January 14, 2013
By Warren Silberman
This has always been a timely topic to discuss. I am going to take you step by step in preparing a case for presentation to the FAA's Aerospace Medical Certification Division.
First and foremost, when you develop a medical condition, take care of yourself and do what your physicians recommend is best for your particular medical situation. When you have time, start learning all you can about what I call the “aeromedical” aspects of your condition. You need to visit the AOPA medical certification Web page and see if your condition is listed there. You also should visit the FAA website to see what else you can learn. The Guide to Aviation Medical Examiners that the FAA issues to all AMEs is available for you and your treating physician to review.
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The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
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