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Old 01-12-2018, 12:17 PM   #11
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Not a physician here, but I am aware that Any diagnosis of blackout or loss of consciousness is pretty serious in the eyes of the FAA Flight Surgeon. Perhaps there are other details surronding the incident, and I imagine you would prefer not to discuss them here. I agree with the other posters that you should consult with a HIMS AME.
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My medical has been sent to DC for review. Is that common?
Yes, and it’s a sign of progress because DC is where the final authority (FAA Chief Psychiatrist’s Office) is located.

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My medical expires in March. Is there a chance I might be SOL?
Definitely not SOL. More likely, in my experience, would be a Special Issuance medical with conditions and follow-up exams.
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Not a physician here, but I am aware that Any diagnosis of blackout or loss of consciousness is pretty serious in the eyes of the FAA Flight Surgeon. Perhaps there are other details surronding the incident, and I imagine you would prefer not to discuss them here. I agree with the other posters that you should consult with a HIMS AME.
So I’ve been told. The report said “possible black out” but the overall diagnosis was alcohol abuse not dependency and monitoring was recommended.

Black out sums it up. Honestly if I didn’t “blackout” I wouldn’t have driven my car. There are details from the night that I don’t remember.
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Yes, and it’s a sign of progress because DC is where the final authority (FAA Chief Psychiatrist’s Office) is located.



Definitely not SOL. More likely, in my experience, would be a Special Issuance medical with conditions and follow-up exams.
Good to know thanks.
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If I can’t get my medical reissued would I be covered under short and long term disability?
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If I can’t get my medical reissued would I be covered under short and long term disability?
You need to read the fineprint of your plan.

Often psychiatric issues are not covered, or have limited duration.

A DUI would presumably not be covered unless there was an underlying medical issue (ie addiction). If that's even covered.

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Probably not SOL, but it will be expensive.
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