern by calling 800/USA-AOPA.
December 11, 2006
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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