December 4, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
Dr. Warren Silberman of the FAA's medical staff (left) with Sandy Skolnick and his wife, Sharon
If you require a special issuance medical, there’s a good chance Dr. Warren Silberman, manager of the FAA’s aerospace medical certification division in Oklahoma City, Okla., will be involved at some level. To thank Silberman for his hard work in ensuring that medically qualified pilots get their medical certificates and his dedication to aviation safety, AOPA presented him with a citation Dec. 2.
Not only does Silberman work for pilots day in and day out, he even makes special trips to help pilots complete the certification process. Silberman recently attended AOPA Expo, giving pilots requiring special issuance medicals the opportunity to submit their paperwork for review in advance of the show and, in some cases, issuing long-awaited medicals on the spot.
While AOPA staff members were in Oklahoma City to honor Silberman, they took the opportunity to address other issues of interest to pilots, including a proposal that would require re-registration of all aircraft in the general aviation fleet.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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