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The FAA medical certification process is a legal process. FAA medical certificate denials can be hard to navigate. While your AME answers to the FAA, an aviation attorney answers to you. You need an attorney to handle your FAA medical certificate issues. You need both a pilot and a lawyer on your side who understands the FAA certification process. You need an aviation attorney that focuses on FAA medical certification. You need an aviation attorney that will represent you to the fullest extent of the law. You need The Pilot Lawyer to vector you through your legal turbulence.

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The FAA medical certification process is a legal process. FAA medical certificate denials can be hard to navigate. While your AME answers to the FAA, an aviation attorney answers to you. You need an attorney to handle your FAA medical certificate issues. You need both a pilot and a lawyer on your side who understands the FAA certification process. You need an aviation attorney that focuses on FAA medical certification. You need an aviation attorney that will represent you to the fullest extent of the law. You need The Pilot Lawyer to vector you through your legal turbulence.

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Episodes
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FAA Medical Certification with The Armless Pilot, Jessica Cox

5/10/2024
Welcome to "The Pilot Lawyer," hosted by the Ison Brothers at Ison Law Firm. In today's episode, we are joined by Jessica Cox, the first armless pilot in aviation history. Jessica, who flies using her feet, talks about her unique flying experiences and her role as a motivational speaker. We'll discuss her journey, the challenges she's faced with the FAA, and how she's managed to overcome her fear of flying. Jessica is also preparing for a medical flight test and working on a special airplane project, designed for foot control. We will explore topics ranging from Jessica's adaptive training techniques to the specific regulations impacting pilots with medical conditions, such as 14 CFR 61.53. Additionally, Jessica will share her advocacy for disability rights through her global flying initiatives. Stay with us as we converse about determination, adaptation, and safety in aviation with Jessica Cox. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:29:23

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FAA Medical and Substance Dependence

4/19/2024
Fasten your seat belts for a journey through the eye of a legal storm with The Pilot Lawyer—your guide through the complex airspace of FAA regulations and substance dependence. Today, we're exploring how one's past can cloud the future of pilot medical certification. Discover the nuances separating medical criteria from legal standards and the repercussions of DUIs on a pilot’s career. Lock in as we forensically examine the FAA’s stance on substance dependence, bringing clarity to the process that has left many pilots in a holding pattern. Show Highlights For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:38:58

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Opinion on FAA ARC for Mental Health

4/12/2024
Today The Ison Brothers are setting their sights on the intersection of aviation and mental health. In this episode, they navigate the realities of FAA regulations and their impact on pilots' lives, openly discussing the nuances of reporting mental health conditions, and the implications of potential policy reforms. They’ll explore the committee's recommendations, shed light on the medical certification process, and ponder the balance between mental support and career risks for pilots. Tune in for a grounded yet thought-provoking conversation that's as informative as engaging. Get ready to gain altitude on these pressing issues with your trusted Ison crew. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:31:10

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Transitioning from Special Issuance to BasicMed

4/5/2024
Today's flight plan includes the crucial steps to transition from Special Issuance medicals to BasicMed. Join The Ison brothers as they maneuver through the regulations, detailing what pilots need to stay airborne without legal hiccups. Tune in and elevate your aviation knowledge as we navigate these legal skies together. Welcome aboard! Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:15:59

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FAA Medical After Failed Drug Test

3/29/2024
In this episode, we’ll navigate the stormy aftermath of a failed drug test on an aviator's career. What does a brush with substance abuse mean for your FAA medical certification? The Ison Brothers unpack the complexities of federal versus state substance legality, debate the risks and realities of rehabilitation, and reveal how a single test can alter an entire flight plan. Fasten your seatbelts, this conversation is about to take off. Show Highlights For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/ Check out our blog post on this subject: https://thepilotlawyer.com/faa-dot-drug-tests/

Duration:00:32:24

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When Do I Need a HIMS AME?

