FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine.January 8, 2013 -
The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing covers key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discusses pilot's role in this process, and explains FAA's responsibilities. Articles in this issue include: understanding what your medical can do for you, how to fast track your medical certificate with FAA's online MedXPress system, what pilots should know about refractive eye surgery, and how the FAA evaluates drugs for aeromedical use.
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA Safety Briefing Update
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Press release date: January 7, 2013
The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine. Articles cover key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discuss the pilot's role in this process, and explain the FAA's responsibilities.
Among the feature articles in this medically-themed issue include:
There’s also a special two-page pullout infographic (pgs 18-19) that details the medical certification process.
- understanding what your medical can (and can’t) do for you, (pg 14)
- how to fast track your medical certificate with FAA’s online MedXPress system, (pg 20)
- what pilots should know about refractive eye surgery, (pg 24)
- and how the FAA evaluates drugs for aeromedical use, (pg 28)
The issue’s Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department (pg 31) helps mechanics understand the risks of self-medicating, while Vertically Speaking (pg 34) looks at the effects of fatigue on rotorcraft pilots.
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