Tag Archives: Aviation Medical Examiner

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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Special Issuances… Why organization, completeness and timeliness is so important.

by Dr. Bill Blank Aviation Medical Examiner Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 In the past several issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I have been talking about the FAA certification process. I have discussed Regular Issuances (RI) and CACIs … Continue reading

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Getting Personal

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue Recently, an aviation legend who will remain nameless, almost bought … 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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Do you have SA?

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison No, “SA” doesn’t stand for “Social Affliction” or some obscure medical condition that threatens your medical certificate. SA, … Continue reading

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How Hypoxia Can Ruin A Flight

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD In the last issue, Midwest Flyer Magazine Editor Dave Weiman wrote about a general aviation oxygen system, so I thought an article about “hypoxia” would be helpful. Hypoxia means lack of oxygen and in our … 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

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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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Fatigue.

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison You’re not as bad when you’re not dog tired,” said my friendly examiner when I took an IPC … 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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