November 6, 2012
By Warren Silberman
I was going through my emails and came across a weekly one that concentrates on selling airplanes, and to my shock in the middle of the page there was a large-print advertisement that said "CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL? or HAVE YOU ALREADY LOST IT? MOST PILOTS LOSE THEIR MEDICAL BECAUSE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. WE CAN HELP YOU KEEP IT OR GET IT BACK! Is your life worth $599.00?" It proceeded to tout the use of what I would call an alternative medication that one could purchase from this “business.”
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Nine aviation organizations have asked senators to support legislation compelling the FAA to go through the rulemaking process for new policies on sleep disorders.
A chorus of industry leaders sang the praises of general aviation while admitting to challenges ahead in dealing with FAA bureaucracy and changing cultural whims.
Surgeons amputated the left arm of PBS science correspondent and pilot Miles O’Brien when complications arose during surgery for an injury to the arm.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.