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Fly Well: Don’t let the lunatics run the asylum

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Under current rules,a third class medical exam is performed every two or five years and, in between, we all self-certify every time we fly.

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Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2015

Top 10 reasons pilots lose flying privileges

Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

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.

Prostate cancer

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

Prostate cancer afflicts 220,000 men each year, killing 27,000.

Fly Well: Aching joints

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

Subtle aging indicators—including feeling bad in the morning without having fun the night before and what doesn’t work, hurts—lead me to believe I am aging.

10-step program

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

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?

Fly Well: Is your wiring firing correctly?

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

Don’t blow a fuse from overload; let’s explore a few common and interesting human wiring issues.

Fly Well: Sneezing and wheezing

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

The word allergy means “different action” and was coined by Dr. Clemens von Pirquet in 1905.

Fly Well: Changing face of aeromedicine

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Dr. Warren Silberman managed the FAA medical certification division from 1997 through 2011.