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A Publication for I Fly America Members
   Volume 167
 April  2018

Sleep Apnea Requirements

By By Penny Giovanetti, D.O., Manager, Aerospace Medical Specialties Division
Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing

Q. What is the full word on relaxing “Sleep Apnea” requirements? Can my AME observe me, without having a new sleep study completed or reading some card from a CPAP?

A. All the requirements for renewal of your special issuance for obstructive sleep apnea should be in your authorization letter. Normally a new sleep study is not required unless something about your condition has changed. Compliance trend data from your CPAP machine usually is required, as well as an Airman Compliance with Treatment form signed by you, and a current status report from your treating physician annually.

There are numerous "Question & Answer" articles in the Medical Information section of Topics include: flying with a pacemaker, cataract surgery, triple bypass surgery, stroke, restricted medications and more.

Visit the Medical Information section.

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Improper Starting Procedures Results in Substantial Damage

Aircraft: Canadair CL-600
Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Injuries: None
Phase of flight: Landing approach

A Canadair CL-600-2B19, operated by Comair as flight 5689, experienced an uncommanded roll while on approach to Kent County International Airport (GRR), Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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