The comic conflicts in the 1980 movie Airplane were amusing but real flight crew feuds can be pernicious, even outright dangerous. It is critical that pilots and other crew members transcend petty or baited quarrels and maintain effective communication. If conflicts are a regular occurrence for a particular crew member, … Read More
May 5-11, Dallas, TX – FAA reveals over 90% of pilots who were denied FAA medical certification in 2017 failed to provide the documentation required to obtain FAA medical certification approval. The FAA also released age-related data on BasicMed pilots during the aerospace medical meeting which was co-sponsored by Pilot … Read More
Amnesty for previously unreported medical conditions
A pilot study showed that pilots involved in fatal aircraft accidents rarely reported their use of psychotropic or neurological medications at the time of their previous FAA medical.
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The following information outlines essential information and resources to help you obtain and retain FAA medical certification.
Very few people can’t obtain FAA medical certification. The initial … Read More
The goal Pilot Medical Solutions is to provide pilots with a proactive approach to potentially challenging FAA medical issues.
This document addresses the most common reasons unsuspecting pilots may lose their medical certification.
Please consult your physician. The issues discussed here are presented here as guidelines and are not applicable … Read More
Pilot Medical Solutions is a regular corporate sponsor of this prestigious annual scientific meeting. Executive Director, David Hale, and has participated in numerous committees, panels, and aviation medical examiner (AME) forums.
The ASMA annual meetings allow advocates and practitioners from all over the world to discuss important policies, obtain training … Read More
Pilots with some heart conditions may now be considered earlier for Special Issuance FAA medical certification. The mandatory wait-time for some applicants with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is shorter than was previously required.
Please read carefully because, like many of the FAA’s medical policies, this is a complicated protocol and … Read More
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition which often interrupts breathing during sleeping hours. It can jeopardize health and decrease safety.
In November 2013, the FAA proposed guidance to Aviation Medical Examiners that would have grounded pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more until they … Read More
How Bob Hoover Got His Medical Back
Like many pilots I have talked with Bob Hoover several times over the years. Mr. Hoover has always been very generous towards his fans and fellow aviators even though his aviation accomplishments tower above many less affable pilots. Recently I asked Bob if … Read More