Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Advocacy

Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

GAO report finds problems with medical certification

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
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Medical Conditions

Article

Gastrointestinal conditions

How gastrointestinal conditions are managed for airman medical certification.

Apr 07, 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

Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

GAO report finds problems with medical certification

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
More Medical Certificate News

Medications

Article

Gastrointestinal conditions

How gastrointestinal conditions are managed for airman medical certification.

Apr 07, 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

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

Advocacy

Bill to stop new sleep apnea policy set for vote in House

A bill that would force the FAA to go through rulemaking before imposing any sleep disorder policies is scheduled for a vote in the House.

Feb 07, 2014 | comments
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Special Issuance Medical

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

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch: Convective coverages

Whether you believe in global warming or not, here’s a hard fact: the days are getting warmer as we make our way toward summer.

Mar 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News and Notes: FAA should rescind new training standards

AOPA has asked the FAA to rescind its new training standards for the instrument rating.

Feb 18, 2014
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