Aviation Medical Exams
Aviation Medical Examiner ( AME ) play a vital role in ensuring the safety of the crew and/or passengers by performing pre-flight physicals on pilots and air traffic controllers.
Dr. Phanor Calle has been designated by the FAA as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner ,FAA certified to provide the following flight physical examinations: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3, FAA Air Traffic Controllers
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE…
Complete 8500-8 at MedXPress (https://medxpress.faa.gov/) Bring a copy of the form WITH the confirmation number. Make sure to CONFIRM AND SUBMIT before printing the form.
Make an appointment with Dr. Calle’s office, and get your Fight physicals. FAA MEDXPRESS
Aviation Medical Services:
- FAA Airman 1st Class – Initial & Renewal
- FAA Airman 2nd & 3rd Class
- 3rd Class Student Certificate
- FAA Air Traffic Controllers – Initial & Renewal
What is the first step to becoming a pilot?
Decide what you want to fly. FAA’s rules for getting a pilot’s license (certificate) differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don’t need a pilot’s license.
You should also think about what type of flying you want to do. There are several different types of pilot’s licenses, from student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot.
Medical Certification – Get a Medical Certificate
To obtain a medical certificate you must be examined by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Dr. Phanor Calle , has been designated by the FAA as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner. As the airman you should follow these steps to apply for and obtain your medical certificate: Use MedXPress (https://medxpress.faa.gov/) , to complete the initial portion of the application.
At your scheduled appointment, the AME will complete your medical examination and the remainder of the FAA application form. If you meet the required medical standards, the AME will issue you a medical certificate.
When do I need a medical certificate?
You need a medical certificate before flying solo in an airplane, helicopter, gyroplane, or airship. We suggest you get your medical certificate before beginning flight training. This will alert you to any condition that would prevent you from becoming a pilot before you pay for lessons.
If you are going to pilot a balloon or glider, you don’t need a medical certificate. All you need to do is write a statement certifying that you have no medical defect that would make you unable to pilot a balloon or glider.
If required, how do I get a medical certificate?
By passing a physical examination administered by a doctor who is an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner.
Where do I get my medical certificate?
From any FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner. There are approximately 6,000 of them in the U.S.
Dr. Phanor Calle ,is designated by the FAA as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
When required, what class of medical certificate must a student pilot have?
Third-class, although any class will suffice. Medical certificates are designated as first-class, second-class, or third-class. Generally, first-class is designed for the airline transport pilot; second-class for the commercial pilot; and third-class for the student, recreational and private pilot.
If I have a physical disability, can I get a medical certificate?
Yes. Medical certificates can be issued in many cases where physical disabilities are involved. Depending on the nature of the disability, you may have some operating limitations. If you have any questions, contact an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner before beginning flight training.
Must I carry my medical certificate when I am flying solo?
Request a Copy of Your Medical Certificate
You should submit AC Form 8060-56 (PDF) to:
Federal Aviation Administration Aerospace Medical Certification Division, AAM-331 ATTN: Duplicate Desk Post Office Box 26200 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125 You must include a check or money order for $2.00 made payable to the FAA.
If you have questions or need additional information, call
(405) 954-4821 and select option 1.
Pre-Flight Physical requirements
Things to do or not to do before your flight physical to make it easier for the A.M.E. and the pilot:
- Forget your glasses
- Notice a change in your near/far distance and not get an eye exam and glasses before
- Have a Special Issuance and not bring your letter from the F.A.A your flight physical.
- Have a Special Issuance and not send in the medical information the F.A.A. requested by the required date.
- Have a Special Issuance and not bring to the exam the required medical information outlined in the F.A.A. letter.
- Forget to tell the A.M.E. you have one of the 15 disqualifying conditions
- Diabetes mellitus requiring hypoglycemic medication; 2. Angina pectoris; 3. Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant; 4. Myocardial infarction; 5.Cardiac valve replacement; 6. Permanent cardiac pacemaker; 7. Heart replacement; 8. Psychosis; 9. Bipolar disorder; 10. Personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested it self by overt acts; 11. Substance dependence; 12. Substance abuse; 13. Epilepsy; 14. Disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of the cause; and 15. Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory explanation of cause.
- Have a chronic medical condition (ex. Hypertension, asthma ETC.) requiring medical records and not bring them with you.
- Having borderline high blood pressure and not seeing your personal doctor for evaluation and treatment before your flight physical.
- Take a decongestant, drink too much coffee, smoke a cigarette or take other stimulants before your exam, which raise your blood pressure.
- Have a family history of diabetes mellitus (or other familial diseases) and not get periodic checks with
- Having a family history of diabetes mellitus and having a large dose of sugar before your exam so sugar shows high in your urine test.
- Mark on 17b. Under medications, that you are on a prohibited medication on a regular basis.
- Forget to bring your S.O.D.A.(Statement of demonstrated ability) (Ex. Color vision defect).
The A.M.E. want you to pass your physical. We know how important it is to you .Any problem you have the A.M.E., the F.A.A. and your personal doctor will work with you to try and resolve them. We as A.M.E. want you to be happy pilots with your medical in your hand when you leave our office.
Make an appointment , and get your Flight physicals with Dr Phanor Calle, Senior A.M.E