FAA Reverses Course on Pilots With Diabetes

Nov. 18, 2019

Now that the FAA has cleared the way for commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to receive first or second class medical certificates if they can prove its well-managed, this could make it easier for business aircraft pilots to return to the skies as well. “I think this is a wonderful policy that will allow professional pilots to maintain their certification while optimizing their health, said Dr. Quay Snyder, president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.

In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of preventative, operational and aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Quay Snyder, president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
  • NBAA Flight Plan is sponsored by Schedaero, the software that elevates your flight operations.

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