Pilot Color Vision

Color Vision issues surprise many would be pilots. For some, private pilot status is all they seek while others are about to start a journey to become a commercial airline pilot. Before the flight physical is completed it’s a good idea to find out if the FAA color vision test … Read More

Shutdown Breakdown

Shutdown Breakdown – How the government shutdown is helping some Pilots.

Since the FAA medical certification division is operating on a skeleton crew, many pilots have been grounded waiting for medical authorizations. For some of these pilots-in-waiting there are other ways to get in the air. Pilot Medical Solutions has … Read More

Government Shutdown

1/4/2018

Although the FAA medical certification branch is virtually closed, many pilots are receiving answers to their aeromedical questions from Pilot Medical Solutions. Due to the government shutdown and furloughs, a large portion of the FAA is shut down including many parts of the Aeromedical Certification Division. The FAA Customer 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