Handling FAA Form 8500-8
AME Guide to FAA Exam
Excerpts from Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
The AME will verify the pilot applicant's identification. After positive ID confirmation, both the yellow and white certificates and their instructions must be removed before the application is given to the applicant. The Information for Applicant and Instructions for Completion of the Application pages must also be given to the applicant.
II. Distribution of the FAA Form 8500-8 to the Applicant
On the general information and medical history page of the application, the applicant is to fill in Items 1-20 in his or her handwriting using a ballpoint pen, exerting sufficient pressure for all copies, to make legible imprints upon the AME's and airmanís copies of the form.