Tag Archives: Sleep Apnea

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

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Baker, Cooper, Mortvedt & Borling Headline Michigan’s Great Lakes International Aviation Conference

by Dave Weiman LANSING, MICH. – The Great Lakes Aviation Conference at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, February 14-15, 2014, included seminars for aircraft technicians for inspection authorization (IA) refresher training…seminars for pilots…and an exhibition hall packed with vendors … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Intervenes On FAA’s Proposal On Sleep Apnea-Screening Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 16, 2014, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced a measure (S.1941) to require the FAA to follow the established rulemaking process as the agency seeks to implement its new obstructive sleep apnea … Continue reading

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FAA Wants To Move Forward With Sleep Apnea Policy Without Going Through Rulemaking Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hastily organized webinar held December 12, 2013, the Federal Air Surgeon said the FAA would move forward with implementing mandatory screening and testing for obstructive sleep apnea, despite opposition from the pilot and aviation medical … Continue reading

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AOPA Insists FAA Withdraw Sleep Disorder Policy or Initiate Rulemaking

FREDERICK, MD – In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is insisting that the FAA withdraw its new policy on obstructive sleep apnea or go through the rulemaking process. “We believe this … Continue reading

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EAA Says FAA’s Sleep Apnea Policy Would Set A Dangerous Precedent

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has joined other general aviation organizations urging an immediate and indefinite hold on the FAA’s recently announced aeromedical guidelines on “sleep apnea.” The protocol, announced by Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton, … Continue reading

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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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Sleep Apnea

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Does your snoring frighten small children and cause dogs to cringe? Does your spouse/partner consider homicide in the … Continue reading

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