Pilot Medical Solutions was inducted into the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. As a corporate member Pilot Medical Solutions will co-sponsor important work to establish international civilian and military space fitness requirements, medical standards and safety initiatives.
The following information provides general guidance for passengers and operators of manned commercial aerospace flights. These standards have been developed by the FAA and other aerospace medical professionals. These space travel medical standards are designed to identify those who have medical conditions which may result in an in-flight medical emergency, in-flight death, or may otherwise compromise the health and safety of spacecraft occupants.
The spaceflight environment is more hazardous than what is experienced in airline travel or general aviation. The absence of fitness or the existence of certain medical conditions increases the risk to flights outside of the normal aviation envelope. This includes, but is not limited to, suborbital and orbital missions.
|FAA Passenger Medical Standards for Civilian Space|
|DISTANT VISION||20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.|
|NEAR VISION||20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches.|
|20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches.|
|COLOR VISION||Ability to perceive those colors necessary for safe performance of airmen duties.|
|HEARING||Demonstrate hearing of an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears at 6 feet, with the back turned to the examiner OR pass one of the audiometric tests below or:|
|PULSE||Not disqualifying per se. Used to determine cardiac system status and responsiveness.|
|BLOOD PRESSURE||No specified values stated in the standards. Current guideline maximum is 155/95.|
|AUDIOLOGY||Audiometric speech discrimination test: (Score at least 70% discrimination in one ear) or:|
Pure tone audiometric test: Unaided, with thresholds no worse than:
|EAR, NOSE, THROAT||No ear disease or condition manifested by, or that may reasonably be expected to be manifested by, vertigo or a disturbance of speech or equilibrium.|
|ELECTRO-CARDIOGRAM||At age 35 & annually after age 40.|
|MENTAL||No diagnosis of psychosis, or bipolar disorder, or severe personality disorders.|
|SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE & SUBSTANCE ABUSE||A diagnosis or medical history of substance dependence is disqualifying unless there is established clinical evidence, satisfactory to the Federal Air Surgeon, of recovery, including sustained total abstinence from the substance(s) for not less than the preceding 2 years. A history of substance abuse within the preceding 2 years is disqualifying. Substance includes alcohol and other drugs (i.e., PCP, sedatives and hynoptics, anxiolytics, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and other psychoactive drugs or chemicals).|
CONDITIONSAirman with these conditions may still be eligible for “Special Issuance” of a medical certificate.
|Unless otherwise directed by the FAA, the Examiner must deny or defer if the applicant has a history of: (1) Diabetes mellitus requiring hypoglycemic medication; (2) Angina pectoris; (3) Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant; (4) Myocardial infarction; (5) Cardiac valve replacement; (6) Permanent cardiac pacemaker; (7) Heart replacement; (8) Psychosis; (9) Bipolar disorder; (10) Personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts; (11) Substance dependence; (12) Substance abuse; (13) Epilepsy; (14) Disturbance of consciousness and without satisfactory explanation of cause, and (15) Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory explanation of cause.|
SPACE FITNESS & GENERAL FAA MEDICAL FORMS
The medical forms below provide general guidance in the category listed.
These forms may not be appropriate for your specific condition or situation.
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|8500-8||Airman Medical Application HTML Version|
|8500-11||Neurological Evaluation Specifications|
|8500-19||Cardiovascular Evaluation Specifications Revised 11/4/02|
|CHD||Coronary Heart Disease Revised 11/4/02|
|Pacer||Pacemaker Insertion Revised 11/4/02|
|Valve||Heart Valve Replacement Revised 11/4/02|
|Stent||Heart Stent Implantation Revised 11/4/02|
|MFT||Medical Flight Test|
|IDDM||Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus|
|NIDDM||Non-Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus|
|NASA||NASA Space Fitness Program|
|Psychiatric||Psychiatric / Psychological Specifications|
|Eye Surgery||Laser Eye Surgery (FAA CAMI)|
|RK/LASIK||RK and Laser Surgery (Federal Air Surgeon Bulletin)|
|Standards||FAA Medical Standards Outline|
|Substance||Substance Abuse Protocol|
|AME- ADD||Additional Information / Attaching Records to Exam|
|Stress Test||FAA Treadmill Stress Testing Protocol|
|8500-2||Aviation Medical Examiner Application|
|Chg. ADD||Change of Address|
|8710-10||Designated Pilot Examiner Application|
|Change ID||Change Airman Identification Number|
|Chg. Name||Change Airman Name|
|7480-1||Landing Area Proposal Notice|
|Pilots||NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System|
|Controllers||NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System|
|Mechanics||NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System|
|NOTAM’s||Current Notices To Airmen|
|Security||FAA Security Statement Form|
|SELCAL||Selective Calling Application / Aeronautical Radio, Inc.|
|Waiver#1||FAA Flight Waiver Form 1|
|Waiver#2||FAA Flight Waiver Form 2|
|7162A||FAA Experimental Petition Form 7162A|
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