type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea

FAA Medical Certification | Obesity & OSA

FAA Medical Certification Obesity & OSA

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

Bob Hoover Medical Back

Pilot Medical Solutions, Inc. | Bob Hoover

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

FAA Aviation Basic Medical Rule

FAA General Aviation Basic Medical Rule

FAA Aviation Basic Medical Rule

Pilots with certain dysqualifying medical conditions are now able to fly under the new Basic Medical Rule. These are pilots who recently (anytime after July 15, 2006) had a valid medical certificate but have since contracted a condition which precludes FAA medical certification but is not listed as one of … Read More

FAA Medical Certification | CAD WAIT REDUCED

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