August 19, 2013
By Warren Silberman
If you develop a medical problem during the time period that your current FAA medical certificate is in effect, you need to go to AOPA's Medical Certification section and see if the condition will require a special issuance waiver. You also can check the Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners on the FAA's website. Now that it is online and is regularly updated, this is a great resource in addition to the AOPA website.
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The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.
The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.
The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”
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