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Question of the week: Medical certificationQuestion of the week: Medical certification

Question: When did the U.S. government first get involved in the medical certification of pilots?

Answer: The Air Commerce Act of 1926 paved the way for licensing and medical certification of pilots. The first group of aviation medical examiners was announced on Feb. 28, 1927. Source: FAA. 

Topics: Pilot Health and Medical Certification

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