Special Issuance


Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Diagnosed with hypertension? 

On medication?

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If you need glasses to fly, BRING THEM!

FAA vision requirements are:

Distant vision: 20/20 in each eye separately.

Near vision: 20/40 in each eye separately.

Normal color vision and visual fields.


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People take antidepressants for many reasons, however, please read the FAA's policy regarding pilots taking antidepressants by clicking the link below:                       


Most pilots with diabetes can continue to fly.  Click the link below:


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Already have a Special Issuance letter from the FAA?

Some special issuance letters allow me to issue your medical certificate in my office (AME-Assisted Special Issuance), if you have all the required documents with you.

Think you might need a special issuance?

A special issuance often requires additional attention.  You may wish to schedule two blocks of time (40 minutes) on the scheduling website.  An additional fee may apply. 

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Coronary Artery Disease

Had a heart attack, and/or stent placement? Click the link below: