As an 800+ hour GA pilot I am currently trapped in the inefficient web of Oklahoma City. 4 years ago I suffered a “mild” cardiac episode and of course was denied my 3rd class medical upon application for renewal. I have undergoing voluntary medical procedures, contend my congressman, the FAA Regional medical office, two cardiologist, a hematologist, a kidney expert, a respiratory physician and members of the Congressional General Aviation Caucus as well as AOPA And EAA medical advisors in an effort to resolve my issues. The FAA OKC office as well as my congressman and members of the GA caucus have all failed to respond to my concerns either in writing or by telephone and to say the least, those failed responses were frustrating and disheartening. The regional FAA did respond and offer advice, however the advice to contact OKC dell on deaf ears. It is pure frustration after 35 years of flying to be denied that privilege as a result of an outdated, understaffed, bureaucratic system. Four medical specialist in addition to two AME’s have determined from a health perspective that I am fit to exercise my airman privileges, however the ostriches within the FAA see it differently. Frustrating, simply frustrating.
Ohio T6 Jockey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/23
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Maddie and Emma are paving the way for much needed medical reform in the US. This topic is something that needs to be brought to the spotlight, and they both are doing a great job of just that. Keep it up!
Flysky98 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/21
Emma’s personal history with aviation has been both joyful and tremendously painful. These experiences have prompted Emma to put compassion into action with the creation of The Pilot’s Pandemic. Emma’s podcast is interesting, heartfelt, and most importantly, The Pilot’s Pandemic is making an...Read full review »
Jackieb12003 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/21
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