July 31, 2008
AOPA Communications staff
The AOPA medical certification staff stayed busy all day Thursday, assisting members with their pressing questions.
“I’ve had open heart surgery, can I ever get my medical back?” “What is the average turnaround time once the FAA receives my paperwork?”
One member, who received his FAA authorization letter and medical certificate the day he left for AirVenture, stopped by the AOPA tent to thank medical certification staff in person. “I couldn’t have done it without AOPA,” he said.
AOPA members were happy that they were able to converse one-on-one with medical certification staff and seek assistance with their individual issues.
Typical questions focused on lasik surgery, diabetes, and sleep apnea treatment.
The AOPA medical certification staff will be on for the duration of AirVenture. Also, be sure to visit the FAA staff from the Aerospace Medical Certification Division at AOPA Expo in San Jose, Calif., which runs from Nov. 6 through 8; they will be issuing medical authorizations to members.
For more information, call the Pilot Information Center at 800/872-2672.
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.”
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>