By Jim Posner, Poulsbo, Wash.
I have long thought that the FAA should NOT be in the medical certification business, at least for Part 91 operations. Ever since my denial – despite letters from my doctors specifically stating that I am good to go – I have tried to understand why they should consider themselves more qualified to determine my fitness to fly than my own experts. I am not a doctor nor do I have any medical training. My primary care physician is a former AME-equivalent in the military so is very familiar with “fitness to fly” criteria. [Read more…]