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

Item 60: 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 187, 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).

Your AME will comment here on all positive history or medical examination findings. These must be reported by Item Number. Item 60 provides the Examiner an opportunity to report observations and/or findings that are not asked for on the application form. Concern about the applicant's behavior, abnormal situations arising during the examination, unusual findings, unreported history, and other information thought germane to aviation safety should be reported in Item 60. The Examiner should record name, dosage, frequency, and purpose for all currently used medications.

If possible, all ancillary reports such as consultations, ECGs, x-ray release forms, and hospital or other treatment records should be attached. If the delay for those items would exceed 14 days, the Examiner should forward all available data to the AMCD, with a note specifying what additional information is being prepared for submission at a later date.

If there are no significant medical history items or abnormal physical findings, the Examiner should indicate this by checking the appropriate block.

This page discussed the AME Comments section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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