Friday, June 20, 2014

AMA Vote Reveals Dirty Secret of 3rd Class Medical

AMA Vote Reveals Dirty Secret of 3rd Class Medical...

Association of physicians committee votes to oppose driver's license medical. By Robert Goyer / Published: Jun 10, 2014 AMA meeting Enlarge Photo From a pilot's perspective, the enemy of positive change is self-interest and bureaucracy, and both were well represented during this week's meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. At this gathering of delegates, an AMA committee voted to oppose the FAA's proposed driver's license medical by directing lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., to defeat the rule change. As you probably know already, the change in the FARs would allow pilots to practice the privileges now afforded by a third class medical certificate to demonstrate their fitness with a current state-issued driver's license. Flying has long supported such liberalization and has encouraged member organizations, including the AOPA, EAA and GAMA, to stand behind the change, which they have.


1 comment:

  1. Not unexpected. Self serving position only intended to protect their wallets. Shameful!

    Terry Power
    Clearwater, FL