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FAA Apologizes for Delay on Third-Class Medical Petition

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

By Elizabeth Tennyson, AOPA

Administrator Michael Huerta has formally responded to an AOPA request for an update on the status of the association’s third-class medical petition, but it remains unclear when the agency will make a final decision.

In the Dec. 26 letter, Huerta apologized for the delay in taking action on the petition, saying it was important to “ensure that such an unprecedented change will not result in any adverse impact that could lead to degradation in safety.”

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