If I have a
condition listed by the FAA as disqualifying, is it possible to get a medical certificate?
If you can provide
documentation which demonstrates flight fitness, you can obtain a medical
certificate under FAR 617.401.
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there minimum or maximum ages for obtaining a medical certificate?
is no minimum or maximum age required for an FAA medical.
minimum age for a student pilot certificate is typically 16. Those under
the age of 16 can usually only obtain a medical certificate not the
combination medical / student pilot certificate. If a student pilot
is 15 and 1/2 a
combination medical / student pilot certificate may be obtained via
discretionary issuance from the aeromedical certification division.
The oldest active pilot with current medical certificate was Ralph
Charles who held a current FAA medical at the age of 103.
||Shouldn't I see my
Aviation Medical Examiner or my personal physician to evaluate my condition /
Solutions works with your AME but in most cases it is best to obtain
CONFIDENTIAL advice prior to being
evaluated by a physician. This can prevent unnecessary bureaucratic
delays and may prevent permanent grounding.
obligated to forward all information he/she has knowledge of to the FAA in Oklahoma.
This is spelled out in the AME Guide and
enforced by Title 18 U.S. Code. In addition, when issues
arise and sufficient documentation is not provided, AME's will usually defer your
application to Oklahoma. This typically grounds the pilot for
No one wants to
share the pattern with an unfit pilot, but bureaucratic grounding is
often a legal versus safety issue.
Pilot Medical Solutions confidentially reviews your
medical conditions and establishes your FAA medical certificate
eligibility BEFORE your FAA exam. If jeopardizing conditions exist,
we work directly with your private physicians to obtain exactly what will
be required for FAA approval.
I received a
rejection letter from the FAA. Is it still possible for me to get a medical certificate?
Often it is just a matter of submitting
the correct information through the proper channels.
you have been denied you basically have two options:
(1) Provide sufficient
evidence which indicates you do not have a disqualifying medical condition.
(2) Apply for a
Issuance medical certification).
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complete my course of treatment with my cardiologist or other specialist before working
toward my medical?
||It is best to
provide the specialist with your objectives as soon as possible.
This helps your physicians and enhances your chances for timely
Medical Solutions not only provides your physician with the actual protocols and parameters
which must be met to obtain your medical, we include a detailed checklist and
sample documents to assure compliance with all FAA criteria. A program designed to help you achieve the
required fitness levels may also be provided.
What are the conditions
specifically listed by the FAA as disqualifying?
conditions below are initially disqualifying. Many of these
conditions still permit Special Issuance
medical certification. Contact
us to determine eligibility.
- (1) Coronary heart
- (2) Angina
- (3) Myocardial
- (4) Heart
- (5) Cardiac valve
- (6) Permanent
- (8) Psychosis
- (9) Bipolar
(10) Severe personality disorder
- (11) Substance dependence or
- (13) Disturbance of
(without satisfactory explanation)
(14) Transient loss of nervous system function
- MEDICAL FAR's
(Part 67) FAA STATISTICS
How should I
fill out the FAA medical certificate application?
||How you fill
out the FAA medical certificate application (Form 8500-8) is
extremely important. Be certain of your answers and make sure you
have all the necessary documentation for any health conditions the FAA
proper documentation you may be grounded.
Contact Pilot Medical Solutions for a
free consultation to assure your next medical certificate application is a
printable FAA form 8500-8 Requires
||Is it necessary
to visit your office to utilize your service?
to our office is not necessary. We work with pilots
throughout the world.
Medical Solutions manages your case
via direct contact with your local physicians and the FAA.
do I find the standards for blood pressure or other cardiovascular
issues are decided on a case by case basis. You may wish to review
the cardiovascular information on our
website, or take our confidential
test to establish your eligibility.
When do I have
to report medical problems to the FAA?
mandates you not fly as Pilot In Command or as an essential crew member if you develop a medical condition which prevents you from
safely performing your flight duties. Until you wish
to resume PIC or essential crew member duties, your condition does not need to be
reported to the FAA.
long is an FAA Medical valid?
Third Class Medical certificate issued before the age of 40 is valid for
5 years or 60 calendar months. The duration of first-class medical
certificate is one year. This term also applies to airmen who turn 40 during
the time the medical is in effect.
After age 40, a First Class Certificate is
valid for 6 calendar months, a Second Class Medical is valid for 12
calendar months and a third class medical certificate is valid for 2
expire on the last day of the expiring month.
Download FAA Medical Expiration Chart
Can I obtain
amnesty for a previously unreported medical condition?
Medical Solutions has assisted many pilots with this delicate process.
Revealing previously unreported medical conditions to the FAA does not
automatically initiate adverse FAA action.