Tag Archives: AME

How Basic Med Works!

by Dr. Bill Blank Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue I have been following “Basic Med” since the idea first arose, and waited to write this article until it was finally issued. I was afraid of last-minute changes … Continue reading

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The Medical Certification Process

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 In the last issue, I talked about how some pilots who will soon be permitted to fly without an FAA-issued medical certificate, while the majority of pilots … Continue reading

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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

Changes In FAA Medical Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA posted changes on April 9 to the “Guide For Aviation Medical Examiners” that will streamline the medical certification process for pilots with certain medical conditions that previously required special issuance authorizations. A new program, known … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Depression

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Well, the days are longer, the weather is better and I hope we are all getting over our … Continue reading

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When Can I Fly Again – A Small Correction

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison The other day I had the aeromedical equivalent of a ramp check by a very nice guy (really!) … Continue reading

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