I'm in the middle of a medical struggle with the FAA. I'm applying for a 3rd class medical certificate but was hit with a deferral letter due to a childhood ADD diagnosis. Currently the FAA is only asking for:
- "A personal statement regarding my ADD history and medication use."
- "All treatment records and evaluation from the physician who prescribed the ADD medications in the past."
My question is this - does the FAA require a neuropsychological battery test for all applicants with an ADD history, or is their requesting a testing battery contingent upon what I say in my personal statement and the included treatment records / evaluations?
My treatment records and physician evaluation conclude that I no longer have ADD symptoms. In addition, I've flown intensively with a United Airlines check airman (pilot responsible for evaluating the flight ability of other United Airline pilots) and he has written a letter stating he's seen no evidence of ADD and, in his professional opinion, I am qualified to pilot an airplane.
Do you think, after submitting this documents in my favor, I will be able to avoid undergoing the testing battery?