FAA Medical and VA Disability Benefits

Do you have questions regarding your FAA medical and VA disability benefits? A frequent question asked of our firm is whether an applicant for FAA medical certification needs to report his or her receipt of VA disability benefits to the FAA. There seems to be a good deal of confusion, somewhat caused by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, as to whether disability benefits are reportable. (more…)

FAA Medical and Prostate Cancer

Do you have questions regarding your FAA medical and prostate cancer? The process to obtain or re-obtain your FAA medical certificate following prostate cancer will depend upon the status of your condition, as well as whether the cancer was/is metastatic or recurring. (more…)

FAA Medical Denied Because Of Depression?

FAA Medical Denied Because Of Depression?

Is your FAA medical denied because of depression? Fortunately, depression is not a condition which is specifically identified by the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 67) as being a disqualifying medical condition. Instead, however, the FAA has identified depression as a condition which warrants evaluation regarding its aeromedical significance for any given airmen. (more…)

Reporting a Possession Conviction on your FAA Medical Application?

Are you reporting a possession conviction on your FAA medical application? If you are reporting a history of a conviction for possession of an illegal substance (marijuana, cocaine, etc) for the first time on your FAA medical application, your medical application will be deferred by your Aviation Medical Examiner (“AME”). Once your application is deferred, you can expect to receive a letter from the FAA in Oklahoma City – based on our experience, it can take anywhere from a week to over a month to receive correspondence following a deferral. (more…)