Legal Representation in Fitness to Fly Certificate Cases
The FAA’s “Fitness for Flight” manual is an overview of safety information that is important for pilots to know and abide by while they are in the process of piloting an aircraft. It provides crucial information to pilots to ensure that the safety of them and their passengers are assured in the event of a medical emergency, such as hypoxia, ear block, sinus blockages, and other medical problems that can arise from piloting a plane.
It even includes specific instructions for pilots disallowing them to fly after scuba diving to ensure that they do not get “the bends” while gaining altitude and subsequently lose their logical thought.
There is an important acronym to remember to keep things simple I’m SAFE meaning that you are not impaired by illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue, or emotion, and you must agree that you are “fit to fly” each time you get into the pilot’s cabin. The penalties for lying and causing a dangerous situation can be hellish for your career, so do not fly unless you are sure that you are completely in control of your own mind.
In some unfortunate situations, the FAA may find you “unfit” to fly due to a problem with any of the above. If your coworkers report you as over-emotional, for instance, you may be written up and required to level yourself before you can return to the cockpit. Similarly, if you are suffering from illness and have not been granted an exception from the FAA, you may cause further issues down the line.
In situations like we’ve outlined above, it’s imperative that you have an expert aviation attorney on call to fight any unjust Fitness for Flight charges that are leveled against you by the FAA or the NTSB. As a long-time criminal defense lawyer, Vangorodska knows what it means to defend his clients from charges that they do not deserve to be accused of, especially if they have a long and respected career and have never caused any types of dangerous situations in the past.
Whether by pleading to a lesser charge or fighting for your innocence, Vangorodska has the expertise you need to defend you and your pilot certificate from the damage it does not deserve. Why? Because he is a pilot himself.
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.
Contact our aviation law firm today to schedule your consultation with Vangorodska if you are currently dealing with an unfair claim by the FAA that you are unfit to fly. We can ensure that you approved to get back in the air faster than you thought possible and protect your reputation in the process. Call us or email us immediately to begin discussing options for your future.
Just because the FAA has accused you of something doesn’t mean that it is true unless they have evidence, and your best defense from that is the skills of Vangorodska.