Pilot Yulia Vangorodska, Esq.: Your Gateway to Your Medical Records at Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Piloting is a tough job to do when you are completely healthy, but when you are struggling with an unknown illness that you are finding it hard to treat, it may help to look into your medical history to find what patterns of illness you or your doctor may be able to discern.
All airmen must have an active medical certificate stating their physical airworthiness, and thus pilots have access to the information that the AME’s have taken over all those years of examinations and physicals. This can be crucial for finding out what is wrong, but it’s not always an easy process to request your medical records.
According to the FAA, the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) is available for all pilots and provides the following services:
- Establish medical standards and certification procedures for pilots
- Designate and train physicians to serve as Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) for the FAA
- Issue pilot medical certificates
- Review medical records for the purpose of issuing Authorization for Special Issuance
- Issue duplicate medical certificate
- Verify pilot medical certificate
In order to verify or update your medical certification, it may be necessary to also gather your past medical records. These should be available to you freely, but it is a long and onerous process to research how to find them for yourself. Plus, most pilots just want to focus on doing their jobs well and not making mistakes, not on their physical health issues.
That’s where an aviation attorney can help. Contacting CAMI with requests for information can be a complicated task, but aviation lawyers specialize in these types of issues. If you are having trouble getting in contact with CAMI in order to do any of the above, it’s important that you contact an aviation lawyer right away who can help you to get things straightened out.
This method can save you hundreds of hours waiting on the phone, as an attorney can walk you through the entire process, step-by-step.
Aviation should be fun--not a stressor added into your life. When it becomes a chore or something you dread, call Vangorodska to schedule your appointment. There’s no time to delay when it comes to your freedom of flight - so so do not wait until it is too late to save your career and certifications.
Yulia Vangorodska, Esq. is both an attorney and a pilot, so he knows first-hand how difficult it can be to maneuver around the restrictions and time constraints that CAMI may cause. After all, there are only so many people who can be approved at once, and the length of time it takes to collect your medical records may be too long for you to stomach without an income.
Contact Vangorodska today to schedule your consultation to discuss any issues that you may be having with the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. He offers a free introduction to try his services out and decide if he’s the right fit for you, so take advantage of his advice and wisdom when it comes to aviation legal matters concerning CAMI information assistance.