FLYING AFTER SCUBA DIVING

I have enjoyed scuba diving for many years. As a physician, I am fascinated with the physiology of barometric pressure and offloading gases within the body.  I did advanced hyperbaric training through Divers Alert Network and through New York Medical College where I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Decompression sickness is the medical […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – Pilot – FAA Medical Exam

Pilots are concerned about a new medical standard for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) by the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The concern is that pilots with a serious weight problem will be adversely affected in their recertification. I would like to present my perspective as a senior AME. My thoughts are my own and not necessarily […]

Duration of FAA Pilot medical certificates

Many pilots ask if we could recap the duration for their medical certificates. and the frequency for the EKG for the first class airmen. First Class Medical Certificate: A first class medical certificate is valid for the remainder of the month of issue; plus o    6 calendar months for operations requiring a first class medical […]

Lasik Correction for Pilot

From: Raymond Basri <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: June 24, 2014 11:03:41 AM EDT To: <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re:  LASIK That is very good news indeed. I’m happy you are satisfied with the results. You should bring the report from the eye specialist as well as completing your Medxpress online application listing it as a surgical procedure. I look forward to seeing […]