February 25, 2014
By Jonathan Sackier
I can just imagine the response this title might elicit:
Dear AOPA Editor,
Has Dr. Sackier lost his mind? Is he seriously encouraging us to seek illicit drugs and engage in risky behaviors? I demand swift and suitable punishment be meted out to him!
Outraged in Ohio
Only that is not what I am proposing, although it must be said that obtaining any of the dangerous and damaging “recreational pharmaceuticals” from a dimly lit street corner lowlife is a lot more straightforward than sourcing medications to maintain your health and, as I like to say, treading on the daisies instead of pushing them up. Let’s explore some of these issues.
So, getting the drugs you need may take a few more steps than you thought necessary, just don’t take any steps toward dodgy-looking youth under street lamps selling little plastic bags!
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Aviation terminology can be confusing. In the context of regulatory compliance, it’s quite important to make a distinction between wet and dry leasing.
Schuyler "Sky" King, a law enforcement officer from Grover, Ariz., was seeing a urologist pretty regularly. He required a second class medical certificate for his job.
Should an airman have a condition that requires a modification to the aircraft--let's say the loss of a leg--the pilot will need to have the aircraft modified to FAA specifications and learn to fly that particular aircraft.