Pilot Fatigue: Can A Pilot Be Fired For Calling In Too Tired?
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by Jackson Barnett
1y ago
A pilot preparing to fly in the early morning has come to the realization that a lack of quality sleep has left him with an unusually high level of pilot fatigue – the kind that could impair his ability to fly and make sound judgment calls while in flight. Naturally, the right thing to do ..read more
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FAA “Bottle To Throttle” Rule: A Danger Window Every Pilot Should Know
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by Dan Gershenson
2y ago
What’s the FAA’s “Bottle To Throttle” rule? It’s the number of hours before a flight that a pilot must stop drinking alcohol. And it’s a rule that many pilots have heard of, but wish they knew the specifics before they were pulled from the cockpit just prior to departure. Specifically, the Federal Aviation Administration rulebook ..read more
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BasicMed: Transitioning From 3rd Class FAA Medical To BasicMed
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by Charles Barnett
2y ago
There are events in life where disclosing negative events such as a DUI or medical condition could cause irreparable harm to your investment in your ability to fly as a general aviation pilot. However, what if you didn’t absolutely have to disclose information regarding those events? Perhaps you wouldn’t approach your immediate next steps from ..read more
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Understanding The FAA Special Issuance Medical Certificate
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by Charles Barnett
3y ago
You have recently been denied a medical certificate by the FAA AMCD and your medical application has been deferred, due to a potentially disqualifying condition. Suddenly, your career or hobby as a pilot now has far more additional questions along with an overall sense of great confusion over your next steps. While there are a ..read more
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Appeal the Denial of a FAA Medical Certificate
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by Melissa Eschweiler
3y ago
There are a few options to Appeal the Denial of a FAA Medical Certificate. When the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division (AMCD) or the Regional Flight Surgeon (RFS) deny a pilot’s medical certificate application, the appeal options depend on the reason for the denial, and the division issuing the denial. Appeal a Denial for a Medically ..read more
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Is Bipolar Disorder Disqualifying for a Pilot?
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by Melissa Eschweiler
3y ago
Is a bipolar disorder diagnoses disqualifying for a pilot? If you are a pilot and have ever been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, whether or not the diagnoses was correct, you may have questions on your eligibility for FAA medical certification, and what information to disclose on your medical application. Was the Bipolar Diagnosis Clinically ..read more
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How would the FAA find out about my DUI?
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by Melissa Eschweiler
3y ago
“How would the FAA find out about my DUI?” This is a common aviation law question we receive regularly from student pilots filling out the medical application for the first time, to veteran pilots who have held licenses and certificates for years. Each time a pilot files a medical application, the pilot authorizes the FAA ..read more
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Meet Aviation Attorney Charles R. Barnett III
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by Melissa Eschweiler
3y ago
Meet Aviation Attorney Charles R. Barnett III. AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) talked with Aviation Attorney Charles “Chuck” Barnett about how he got started flying, flying for the Air Force, his job as a Captain for a major airline, his motivation for being an aviation attorney, and his firm’s work with pilots facing enforcement ..read more
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Finding a HIMS AME and the FAA HIMS Program
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by Melissa Eschweiler
3y ago
What is a HIMS AME? Airmen who have ever been arrested for an alcohol related event such as a DUI or MIP, have sustained an injury where alcohol use was involved; or have self-admitted substance problems will most likely be asked by the FAA to work with a HIMS AME.  There are only few instances ..read more
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Spirit Airlines A319 near Orlando on May 3rd 2018, fumes cause three flight attendants feel unwell
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by Charles Barnett
3y ago
A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N512NK performing flight NK-902 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Orlando,FL (USA), was descending towards Orlando when an odor of musty dirty feet began to develop in the aft cabin, a number of passengers began to complain about the odor, 3 cabin crew began to feel unwell, light headed with ..read more
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