3/22/2024
In the latest episode of “The Pilot Lawyer”, The Ison Brothers, Anthony and Alex Ison address an issue of paramount importance to pilots and aviation professionals alike: the necessity and timing for engaging with a HIMS AME. With a focus on the serious implications of appointing a specialized Aviation Medical Examiner, this installment provides listeners with crucial insights and guidance. The Ison Brothers, respected figures in the field of aviation law, endeavor to empower their audience with knowledge that upholds the integrity of their licensure and career advancement. As the dialogue unfolds, listeners are invited to attune to the careful dissemination of expertise integral to their successful flight in the aviation industry. Show Highlights For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:29:35

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FAA Color Vision Standards

2/9/2024
In this episode, the Ison Brothers are navigating the often-overlooked complexities of FAA Color Vision Standards. Discover the critical role color vision plays in your pilot's journey. The Ison Brothers are here to guide you through the maze of medical exams and what it means for pilots dancing on the edge of color vision limitations. Tune in now and equip yourself with everything you need to secure your wings. Don't miss our flight through these sky-high standards! Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/ Check out our blog post on this topic: https://thepilotlawyer.com/faa-color-vision-standards/

Duration:00:29:02

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FAA Medical and Marijuana

2/2/2024
Hi Aviators - in this week’s episode The Ison Brothers are tackling what feels like a minefield: staying on the right side of the FAA's rules when it comes to substances and keeping your medical certificate clean. They discuss how some of your off-duty choices, like that occasional beer or a brush with marijuana, can throw some serious shade on your flying career. This episode is packed with the stuff you need to know, from navigating those tricky FAA forms to dodging the pitfalls that can ground you faster than bad weather. It's a no-nonsense, straight-talk session aimed at keeping your pilot dreams sky-high. So, tune in, chill out, and let's keep your flying future as clear as blue skies! Show Highlights For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/ Check out our blog post on this topic: https://thepilotlawyer.com/faa-medical-and-marijuana-use/

Duration:00:28:48

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FAA Medical and VA Benefits Explained with VA Benefits Attorney Derek Debus

1/26/2024
Gear up for another journey into the skies of justice on this episode of The Pilot Lawyer with The Ison Brothers. We're joined by the sharp-witted VA Benefits Attorney Derek Debus, who's here to decode the mysteries of FAA Medical certifications and VA benefits. Hear staggering real-life stories where one wrong move could mean turbulence for veterans' benefits and pilot licenses. Get expert tips straight from Derek on navigating the often stormy intersection of the FAA and VA systems, and discover how to keep your benefits flying high without legal woes. Fasten your seatbelts and tune in now. Show Highlights For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:01:00:12

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FAA Medical with Vertigo

1/19/2024
In this episode, the Ison Brothers unravel the complexities of FAA medical certification, with a special focus on vertigo. With their signature wit and expertise, they crack the code on obtaining a medical certificate with a history of vertigo, navigating the FAA's defined categories for this condition. They draw real-world parallels to a tragic plane crash, emphasizing the importance of accurate documentation and proactive measures for aspiring aviators. Tune in now. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:23:06

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FAA Medical After a Heart Attack

1/12/2024
Join The Ison Brothers as they decode the FAA's guidelines, share critical tips for a clear bill of health, and offer straight-from-the-cockpit insights on bouncing back to the pilot’s seat post-heart attack. Buckle up for an episode that expertly navigates the intersection of law, medicine, and the skies – all with a dose of humor that's just what the doctor ordered. Don't miss this life-saving conversation – because when it comes to your passion and safety in the skies, every heartbeat counts. Tune in now! Show Highlights: How do clinical and regulatory standards clash? [03:56] How does the FAA evaluate heart attacks? [07:18] Discover what’s needed to obtain a medical certificate or a special issuance [10:07] Obtaining a medical certificate could take up to 3 months but find what happens to the observation period for third class medical [19:02] The importance of pilots reporting a heart attack to the FAA [28:21] The essential elements that should be included in your cardiologist's report [32:09] What happens if you don’t report a heart attack to the FAA? [33:44] For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:35:27

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FAA Medical Certificate with High Blood Pressure

1/5/2024
This week we're hitting max throttle to decode the mysteries of FAA Medical Certification for pilots with high blood pressure. Join the Ison crew as they dissect the FAA's enigmatic "CACI criteria," share pilot hypertension horror stories, and equip you with the survival kit you need for your next medical exam. If your heartbeat races faster than a jet on takeoff, you can't afford to miss these brothers as they navigate the legal skies and keep your wings level. Tune in now! Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:30:35

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FAA Medical Certificate with Migraines

12/29/2023
This high-altitude episode of The Pilot Lawyer - Ison Brothers takes you into the eye of the storm with a deep insight into the FAA's Medical Certificate maze when it comes to navigating migraines. They reveal the critical maneuvers for clearing the regulatory clouds and securing your wings! Fly with us through tales of close calls, headache hacks, and the legal loops that could make or break your pilot's dreams. Tune in now for a discussion that promises to keep your head above the clouds - and your medical records in check. It's a legal liftoff you won't want to miss! Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:35:40

