Breaking news: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a “manager’s amendment” to H.R. 4, a bill meant to provide long-term FAA funding. The amendment would remove the U.S. ATC system from the FAA and allow it to be run by a board where the airlines will have unparalleled control. AOPA urges pilots to contact their member of Congress today. Learn more
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Alcohol and Drug Guidelines

Alcohol/Drug Guidelines

The FAA policy regarding medical certification for substance abuse and/or dependence, be it prescription or street drugs or alcohol, has evolved over the years as has the complexity of the medical certification challenge regarding substance abuse and dependence.  The FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners provides detailed guidance to AME’s and pilots regarding the certification policy for medical history of alcohol and drug abuse/dependence.