heart transplants may now be considered for Special Issuance FAA medical
The FAA has approved a few pilots with
heart transplants. Previously, airmen who had received a heart transplant
were permanently grounded, however, airmen seeking certification after a heart
transplant may now be considered one year after their transplant.
After the waiting period, pilot
applicants must apply for Special Issuance
of an Airmen Medical Certificate. Eligibility is determined by compliance
with FAA criteria which is detailed in a comprehensive FAA protocol.
Decisions are made by the FAA on a case by case basis.
Authorization must be obtained from the
Aeromedical Certification Division of the FAA in Oklahoma City. Aviation Medical Examiners (AME's) cannot approve certification and
must defer your
application to Oklahoma City FAA. The deferral process usually takes a minimum
of 4-6 months
without our service.
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waiver process. We work directly with your physicians and the
FAA to assure compliance with FAA medical protocols and to resolve complex aeromedical
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Contact us at 800-699-4457 or
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details of your case and to establish your eligibility for FAA medical certification.
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