Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Advocacy

Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments

Article

'The human must be the boss'

Approaching San Francisco International on a VFR day in a Boeing 777, the crew was "astonished" when automated systems did not respond as expected.

Jun 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Team flying Cirrus SR22 wins Air Race Classic

A past winner was among the three members of a team that flew a Cirrus SR22 to victory in the 2014 Air Race Classic.

Jun 24, 2014
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Medical Conditions

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

Advocacy

FAA drafts new sleep apnea guidelines

The FAA has drafted new guidelines for dealing with sleep apnea after AOPA and others objected to a sudden policy change announced last year.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Aviation associations ask Senate to pass sleep apnea bill

Nine aviation organizations have asked senators to support legislation compelling the FAA to go through the rulemaking process for new policies on sleep disorders.

Mar 05, 2014 | comments
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Medical Certificate

Advocacy

Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments

Article

Team flying Cirrus SR22 wins Air Race Classic

A past winner was among the three members of a team that flew a Cirrus SR22 to victory in the 2014 Air Race Classic.

Jun 24, 2014

Advocacy

Baker briefs caucus on importance of medical reform

Third class medical reform is critical to growing general aviation, AOPA President Mark Baker told the House General Aviation Caucus during a briefing June 17.

Jun 17, 2014 | comments
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Medications

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

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Drug wars

Shooting approaches at Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM) in San Diego, California, just north of the Mexican border, might include interesting liaisons...

Dec 19, 2013

Members only

Too sweet to fly

Diabetes mellitus that is diet and exercise controlled does not require a special issuance, so your AME may issue a medical certificate without approval from the FAA. However, you will need some documentation for your AME at the time of your next FAA physical examination.

Nov 11, 2013
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Aeromedical Factors

Article

'The human must be the boss'

Approaching San Francisco International on a VFR day in a Boeing 777, the crew was "astonished" when automated systems did not respond as expected.

Jun 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA drafts new sleep apnea guidelines

The FAA has drafted new guidelines for dealing with sleep apnea after AOPA and others objected to a sudden policy change announced last year.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Aviation associations ask Senate to pass sleep apnea bill

Nine aviation organizations have asked senators to support legislation compelling the FAA to go through the rulemaking process for new policies on sleep disorders.

Mar 05, 2014 | comments
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Special Issuance Medical

Advocacy

Support for medical reform grows

With 111 co-sponsors in the House, legislation to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical continues to gain momentum.

May 29, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Changing face of aeromedicine

Dr. Warren Silberman managed the FAA medical certification division from 1997 through 2011.

May 12, 2014

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation reaches milestone

Legislation that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process has achieved a new milestone with 100 co-sponsors signing on to the House bill.

May 06, 2014 | comments
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