John Freitas, M.D.- Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

Do you want to fly?

Just as you cannot take to the air as a Private Pilot without a valid pilot’s license, you can’t fly without a current Medical Certificate which confirms that you have no disqualifying health conditions that would prevent you from being a Pilot. A Medical Certificate also serves as the basis of your own self-certification of health, which all pilots are required to affirm before every flight.

cockpit-924952_640An FAA medical certificate is required for most pilots to be able to fly an aircraft. FAA medicals are issued in 3 classes (1st class, 2nd class, and 3rd class), and are valid for different types of piloting activities. You MUST complete the FAA medical application online at https://medxpress.faa.gov/ PRIOR to having your physical examination performed by an AME.

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