Hi all, I have browsed through the web regarding this question as it worries me. Although there are many threads about this, I have not found any similar to my situation. I wish to start flight training later this year, so I want to get all my ducks in a row before I spend all that time and money. I have a squeaky clean driving record, no speeding ever, no accidents, and no tickets. However, way back when I was 18 (about 8 years ago now), I was charged (and never arrested) with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The case was dismissed as a nolle prosequi, hence this does not count as a conviction. Form 8500-8 appears concerned regarding convictions in general as well as substance-related driving charges, none of which appear to apply to me when the language of the form is considered explicit. The only medical items that pertain are minor allergies to pollen and near-sightedness corrected with glasses. I am making a big change in my life from a career as a physician to a pilot, so I want to really be sure I won't get bitten for this down the line at either a regional or major airline. Thanks.