Pilot Physical Checklist

  • Complete MedXpress Form #8500 »
  • Bring Photo ID
  • Bring glasses/contacts
  • If you’ve been issued a S.O.D.A. (Statement of Demonstrated Ability) for fixed deficiencies such as color blindness, please bring that with you.
  • If you have an AASI, bring the Special Issuance Letter from FAA with required medical information as outlined in letter
  • AASI – Special Issuance Resource »
  • Recent Surgery – Bring:
    • office notes, letter of release including any limitations, new medications and follow-up plan from treating physician
    • hospital records/discharge summary if hospitalized
    • pathology report for surgery related to evaluation/diagnosis of malignancy such as prostate, skin, etc. including diagnostic biopsy of lymph node.
  • Kidney Stone – FAA requires:

For stone episode within 5 years of flight exam, bring office notes and letter of release from the treating physician and a copy of scan/x-ray after stone passage to document presence/absence of other stones. If there are retained stones, a comment from treating physician stating likelihood of sudden incapacitation/attacks and follow up plans.  Also include results from metabolic workup if performed and treatment recommendations.

  • OSA – Follow AASI guidelines

For those WITH diagnosis of OSA, bring required information as outlined in the AASI letter you received from the FAA.

For those with NEW diagnosis or NOT previously reported, bring:

  • Sleep study report
  • Letter from treating physician
  • One year of CPAP data report; this report should reflect 6 hours of use EACH night and 75% DAILY usage.

OSA guidelines can be reviewed at the following link »

  • ADD/ADHD, Anxiety and Depression Medications

** Typically requires a deferral to FAA for consideration **

The medications associated with these conditions are not allowed except for some of the SSRI’s which can be approved by the FAA on a case by case basis.

 Use of daily medications for asthma control require letter from treating physician as well as Spirometry within 90 days of exam, see CACI Conditions below for further information.

If within 2 years of exam, FAA requires a letter of release & completion of Form 8500-7 by treating physician