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
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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