AINsight: Medical Standards and FAR 61.53
In addition to medical exams, pilots must also self-certify they are fit to fly before every flight
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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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