Attorneys & Medical Experts

Our attorneys and medical experts give you solid advice to avoid bureaucratic snafus in the first place. And if you do get tangled in red tape, we'll help you navigate the maze and get back in the air.

warren silbermanWarren Silberman

Dr. Warren Silberman is the former manager of FAA Aerospace Medical Certification and a doctor of osteopathic medicine. A pilot since 1986, he is recognized nationally as an expert in aerospace/preventative medicine, and is a regular writer for AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services.

kathy yodiceKathy Yodice

Kathy Yodice is an aviation attorney for AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services and Legal Services Plan. She’s assisted AOPA members for more than 13 years and is a former FAA attorney. Kathy owns a Cherokee 180 and has been a pilot since 1994.

gary crumpGary Crump

Gary Crump, AOPA's director of medical certification, is a former operating room technician and emergency medical technician who has been assisting AOPA members for more than 25 years. He's also a medical expert for AOPA's Pilot Protection Services and has been flying since 1973.

jonathan sackierJonathan Sackier

Dr. Jonathan Sackier is a surgeon, aircraft owner and AOPA Pilot Protection Services expert.