Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

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FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

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Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.

Feb 27, 2015
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Medical Conditions

Advocacy

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

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.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

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
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Medical Certificate

Article

FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

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.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments
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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

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

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.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

Feb 24, 2015 | comments

News release

AOPA'S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

AOPA’S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

Feb 06, 2015
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Special Issuance Medical

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

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.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

News release

NEW SLEEP APNEA POLICY RESPONDS TO AOPA CONCERNS

NEW SLEEP APNEA POLICY RESPONDS TO AOPA CONCERNS

Jan 24, 2015
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