Neurologic - Incapacitating Conditions

Apr 2014

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

Decision Grid - Aerospace Medical Dispositions

Item 46. Neurologic - Presence of any neurological condition or disease that potentially may incapacitate an individual





Head Trauma associated with:

Epidural or Subdural Hematoma;

Focal Neurologic Deficit;

Depressed Skull Fracture; or

Any loss of consciousness, alteration of consciousness, or amnesia, regardless of duration
All Submit all pertinent medical records, current status report, to include pre-hospital and emergency department records, operative reports, neurosurgical evaluation, name and dosage of
medication(s) and side effects
Requires FAA Decision

This page discussed the Incapacitating Neurologic Conditions portion of the Neurologic section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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