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Dr. Larry Reports:
"The FAA has been moving from a paper driven to a paperless system for the past ten years and nowhere is this more evident than on the medical side. For decades, pilots filled out a triplicate paper form 8500-8. The form went digital in 2006 when MedXPress became the preferred option to complete this form online. In the latest move to go completely paperless, it was just announced that all pilots as of October 1, 2012, will have to fill out the 8500-8 electronically as the paper copy will go away completely.
For most of the aviation community, especially the pilots we serve and those reading this post, completing the application online is relatively easy and already a fact of life. For those who have resisted or have other reasons to not participating online, it’s time to get onboard. Upgrades being made to the system will make it even more desirable to complete the work online as well.
As one AME who dreams of the simplest system, your efforts to increase quality and efficiency are greatly appreciated. You can read more on the formal announcement from the Federal Air Surgeon by clicking HERE"
Thanks Dr. Larry!
Scheduling just called. 1:56 for a 2:50 report. I've got to get flying. Haneda. Short layover. LA. Short layover. Salt Lake/Seattle. I'll be home in time for the BUG Party on Saturday.
Enjoy the Journey!