A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N512NK performing flight NK-902 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Orlando,FL (USA), was descending towards Orlando when an odour of musty dirty feet began to develop in the aft cabin, a number of passengers began to complain about the odour, 3 cabin crew began to feel unwell, light headed with […]
CBS Sunday Morning “A drinking problem is not necessarily the end of a pilot’s career. In fact, for decades the FAA has been quietly sending pilots diagnosed as substance abusers back to work.” Read more about when pilots for from rehab to the cockpit.
At the bottom of the medical application, there’s a release that says, “I hereby authorize the national driver registry to the designated state department of motor vehicles to furnish to FAA information pertaining to my driving record. This consent does not subdue authorization for a single access to the information contained in the NDR, to […]
What we see often is a pilot will come to us who has relied on his DUI attorney to give him advice as to what should be reported to the FAA. While that advice may be accurate for a non-pilot, the FAA has different reporting requirements for professional pilots. It’s not widely known by DUI […]
Question 18W asks you to report convictions for non-traffic misdemeanors and felonies, those are convictions though, not arrests. Typically, what the FAA is looking for is a personality disorder that manifests itself by sober acts. The Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) will query the pilot and ask what the nature of the conviction was. Typically, they’ll […]