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Old 05-13-2022, 06:46 AM
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So I filled out and submitted my medical application for todays visit, but started going back through previous applications and realized I unintentionally omitted information in box 18x regarding other illness, disability, or surgery on a bunch of those previous applications. The surgeries I had were simple enough, were always reported in the 3-year Dr. visits section the following 3 years, and my AME and I talked about them. For whatever reason I never consistently marked them in box 18x on the applications following the surgeries. This most current application is accurate and correct, and will be moving forward.

I talked with AOPA’s PPS medical folks and they said I should just make it correct by stating previously reported on this application and move forward. I also have a separate protection plan through my employer and I am waiting to hear back regarding a second opinion.

I am aware of the repercussions of intentional falsification, and I assure you that was not what I was trying to do even though on the surface it could be possibly misinterpreted that way. Ultimately my question is this, is there any way I can go back and proactively correct my unintentional mistakes on previous applications? I would really hate to have a paperwork audit due to some reason or another and be accused of intentional falsification when that is simply not the case.

Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:36 PM
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As long as it was reported somewhere on the form I doubt you'd get in trouble. They don't seem to be in the business of going after people for benign mistakes like that. Where they get upset is if you omit and/or fly with disqualifying conditions.
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:38 PM
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“As previously reported”

End of story.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:37 PM
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That’s pretty much what everyone else said. I spoke to an AOPA medical rep, an aviation lawyer, and my AME. Clearly this was something I was overthinking… which I tend to sometimes do. Thanks for the additional reassurance. Cheers 🍻
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:28 AM
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PRNC: "Previously Reported, No Change"
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