Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

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.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Vision training

Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.

Jan 21, 2015 | comments
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Medical Conditions

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Dec 10, 2014

Article

Record setter gets second chance at pilot certificate

A double heart valve replacement kept Rachel Carter—who at 9 years old had set the unofficial record for youngest pilot of a transcontinental flight—from earning her private pilot certificate after her medical certificate was denied. Many years later, she received her medical and is able to resume her quest for a private pilot certificate.

Sep 03, 2014
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Medical Certificate

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

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.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

News release

AOPA PUSHES DOT TO END MEDICAL REFORM DELAY

AOPA PUSHES DOT TO END MEDICAL REFORM DELAY

Jan 14, 2015
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Medications

Article

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Dec 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

10-step program

Regular piston engine oil changes are a waste of money—why not just top it off occasionally? And adding all the way to the fill line is crazy, right?

Oct 02, 2014

Advocacy

NTSB releases study on medication, drug use

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sept. 9 is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, AOPA said.

Sep 09, 2014 | comments
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Aeromedical Factors

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

High flight

Accidents involving pressurized aircraft and total pilot incapacitation are rare.

Jan 08, 2015

Article

A look back at the top stories of 2014

A tall (but true) tale of a rare aircraft find in Texas, progress on third class medical reform, amazing aviation videos, pilot saves, new aircraft from Mooney, and one pilot’s surprise of a lifetime topped the most-read stories of 2014.

Dec 30, 2014 | comments
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Special Issuance Medical

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

No barriers to the sky

A Wisconsin pilot with a congenital heart defect is able to solo thanks to the sport pilot regulations.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

Article

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Dec 10, 2014
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