March 13, 2013
March 13–As part of our continuing efforts to improve the processing of airman medical certification records the MedXpress online medical application system will be unavailable from this Thursday through Sunday evening due to computer upgrades.
The planned outage will begin at 5 p.m. EDT on March 14. Service should be back online by 8 pm EDT, March 17. During this time, Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) will be unable to access the medical records system, and will not be able to print medical certificates. AMEs can still conduct examinations, and medical certificates will be available once the system is back online Monday morning.
Anyone who has a physical exam scheduled for later this week should complete the MedXPress online application prior to 5 p.m. Thursday and print a copy of the summary page immediately after submitting the application. Take the printed copy of the summary history page to the medical examination.
The FAA has notified Aviation Medical Examiners of this temporary interruption in service, but anyone who has an exam scheduled during this time should contact their AME.