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When it comes to the AME, you must disclose everything fully and completely. Failure to do so may void any license and insurance and expose you to extraordinary civil and criminal risk. When it comes to your flight instructor, who is not a medical professional, you do not need to disclose the specifics of your situation. Saying, "I have concerns about ...


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You only feel the acceleration downward. In roller-coaster this sensation is maximized for maximum thrill. A stall isn't instant: some parts of the wing can be stalled while the rest still provides proper lift. Once the airplane is near or at terminal velocity in a stall it will feel no different from regular straight and level flight. The onset of the ...


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You only feel the plunging sensation during the initial downward acceleration. Once stabilized at a constant rate of descent, things feel normal again. The other thing is, the amount of vertical acceleration from a stall type maneuver does not result in 0 or negative G, just less than 1. You'll feel getting light in the seat, you won't lift right out and ...


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There's no legal or regulatory obligation to tell your instructor about medical conditions as others have said. There may be rare cases where there are insurance considerations the flight school must take into account, in which case they should explain that. There's good reasons to be open, however: - Not disclosing a medical condition could increase the ...


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There are lots of options for flying without a medical certificate in the United States. Most of the regulations about medical certification are in 14 CFR Part 61, Section 23. Note that even if an operation does not require a medical certificate, it's still illegal to fly if you have a medical condition which would make it unsafe for you to fly. Your ...


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You are forgetting one large difference between an aircraft moving through the air (still generating some lift), and an object in free-fall. Constant velocity in a gravity well (such as on the Earth) will cause you to still experience the acceleration due to gravity. It's when you're accelerating that you feel different. Think of it this way - imagine ...


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Each time you renew you will need to complete the medical history questionnaire on the MedXPress website and obtain a fresh confirmation number.


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Is it legal for pilots to transport marijuana within states that have legalized it? This I'm not sure about. I can't find any FAA regulation or guideline on it, so I think it would depend more on specific state statutes. The problem would lie in going over state lines, obviously, but intra-state transport is unclear. If you were ramp-checked by an FAA ...


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This is my personal experience having nearly lost my medical: If you are in the U.S., you will have to check the box on the application stating that your medical has been denied in the past. You will have to check that box every time you apply in the future. Having nearly had my medical denied in the past, my advice is to 1) find the most senior AME in your ...


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This answer is inspired by best-practices in dealing with immigration officers. I shall not dance around your feelings. You picked the right industry to tell that lie, because the airline industry in particular is extremely familiar with fraudulent "support animals" - people slapping a vest on Fido to sneak them where pets do not belong. The airlines have ...


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There is no obligation to disclose anything to your CFI, just your AME. That said, your CFI may have useful advice about common problems, if you're willing to talk about them, and they may suggest delaying relevant parts of your training until thosr problems are resolved by your AME. If a CFI (or anyone besides your AME) asks a question you don't want to ...


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The Irish Aviation Authority's aeromedical site directs you to the underlying EU regulations (Part-Med), which say: Applicants for a Class 1 medical certificate shall be required to have normal fields of vision and normal binocular function. That seems to rule out monocular vision completely, which is very strange (to me) considering that the FAA is ...


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§91.19 Carriage of narcotic drugs, marihuana, and depressant or stimulant drugs or substances. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no person may operate a civil aircraft within the United States with knowledge that narcotic drugs, marihuana, and depressant or stimulant drugs or substances as defined in Federal or State statutes are ...


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I was a victim of a virus in one eye that blinded me in that eye. After a competency check ride with the FAA with vision in only one eye, I am back to flying like I always did. I have never noticed an issue with flying with vision in only one eye. Obviously, curiosity set in with me, so I asked around and was surprised to find that many pilots are blind ...


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In general, as I do not have the guidance in front of me presently, if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and later taken off the medication with no adverse effect, and the symptoms are absent, you have a high probability of obtaining a medical. First, your primary care physician should document that you have been off the medication for x ...


