AME Comments on Application for Aviation Medical Certification FAA 8500-8

Item 63: Comments on History and Findings

Apr 2014

Abbreviated Briefing:
  • AME Final Opportunity to Elaborate
  • Abnormal Situations
  • Unusual Findings
  • Unreported History
  • Note if Expected Delay for More Data > 2 Weeks


Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide page 189, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

The Examiner must check the “Disq” box on the Comments Page beside any disqualifying defect. Comments or discussion of specific observations or findings may be reported in Item 60: AME Comments on History and Findings. If all comments cannot fit in Item 60: AME Comments on History and Findings, the Examiner may submit additional information on a plain sheet of paper and include the applicant’s full name, date of birth, signature, any appropriate identifying numbers (PI, MID or SSN), and the date of the exam.

If the Examiner denies the applicant, the Examiner must issue a Letter of Denial, to the applicant, and report the issuance of the denial in Item 60: AME Comments on History and Findings.

This page discussed the Disqualifying Defects portion of the Review section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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