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Pilot Protection Services Medical Mailbag- July Q&A

Article | 2015, 06 30

Dr. Jonathan Sackier, Dr. Warren Silberman, and Gary Crump, RN, answer your medical aviation questions.

High blood pressure doesn't require a special issuance

Article | 2015, 06 05

Hypertension is among the medical conditions deemed Conditions AMEs Can Issue (CACI). Find out what information you need to provide so that your aviation medical examiner can issue you an unrestricted medical certificate.

Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 06 03

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

Pilot Counsel: Some miscellaneous rules

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 06 03

Here are a few miscellaneous rules about which you might enjoy being reminded.

Pilot Protection Services Medical Mailbag- June Q&A

Article | 2015, 06 01

Dr. Jonathan Sackier, Dr. Warren Silberman, and Gary Crump, RN, answer your medical aviation questions.

Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli explained

Article | 2015, 05 22

Deep vein thrombosis occurs when blood in a vein becomes stagnant and then forms clot. Left untreated, it may cause a pulmonary embolus. Learn what to provide to the FAA to get your medical certificate back if you have a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus.

Applying lessons from flying to your health

Article | 2015, 05 18

The concepts and way of thinking acquired by aviators are germane to so much of life.

Pireps: Listen up

Article | 2015, 05 11

Reports from other pilots who experience the actual conditions in the air can help the rest of us decide whether to make a flight.

Pilot Counsel: IFR to a VFR airport

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 05 06

The bottom line is, an alternate airport must be included in every case if the destination airport does not have an instrument approach procedure.

What tests does the FAA require if you have atrial fibrillation?

Article | 2015, 05 05

AOPA Pilot Protection Services has had some questions recently about what information the FAA needs from an airman who has an episode of atrial fibrillation (AFIB).