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Federal Aviation Administration Maintaining Your Medical Presented to: Sun’N’Fun 2009 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: Sun’N’Fun 2009 By: James R. Fraser, M.D. Deputy Federal Air Surgeon Date: Friday, April 24, 2009

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

3 3 Federal Aviation Administration Current Issues Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act Periodicity of Medical Certificates for Under Age 40 Airmen - First Class - 1 year - Third Class - 5 years Aviation Medical Examiner Assisted Special Issuances

4 4 Federal Aviation Administration Current Issues FAA MedXPress Antidepressant Medications Working Group House Transportation Committee Hearings for Airman Falsification changes

5 5 Federal Aviation Administration Current Issues with Sport Pilot Operational Limits - Max. Gross Weight 1,320 Lbs. - Max. Stall Speed 45 Knots - Max. Speed 120 Knots - Max. Two-Place - Day VFR Only - Single, Non-Turbine Engine - Fixed Landing Gear

6 6 Federal Aviation Administration Current Issues with Sport Pilot (Continued) Medical Requirements - FAA medical certificate or a valid U.S. driver’s license - An individual may not use a driver’s license if: - A certificate was not issued with the individual’s most recent application; - The individual’s most recent application has been denied, suspended, or revoked; - The individual’s most recent Authorization for a special issuance medical certificate has been withdrawn

7 7 Federal Aviation Administration 7 QUESTIONS?


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