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The Cat 2 medical in Canada is only for Flight Engineers, Navigators (once upon a time) and Air Traffic Controllers. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp13312-2-menu-2331.htm


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You cannot convert an FAA medical certificate directly into a Transport Canada medical certificate. However, you can obtain the Transport Canada medical certificate on the basis of the original or certified copies of FAA medical examination reports by submitting them directly to the Civil Aviation Medicine Branch of Transport Canada, Headquarters in Ottawa ...


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Not necessarily. The condition, if you still have it, that caused the denial may have been subject to policy changes that have eased the impact of the policy. Once upon a time you were permanently grounded with high blood pressure, now, not if it is controlled with approved medications, and the cutoff is higher. Same with Type 2 diabetes. Same with some ...


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Key point -- The sensation only occurred once on the ground and after completion of the XC. until I went to sleep (~11pm) If you have no further symptoms or at least no more severe symptoms, then I see no reason to be too concerned about this, and certainly no reason to bring it up with an AME. (But see added comment below re long-term career ...


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At this stage, when you are just talking about maybe starting to learn to fly, this person is not acting as your flight instructor. He's just a person giving you information about a process. You aren't under any legal obligation to disclose anything to him. On the other hand, flight instructors often have a decent knowledge of the medical requirements to ...


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Problem is you've made a legal declaration (via that web site) that you have an emotional condition. Legal enough to force a landlord to apply the exception. Your choice is to check the box on the medical questionnaire about "Mental disorders of any sort" yes, and then work your way through the system getting evaluated as no longer having a problem, or ...


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The objective, as outlined in the NPRM, for medical review of driver licenses is to determine if there are behavioral issues which may impact the judgment of a pilot. Drugs, alcohol, and other risk behaviors are screened and evaluated. There are cases where excessive speeding tickets and reckless driving has contributed to the non-issuance or revocation ...


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I believe it is very unfortunate that Asperger syndrome has been included on the autism spectrum even if labeled "High Functioning…. " I have personally worked with numerous Aspergers clients. They are capable of doing anything anyone else can do. Their weakness in understanding nuanced speech patterns, and weakness in understanding people's true intent, Etc ...


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Yes I believe so. While the Sport Pilot License only requires that you are medically qualified to get a driver's license there is a stipulation that if you had been denied an FAA medical previously then you cannot just use your driver's license as your medical. If you don't respond to their questions then you will most certainly be denied the medical. ...


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The standard way to check the status of your medical application is to call the Aerospace Medical Certification Division at (405) 954-4821. When you call, it's very likely that you will hear a recorded message saying that due to high call volumes, they are unable to assist you. If you do, call again later. When I was checking on the status of my own ...


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It's purely subjective, but I can tell you from personal experience descending in unpressurized airplanes that a 500 fpm descent is WAY less painful than a 1500 fpm descent if you have something like a blocked sinus passage. The blockage is usually not 100%, so the pressure rate of change has a huge effect on the pressure differential that is allowed to ...


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If you are trying to get an FAA medical because you want to work as EMT crew on an air ambulance, the FAA has no license for that and hence there is no medical certificate requirement. That said, the air ambulance company or their insurance company might have a medical checkup requirement. Ask them. The rest of your question can only be answered by an ...


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I discovered that it's probably better to do the medical in the UK as the country of issue of your licenses has to be the same as the country of issue of your medical. This way, I avoid the conversion.


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As noted by others here, PPL course questions might not be designed according to pure deductive or inductive reasoning. My approach would have been the following: Medical-related aviation questions tend to base their background on "old" studies, so let's have a look at Van Liere, E. J. (1964). Resistance to Hypoxia. Archives of Internal Medicine, 113(3), ...


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AOPA has a nice article on it here according to them even if legal you cant transport it. As a Schedule I drug, it is treated as illegal under the FARs regardless of whether recreational or medical use is permitted by state law. Several laws and regulations address airman use, possession, and/or carriage of marijuana; the FAA further addresses it ...


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