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
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.
New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.
AOPA has crafted a new insurance policy that takes the risk of losing your medical certificate out of a flying career.
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