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Old 12-07-2012, 06:07 AM
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Default Got my medical back

Yesterday I got my special issuance Third Class from the FAA after having double bypass surgery in April 2011. I had let my previous certificate lapse prior to needing surgery. I was kind of waiting until the ruling was back concerning the Third Class exemption that the EAA and AOPA was working with the FAA on but I feel the plane will be ready to fly before then so I put the plan in motion back in August to get my medical certificate. I thought I would have the plane flying by now but reading the Travels of Vlad, I decided I really needed the plane to be painted first before the airworthiness inspection so thats what I'm trying to do now. Hopefully I will have that first flight before I have to renew my medical in September.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:23 AM
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Mike, it's reassuring to know that medical issues are not a guaranteed grounding. Congratulations on both your health and your airplane!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:41 AM
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Default Congratulations!

As a pilot who obtained his Special Issuance Class III Medical after heart surgery, I congratulate you for your achievement. As medical technology improves, there should be more pilots joining our ranks. It was a personal goal for me to obtain that Special Issuance Medical after my surgery in 2009.

Now I need to get out in the shop and finish my RV.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:45 AM
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Thumbs up Congratulations!

Congrats Mike! I know you were worried about getting your medical back. It would have been a bummer to have a new airplane and no medical. Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:56 AM
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Default Congrats, Mike !!!

Glad to have you back in the active Nine-flyers!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:47 AM
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Congratulations on the medical Mike! Health is the only item you can't buy. Good move on painting first you will be glad you did.
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