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 […]

The Oculus Rift Made Me Believe I Could Fly

  by Joshua Batson Yesterday, I flew over downtown San Francisco. I swooped past the Transamerica Pyramid, taking care not to get speared, and winged it out towards the water. A heavy fog covered the bay, as usual, so I decided to head back into the city. I dove sharply, and the wind started whipping […]

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 […]

Coronary Artery Disease and Your Medical Certification

 R   aymond Basri, MD, FACP     236 Crystal Run Rd, Ste. 2 Middletown, NY 10941 June 18, 2014   Coronary Artery Disease and Your Medical Certification Pilots can have coronary artery disease and not be retired on disability. Here is a case where the pilot regained his Class 1 Medical Certificate exactly 6 […]

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