Archives: High On Health

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

by Bill Blank, M.D. As many of you know, on March 2, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiated a new policy on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What is behind this and how will it impact you as a pilot? … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Eliminating Third Class Medical Might Increase Safety

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. A couple of issues ago, I made a plug for letting the driver’s license substitute for a 3rd Class Medical (and the FAA hasn’t revoked my AME certificate yet for saying so). As I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, February/March 2015, High On Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

As We Age As Pilots

by Dr. Bill Blank Aviation Medical Examiner The average age of pilots has been increasing. This is due to several factors. Because of improvements in lifestyles and health care, people are living longer. Airline pilots are now permitted to fly … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dec 2014/Jan 2015, High On Health | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Driver’s License For Class III or Not?

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Driving up to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, I’m in a Honda CRV. Passing Rosendale, Wisconsin (the nationally-known … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, October/November 2014 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Does The FAA Trust Its AMEs?

by Dr. Bill Blank Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) There are a number of selected medical conditions that are initially disqualifying for a pilot medical if the applicant does not meet the issue criteria, and must be deferred to the Aerospace … Continue reading

Posted in August/September 2014, Columns, High On Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Expansion of Third Class Medical Can Help GA Rebound

by Representative Todd Rokita Indiana 4th Congressional District General Aviation is a homegrown American industry that is responsible for 1.2 million jobs and pumps more than $150 billion into our nation’s economy. But it’s also an industry that could do … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Government/Legislation, High On Health, June/July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Save Time & Money: Come Prepared!

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. & AME Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus & Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison So, this guy comes to me for a renewal of his medical certification and the form … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2014, Columns, High On Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sleep Apnea, Policy or Not!

by Dr. John Beasley, MD Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus & Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison There’s been a lot of fuss in the past few months over a proposed change in FAA aeromedical … Continue reading

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How Much Sun Is Too Much – Or Enough?

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D Aviation Medical Examiner, Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine – University of Wisconsin – Madison A couple of recent articles said: “Sun Protection is vital for all” and “If you don’t need … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, December 2013/January 2014, High On Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Procedures Cut Red Tape, No Ill Effects Anticipated

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. I want to talk about four subjects, which I think will be of interest to airmen: CACI, stents, over-the-counter medication side effects, and MedXPress. CACI or Conditions AMEs Can initially Issue.  These conditions previously required a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, High On Health, October/November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment