Medical History from Pilot Applicant Seeking Airman Medical Certification

Item 18x: Other Illness, Disability or Surgery

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide pages 33-40, 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).

18.x. Other illness, disability, or surgery. The applicant should describe the nature of these illnesses in the EXPLANATIONS box. If additional records, tests, or specialty reports are necessary in order to make a certification decision, the applicant should so be advised. If the applicant does not wish to provide the information requested by the AME, the AME should defer issuance.

If the applicant wishes to have the FAA review the application and decide what ancillary documentation is needed, the AME should defer issuance of the medical certificate and forward the completed FAA Form 8500-8 to the AMCD. If the AME proceeds to obtain documentation, but all data will not be received with the 2 weeks, FAA Form 8500-8 should be transmitted immediately to the AMCD with a note that additional documents will be forwarded later under separate cover.

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