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Federal Aviation Administration Maintaining Your Medical Presented to: SunNFun 2010 By: James R. Fraser, M.D. Deputy Federal Air Surgeon Date: Friday,

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1 Federal Aviation Administration Maintaining Your Medical Presented to: SunNFun 2010 By: James R. Fraser, M.D. Deputy Federal Air Surgeon Date: Friday, April 16, 2010

2 2 Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Medicine Programs Aeromedical Standards Airman Medical Certification Occupational Health Substance Abuse/Dependence Abatement Aeromedical Education

3 3 Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Medicine Programs Research - protection and survival of aircraft occupants - medical accident investigation - toxicology and the effects of drugs on human performance - the impact of disease and disability on human performance

4 4 Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Medicine Programs Research (continued) - vision and its relationship to human performance and equipment design - human factors of flight crews, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airway facility technicians and others involved in the operation and maintenance of aircraft and air traffic control equipment - airliner cabin environment

5 5 Federal Aviation Administration Recent Decisions and Current Issues Depression treated with antidepressants Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act Periodicity of Medical Certificates for Under Age 40 Airmen - First Class - 1 year - Third Class - 5 years

6 6 Federal Aviation Administration Recent Decisions and Current Issues FAA MedXPress House Transportation Committee Hearings for Airman Falsification changes

7 7 Federal Aviation Administration Current Issues with Sport Pilot Medical Requirements - FAA medical certificate or a valid U.S. drivers license - An individual may not use a drivers license if: - A certificate was not issued with the individuals most recent application; - The individuals most recent application has been denied, suspended, or revoked; - The individuals most recent Authorization for a special issuance medical certificate has been withdrawn

8 8 Federal Aviation Administration 8 QUESTIONS?


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