09
Feb, 2021
 
 

Did you know that the TSA imposes fines against travelers without masks? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) looks to curb the spread of the coronavirus by imposing fines against travelers for not wearing a mask while in the public transit domain. In addition to denying entry, boarding, or …

04
Feb, 2021
 
 

In August of 2020, the FAA introduced the HIMS step down protocol for airman who hold a medical certificate pursuant to a special issuance authorization for “substance dependence.” In theory, the step down protocol works two ways for airmen on a “substance dependence” special issuance. In some regards, the new protocol works to eliminate the …

09
Dec, 2020
 
 

Has your FAA medical certificate been denied for “substance dependence?” If so, reference the previous article regarding the FAA’s criteria for “substance dependence.” You can read that article here: FAA Medical Certificate Denied for Substance Dependence: Part 1: Criteria for “Dependence” – The Pilot Lawyer This article will address the first and most problematic of …

04
Dec, 2020
 
 

Has your FAA medical certificate been denied for “substance dependence?” The first thing to know is that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has a different definition of “substance dependence” than does the rest of the medical community. Specifically, the medical community typically evaluates whether an individual has a “substance use disorder” by determining whether that …

03
Dec, 2020
 
 

Selecting a HIMS AME for your FAA medical certification can be a daunting process. What is a HIMS AME? What does a HIMS AME do? A HIMS AME is a senior Aviation Medical Examiner which has undergone the necessary training in the “HIMS” program in order to monitor airmen for certain medical conditions. “HIMS” stands …

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