Getting more people into the air

OSHKOSH — The FAA’s medical certification staff has two main goals, Federal Air Surgeon Fred Tilton told a crowd today at AirVenture.

The first is to make sure that the airspace is safe. “Safety is our first commitment,” he said. “Our next goal is the make sure we get everybody that we can into the air.”

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From survivor to student pilot

Jennifer Julian, 54, is a double lung transplant survivor. Scratch survivor. She’s a “thriver.” And today, she is a student pilot.

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Medicals go paperless

Starting Oct. 1, all pilots will have to complete their applications for medicals online at FAA MedXPress.com.

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