Tag Archives: Dr. Bill Blank

Ocular Certification Changes

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue The FAA ocular certification procedures are badly in need of an update. This has never been … Continue reading

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The Aging Pilot

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner© Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2024 Digital Issue When I learned to fly a long time ago (56 years ago), I never thought about how … Continue reading

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Efforts To Speed Up Certification

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue The FAA is acutely aware that its certification delays are excessive. It has made efforts on … Continue reading

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Sunglasses

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Recently the Federal Air Surgeon, Dr. Susan Northrup, released on YouTube, an “AME Minute” entitled “What … Continue reading

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AirVenture Aeromedical News

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue From an aeromedical point of view, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, July 24-30, was a quiet year. … Continue reading

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New FAA Color Vision Tests

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2023 Digital Issue On May 31, 2023, the FAA authorized three new color vision tests Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) can use to test airmen. They … Continue reading

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FAA Basic Med Report To Congress

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2023 Digital Issue BasicMed became effective May 1, 2017. Part of the law authorizing it required the FAA in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to monitor … Continue reading

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An Internet Attack On The Federal Air Surgeon

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2023 Digital Issue Recently I have been getting questions from airmen about changes in the PR interval which the FAA will accept on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The PR interval … Continue reading

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An Upload Feature To AMCS

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue Where did I come up with this title? Why would I write about it? In a way, it’s one … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Medical Application

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Until recently, it was difficult to track your medical application. It required a call to Oklahoma City or your Regional … Continue reading

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