Pilot Health and Medical

Pilot Health and Medical

Advocacy

Minnesota pilots gather for second annual event

A large crowd of aviation enthusiasts turned out at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport for the second annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.

Apr 16, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

A pilot from Delaware got more than he bargained for last summer when he made a fuel stop in Pennsylvania in his Cessna 210N.

Apr 07, 2015

Video

Fly Well- Meaning of Aviation

Dr. Jonathan Sackier gives suggestions on talking to the FAA about medical problems.

Apr 06, 2015
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Medical Conditions

Advocacy

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Dec 10, 2014
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Medical Certificate

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

A pilot from Delaware got more than he bargained for last summer when he made a fuel stop in Pennsylvania in his Cessna 210N.

Apr 07, 2015

Advocacy

Baker meets with key legislators on GA issues

AOPA President Mark Baker met with key allies in Congress to seek support on critical issues, including third class medical reform.

Mar 25, 2015

Advocacy

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments
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Medications

Article

Answers for Pilots: Diabetes

Diabetes treated with oral medications and under good control can still obtain a special issuance medical under the current guidelines.

Dec 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

10-step program

Regular piston engine oil changes are a waste of money—why not just top it off occasionally? And adding all the way to the fill line is crazy, right?

Oct 02, 2014

Advocacy

NTSB releases study on medication, drug use

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sept. 9 is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, AOPA said.

Sep 09, 2014 | comments
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Aeromedical Factors

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Proficiency

Wade very far into the regulations and equipment for providing supplemental and emergency oxygen and you’ll find yourself “in the weeds.”

Apr 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well

Aviation gives us a magic carpet to ride, but comprehending how your body is affected by flight is as important as understanding how carb icing occurs.

Apr 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Proficiency

Six general aviation pilots who live near sea level had strikingly different reactions to hypoxia when exposed to the rarefied air at the AirDocs high-altitude training chamber at Western Michigan University.

Mar 10, 2015
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Special Issuance Medical

Advocacy

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments
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