November 16, 2007
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
With medical certification delays approaching all-time lows—an average of 30 days, even for special issuance medicals—getting medically qualified to fly has never been easier.
But you still can’t do it alone; you need the help of the right aviation medical examiner (AME). Look for an AME who makes FAA exams an important part of his practice. Such doctors stay on top of changing regulations and know exactly what tests, medical records, and reporting forms you need. You’ll also want an AME who understands the realities of flying, is willing to answer questions before your exam, and is prepared to call the FAA regional flight surgeon for guidance.
AOPA can help you find a designated AME near you.
November 15, 2007
Aviation Medical Examiner,
Pilot Health and Medical,
Special Issuance Medical
Find out some of the basics of the process of how the FAA does medical certification.
Pilots impacted by the FAA’s proposed new obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) policy can expect to pay some $2,000 to more than $5,000 for testing and, if needed, equipment for treatment, according to an AOPA investigation.
A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.