NEW PILOTS INCREASE DURING PANDEMIC
Pilot Medical Solutions is helping more new pilots despite reductions in airman employment opportunities
December 1, 2020 –The COVID-19 pandemic lock-down has forced airlines and corporate flight departments to diminish airman employment opportunities and, like the Spanish Flu era, it appears to have awakened interest in aviation. An increasing number of new pilots are reaching out to Pilot Medical Solutions to help them obtain FAA medical certification. Is this a great example of the untamable American spirit or what? Pilot Medical Solutions flight fitness service has supported aviation dreams for would-be airmen since 1995 and in the last 12 months calls to our flight fitness hotline are way up.
Pilot Medical Solutions has gratefully embraced this latest fledgling influx which has seen its toll-free hotline calls increase Sixty-Seven percent. The new pilot clientele are receiving unparalleled support from case managers and board certified aeromedical physicians, of whom many are former FAA employees. Physicians, aviation attorneys and allied case workers collaborate with each airman’s private physician to strengthen medical records and efficiently satisfy FAA requirements. Pilot Medical Solutions (Leftseat.com) also support Aviation Medical Examiner education. Pilot Medical Solutions is a corporate sponsor of several aeromedical training associations including the Aerospace Medical Association and the Civil Aviation Medical Association.