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Special Issuances

Resources for Private, Commercial Airmen as well as AMEs


Special Issuances

FAA lists some medical conditions that are outright disqualifying  for certain Class medical certificates. 

For these conditions, the FAA must make determination and the framework into which your Certificate will be issued. 

At his discretion, the Federal Air Surgeon may grant an Authorization for Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization), with a specified validity period, to an applicant who does not meet the established medical standards.

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FAA Links

AME Guide

The Guide provides pertinent information and guidance needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of an Aviation Medical Examiner.

Disease Protocols

The following lists the Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners Disease Protocols, and course of action that should be taken by the Examiner as defined by aeromedical decision considerations

FAA Medial Standards

Summary of Medical Standards for obtaining First-Class / Second-Class or Third-Class Medical certificate.

FAA Pilot Portal

Get everything you need on the Pilots portal. Here you will find information on certification, training, regulations, and other aspects of flying. You can also look up aircraft information, re-register your plane, and do other tasks

Aeromedical Safety Brochures

Aeromedical Safety Brochures created by the FAA for Airmen and AMEs. The documents cover important safety and physiological concerns in the nature of aviation as well as safety concerns.

Substances of Dependence/Abuse

Aeromedical decision-making guidance includes an analysis of the underlying disease or condition and treatment. The underlying disease has an equal and often greater influence upon the determination of aeromedical certification.