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FAA Medical Certification with Kidney Stones

12/22/2023
Buckle up for a wild ride with The Pilot Lawyer's Ison brothers as they tackle the FAA medical certification with kidney stones. They discuss the implications of kidney stones for pilots, from the possibility of getting a kidney stone to navigating the FAA medical certification process. With a touch of holiday cheer and a whole lot of aviation expertise, the Ison brothers bring their trademark blend of wit and wisdom to this unconventional topic. Tune in now. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:27:46

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FAA Medical Certification with Asthma

12/15/2023
Today, our in-flight discussion revolves around conquering FAA Medical Certification challenges for pilots with asthma. The Ison Brothers will guide us through the regulatory haze, from special issuance waivers to "CACI qualifications" for keeping your wings with asthma. Tune in for a thorough briefing on medication protocols, physician communication, and real case studies that showcase the highs and lows of flying with asthma. Whether you're a seasoned pilot or new to the skies, our conversation will provide you with the necessary maneuvers to navigate your FAA medical certification. Prepare for a smooth ascent into aviation law insights, only here on The Pilot Lawyer. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:29:23

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FAA Medical Certification with PTSD

11/10/2023
In this episode, we're here to dish out insights and advice on FAA Medical Certification - this time tackling the ever-sensitive subject of PTSD. This episode isn't just about the challenges - we'll chat about how PTSD cases are nuanced and don't necessarily dash hopes of keeping that medical certificate. So, fasten your seat belts as we discuss aviation medicine, examining the risk of recurrent symptoms, the role of psychiatric evaluation, and the necessity of truthfulness in medical applications. We’ve also got the latest scoop on the new AME guideline for PTSD. Grab your co-pilot and let's navigate the sometimes hazy skies of FAA Medical Certification together. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:31:36

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FAA Medical with Depression

10/13/2023
Attention aviators! Get ready for another episode of The Pilot Lawyer podcast, where we delve into the world of FAA medical certifications and the taboo topic of depression. Buckle up as the Ison Brothers take you through the ins and outs of navigating the FAA's guidelines on mental health and how it relates to your aviation dreams. From recent diagnoses to counseling sessions, we've got all the juicy details you need to know. Tune in now and prepare to soar above the clouds with The Pilot Lawyer. Show Highlights: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:25:32

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FAA AME with Dr. Auren Weinberg

9/8/2023
Pilots that are going through the medical certificate process usually are sweating buckets. Why? Their whole career is literally on the line. One bad medical condition and they are grounded for the rest of their lives. Now, imagine you can speak to an FAA approved medical examiner before your official exam. Would this put your nerves at ease? In this episode, Dr. Auren Weinberg, an FAA approved senior medical examiner joins us to reveal how to navigate the medical examination process. Join us as we discuss how to get through this nerve wrecking experience as a pilot. Listen now! Show highlights include: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:37:17

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FAA Fast Track for ADHD

9/1/2023
The FAA just released a new standard for pilots with a history of ADHD. Guess what? It’s still as complicated as the previous one. Most pilots try to navigate these complicated forms by themselves. The risk of doing this? The questions are designed to set you up for a trap. If you answer one question incorrectly, you can kiss your pilot’s license goodbye. In this episode, we discuss ways to navigate the new ADHD requirements by the FAA and how to fast track your application. Remember - the FAA isn’t on your side; they are trying to protect the public’s interest. One hint of falsification can get your pilot’s license suspended. Listen now! Show highlights include: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:31:43

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FAA Medical and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Dr. Clayton Cowl

8/25/2023
Your sleep—or lack thereof—can prevent you from flying and being able to support your family. But the worst part? The worst part is that you may never even think obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for grounding you! Why? Well, the unfortunate truth is people with sleep apnea are usually the last to know. And this spells trouble for pilots. That’s the bad news. The good news? In this episode, Dr. Clayton Cowl from the Mayo Clinic joins us to reveal why the FAA cares about sleep apnea, how sleep apnea can cause severe health problems, and how you can keep your pilot’s license if you have sleep apnea. Listen now! Show highlights include: For more information or to get in touch with us, go to https://thepilotlawyer.com/contact/

Duration:00:40:56