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The 2021 Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners states that, “An individual may be considered for an FAA authorization of a Special Issuance (SI) or Special Consideration (SC) of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) if…”, in addition to other things, "…the applicant DOES NOT have symptoms or history of:
- Suicidal ideation
- Electro convulsive therapy
- Treatment with multiple SSRIs concurrently
- Multi-agent drug protocol use (prior use of other ...
What is the current timeframe, amid the chaos of the pandemic, should I expect to hear from the FAA on its determination of my deferred medical?
My Class 2 was deferred by my AME in April. I submitted what I hope was appropriate documentation back to the FAA on June 1st, with confirmed receipt on June 3rd. It’s been over 60 days now and I’m beginning to get concerned I haven’t heard anything.
I am interested in obtaining my PPL and then continuing on with Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating, Commercial, and ATP. For the latter, I am aware of the requirement to obtain a class 1 medical. I currently take Fluoxetine (an SSRI and antidepressant ) not for depression but instead for OCD which I was diagnosed with in junior high. My OCD originally manifested as general anxiety and germaphobia which I no longer have any manifestations of. How would this ... more
on January 8, 2021, I got covid, which led to three pulmonary embolisms. My doctors have said I should be 100% recovered and off meds by May 11, 2021.
My question, if anyone can help, is what are my reporting requirements, and when will I be allowed to fly.
Without knowing the law, I am NOT flying, nor do I intend to until or unless I can answer the questions. To be honest, I'm afraid to ask the AME, ... more
Will I be able to get my 3 rd class medical renewed in August of 2021? If not can a receive a Basic Medical
I'm seeking guidance and clarification on this whole SSRI process. I have read tons of material and documentation from the FAA website and countless forums, but none of them quite given me clear information.
Background: I am an Army Vet and full-time Army Reservists with 19 years of service, ERAU graduate, about to retire from the military, and want to transition careers to become a professional pilot. I deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005 during the climax of ... more