Bone and Joint



In this section you'll find details on what you'll need for certification, as well as a discussion of renewals that qualify for AME Assisted Special Issuance (AASI).



Certain physical handicaps may be certified under special issuance following review of medical records and satisfactory completion of a special medical flight test. Read more here.

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Joint Replacement

More than 450,000 prosthetic joint replacements are performed annually in the United States. But worries about FAA medical certification can make the decision to have a joint replaced more stressful for pilots. Rest assured, it's possible—and easier than you think—to get back in the left seat.


Submit to the FAA

Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.

Updated October 27, 2009