Special Issuance of a Medical

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  1. Majid. M

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    Hello

    How can anybody overturn a special issuance of a medical that goes on and on for year after year?
    Complied with all of FAA requirements for years and doctor report has been in my favor for all of these years, but FAA still doesn't let me off of this special issuance.

    Even my AME and other doctor are agree that this is waste of time and money.

    what are my options?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DGlaeser

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    Is it heart related? If so, don’t hold your breath (been there, done that). My doc even wrote them a letter.
    The other option is Basic Med.
     
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    Some SIs do go away after a certain number of years of hoop jumping. In my case, it took a new AME to convince the FAA that I never had the condition. It's the only time I've ever seen the word "********" in a medical report. My new AME called it a ******** diagnosis. I got a letter back finally saying "OK, so you don't have XXX, you can go back to regular issuance. But if you ever do happen to get XXX, stop flying and contact us."
     
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    This. Go basic med and don’t look back (unless you encounter those 3 things that needs a new SI)
     
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    Agreed. Unless you need a medical for commercial, let it lapse and go Basicmed.
     
  6. Majid. M

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    it's not heart related. it goes back to six years ago that i took a medicine which I'm off of it. the thing is aggravate me is that, after six years of complying with FAA and positive report from all of my doctors, FAA still doesn't let me off.
    There has to be a way to challenge FAA and tell them, enough is enough, I have been doing everything you asked for it for the past six years. what else do you want?
    until then, keep the wings level.
    thanks.
     
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    Majid. M Filing Flight Plan

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    I really don't want go basic. I'm thinking, after all these years complying with FAA and spending all this money, going basic is waste.
    Right know I'm getting ready for my CFI check ride. I like to be an experience and safer pilot and hopefully one of these days go corporate.
     
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    I suggest you talk to Dr. Bruce Chein, who specializes in these types of issues...http://www.aeromedicaldoc.com
    Tell him the whole story, then follow what he says to the letter.
     
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    FWIW you can instruct under BasicMed (just as you can instruct for compensation with a third class medical), but yeah, if you plan to fly for hire, you need to be able to hold at least a second class medical.
     
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    The attorneys here can likely comment more exactly. But my suspicion is you would have to have them deny you and then bring an administrative case appealing the denial. I don’t think there is any way to challenge them before they take the action.

    This is the nature of the regulatory state.
     
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    Can you fly with primary students on basic med?
     
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    Majid, yes you can get off of a special, if you no longer have an condition, which is "Symptomatic or in need of treatment". But for each condition the specs. for what that means, are different.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    For you hounds who want to track this down, see the attached 3 opinions which are OLD but have been left up because they also address the CFI holding only a third class medical, not a second.

    If you read between the lines the clearly implied rule is "if you are required crew for the operation you have to have a medical"....unless the pilot receiving instruction is also clearly capable of being PIC. If one is a student pilot the instructor is PIC. So he has to log PIC (if he has a Basic) so that he's covered.

    It is tortuous.
     

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  16. Majid. M

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    I will send him an email and ask his advise.
    Thanks.
     
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    No Symptomatic or in need of treatment.
     
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    Majid scan your FAA auth letter per your private email to which I responded on the 14th....unless you fat fingered your email addy, in which case my reply went into "deep space".
     
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    I sent you a copy of authorization this morning.
    Thank you.
     
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    Did you get the reply?
     
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    Majid. M Filing Flight Plan

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    I sent you my phone and address via my email. did you get it?
    thanks.