FAA Aviation Basic Medical Rule

Pilots in Command

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Flying in the left seat is where it’s at!

This section is for pilots who want to take back the controls. Leave your comments if you have lost control or have advice to help others.… Read More

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

COVID-19 Shutdown

COVID-19 — How the Corona Virus Pandemic is helping some pilots despite the virtual worldwide shutdown which has ensued.

The closure of many medical offices and the need for the FAA medical certification division to operate on a skeleton crew has grounded many pilots. Many of the pilots who have … 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