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.
Based on our frequent interactions with the FAA’s Aerospace Medical Certification Division, let me share with you six things that you can do to hasten the process of wresting your medical certificate from the FAA.
These steps may take a little more time on your part, but anything you can do to make your case get processed faster means you fly sooner rather than later!
For more expert medical advice and professional assistance with protecting your pilot and medical certificates all year round, visit—and consider joining— AOPA Pilot Protection Services.
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Pilot Health and Medical,
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services,
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Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.
Nevada’s governor is being asked to add funding to the budget for the state aviation trust fund.
California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.
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