September 26, 2013
By Jonathan Sackier
QUESTION: I'm a 44 year old pilot, athletic, no health problems, but I've noticed my vision deteriorate requiring spectacles over the past few years. Although I can pass the medical I am keen to know if there are any supplements proven to work for maintaining or improving vision?
ANSWER: In general, as long as one eats a well-balanced diet all the essential elements, vitamins, amino acids and so on are taken care of - one really has to either eat a quirky diet or have a gastrointestinal issue that impacts absorption to be at risk of any serious deficiency that can impact vision.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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