Special Issuance

Often, the aviator may have a medical condition that requires special consideration by the FAA. Althought the medical condition may be disqualifying, most often the FAA can provide a waiver, which is called a special issuance for that medicial condition. The airmen may need to provide the FAA with periodical information and documentation about their medical condition. It is the AME's job to guide the airmen do this process. Basically, to summarize, the AME's job is to keep the aviator flying. Assisting pilots through the special assurance is a job ATP Medicine finds especially rewarding.