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Medical Certificates

Many people dread a visit to the doctor, but as a pilot, knowing your medical condition is a must. And with recent changes to the duration of some medical certificates, it's a good idea to brush up your knowledge of aviation medical certification. Take this quiz for a thorough checkup.

1. Which of the following types of medical practitioners may issue your medical certificate?

2. A third-class medical certificate is issued to a 38-year-old pilot on September 24, 2008. The medical certificate will be valid until midnight on ____.

3. If you have developed a disqualifying medical condition before your medical certificate expires, you have ____ days to operate as pilot in command.

4. Airplane pilots are not required to hold a valid medical certificate if they are exercising the privileges of a ____ certificate.

5. Pilots must report alcohol-related incidents, such as a DUI/DWI, to the FAA.

6. If you have allergies, which of the following medications are you allowed to use while flying?

7. The hypertension policy for any class of medical certificate sets a maximum allowable blood pressure of ____ systolic over ____ diastolic.

8. Due to the prevalence of color-coded symbols in aviation, a person who has a color vision deficiency cannot obtain a medical certificate.

9. The FAA allows pilots who undergo FDA-approved refractive procedures, such as LASIK surgery, to act as pilot in command.

10. Use of antidepressant medication is permitted during operations that only require a third-class medical certificate.