Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

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Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Pilots should check that their allergy medications are FAA-allowed.

Aug 26, 2015

Article

Bootcamp shows athletes, aviation a match made in heaven

AOPA's National Aviation Community Center opened its substantial hangar doors to Soldierfit, a gym located in the vicinity of the association's headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland that specializes in bootcamp workouts.

Aug 26, 2015

Advocacy

AME urges his senators to back medical reform

An aviation medical examiner and pilot who leads the Minnesota Pilots Association has called on his state's two U.S. senators to support third-class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2015 | comments
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Medical Conditions

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Hidden Genius prize entices color vision cure

Private pilot Trevor McKeeman says many of the world’s record-breaking aviation feats were fueled by visions of winning financial prizes and he hopes his Hidden Genius idea will inspire technology buffs to create tools to combat color vision deficiency for pilots.

Jul 28, 2015

Article

Answers for Pilots: Kidney Stones

Read how a kidney stone can affect your airman medical certificate.

Jun 01, 2015

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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Medical Certificate

Advocacy

AME urges his senators to back medical reform

An aviation medical examiner and pilot who leads the Minnesota Pilots Association has called on his state's two U.S. senators to support third-class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2015 | comments

Article

High Hopes program: ‘You can’

Convincing teens and wounded veterans that they can—not only fly but achieve their dreams—is the central purpose behind the High Hopes for Colorado nonprofit at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

Member help still needed on medical reform

Aug 10, 2015
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Medications

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Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Pilots should check that their allergy medications are FAA-allowed.

Aug 26, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Medical

FDA approval doesn’t mean an FAA blessing

Aug 07, 2015

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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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Aeromedical Factors

Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The quick pick

It’s comforting that you can always pick up an IFR clearance if conditions deteriorate. It’s another thing to pull the trigger and manage any complications.

Jun 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

NTSB's Hart expresses support for pilot medical education

The head of the NTSB told AOPA President Mark Baker that he supports AOPA’s development of a new course to educate pilots on medical factors.

Jun 17, 2015 | comments
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Special Issuance Medical

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Hidden Genius prize entices color vision cure

Private pilot Trevor McKeeman says many of the world’s record-breaking aviation feats were fueled by visions of winning financial prizes and he hopes his Hidden Genius idea will inspire technology buffs to create tools to combat color vision deficiency for pilots.

Jul 28, 2015

Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform could be added to highway bill

An amendment to the Senate highway bill that includes third class medical reform language has been filed by Sens. Joe Manchin and John Boozman.

Jul 22, 2015 | comments
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