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FAA Medical Certification | Statistics

During a typical year the FAA processes over 400,000 pathological records and considers almost 30,000 Special Issuance waivers.  Over 80% of the denied pilots did not provide sufficient documentation. MORE

Below you will find a partial list of conditions being certified by the FAA. The number of airman with each condition are broken down by certificate class.

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AIDS / HIV

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

AIDS + Drugs

2

2

3

AIDS No Drugs

1

0

0

HIV + Drugs 16 14 24
HIV No Drugs 3 3 4

Alcohol / Drugs

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Alcohol Abuse / Dependence

2,085

994

1,688

Drug Abuse / Dependence

807

533

757

Alcohol / Drug Case Monitored 1,129 83 15
Alcohol Related Offense (DUI, DWI, public intox., wet/reckless, .04-.09) 10,375 7,072 13,065
Drug Related Offense / Misuse (drug offenses and positive drug test) 613 584 948

Carbohydrate Metabolism, Diabetes

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorder

108

223

424

Diabetes, Type 2, controlled by diet or oral medications (NIDDM)

559

1,011

4,507

Diabetes, Type 1, Insulin Dependent (IDDM)

0

0

425

Diabetes Insipidus 9 10 11
Cushing’s Addison’s Disease 162 155 351

Cardiology

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Atrial Fibrillation 366 411 1,507
Coronary Artery Disease 290 293 3,057
Myocardial Infarction

629

353

2,026

Coronary Arterectomy 42 20 191
Bypass Surgery (CABG)

351

226

1,644

Hypertension

13,971

13,670

38,739
Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) 159 126 559
Coronary Angioplasty/PTCA w / Stent

881

478

2,939

Implanted Cardiac Pacemaker

69

66

349

Aortic Insufficiency 6 9 24
Aortic Valve Condition 590 396 1,383
Mitral Valve Condition

846

517

1,872

Pulmonary Valve 31 36 77
Tricuspid Valve 48 57 183
Mechanical Heart Valve

33

33

169

Tissue Heart Valve

33

38

135

Implanted Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator (Non-Operative) PROTOCOL 0 1 5
Complete Heart Transplant (Now Approved) 0 0 2

Ear

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Meniere’s Disease

25

23

86

Ear Pathology including Vertigo

676

584

1,177

Deafness

744

1,434

2,032

Neurology

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

T.I.A. / Stroke 308 247 919
M.S., Chronic Brain Syndrome, Degenerative Nerve Disease 32 34 81
Parkinson’s Disease 16 20 65
Seizures (Past History Of)

46

50

159

Migraine

618

519

2,525

Oncology

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Hodgkin’s

92

87

224

Lymphoma/Leukemia Dyscrasia

350

336

854

Male Genital System, Prostate, Testicular Cancer

3,162

4,289

9,380

Physical

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Cerebral Palsy 1 3 22
Paraplegia

7

33

102

Transsexual Surgery

8

28

36

Psychiatry

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Airmen who have applied for SSRI use 104 81 311
SSRI Special Issuance (Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac or Zoloft) 50 19 72
Neuroses, Anxiety, Hypochondria, Phobia

1,361

1,835

5,456

Major Affective Disorder, Depression and Mania

11

10

29

Pulmonary

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Asthma

1,690

2,202

5,845

C.O.P.D.

28

72

302

Lung Transplant

1

3

11

Vascular Events

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

T.I.A. / Stroke 308 247 919

Vision

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Aphakia

169

424

1,410

Glaucoma

295

604

1,767

Artificial Lens

436

1146

3,203

Monocular

279

375

1,265

Color deficiency

1,556

1,696

5,745

Passed Farnsworth Lantern

289

130

163

Transplants

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Kidney Transplant

37

28

77

Liver Transplant

6

9

32

Lung

2

1

2

Heart (Now Approved)

0

0

3

Other

Condition / Pathology

1st

2nd

3rd

Colitis, Regional Ileitis, Amoebic Dysentery, and Bowel Surgery

570

690

1809

Kidney Stones

4,201

5,707

12,726

Hyperthyroid

248

302

614

Hypothyroid

954

1,354

3,377

Sleep Apnea 1,985 1,437 3,376

 

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Updated 2/2016              

 

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