Could John Silver get a third class medical certificate?

January 29, 2014

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Warren Silberman

Warren Silberman

  • Former Manager, FAA Aerospace Medical Certification 
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Expert in Aerospace/Preventive Medicine 
  • Pilot since 1986

Let's say for the sake of a hypothesis that Mr. Long John Silver was not the infamous pirate with the West Country Bristolian accent of Treasure Island, but John Silver who lost his leg from the knee down as a result of a tangle with a great white shark when he fell overboard in his sailing vessel. He was lucky to survive, but he lost his lower leg. 

Mr. Silver is an avid pilot and owns a Harvard T-6 warbird. He wants to continue to fly. What does he do? 

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