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Old 10-31-2017, 06:48 PM   #191
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I had my medical a few days ago. My AME is the former head of the Medical Cert branch. For the first time I had to fill out a form with OSA questions. I answered them and turned in the form. Being that this was the first time to see him since our former 'flight surgeon' retired, I wasn't surprised that the medical was a little more in-depth than others had been when I had been seen the last guy for 7 years, but no fuss, no mess so far. Just relating my recent experience.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:06 AM   #192
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I learned more about flying from chain smoking - whiskey swillin fat fuks, than I ever did from a pin head.

In fact, there are many intersections named after such people, and their children...

nuff said.

The FAA needs to get their sh't together if they want to keep the world flying.
True in many ways..........but remember that it isn't the FAA's mission any longer to "keep the world flying"

You can blame the lawyers for much of that.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #193
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This week I saw a Pulmonologist/Sleep Doctor to complete an OSA assessment. I was expecting that he would set me up with a sleep study but he did not. Based on his assessment he concluded that I am at a low risk for sleep apnea.

I have until January 16th to get a letter submitted to the FAA. This doctor said he would write a letter but he has never dealt with the FAA. He asked me what the FAA will need to see in this letter. Is there specific information the FAA requires in letter after an OSA assessment?

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Old 12-15-2017, 08:30 AM   #194
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Default OSA

Something to the essence of patient does not appear to suffer from symptoms of OSA based on my evaluation.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:25 PM   #195
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Default Your BMI is not the real issue, Obese Pilots

The issue is not obesity it is that you are flying without proper rest, or more serious you could die, Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen. If you have sleep apnea and it is treated usually with a CPAP machine you will get your medical, the FAA however does not want you flying if you have OSA untreated.
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The issue is not obesity it is that you are flying without proper rest, or more serious you could die, Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen. If you have sleep apnea and it is treated usually with a CPAP machine you will get your medical, the FAA however does not want you flying if you have OSA untreated.
Kind of depends on the severity though:

Association of obstructive sleep apnoea with the risk of vascular outcomes and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis | BMJ Open

Milder forms of OSA simply do not warrant active treatment. Nor do the statistics indicate progression to more severe forms in the absence of treatment.
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