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Answers for Pilots - Arthritis

Article | Dec 02, 2013

There is good news regarding airman medical certification for those who have been diagnosed with arthritis.

Answers for Pilots: Charitable flying

Article | Dec 02, 2013

Thought about participating in a charitable flying event? Many nonprofit groups host a day at the airport in which volunteer pilots can give flights to eager fledglings. Check with your local airport about what may be scheduled for 2014.

Sleep apnea scrutiny falls on pilots

Advocacy | Nov 27, 2013

Pilots impacted by the FAA’s proposed new obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) policy can expect to pay some $2,000 to more than $5,000 for testing and, if needed, equipment for treatment, according to an AOPA investigation.

Hawaii hangar tenants cited

Advocacy | Nov 21, 2013

Rob Moore was looking at a criminal charge for keeping a golf cart in his rented hangar at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport, a golf cart he had received permission to use for moving his aircraft.

AOPA to ask FAA to suspend implementation of new sleep apnea policy

Article | Nov 18, 2013

AOPA is asking the FAA to suspend a new policy requiring certain pilots to be screened and treated for sleep apnea before receiving a medical certificate.

Too sweet to fly

Members only | Nov 11, 2013

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.

FAA's shutdown recovery will take time

Article | Oct 17, 2013

The reopening of the government on Oct. 17 was welcomed by an aviation industry eager to get back to normal business.