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High On Health

Introduction by Dr. Bill Blank As many of you know, marijuana for recreational use and some of its derivatives, have been legalized in several states. While they are legal in some states, they are illegal from the federal point of … Continue reading

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Airport Board Honors Midwest Flyer Magazine Contributing Editor, Dr. Bill Blank

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue LA CROSSE, WIS. – The City of La Crosse Regional Airport Aviation Board passed the following resolution recently, recognizing Dr. Bill Blank for his service to the airport. Whereas Bill Blank served … Continue reading

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A Pilot’s Mental Health

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Mental health issues are common in our society. The results of serious mental illness show up in the news: mass murders, the opioid crisis. Pilots are not … Continue reading

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Visual Standards

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Recently, several questions have come up regarding vision and certification. New Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) are required to attend a one-week course in Oklahoma City prior to … Continue reading

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Be Sure You Have All of Your Ducks In Order

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Over the past several months, I have become aware of several certification issues which prompted this article. Pilots can now meet the medical certification requirements with a … 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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Take Precautions… Don’t Become Victim To Incapacitation

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue I am certainly no expert on the subject of “pilot incapacitation,” but it is a topic deserving of our attention. Obviously, if you are flying, my short … Continue reading

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Florida Fly-Out Attracts Midwest Flyers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Members of the Florida Aero Club flew to Venice, Florida February 19, 2017 for its monthly fly-out and lunch at Sharky’s On The Pier. Joining the club was Dave and Peggy Weiman of … Continue reading

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How The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 Can Affect You!

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 As many of you know, on July 15, 2016, President Obama signed into law the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2.” That was the culmination of a long process. … Continue reading

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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

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