FAA's MedXPress to Replace Paper Medical Application

Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Effective October 1, 2012, the FAA will discontinue the use of the paper version of FAA Form 8500-8 for pilot medical applications. 

The FAA MedXPress system allows anyone requiring an FAA Medical Certificate or Student Pilot Medical Certificate to electronically complete the FAA Form 8500-8. Information entered into MedXPress will be transmitted to the FAA and will be available for your AME to review at the time of your medical examination.

Kathy Dondzila, Technical Communications Manager at AOPA, recently wrote on her first experience using MedXpress and offers some tips to make the process easier for first-time users.

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