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Silberman, Sackier bring wit, wisdom to health and wellness


Gary Crump

  • Director, AOPA Pilot Information Center Medical Certification Section
  • 28 years assisting AOPA members
  • Former Operating Room Technician, Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Pilot since 1973

I especially want to highlight our new affiliation with Dr. Warren Silberman who served as the manager of the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 15 years. I met Warren very soon after he joined the FAA, and our teams have worked closely together to get and keep pilots with medical certification challenges flying.

As one of the most visible “go to” experts in the specialty of aerospace medicine and civil aviation regulatory medicine, Warren brings a treasure trove of knowledge and experience that will benefit our members as AOPA expands the Pilot Protection Services program. You can look forward to seeing Warren’s unique personality and communication style online at AOPA Live, at in person at EAA AirVenture this summer, and at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., in October.

Warren and Jonathan Sackier--our AOPA wellness consultant who brings his own unique brand of wit to health and wellness—will be among the prominent “faces” of PPS. If you haven’t seen and heard them together, you are in for a treat! Not only will you be better informed about health and wellness issues that can impact your flying future, you’ll also be highly entertained at the same time. We look forward to bringing you great content, and look forward to hearing from you about how we can make the program even better.

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My Medical team and I are thrilled to be a part of the new Pilot Protection Services Program. This new, unique program provides an abundance of expert advice about proactive ways to take control of your health and protect your medical certificate.

Portrait of Gary Crump, AOPA's director of medical certification with a Cessna 182 Skylane at the National Aviation Community Center.
Frederick, MD USA
Gary Crump
Gary is the Director of AOPA’s Pilot Information Center Medical Certification Section and has spent the last 32 years assisting AOPA members. He is also a former Operating Room Technician, Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician, and has been a pilot since 1973.
Topics: Pilot Health and Medical Certification, Pilot Protection Services, AOPA Products and Services

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