The information on the attached FAA Form , Application For Airman Medical Certificate or Airman Medical and. Student Pilot Certificate, is solicited under. Medical Forms & Medical ReleasesĀ» FAA Medical Forms and Guidelines -8 GG Edition, APPLICATION FOR AIRMAN MEDICAL CERTIFICATE Ā· FAA. Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL CERTIFICATION ITEMS 1- 20 of FAA Form This section contains guidance for items.

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Used to determine cardiac system status and responsiveness. So why open a can of worms by telling the aviation medical examiner? HEARING Demonstrate hearing of an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears at 6 feet, with the back turned to the examiner OR pass one of the audiometric tests below or: Get thorough guidance on how to proceed. Demonstrate hearing of an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears at 6 feet, with the back turned to the examiner OR pass one of the audiometric tests below or:.

You are proceeding at your own risk. No specified values stated in the standards. Contact an aviation medical examiner AME early if you have doubts or questions. Don’t undergo a physical exam if you suspect you might be disqualified. The Federal Aviation Regulations and U.

Indeed, in the Aeromedical Certification Division granted twice as many ‘special issuance’ certificates to pilots who had a significant medical condition, like coronary heart disease, a valve implant, a pacemaker, or alcoholism, as it did 10 years earlier.

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I Fly America:.Truth or Dare: Telling the FAA About Your Health

For pilots with health problems that aren’t debilitating but possibly disqualifying, ‘fessing up on the application for a third class medical certificate can be a busted-if-you-do, busted-if-you-don’t proposition. Some forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are two schools of thought on this issue: But Jordan also said: If you decide to undergo a physical despite questionable health, first gather all medical documents, such as a letter from your family doctor stating that a condition has been treated and resolved, and present them to the AME.


For airmen, this, like so many other aspects of aviation, is a judgment call’but one that also gets tangled up in personal ethics.

Pure tone audiometric test: Some pilots are terrified of the FAA’s power to revoke their flying privileges and, accordingly, bend or ignore the rules. These FAA medical certification forms may not be appropriate for your meical condition or situation. Neither IFA, nor Paul Engstrom assume any responsibility or liability for events that occur due to actions you or others on your behalf take based on the information given in this article.

Current Notices To Airmen. Moreover, there are strategies that will improve your chances of gaining medical certification legally and more quickly even if health is an issue.

Truth or Dare: Telling the FAA About Your Health

One is Health for Pilots: A pilot might reason, for example, that the antidepressant he’s taken for months hasn’t caused any side effects and actually makes him more mentally fit to fly, a safer pilot. Federal Air Surgeon Jon Jordan is fom aware of the FAA fear factor among pilots who worry about the potential consequences of filling out the form truthfully. There’s also the possibility that the results of a blood or urine test will expose a condition you tried to hide.

Too much information could mean denial of the application and bureaucratic warfare with the FAA. That may boost your chances of passing the exam or minimizing delays on the FAA’s end. Not disqualifying fform se. Unaided, with thresholds no worse than: Form is a legal instrument, unlike many other documents. The information contained herein is meant for informational purposes only.


Too little or false information could park a pilot on the ground’permanently’and lead to fines and jail time if authorities detect a lie or deceit.

Experts offer these tips:. It is strongly advised that you seek the opinion and advice of a qualified aviation medical examiner and appropriate medical physician for any medical needs you may have. No diagnosis of psychosis, or bipolar disorder, or severe personality disorders. Unless medocal directed by the FAA, the Examiner must deny or defer if the applicant has a history of: Contact Pilot Medical Solutions at to discuss current requirements and obtain case management assistance to assure qualification for FAA medical standards.

Substance includes alcohol and other drugs i. Salazar, the federal flight surgeon for the Southwest Region, applicants filling out Form often skip Block 17, which asks about medications, rather than spill the beans. Audiometric speech discrimination test: It’s better to try to resolve a condition first than to risk having your application rejected or delayed for months mefical the FAA. For Uncle Sam, though, this is anything but a judgment call.

Pilot organizations offer free advice to members, commercial outfits offer advice and assistance for a fee and printed resources are available.