July 23, 2010
Maintaining good health is a goal shared by all. But for a pilot it’s not just a goal, it’s a necessity. This year at AOPA Aviation Summit you can choose from a variety of health forums designed to help you stay healthy and keep your medical.
Attend “Keep Young and Fly Forever” and learn how to keep your brain fit to fly by practicing the top five brain skills needed to stay at peak at any age. Based on current research, this high-energy program will let you test yourself, and provide useful take-away guidelines for both pilots and flight instructors.
Also, be sure to stop by “What's So Special about Special Issuances?” and find out about one of the most flexible tools available to the FAA for issuing medical certificates to pilots with more serious medical conditions. Cancer, coronary artery disease, bypass surgery, pacemakers, stents, diabetes, asthma, and kidney stones are just a few of the many medical conditions that require a special issuance. Learn about the regulatory basis for an authorization, why it's required, and what it takes to get it and keep it.
Don’t let your health dictate how long you can fly. Join AOPA at Summit in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 11 through 13, and take your health into your own hands. —Angela Ashton
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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