Are You Fit to Fly?

Aviation regulations and common sense require that we periodically inspect the aircraft we fly and that we correct any mechanical discrepancies that we discover. In a sense, the same is true for pilots. Similar to an annual or 100-hour inspection, most pilots are required to have periodic medical examinations to assess their health and overall fitness for flight. Medical professionals, like Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs), are specifically trained to perform those exams and medically certify a pilot to fly based on the standards required for the class of medical certificate a pilot is applying for. But what about in between those “inspections” or exams?

Last updated: Friday, October 20, 2023