May 8, 2012
By Gary Crump
Pilots strive to minimize risk before flights, so why do some think and act differently when it comes to their health?
The Life Extension Foundation, a great organization that’s dedicated to investigating methods of extending the healthy human life span, recently reported that as many as one-third of adults in the United States are not getting screened for colorectal cancer.
Pilot Health and Medical,
Special Issuance Medical
AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.
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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