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
Tom Haines’ ‘Waypoints’ column on the ADS-B debate received a lot of response from members who, like the author, see its promise.
The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture.
Third class medical reform through the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA) is critical to growing general aviation.
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