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brettjeepski
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I applied for my FAA medical 2nd class in July of this year and informed the doctor that I had surgery in 2000 where I had my Spleen removed for a low platelets in my blood, which took care of the problem and haven't seen any doctors for this problem for eight years! I have only seen the doctors for minor colds, I am in excellent shape great vision, great health and I really am anxious to fly!

 

I am still waiting... ***has anyone heard of FAA denying anyone because of blood issue 8 years ago or not having a spleen? ***

 

The FAA sent me a letter about a month ago asking for more medical documents and all medical records pertaining to this health issue. I complied and sent them everything I could.

 

I now contact them every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I get the same story... "your case is in review and you should try back in a couple of days."

 

 

I have started flight school and have flown some, done a lot of ground and have enrolled in Utah Valley University's online class aviation program. Thus far I have invested $6,000 plus have loans from Three lenders that I am paying or will start soon paying interest.

 

I am attending a Part 61 school and I believe I could solo if I had my medical but I can't progress any further without it.

 

I have read through Part 67 in the FAR/AIM and see no reason they should deny me or be taking this long.

 

***Any one else have similar problems or can offer me any advice?***

 

***Any one know how to lite the fire beneath the butts of the FAA and get them moving faster?***

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#1 Join AOPA

#2 Use their service to help you thru the medical process.

#3 Good luck to you, the FAA can and will attempt to stop any medical cert they have even the least doubt about. If a heart transplant recipient can get his medical, so can you. But it may take some work to get there!

 

Goldy

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#1 Join AOPA

#2 Use their service to help you thru the medical process.

#3 Good luck to you, the FAA can and will attempt to stop any medical cert they have even the least doubt about. If a heart transplant recipient can get his medical, so can you. But it may take some work to get there!

 

Goldy

 

Who had a heart transplant, where and what does he fly?? :o

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I understand your pain. I my self had ear surgery 4 years prior to applying for my medical the first time around. As a result my case was refered to Oak. City for further review. Like you they wanted every paper there was related to anything having to do with my surgery, doctor appointments and so on.

 

I called 3 times a week and it took about 7 months for it to be approved. No problem since for renewals. I would have gotten help with AOPA or leftseat had I known about them at the time. Pay a little but it speeds up the process.

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Hey Brettjeepski...

 

Nearly the same problem for me ( the old 'cancer in the bladder' issue from some years ago). No hint of any recurrence or any medicine ever needed, but they do a lot of worrying for us after all... Eventually got my medical after a few extra months.

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I dont know whats worse. Getting some useless organ taking out and flying.... or just some old blind guy allowed to fly FW aircraft.

 

I don't think this was quite the advice I was looking for but, Thanks.... I guess...

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just an update...I applied July 23 for my medical and this last week November 21st I finally received my medical no restrictions!!!

 

The advice above to register with the AOPA must have worked. I registered with the AOPA and I was contacted the next day saying they would be contacting the senior reviewer at the FAA. A couple days later I had my medical certificate in hand...so up in the sky I go!

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Just an update...I applied July 23 for my medical and this last week November 21st I finally received my medical no restrictions!!!

 

The advice above to register with the AOPA must have worked. I registered with the AOPA and I was contacted the next day saying they would be contacting the senior reviewer at the FAA. A couple days later I had my medical certificate in hand...so up in the sky I go!

 

 

Congrats, Brett! I've had a few bumps in the road on the way to getting my medical. Great feeling, innit?

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...The advice above to register with the AOPA must have worked. I registered with the AOPA and I was contacted the next day saying they would be contacting the senior reviewer at the FAA. A couple days later I had my medical certificate in hand...so up in the sky I go!

Goldy gave you excellent advice, Aircraft Owners and PILOTS Association is a FANTASTIC organization. They lobby on our behalf to all levels of government, fight for many of the freedoms we enjoy in aviation, provide excellent training and reference materials, numerous enhanced services for pilots, and unbelievable customer service, at very reasonable cost. As a student pilot, if you aren't a memeber you owe it to yourself to try a FREE 6-month AOPA membership and 6 FREE issues of AOPA Flight Training magazine - all at NO COST and NO OBLIGATION, HERE. Now, if we could just get them to give away a free pimped-out helicopter every year in addition to the drool-inducing airplanes they give away!

 

Congratulations and good luck Brett!

 

Disclosure: I have no other relationship with AOPA than being a very satisfied customer and utilizing their resources for many years.

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