Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

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

Video

Fly Well- Major Structural Failure

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about pilot structural failure.

Dec 03, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments
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Medical Conditions

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

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
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Medical Certificate

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

Advocacy

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation adds co-sponsors

Support continues to grow for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, with nine new co-sponsors signing on following midterm elections.

Nov 14, 2014 | comments
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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

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

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

Advocacy

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: Success in 2014

This year has been a good one for AOPA’s advocacy team in the states.

Nov 07, 2014
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