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AOPA, COPA Urge Canada To Allow Pilots With Basic Med To Fly In Canada

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue With the BasicMed program now in its fifth year, and more than 60,000 pilots participating, and Mexico and the Bahamas on board, the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and the … Continue reading

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Diabetes & FAA Certification

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D., Senior AME @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The FAA has come a long way since I first became an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Then diabetics could not … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Region Gets A New Regional Flight Surgeon While Basic Med Increases In Popularity

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue When I last checked, over 35,000 airmen had availed themselves of “Basic Med.” In addition, Mayo Clinic physicians now perform Basic Med exams. In fact, the Mayo … Continue reading

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