Tag Archives: William A. Blank

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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Arthritis

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Arthritis refers to painful, swollen joints with decreased mobility and is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a major cause of visual loss. It affects approximately 11 million Americans. Its incidence gradually … Continue reading

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MONOVISION

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue Our eyes are usually about the same: both nearsighted, far sighted or neither. Having one near sighted and the other … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame 2021

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame banquet was held October 23, 2021, at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “Individually, those inducted have accomplished a … Continue reading

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COVID-19 & Your Fitness To Fly!

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue COVID-19 (COronaVIrusDisease19) first appeared in late 2019. Since then it has caused a pandemic. It is classified as a corona virus. Corona is Latin for crown. Under … Continue reading

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Understanding What Causes FAA Medical Certification Delays & What You Can Do To Speed Things Up!

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D.,Senior AME Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue I just returned from speaking at an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) refresher course in Nashville. AMEs are required to perform at least 10 flight physicals … Continue reading

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CBD & Why The Jury Is Still Out!

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Is CBD (Cannabidiol) the latest fad or is it a medication with the potential to help people with certain conditions? CBD has certainly been getting a lot … Continue reading

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BasicMed Again!

by Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue “BasicMed” took effect on May 1, 2017, as an alternate way for pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate, as long as they meet certain … Continue reading

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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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