March 31, 2014
Question: When did the U.S. government first get involved in the medical certification of pilots?
Answer: The Air Commerce Act of 1926 paved the way for licensing and medical certification of pilots. The first group of aviation medical examiners was announced on Feb. 28, 1927. Source: FAA.
Pilot Health and Medical
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.
Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.
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