Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014

News release

FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

Sep 15, 2014

Advocacy

Flying Physicians support third class medical reform

A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.

Sep 12, 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

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014

News release

FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

Sep 15, 2014

Advocacy

Flying Physicians support third class medical reform

A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.

Sep 12, 2014 | comments
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Medications

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

Article

Gastrointestinal conditions

The FAA allows certification for many common gastrointestinal diagnoses as long as your treating physician documents the condition as stable and controlled.

Apr 14, 2014
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Aeromedical Factors

Article

Safety

Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.

Sep 12, 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

Article

TBM owner’s group chair crashes after becoming unresponsive

TBM Owners and Pilots Association chairman Larry Glazer and his wife Jane were on board an airplane that crashed off the coast of Jamaica after the pilot became unresponsive Sept. 5, the couple’s family confirmed to NBC News. The two are presumed dead.

Sep 05, 2014
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Special Issuance Medical

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

Advocacy

Senators urge quick action on medical reform

Eleven senators are the latest to ask the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on third class medical reform.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments

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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