SSRIs are an antidepressant. If you are just an average person taking it, no one seems to care.
But, if you are a pilot and trying to fly, sirens start shouting at the FAA offices. Because the FAA considers this a “serious” medical condition, and it has impacted many pilots' ability to fly.
What good is being a well-trained pilot that has spent hours away from family to train if you can’t even fly and make a living?
But there is hope!
There are some pilots who take SSRIs who fly without restriction. Their secret? They understood the loopholes and the disclosure requirements.
In this episode, you’ll discover the loopholes needed in order to fly if you take SSRIs.
Want to fast track your application process so you can fly (even if you take antidepressants)?
Show highlights include:
- Why the AME will defer your application and deny your certificate if you use Prozac (even though it’s approved on their website) (2:54)
- The 4 disqualifying SSRI medications that the AME frowns upon that will sacrifice your ability to fly (3:59)
- Use these 2 secret loopholes to fly again if you are still taking SSRIs (4:52)
- The only 4 conditions that the FAA approves SSRIs for (and how knowing these helps you keep your license) (6:16)
- What does “clinically stable” mean to the FAA and why this might delay your ability to fly for another 6 months (7:31)
- The only 5 antidepressants the FAA approves (8:01)
- Why having a “risk for recurrent” symptoms can end your career as a pilot (13:13)
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