On the FAA medical exam there is a conditions section and one of them is mental disorders. I have/had OCD so I have to check yes. I'm getting off my med soon and then I will have another exam, so that I don't have to check this element anymore.
I heard I could use a Special Issuance to get a medical certificate. How do I request this Special Issuance?
On the FAA website it says:
The applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Federal Air Surgeon that the duties authorized by the class of medical certificate applied for can be performed without endangering public safety for the validity period of the Authorization. The Federal Air Surgeon may authorize a special medical flight test, practical test, or medical evaluation for this purpose.
My OCD is not and was never that severe, I never had depressive episodes. I have a flight simulator and I don't repeat actions or have to check over and over again, or make sure everything is perfect; My OCD wasn't like that.
Right now I'm in contact with leftseat.com. They say they can get me a medical certificate, but nothing in the document they gave me mentions meeting a Federal Air Surgeon. I'm just really confused, as I think I need to meet one for the Special Issuance.
Could someone clarify this?