AINsight: Atrial Fibrillation in Pilots
The diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats), while disqualifying for pilots, is usually approvable through the special issuance process.
The FAA issued guidelines for pilots who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. (Photo: Image by <a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=6940665" target="_blank">Gordon Johnson</a> from <a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=6940665" target="_blank">Pixabay</a>)
Robert Sancetta
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Dr. Robert Sancetta is a former DC-10 captain with 11,000 flight hours. He has worked as a Senior AME since 1993 and is appointed as AME Consultant to the FAA Federal Air Surgeon.

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