July 5, 2013
By Warren Silberman
In my last article I began giving you all some details and pointers on what you need to get your treating physicians to provide you prior to going to your AME should you have one of the conditions that AMEs can issue (CACI). To reiterate, the following conditions are included in this new medical certification procedure: arthritis, asthma, chronic hepatitis C, glaucoma, hypertension, hypothyroidism, migraine and chronic headaches, pre-diabetes conditions, and renal cancer.
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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.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.
The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.
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