Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

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

Video

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

Jun 25, 2015

Advocacy

Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments
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Medical Conditions

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

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
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Medical Certificate

Advocacy

Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 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

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

Jun 03, 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

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

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

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: High anxiety

These were mistakes stemming from the natural decline in skill that results from a pilot’s failure to train regularly.

Jun 03, 2015
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Special Issuance Medical

Article

Answers for Pilots: Kidney Stones

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

Jun 01, 2015

Advocacy

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

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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