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Old 03-30-2016, 06:41 PM
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I just checked the FAA list of approved drugs for Diabetes and Glipizide is on the list. Don't understand why it's not approved for you.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:05 AM
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I just checked the FAA list of approved drugs for Diabetes and Glipizide is on the list. Don't understand why it's not approved for you.
Maybe it has been added since then? I have an appointment with my ME Friday, I'll talk to him about it.

Thanks.

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Old 04-03-2016, 04:54 PM
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Maybe it has been added since then? I have an appointment with my ME Friday, I'll talk to him about it.
Talked to my ME... They have added Glipizide.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:43 AM
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So even though I can't fly my RV yet due to waiting on the FAA, I did complete my second full marathon yesterday on a very tough course for folks like me.... I am slow but persistent!
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:11 AM
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So even though I can't fly my RV yet due to waiting on the FAA, I did complete my second full marathon yesterday on a very tough course for folks like me.... I am slow but persistent!
Tell the FAA guy questioning your health and fitness to fly to follow you on your next marathon. That would be something to see!
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:54 PM
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Brian,

I looked up your result in the Marathon Guide website. Congratulations on finishing the marathon.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:35 AM
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Update:

After being forced to return my medical certificate (fully expected and not unreasonable) and receiving the "You have been denied" letter from the FAA in late March which was a response to me informing them of receiving a new stent in my heart in December, I obtained confirmation that I have a new medical certificate on its way to me this week!

Important tips for those that come behind me:
  • Don't wait on them to tell you what to do. If I had, I would still be waiting because to date they have never responded to my request for re-authorization of my special issuance medical. Do your homework as most disease protocols are listed on their website with the exact requirements needed for each class of medical and what they will require. Get that stuff done and send it to them proactively.
  • Be as precise and complete as possible. You will have to force your doctors to comply. Dot every i and cross every t. Check, double and triple check your documents to ensure that you have exactly what they want per the protocols listed online. When I submit documents directly, I always organize them, put a sticker on every page with my name and PI#, include a table of contents and a cover letter.
  • If your special issuance is canceled and or denied, don't forget that you must formally request in writing for it to be reauthorized. They don't tell you this up front and you can waste months on this fact alone.
  • Call them every week to get an update. Sometimes this can cut days out of the process because the desk clerk can let you know what that letter in the mail says. Waiting on the USPS can add weeks to the process. Call your regional office as they are sometimes not as busy and I think they are actually FAA employees. Seems to me the contact number for OKC goes to a contractor hired to answer the phone. (not sure on that one).
  • Get help from someone that can call the FAA on your behalf. My understanding is that this is either your AME or someone you hire that is in that business. If your AME is not stellar, good luck and you better find someone else! The hired route can be very expensive for the services they actually provide since you are the one that has to do all the work anyway. Someone that has privileges to call on your behalf may or may not be able to speed up the process but at least they can get past the front desk and let you know where you really stand and what is really going on.
  • Always send your documents via certified mail and get a return receipt. Call and check to ensure they acknowledge receipt of the documents.
  • Make legible copies of everything you send them! If it gets lost your hosed! If they lose it your hosed! MAKE COPIES!

That is all I can think of right now. I am sure there is more but starting with those tips will help out a bunch. Obviously each persons situation is different and your results may vary. Finding an AME with lots of experience with the SI medical process would be key. Unfortunately none exist fairly local to me. Next time I will be traveling to the closest one that has a great reputation in this area.

Now all I have to do is get current again....My BFR is due so that is good timing. Condition inspection is in progress.

Looks like I will make it to Osh afterall!

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Old 06-09-2016, 07:50 AM
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Good going, Brian. Persistence & patience pays off. Your experience will be valuable to others.

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Old 06-09-2016, 09:14 AM
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Brantel is spot on. I dealt with a special issuance for several years. Getting the documentation from your specialist before going to see your AME is vital, so is promptly responding to OKC when they ask for info. After several years of having a SI medical, out of the blue, on renewal they sent me a regular class III. The system works, but you must stay attentive.
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Update:

I obtained confirmation that I have a new medical certificate on its way to me this week!
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Looks like I will make it to Osh afterall!

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