Aviation Medical Information
The Federal Aviation Administration now has a process for Special Issuance to allow pilot who
would otherwise be disqualified from medical certification the ability to continue exercising their
airmen duties.  The following links will take you to the Federal Aviation Administration web site
where Special Issuance is addressed.

Coronary Artery Disease   
Insulin Treated Diabetes       

There are medical conditions which are initially disqualifying. Once the Federal Aviation
Administration has reviewed the case and issued a medical certificate, the Aviation Medical
Examiner may issue medical certificates if there has been no change in the status of the disease
process and with authorization of the Federal Air Surgeon.  The following link take you to the
specific diseases.   

Special Issuance Conditions

These diseases include:
Alcoholism
Atrial Fibrillation
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Colitis
Colon Cancer
Depression taking SSRI anti-depressants
Diabetes on Oral Medications
Hyperthyroidism
Lymphoma & Hodgkin's Disease
Mitral & Aortic Insufficiency
Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
Renal Calculi
Sleep Apnea

Conditions AME's Can Issue (CACI)
These are conditions for which the AME may issue a medical certificate if the appropriate records
are submitted to the AME at the time of the medical examination.  Without such documentation, the
AME cannot issue a certificate. If you have one of these conditions and have questions, call us at
602-368-5633.

Arthritis
Asthma
Colitis
Glaucoma
Hepatitis C, chronic
Hypertension
Hypothyroidism
Migraine and Chronic Headaches
Pre-Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome
Prostate Cancer
Renal Cancer
Testicular Cancer

Drug and Alcohol problems.  
If you have had a DUI, you must bring copies of your arrest and court records for review at the time
of your physical. A blood alcohol level of 0.15 or greater will require deferral to the FAA for
consideration of your medical certificate.
The Federal Aviation Administration requirements for reporting DUI or DWI are in the following link:

DUI/DWI Reporting Requirements  

Information regarding the HIMS Program can be obtained at:
Human Intevention and Motivation Study (HIMS)
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