Helping others has a long tradition in aviation and continues today with the Corporate Angel Network, Angel Flight, NBAA Build and the Chairman’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and many others. Here at the convention, Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. 219) is talking about two charitable opportunities it is supporting.
Doctors and pilots. Hard to find a group more at odds. Doctors, in the person of aviation medical examiners (AMEs), put aviators holding Class I medical certificates through thorough examinations every six months. Aviators view these exams as one of the stiff prices they pay for the privilege of flying for pay.
U.S. pilots with Type 2 diabetes mellitus that is controlled by diet alone are eligible for any class of license through the regular issuance procedure, provided they have no evidence of associated disqualifying cardiovascular, neurological, renal or ophthalmological disease.
Diabetes is a chronic condition in which patients have too much glucose in their blood. Patients will suffer dangerously high blood-sugar levels because their bodies cannot make enough of the hormone insulin.