February 18, 2013
By Gary Crump
On Oct. 1, 2012, MedXPress became the required mechanism for completing the FAA airman medical application, and since that time we’ve discovered some of the nuances of the application that we hadn’t thought about until the use became mandatory.
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services,
Pilot Health and Medical,
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.
Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.
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