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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification – General Information

This General Information section provides input to assist an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), otherwise known as an Examiner, in performing his or her duties in an efficient and effective manner. It also describes Examiner responsibilities as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representative in medical certification matters and as the link between airmen and the FAA.

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