January 29, 2014
By Warren Silberman
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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Aviation terminology can be confusing. In the context of regulatory compliance, it’s quite important to make a distinction between wet and dry leasing.
Schuyler "Sky" King, a law enforcement officer from Grover, Ariz., was seeing a urologist pretty regularly. He required a second class medical certificate for his job.
There has been a lot of press about the FAA’s recent announcement about changes in the policy for pilot medical certification and sleep apnea. AOPA Director of Medical Certification says media might get some of the underlying nuances confused.
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