It's easier than ever for members to get AOPA's help with their medical certification issues. AOPA recently completed several major improvements that focus on improved security and communications between members, AOPA's medical certification staff, and the FAA's Aerospace Medical Certification Division.
AOPA installed state-of-the-art encryption software to ensure that all member medical status inquiries that AOPA submits to the FAA have the highest degree of privacy protection available. The association also has installed a customized medical status inquiry management database. It allows the medical certification staff to track member medical cases as they're routed through the FAA's certification process.
Upgrades also allow members to submit a request for a status check on a medical application online. The new system was designed by AOPA's in-house web developers, who understand what pilots need.
The enhancements complement AOPA's interactive online medical application, TurboMedical. TurboMedical walks you through the medical form step-by-step, flagging answers that may trigger questions or concerns at the FAA.
For tips that can help you get through the medical certification process, visit AOPA Online.
December 22, 2004