Hate to sound like a broken record but has and would the FAA ever issue a special issuance to an airman with a previous psychosis diagnosis if he proved over time that he was stable? Trying to get as much perspective.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm afraid you will not get a definitive answer here. Too many variables, and even if some of us here might be AME personnel, with maybe even special knowledge about psych stuff, they cannot answer that. $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Aug 5 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ Does this question help? $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Aug 5 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ @757toga No, anyone who is not certain of passing should always go first for an “eval” appointment rather than an “exam” so there’s no history of being denied. Once the AME tells you what you need to do, you gather the docs for the actual exam. $\endgroup$
    – StephenS
    Aug 5 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ An AME will be your best source for this. If you’re concerned with preserving the Sport Pilot option, I would say to go for a consultation and discuss with your AME what their evaluation is, then go from there. If you apply for a medical and are denied, you will be ineligible for BasicMed and for the Sport Pilot rating. From a cursory look over one site, it says psychosis may be certified under the special issuance process. I am not a medical professional of any sort, nor am I an FAA official. Just repeating what I’ve heard. Make them tell you no! $\endgroup$
    – MD88Fan
    Aug 5 at 23:29

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