The FAA and the AME work together to make sure they catch pilots with different conditions and a common one is sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea raises red flags. It can impact the pilot’s ability to fly and can lead to other health issues, according to the FAA.
That’s the bad news.
The good news?
You can continue to fly with sleep apnea or a history of it if you deal with the FAA correctly.
In this episode, you’ll discover how to navigate the FAA and its overwhelming procedures when it comes to dealing with pilots that have a history with sleep apnea.
Show highlights include:
- How to answer question18 on your medical application if you have sleep apnea and want to keep flying (3:30)
- Why disclosing sleep apnea history to the FAA is crucial (be careful this can impact your medical certificate) (4:41)
- How the AME secretly works with the FAA to make sure you disclose sleep apnea (and how this can delay your flying time) (5:18)
- The insidious way FAA monitors your sleep apnea on your AME tests (and what this means to pilots with a medical history) (7:48)
- What this “integrated” AME screening assessment means to you and your history with sleep apnea (8:14)
- The serious repercussions if the FAA discovers a pilot did not disclose sleep apnea (and how you can avoid this) (9:16)
- How you can get treatment for sleep apnea so that the FAA will let you fly (27:10)
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