May 31, 2013
By Warren Silberman
Hopefully you listened to my May 30 Pilot Protection Services webinar reviewing the new conditions for which your aviation medical examiner can issue a medical certificate in the office. Now I am going to give you some helpful details on what you need to bring with you when you go see your AME should you have one of these conditions.
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Pilot responsibilities include requesting clarification or amendment whenever the pilot does not fully understand a clearance or considers it unacceptable from a safety standpoint.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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