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.
Aviation Medical Examiner,
Pilot Health and Medical,
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services,
Special Issuance Medical,
FAA Information and Services
The silence on the approach control frequency is broken as the controller speaks your N number and advises, “Traffic, two o’clock, westbound, type and altitude unknown.”
The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.
The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.
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