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.”
Pilot Health and Medical,
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services,
Special Issuance Medical
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.
A promised top-down review of general aviation (GA) enforcement practices by Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Office of Air and Marine shows that the agency has heard GA concerns, but the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will remain vigilant to ensure the rights and freedoms of pilots are respected, the association said Wednesday.
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