Silberman, Sackier bring wit, wisdom to health and wellness

June 6, 2012

Gary Crump

Gary Crump

  • Director, AOPA Medical Certification Services 
  • 25 years assisting AOPA members 
  • Former operating room technician and Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Pilot since 1973

My Medical team and I are thrilled to be a part of the new Pilot Protection Services Program. This new, unique program provides an abundance of expert advice about proactive ways to take control of your health and protect your medical certificate.

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I especially want to highlight our new affiliation with Dr. Warren Silberman who served as the manager of the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 15 years. I met Warren very soon after he joined the FAA, and our teams have worked closely together to get and keep pilots with medical certification challenges flying.

As one of the most visible “go to” experts in the specialty of aerospace medicine and civil aviation regulatory medicine, Warren brings a treasure trove of knowledge and experience that will benefit our members as AOPA expands the Pilot Protection Services program. You can look forward to seeing Warren’s unique personality and communication style online at AOPA Live, at in person at EAA AirVenture this summer, and at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., in October.

Warren and Jonathan Sackier--our AOPA wellness consultant who brings his own unique brand of wit to health and wellness—will be among the prominent “faces” of PPS. If you haven’t seen and heard them together, you are in for a treat! Not only will you be better informed about health and wellness issues that can impact your flying future, you’ll also be highly entertained at the same time. We look forward to bringing you great content, and look forward to hearing from you about how we can make the program even better.

To learn more about the program or to enroll, visit

Gary Crump