Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Advocacy

Indiana aviation industry looks to future

Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.

Oct 22, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Major vs minor alterations, part 2

Find out how to determine if an alteration you want to make to your aircraft is major or minor and how to build a case for any modification you are considering.

Oct 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Hypoxia: Insidious emergency

Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments
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Medical Conditions

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

Article

Answers for Pilots: Airman Medical Certification - What's Changed?

Find out what has changed in regard to airman medical certification.

Aug 13, 2014

Video

Fly Well - Headaches

Jul 10, 2014
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Medical Certificate

Advocacy

Indiana aviation industry looks to future

Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.

Oct 22, 2014

Article

A golden opportunity in the Golden Isles

The beautiful Georgia coast promises to be a big draw for AOPA's final fly-in of 2014, taking place Nov. 8 on St. Simons Island.

Oct 08, 2014

Article

Spotlight on medical reform at Homecoming

The FAA hopes to have its proposal for medical certification reform out for public comment by the end of the year, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told AOPA President Mark Baker at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4.

Oct 08, 2014
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Medications

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

Pilot Magazine

Member News & Notes: NextGen mandate ‘inadequate’ and ‘unclear’

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Department of Transportation Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton says.

Aug 08, 2014
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Aeromedical Factors

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Major vs minor alterations, part 2

Find out how to determine if an alteration you want to make to your aircraft is major or minor and how to build a case for any modification you are considering.

Oct 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Hypoxia: Insidious emergency

Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Safety: Do you know the symptoms of hypoxia?

TBM Ownersand Pilots Association Chairman Larry Glazer and his wife Jane died in a crash off the coast of Jamaica after the pilot became unresponsive.

Oct 07, 2014
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Special Issuance Medical

Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

News release

AOPA MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD SUPPORTS THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

Senior AME speaks out in support of medical reform

As the push for third class medical reform continues on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue is expressing his support for the effort by reaching out to fellow AMEs with compelling reasons of why pilot safety won’t be affected by medical reform.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments
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