August 31, 2012
By Gary Crump
For those of you with special issuance authorizations, you may recall on your previous authorization letters that there was a statement requiring you to carry your authorization letter with you when you fly. This requirement was put in place as a result of an audit from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2007, in which the auditor determined that the FAA was not in compliance with ICAO International Standards and Recommended Practices by not including the disqualifying medical conditions on the airman's medical certificate.
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The silence on the approach control frequency is broken as the controller speaks your N number and advises, “Traffic, two o’clock, westbound, type and altitude unknown.”
The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.
The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.
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