AOPA Pilot Magazine - January 2015 - 108

NEWS & NOTES

MEMBER SERVICES

PILOT PROTECTION SERVICES

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Before you see the AME

BY DR. WARREN O. SILBERMAN

AOPA Pilot Protection Services

Six tips for your next flight physical
FAA takes very seriously any intentional
falsification of a federal legal document,
and that includes the airman medical
application.
If you are taking any medications,
check AOPA's accepted medications database (www.aopa.org/members/databases/
medical/druglist.cfm) to see if the medication is acceptable. If it isn't acceptable, or
you don't see the medication listed, call the
AOPA Pilot Information Center's medical
certification specialists.
It is not necessarily the medication
that may be a problem, but the condition for which the medication is taken. So
check in advance to find what the certification issues are with any medical condition
you have.
One of the most important questions,
and the one that provides potential pitfalls
for many airmen, is question 18(v). This

question asks if there have ever been any
alcohol or drug-related events that resulted
in an arrest, conviction, or administrative
action. Know its implications and answer
honestly.

AOPA FOUNDATION

OVER THE PAST MONTHS that I have been
performing FAA aviation medical examinations, it has become clear to me that
many pilots are woefully unprepared for
their FAA medical examination. So, here
are some pointers that you will want to
consider before you see your aviation medical examiner.
Don't forget that you must now complete the FAA MedXpress application
online. This is the medical history portion
of the examination and must be done prior
to seeing your AME. It can be done up to 60
days prior to your flight physical.
Make sure if you are a student pilot that
when you complete the application, you
check the box for Airman and Student Pilot
Examination-or at least inform the AME
that this is your first FAA examination.
Above all, be truthful when you provide
the information on the application. The

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Dr. Warren O. Silberman is the former
manager of FAA Aerospace Medical
Certification and a doctor of osteopathic
medicine. A pilot since 1986, he is recognized nationally as an expert in aerospace/
preventive medicine, and is a regular writer
for AOPA's Pilot Protection Services.

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Protection Services, visit the website
(www.aopa.org/pps).

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