October 12, 2012
By Gary Crump
Most of the world is pretty much on board with electronic communications, and email is now a very convenient way to transmit medical records … unless it is going to the FAA’s Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City. They are working toward that goal but are not there yet. For now, overnight mail, snail mail, and fax are the only acceptable means of providing medical records to the FAA.
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The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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