Aviation Medical Examiner

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Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

TurboMedical® helps you fly through the application process "I just received my first-ever moving violation for speeding. There was no alcohol involved, but I'm getting differing answers to my question about whether I have to report this on my medical application," an AOPA member recently wrote in an e-mail message to AOPA.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2001

WHAT AOPA IS DOING TO KEEP YOU FLYING 'Early Adopting' AOPA Offers More Benefits to Computer-Savvy Members In computer parlance, AOPA is an "early adopter" in finding new and better ways to use computers to provide you with information, services, and education. Now AOPA has developed two new applications exclusively for members: AOPA's Airport eDirectory and the interactive TurboMedical® form.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

Approach Charts Now Online From AOPA; Other Features Added to Aiport Directory AOPA members can now view and download, free of charge, all current government-published instrument approach procedures. Some 9,400 current FAA National Aeronautical Charting Office (formerly NOS) instrument approach procedures and all U.S.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2000

AOPA Works with Media on Serious New York-Area Accidents AOPA helped to quell rampant misinformation following two major crashes in northern New Jersey that affected urban neighborhoods. The first, a November 26, 1999, fatal crash of an IFR Beech Bonanza, resulted in 22 injuries (three serious) to persons on the ground.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 1999

Don't feel pressured by a hypertension diagnosis Does this sound like you or a pilot you know? You're 40-ish; you've been working hard at your career for 20 years or so, and it just keeps getting more stressful, not less. Your kids are reaching a not-so-tender age; you've put on a little extra weight; maybe you still smoke a cigarette now and then or just can't kick the salt-shaker habit.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 1999

Passing the color vision test A pilot attempting to land in Florida had a rude awakening as he approached touchdown — the "runway" that he was heading for turned out to be a canal. How could that happen? The pilot had color-deficient vision; he could not differentiate between blues and browns.

AOPA Access

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 1998

Many aviation issues are time sensitive: an emergency airworthiness directive here, an airspace conflict there, or that upcoming annual inspection. One constant that comes around at least every three years for those of us flying powered aircraft is the medical certificate renewal.


Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1998

On this late March Monday morning, the sun shines brightly through a widely scattered layer of stratocumulus clouds. Mother Nature has finally checked the calendar and realized that it's spring — temperatures are warming up after a couple of weeks of unseasonably cool weather here on the East Coast.

AOPA Access

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1997

One of AOPA's premier member benefits is the team of dedicated pilots and instructors who interact one-on-one with members. Together, they own 11 aircraft and have more than 53,000 hours accumulated over 321 years in aviation.

Sweet Victory

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 1997

Flying meant everything to Arnold Greenwell, a research biologist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when he received his private pilot certificate in December 1982. It still does.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 1996

The aviation world was elated when the FAA gave back to Bob Hoover his medical certificate (See "Pilot Briefing," November Pilot). He had been denied his FAA medical certificate for almost 2 1/2 years, and — sadly, as it turns out — there was no good reason why he should have been grounded.