July 5, 2013
By Warren Silberman
In my last article I began giving you all some details and pointers on what you need to get your treating physicians to provide you prior to going to your AME should you have one of the conditions that AMEs can issue (CACI). To reiterate, the following conditions are included in this new medical certification procedure: arthritis, asthma, chronic hepatitis C, glaucoma, hypertension, hypothyroidism, migraine and chronic headaches, pre-diabetes conditions, and renal cancer.
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The Senate has joined the effort to expand the FAA's third-class medical exemption to more pilots and aircraft.
Nine aviation organizations have asked senators to support legislation compelling the FAA to go through the rulemaking process for new policies on sleep disorders.
A chorus of industry leaders sang the praises of general aviation while admitting to challenges ahead in dealing with FAA bureaucracy and changing cultural whims.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.