Lawmakers lobby to expedite medical reform

Posted on August 24th, 2014 by

Lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In two separate letters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) and Sam Graves... Continue Reading →

GA groups lobby for expedited review of medical reform

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In an August 15 letter, the associations urged Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete its review of... Continue Reading →

Medical reform moves ahead, FAA administrator reports at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday at AirVenture. Continue Reading →

Doctors vote to fight driver’s license medical

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by

From a pilot’s perspective, the enemy of positive change is self-interest and bureaucracy, and both were well represented during the recent meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. According to a blog post from Flying Magazine’s Robert Goyer, an... Continue Reading →

FAA opens dialogue on sleep apnea

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) say they welcome a step taken by the FAA to open a dialogue with the aviation industry about the agency’s pilot-screening proposal for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Continue Reading →

Flying with Diabetes fly-in planned

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

A Flying With Diabetes weekend is planned for July 26-27 at Council Bluffs Airport (KCBF) in Iowa. Continue Reading →

New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form. Continue Reading →

FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is moving ahead with the rulemaking process to possibly expand the number of pilots eligible to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate. Continue Reading →

FAA apologizes for delay on 3rd class medical petition

Posted on January 12th, 2014 by

In a story posted on AOPA.org, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has formally responded to a request for an update on the status of the association’s third-class medical petition. In a Dec. 26 letter,... Continue Reading →

FAA to delay sleep apnea policy

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by

The Experimental Aircraft Association is reporting that the chairman of its Aeromedical Advisory Council, Dr. Stephen Leonard, learned from the FAA Thursday, Dec. 19, that the agency will delay implementation of its new sleep apnea policy planned for next month... Continue Reading →