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Denver Regional Forum to Feature Session on Protecting Your Medical Certificate

June 13, 2013

Aviation medical expert Dr. Quay Snyder will present a session on “Protecting Your FAA Medical Certificate” at the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in Denver, CO on July 11.

Snyder, the president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, will cover the latest developments regarding recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy changes affecting medical certification, including: expanded aviation medical examiner authority to issue certificates; shortening of wait times after cardiac procedures; possible changes to the driving-while-intoxicated limits and sleep apnea.

Snyder will discuss with pilots what to do – and not do – if they want to preserve their medical certification. Attendees will learn how to understand the correct methods for reporting medical events and conditions on FAA medical applications, as well as how to utilize the online FAA medical application, MedExpress. “The federal budget crisis has adversely affected the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine, and as a direct result, has affected airmen with medical issues,” said Snyder. “Fortunately, the Federal Air Surgeon and his staff have initiated policy changes to minimize this impact, which will have long-term benefits for pilots and their aviation medical examiners.”

Snyder will identify high-risk areas and help “demystify” the medical certification process. Audience Q&A will be encouraged, and Snyder will be available to answer individuals’ questions after the session.

In addition, Snyder said he is pleased to share the podium at the end of his presentation with Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, safety, security, operations & regulation. “We will discuss the robust, comprehensive work and strategic initiatives the NBAA Safety Committee has tackled this year,” said Snyder. Both Carr and Snyder are long –term participants on the NBAA Safety Committee.

The day-long Denver Regional Forum will be held at Centennial Airport (APA), and will provide attendees with opportunities to network with peers, get the latest information affecting business aviation operations and brush up on topics like medical certification and how to structure aircraft ownership and operations.

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will present a session on “Business Aviation: A View from Washington, DC.”

The forum will also feature exhibits and a static display.