January 10, 2012
By Gary Crump
Effective Oct. 1, all pilots are required to use the online medical application MedXPress to complete the FAA airman medical prior to visiting an aviation medical examiner (AME).
MedXPress was introduced back in 2007 to complement the paper Form 8500-8, with the ultimate objective of complying with federal requirements to move to electronic forms as a means of cost saving and efficiency.
Aviation Medical Examiner,
Pilot Health and Medical,
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services,
Safety and Education,
With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.
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