September 13, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The FAA is making upgrades and enhancements that will affect the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) and MedXPress from 6 p.m. Central time Sept. 13 through 15.
During this time, the Web-based IACRA and online FAA medical application MedXPress will be unavailable.
Any pilots scheduled for flight physicals with an aviation medical examiner between 6 p.m. Central on Sept. 13 and the morning of Monday, Sept. 15, will not be able to receive their printed medical certificate until MedXPress is once again online. Also, AMEs will not be able to input data from the exam until the system is back online at 6 a.m. Central time Sept. 15.
AOPA recommends pilots appearing for practical tests with an FAA examiner during this time take a hard copy of the FAA's Form 8710.
Pilot Health and Medical,
Aviation Medical Examiner,
The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
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.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>